“There is noone like you! There has never ever been anyone like you!” I’ve been listening to David Crowder’s CD Sunsets and Sushi nonstop. That CD rocks and I’m serious if you like him you should totally go out and buy his album……even if you don’t know him go out and buy it!


I’m on Javier and Joannes computer right now (big shocker!). Anywho….I was in the living room earlier when I heard the aw-familiar ding that someone had IM-ed Joanne. So I run in here thinking it might be Drew but lo and behold it was some person that Joanne knew. So I wrote that it wasn’t Joanne on the computer it was their au pair. He was like au pair? So I had to go into explaining what that was. It turns out it’s Joannes cousin Jimmy. We’ve been chatting for a few minutes……he’s been telling me stuff about Joanne. Just kidding Joanne (if your reading this!)!!


We obviously had a great time at the game. Pacers kicked some Magic butt……big surprise? I don’t think so! We left at the begining of the fourth quarter. Right after the little tiff on the court. We went to Krispy Kreme where I did something……….I’m sure everyones heard about it. I can’t even think about donuts without getting sick to my stomach!


I feel like I need to talk to somebody but I can’t talk to that somebody because what I want to talk about is kinda weird and strange and I don’t want that person to think something that may or may not be true. It’s quite confusing and confusing and need I say again: confusing?
I love you ALL
HOLLY


 

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“Stacy’s mom has got it goin’ on……” Believe you me I have no idea why that song is in my head but it’s there. I actually think that song’s hilarious……I remember when Adam used to sing it all the time…..remember that? He’ll problaly deny it….wouldn’t you?


Well tonight is the big Magic vs. Pacers game. I’m glad I’m going. I can’t wait but time is really moving slowly today…..
I got here about fifteen after (do all the slow cars know your in a hurry?) and after giving Mady a bath about nine thirty I made her lay down on the couch because she was sooooo grouchy! I went and started a load of clothes and when I got back loe and behold little Mady was out. Yeah……but now time is going so slowly.
Back to the game. I’m from Indiana, well not originally but for now I am, so you would think I should cheer for the Pacers. And believe me I love them…..I remember in sixth grade actually realizing that the Pacers were Indiana’s team. From then on out I have loved them, and Reggie Miller in particular. I guess it was really the fad at the time to love them…..they probaly weren’t great……have they ever been? Anywho I love them and I’m going to cheer for them.


Now on the other hand I have lived in Florida for some odd years and I’ve been to more Magic games (3) than Pacers games (0). So I guess I’ll cheer for them……so I guess that leaves me cheering for both teams…..is that a crime? Oh well if it is, because tonight at the TD Waterhouse I, Holly Tompkins, will be cheering for both the Orlando Magic and the Indiana Pacers!!! So there you have it……I’ve solved my own dilema….I think it’s pretty sad that that’s a dilema I have in my life……or that I consider it one.


I just got a shipment from Sixstepsrecords the other day. It had David Crowders latest and let me tell you guys that you should definately go out and get it……It’s called Sunsets and Sushi. I listened to it six times in a row yesterday. It’s a praise and worship CD and it’s kinda danc-ish and for me that’s awesome! The first song is There is noone like you and I thought noone could do it better than Aaron Pelsue Band but David C. rocks it! I loved it and I think you guys would to…..maybe just me…..I don’t know. He wrote a book to (same title) and I’m only on the second chapter but it’s going great……he’s a really good writer!


So I’ll leave you there….I know you will all be on the edge of your seats until tomorrow when one of us writes the score of the game…..yeah right!
I love you ALL
HOLLY

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“Hollu….hollu! (trumpet call)” This is from Mary Poppins when there having a “Jolly Holiday.” There in the chalk painting and Bert saves the fox……good times. I was reminiscing (is that how you spell that?) today about working at DisneyWorld. I wish I still worked there and yet I’m glad to not be working there.


When I was Mary Poppins (just kidding to all those who think she’s a real person!) I was sooo fired up. I had a ball with it. I can’t even go into words how wonderful it felt to make kids days. I enjoyed it sooo much…..and don’t even get me started about when a Make-A-Wish kid would come up. Sad times, those.


Bad part: Sucky hours and horrible hours. Most of the time I worked Monday though Friday but if I was being trained in a show or rehearsal it was crazy…..like when I was training for CSC. (Stands for Cinderella’s Surprise Celebration a.k.a. Castle show) We learned our positions and everything while the park was still open in the back somewhere but when we practiced outside we had to wait for the park to close. Now….everyone here knows how late Disney stays open till……well we all had to wait till an hour or two after that so we were sure no little kids or parents were around. Rehearsals on stage lasted hours! I wouldn’t get home till three or four in the morning……but that’s better than Fantasmic.


When I was learning Fantasmic it was another awesome yet tiring experience. I loved that show…..if I could do that everyday I would. Rehearsals for that show couldn’t start till two or three in the morning….then I would have to go back to work at like ten in the morning the next day and then pull another all nighter…..not fun! For those of you who have seen that show- you really have no idea how much goes on back stage…it’s crazy. There is so much that goes into that show. All that choreography……and stepping…..crazy……but fun. Every little thing in that show has choreography. The flowers moving…..the british and the indians…..the boat at the end…..all of it. Even Malificent (which is played by a guy) has to wave that stupid wand just right! But put it all together and what do you have……bippity……boppity…….BOO!


Well, that’s it for today I guess…..I know. I know. I’m not an exciting person. Not much fun in this gals life. Tough luck!
I love you ALL
HOLLY

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“Look at our little mutant babies!” Donkey said this at the end of Shrek 2 which I just happened to watch today. I like that movie. It’s so funny, but I don’t think it’s as funny as the first one. Whatever, right?


Today is Wednesday and it still feels like Monday to me. Blah! Where has the week gone?? Let’s see, Monday I didn’t do much. (What a shocker, right?) Well, Tuesday Mady had a doctor’s appointment as well as Joanne, Taylar and Javier. So since the Avalanche had not yet graced us with it’s appearance I along with Javier and Joanne set out in the van for a action packed day!! First order of the day: Drop Joanne off at work, then race to Taylars school and drop her off. After that we headed over to Mady’s doctor for her appointment. We got in there early and doctor said all was ok so we went to pick up Joanne back from work. Her and Javier were both getting blood work done at the same time. So Mady and I played in the play room while that happened. (Well, actually, Mady played and I cleaned!)


Last night John and Nils came over to work out what were going to do tonight. You guys are going to love it!! You’ll probally already have seen it so I guess I should ask: Wasn’t it awesome???


I’ve been having this issue with my sleeping, maybe you guys could clue me in to as what my problem is!?! Alrighty, normally I go to sleep like at eight thirty or nine, at the latest. Now I wake up at six fifteen to get ready to catch the bus, and I am always tired. Always!! I usually wake up in the night/very early morning to go to the bathroom. I never feel rested! Any advice?? I’m dieing here!!


Well I love you ALL
HOLLY

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“What will people think when they here that I’m a Jesus Freak……What will people do when they find out it’s true!?”   Wow!! I’m telling you this weekend ws beyond words but since I have to write something I will explain it as best as I can. This quote comes from no other than DC Talk. Great band, I’ll talk about it later.


Friday we left for Impact at six, was it?, and went and signed in and put our luggage in our rooms. Now my wonderful Adam had saved the “study room” for us PCC girls so we all put our stuff in there. We went out to eat and then came back and worshipped and heard a message and then went to bed. During the day though I was in our room……and let me stop right there to describe this room. It is inclosed with three solid walls and one wall is full glass baby! It’s crazy. So back to the me being in the room…..well let me stop and say that some think I am a rude person but I think I was totally justified in my actions! Ok, now I was in the room all alone making my bed (Adam had also aquired us a mattress!) and getting my clothes ready for the next day. This girl walks in and she obviously goes to FCC and she asks me how many more girls do we have that need to put there stuff out. I was like “I think we have one or two girls left that haven’t rolled out their sleeping bags.” She asked if we could fit one more girl in here and I said yes. She asked me what church I went to and I said Poinciana. She got this stupid ditz look on her face and in a blonde ditzy-way asked “Did you go there when Justin Cobourne went there?” In the same voice I said “Yes I did.” Then one of our girls came in and she left the room. Now was that rude? I don’t think so.


The next day we actually played football!!! Yeah, the reason for our coming! We played great. To me, we did. To the refs who didn’t know anything, I guess we didn’t play so great! I swear man, this one ref did not know anything. He kept on looking at the rule sheet to make sure we weren’t cheating when everyone on the field knew what was going on. It was crazy but we won that game anyway. Lot’s of anger; that’s what Holly was feeling. I tried to keep it in. I hope I did a good job of it. Well, due to bad calls, I think, we lost out to Ocala. We went back to FCC and chilled and then went to Firehous Subs. I didn’t think it was any better than Subway. So oh well.


Sunday we woke up, oh I totally forgot about the mornings!! Sorry, but I’m going to backtrack! Going to sleep Friday night was tough because one of the lights in the study room wouldn’t go off. Adam said it was programmed to stay on. I don’t know why. Anywho….that night all the girls kept asking us to turn the light off. They didn’t believe us that it didn’t turn off!! We should of told them we were afraid of the dark and needed it on! Hee,hee. Well Saturday night we configured this wonderful little construction paper thingy to hang over it. We were in the process of hanging it up when some girls came in and tried to help (I’m saying that quite sarcastically!) and told us what to do and gave us band-aids! Whatever. We finally got it up and then when everyone went to sleep, well only in our room (except Steph and me) we hung up some signs that said “Don’t feed the animals”, and “watch out they spit!” It was funny. At least I thought so.


So Sunday we went to worship and then packed up and left! That night we went back to the church for the Winter Jam concert. Well we left from there. It was beyond words. That’s why I chose the quote I did. It was the last song they sang that night. Drew, me, J’nea, Christina, and Stephanie went. We had a blast no matter what we did. When we were waiting in line, when we went to the bathroom, when we were fighting our way through the crowd, everything we did, it was GREAT!!! I am so glad that we went!! I wouldn’t trade that time for anything. Nothing at all. I was telling somebody that that was the greatest concert I have ever been to, and I’ve been to a few!!


So I’ll end it there, and wish you all a Happy Valentines Day. Oh, if I don’t write you, you need to write Javier a letter wishing him a happy 30th birthday, and write how wonderful you think he is and how he’s impacted your life and all that gushy stuff that will make him cry like a baby!!! I love you ALL
HOLLY

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“Are you ready for some football?” I just wanted to put that there because it was the Superbowl this weekend. Yippee, skippee! The Patriots won. Isn’t that grand. After a “bad” time out back I moved into the front room where me, myself and I sat watching the game, until Brock and Melody came in to join me. It was wonderful and I was glad that the Patriots won.


The halftime show sucked!! But what can the FCC do?!? Man, alive, last year it’s cool (no, not the chest exposure! the whole show!) and this year, major dissapointment. He only sang like four songs. Not even his best ones. Well maybe his favorite ones but oh well. Can you believe that guys like fifty something?!? Andria, bless her heart, when he came on told us all in the living room that “that guy on tv was in the Beatles!” Thank you Andria, thank you!


I fell asleep as soon as I got home and then I had to wake up early which sucked. But that is life and I hate it sometimes!


Monday I got The Village and Candy, mom and me watched it that night. Now if you know me, I’m a scaredy-cat. I told Candy that if we watched it at night she was going to have to sleep in my room with me!! I kept my eyes open the whole time!! Yeah for Holly!!
Well I love you ALL
HOLLY

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“What’s my age again? What’s my age again?” This song is soooo awesome. I remember when I first heard it. (Memories…..) Anywho…it’s my quote (and song) today because that’s what I’m thinking about. Getting older, growing up.


This May I’m going to be 23! Yeah, I know, awesome right? WRONG! That means it’ll only be seven more years and I’ll be 30! Well, when Lynn was down he was asking me how old I would be this year and I was telling him. And I was like 8 more years and I’ll be 30. He just laughed and said that after you hit 40 it doesn’t matter anymore. You just don’t care anymore. Well he doesn’t care anymore. This year (on May 14th!!!) he’ll be 52! Can you believe people actually get that old!?! I’m shocked!


Mady fell asleep on me while we were coloring. It’s quite funny, actually! Were coloring Cinderella and the mice and I look over at Mady and her head starts drooping, her eyelids are closing. She looks like she’s already asleep! I was picking her up and telling her that I was taking her to her bed and she was like NO! I’m like “girl, your falling asleep coloring!! You are sooo laying down!” I don’t think she heard me because she was already back asleep!!


So this past weekend right after the SunBowl, which was awesome! Drew, me, Nils, Adam and Kayte went to the movies. Kayte said she could get us in to see Phantom and that is what we saw. I read Drew’s comment on it and I am so along with it! Go and see it. I don’t care if you don’t like musicals! GO! This movie should be up for alot more awards than what it is. (It is only up for three) Emmy Rossum rocks in this. If you didn’t watch her in A Day After Tomorrow, you should know she’s a classically trained opera singer. She can sing in five different languages (and I bet she knows what she’s singing!). Gerald Butler who is the Phantom was in Tomorrow Never Dies. He’s mainly a British actor but man can her sing! The other guy, Patrick Wilson, is mainly a singer in various musicals and plays. But back to the begining of this paragraph: Go and see this!! You’ll love it and if you don’t: YOUR DUMB!


For me this movie is number two right behind Pirates of the Carribean! Well I love you ALL!
HOLLY

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