Friday, March 17, 2017

green day!

happy st. patrick's day!  today I'm thankful for my daughter being in preschool, so they can make the leprechaun magic happen, because really, this working mom only has so much time for green toilets.  oh, and I'm also super thankful for my student who brought me this adorable treat today, because again, I can pass that magic on to my daughter, victories all around here folks.  I'm promising myself I won't ignore my photography so much in the coming months, and hopefully I can go back and find some photos I've already taken to catch up on my 52 project for this year, but for now, here are a few green loving shots from today.

and proof that tiny kids save you money, here's everly exactly one year ago today

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

#everlygoestodisneylandround16 [mini-film]

I have been so absent from this little space lately.  Work is kicking my butt to say the least - pushing hard to get my hours for a big raise next year means a TON of outside work, not to mention everything else that I have signed myself up for over the years.  As teaching gets 'easier', the workload doesn't really reflect that because then you find yourself taking on a bit more and a bit more.

However, I finally found the time for my one favorite hobby - putting together these little mini-films. I've decided that after making so many, I'm kind of over worrying if the songs are new or not, instead, I'll just keep picking my favorites!

Here's a glimpse of our four day excursion to Disneyland over February break.  In the beginning Everly asked for her favorite boba drink from Bengal Barbecue, but because we were far too smitten by Princess Elena, and Star Tours, and the Main Street Electrical Parade, AND the Red Rose Taverne, we totally forgot to hit up this regular spot of ours.  There's always April! We had a blast with all of these new experiences with Ev, many of which had a very classic feel to them, since many were experiences from our own childhoods.

Disneyland February 2017 1 from Lyndsay Lewis on Vimeo.


Epic Park Day t-shirt by Happily Ever Tees
Best Day Ever Sweatshirt by Happily Ever Tees
Tangled Ears by Oh Yeah Apparel
Peter Pan Ears - mine

Married Life - UP! Soundtrack
Main Street Electrical Parade - Magic World
Grace Potter - Something That I Want - Tangled Soundtrack

Monday, March 6, 2017

nona is 90!

I cannot express how important some relationships are in life.  For me, Rose was always a special person to me, but after losing my relationship with my own grandma, her significance to me has become something I cannot put into words. Last weekend we celebrated her ninetieth birthday and I was able to capture some pretty special moments.  Let's not even get me going on how important she is to my Everly, I think this video is evidence of all the feels there.

Rose is 90 from Lyndsay Lewis on Vimeo.

Louis Armstrong - La Vie En Rose
Louis Prima - Pennies from Heaven

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

the enchanted rose [red rose taverne - Disneyland]

As I mentioned before, we were lucky enough to see the unveiling of the Red Rose Taverne at Disneyland last week.  The second day we visited, I caught a glimpse of the new souvenir cup selling for a limited time in celebration of the new live action Beauty and the Beast movie.  However, they were literally unboxing the cups as I had already ordered, so I figured, no big deal, I don't really need another cup.  About an hour after leaving the park, we started getting text messages asking us to pick up one of the enchanted rose cups, and then we realized - these cups were a thing, like a crazy disney fanatic thing.
Due to some scheduling conflicts, Everly and I found ourselves with nothing to do on the last day of vacation, so what better thing to do that to go to Disneyland for another day, and try to snag one of the infamous cups.  And so we did.  It was not easy, let me tell you.  First off, people, please hear me out, if you have never been to Disneyland, DO NOT GO on a Saturday.  It was craziness - like out of control busy, and I've been to the parks when they were at max capacity!  I decided that we would pick up a fastpass for star tours and then line up at the Red Rose Taverne before it opened.  Turns out, everyone else had the same idea.  Thankfully, somehow my daughter was just in a magical space, and even though we had literally done nothing in the park but get a fastpass for a later time, she had no problem just hanging out in a line of crazy disneyland fans, for over an hour and a half!  We never wait in line for a ride that long - let alone a restaurant to buy a cup - but we did.  It was a fun fan experience to talk with other disney fanatics - and the sun was shining, and we were lined up with plenty of seating options, so we were good.

So, here are a few photos of my little date with my daughter in Disneyland this past Saturday as we got ourselves a few of these gorgeous little souvenir cups! I'm pretty sure this is one of those moments I will hold on to for some time.