Thursday, April 29, 2010

well hello

new child of mine.

Here's the first few pics of the summer

Ps. I rolled over in bed, scratched my nose, noticed my nose ring fell out, had to put it back in, totally heard the snap of my skin while doing so. OUCH.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Something Good This Way Comes

SUCH a good movie.
Watched it for the first time tonight at Danny's, which by the way Danny you make delicious food and all of us were stuffed to goodness.
If I weren't a girl I'd do what "Alexander" does in this movie. Actually I take that back, who cares if I'm a girl, I won't do it because I wouldn't want to frighten my loved ones. But boy would I if I didn't care about hurting anyones feelings.
School is out. YES.
Going here tomorrow with Kristin
Here with Kolin
and possibly here with some friends.

here's to happiness

10 things that make Alaina terribly happy:
  1. singing at the top of my lungs with the windows rolled down in the car
  2. the satisfaction of finishing my designs with time to spare
  3. chai latte with soy milk, warm or iced
  4. sharing a smile with a stranger
  5. laying on my mexican blanket on the front lawn
  6. polaroids
  7. my bike, riding through giant puddles
  8. jacuzzi's
  9. anything by Jakob Dylan
  10. receiving postcards

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fordham Player's 'Superman' Leap

I'll open with:

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

  • (early morning) I turned in my RA application for the summer. YAY! Keep me in your prayers, I find out the 28th if I get it or not. Fingers crossed
  • (early afternoon) My family came to lunch with Kolin and I, and for some reason I haven't had much of an appetite lately, which if you know me, it isn't likely to find my plate with food on it at the end of the meal. This is off subject, but PS. Thanks mama for the new shirt you bought me today, it was awfully nice of you!
  • (afternoon) I had my last class of this semester, typography. All I have to say about that class is GRR. -_- <-- that's suppose to be a mad face.
  • (late afternoon) After my class, I went to Danny's to get some help with the designs I have to do by monday as our last hoora for typography. After we got 1 out of 3 designs done we went to the caf. Amazing job CBU tonight's BBQ was so DELICIOUS, I made up for my earlier mentioning of not having an appetite at this meal. 
  • (evening) I went to visit the boy, before his long night of homework (still sad you weren't able to make it to the concert handsome) He was sweet enough to buy my ticket to the Tyrone Wells and Augustana concert  though! Which I went to with some lovely friends of mine. Let me tell you a little about my homeboy Tyrone...he was nothing short of extraordinary. His lyrics are witty and passionate. I can't for the life of me, remember where I have seen him open up for someone though and it's bugging me more than you know! Augustana was just as wonderful! I don't know what it is, but I tend to like the opening act more so than the main performance every time. Nothin personal boys.

  • (evening continued) A few of us left the concert a little early to get some studying done (they did), visit others (me) that's when I went back to Kolin's and watched an SNL episode for the 3rd time and it never get's old. I still can't get enough of Zach Galifianakis! Such a funny dude.
  • (LATE evening) I went to the caf around midnight for some coffee and the help of Danny to work on my designs. Just a side note Danny, I've learned more from you today then I have all semester in that awful, awful class! THANK YOU.
  • (NOW) I'm up due to drinking a cup (dixie cup size) of coffee. It seriously wired me. I guess that's what happens when you don't normally drink coffee.
Thank goodness I can sleep in tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


  1. ALL my FINALS
  2. ALL my applications
  3. Registering for summer classes
  4. and ALMOST with all my classes. Dang typography.
BUT it feels SOOOO dexterous.

All I have for you is:

"When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive"-Alan Paton
The human eye expands 45% when looking at something beautiful.
"Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done."-Benjamin E. Mays
"We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing."-Maria Mitchell
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."-Hans Christian Anderson
Nothing unusual, nothing strange
Close to nothing at all
The same old scenario, the same old rain - Damien Rice

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."-e.e. cummings

Saturday, April 17, 2010

“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”
— Kofi Annan
you're taking our roomie pics.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy To Report:


I only told a few so it wouldn't worry, but I had some skin removed on my leg about a month ago. It was in fact cancerus, but it's away, far, far away now!
Thank you Jesus.
And thank you to those that I told and trusted not to tell others.
And the prayer!!!

Seriously, ladies and gentlemen, GOD is SO GOOD.

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Or in my case, PRAY and then act.
I used to be horrible at thinking before acting, absolutely horrible.
Even in my conversations, I'd say something that I wouldn't realize until after the conversation was done, that it shouldn't have been said. I am far from perfecting this, but I sure have improved.
Thank you Jesus!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Got this from one rad girl

1. When do you feel happiest?
- When I'm surrounded by the ones I love.

2. How do you take care of yourself?

- I run in the mornings and exercise in the afternoon (and eat whatever I want during the day) 

3. Are you internally (by yourself) or externally (by others) motivated?

- I'd say both, if I'm motivated by others it's usually due to competition.

4. What do you do for fun?
- anything that sounds fun at the moment I'd do.

5. What intimidates you?

- Honestly...God, Girls, and Photoshop.

6. What is something you're proud of?

-Staying true and to have the ability not to bring others down to make myself feel better.

7. Finish this sentence. 
I never _____________.-take my toe ring off.

8. Favorite vacation spot.

-that I've been, Aruba or London.
9. Today is a (rate from 1 - 10).

-a solid 8, so far!

10. Finish this sentence. 
If you knew me really well you'd know_____________.

-my passions.

VIA Rachel

Mr. Cash

just amazes me. 
such powerful lyrics.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


This is all I have so far of my Menu Design...DUE TOMORROW. I can do this completely, but I'd rather be else where. And Blogging isn't exactly helping the finishing process, but I've been working on my 15 page paper, my last Design Philosophy and editing photos. I think I deserve a break.
Oh and part of my break consisted of a trip to my happy place, aka Target. Got a few cute dresses, my daddy even picked one out for me. How precious.
On a lighter note...
A few things to look forward to:
Chapel with Taylor Welch.
Typography to be OVER with.
The Orange Groves/Open Field Photo shoot.
Danny making dinner for us.
yes. yes. yes.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Photo shoot

this afternoon with Danny, Brittany, and Gabby at the Orange Groves in Riverside. Here's just one of the many pictures I took. We had tons of fun, but it was FREEZING. Poor Britt and I couldn't feel our hands! But it was COMPLETELY worth it.

Two weeks left

Of my sophomore year at CBU!! It's gone by so fast, it's insane how time flys when you're having fun.
It's a bitter sweet feeling for it to end. I'm stoked on summer and all the plans I've made, but I'll miss everyone dearly.
And sorry mom and dad, I'm not lookin forward to movin back, except for the randomness of our family that I miss so much.
Here's just a preview of my summer:
•San Fran
•Road trip up North
•Baseball games
•Volunteer work
•Late night Denny trips
•Trick or treating (yes in the summer time)
•Beach volleyball
•Bike rides
•And TONS of adventures!!
Oh and PS.

This is what I've been waking up to this weekend.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

I appreciate hour(s) long phone calls in the wee hours of the night from Kolin Kraning. Yes ma'am I do!

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Painted My Nails

a favorite color of mine.
hope you all have an amazing weekend.

Psalm 86:12
(first, look it up, second believe it, third, do it)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Oh Boy

I love this lil guy.
Today was such a great day.

Since I randomly woke up and can't sleep...

I thought I would share this picture. It's probably my favorite picture of these two swell dudes.
My brother in law & Kolin cruisin in the smurf van, which looks like this on the outside.

Gotta love it.
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Monday, April 5, 2010

This past weekend

  • Kolin's 21st @ the Angels vs. Dodgers last spring training game
  • Kraning Home
  • Easter @ The Gutierrez Home

Thank you God for sending your only Son to die for us, so we could LIVE.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Birthday

To: this handsome guy.

I'm baking you your favorite RIGHT now, so when you get here you'll have your first surprise.
Pretty happy to be spending this entire weekend with you.