Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 - Fireworks

When I added #40 (See some holiday fireworks) to my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 list, my objective was to be intentional about seeing some fireworks. As I mentioned in my initial post about this goal, we've seen lots of fireworks in our lifetimes. However, since we've been married, Robbie and I have only seen fireworks when we "just happened to be there" - like after a baseball game.

On our trip to Florida in November, we were able to accomplish this goal as we viewed Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular 100 Years of Movie Memories. Classic movie film clips were projected onto waterfall screens set up on the lagoon at Universal Studios accompanied by music, color changing fountains, and fireworks! The show started at 9pm when the amusement park closed for the day.


We had spent hours at the park earlier in the day and then returned to our on-site hotel for a rest (and change of clothes after being drenched on the Jurassic Park River Adventure ride!). We returned to the park specifically so we could see the fireworks (and check this goal off my list!). Returning to the park fairly late was also the reason we were able to enjoy more of the displays in Diagon Alley. The cinematic/fireworks show was fantastic, although I didn't get any great photos since I was using my phone and was more concerned about taking it all in.


I decided to use the photo Robbie snapped of me before the show started for the page in my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 album.


Since I have this item checked off my list, we'll be having a nice quiet New Year's Eve here at home,  enjoying a steak dinner, snuggled up in front of the fireplace, nice and warm (despite the freezing temperatures outside), enjoying a movie and planning which items we'll check off my list next year!

6 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

That looks like a pretty amazing display.

Sandra said...

Sounds Like a perfect New Years Eve to me. To be honest I'll be doing something very similar too xx

Alison said...

Glad you're getting through the list!..Happy New Year to both yourself and Robbie xx

alexa said...

Wow! I just love a good firework display :). Wishing you both a happy and relaxed New Year together, making plans and just enjoying time together!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Disneyland has really spectacular fireworks.
Rinda

Susanne said...

Happy New Year, Melissa. We two had a quiet evening at home. And after a little blog hopping I'm starting my New Year off in the craft room.