Monday, November 24, 2008

Where did we go??

I know I have been AWOL with my posts but it just means we have been busy! Here are a few highlights! Why do I type in exclamations?!Here is my son finding more mischief. Today's recipe- chocolate kool-aid! Yes that is a Christmas tree in the background. I won't tell you when we put it up!
I went to my first Young Women in Excellence activity since I was a kid. It was very different having a stake in the sucess. It was beautiful and fun. I was proud of the girls and the leaders!
Here is my favorite thing to do: Reading and eating. Don't you love the little doggie? Adam is doing Scouts now and had his first Regatta. He didn't win a race but he got most original for his silver Warrior Dragon boat.

Also I have to include some reviews of two movies I have recently seen:So first: I heart Zac Efron. I used my children as an excuse to go see it the first time, then I went with my girlfriends so I could giggle more and focus on his beautiful face. As for the movie itself, it was pretty good though I liked HSM2's music better. But I loved that it was higher budget and we had more scenes to work with. Sharpay was the worst ever and just a bigger cartoon then the others. I think the guy who plays Ryan is so talented but he needs a stylist! Dude those eyebrows! I miss the carefree days of HSM1 where Gabrielle actually wore jeans and Sharpay had her real nose. In conclusion, I will see anything with Zac Efron in it.

As for Twilight.....sigh... it is so hard to explain. Especially to my husband who just smirked at me and asked if I wanted him to pretend he was Edward. For the record no. I do not lust after Edward, but it was completely enjoyable to watch the book come to life. It's too bad that so much had to be crammed into the two hours. It should really be a miniseries! And it did have a B movie feel. I was expecting a bigger budget on par with Lord of the Rings- but lets hope it makes buckets of money so by the time we need CGI for werewolves and Volturi we are set. But that said, Bella and Edward were cast perfectly and the intensity and the trembling done by the actor who played Edward made the movie! That was the best part- hearing the audience giggle and swoon! I wholeheartedly recommend this movie to all the girls out there but not to any boys. No man should be subjected to that.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


So my old buddy from Germany (sounds like an army buddy right?) Lindz tagged me on her blog. Usually I roll my eyes at these things but I loved hearing her "voice" as she typed out her answers, so for the love of Lindz I will comply. Here are the rules:
1. post the rules on your blog
2. write six random things about yourself
3. tag six people at the end of your post.

1. When I was a kid (like until I graduated high school) I played in the woods. I loved the creek and being with the trees and I often asked if there would be trees in heaven. But then again I also felt passionately about roller skating in heaven. Now that I am an adult I am confident there will be both.

2. I used to have an irrational fear that if I thought about aliens too much they would know I knew about them and come and take me away.

3. I can drive backwards better then forwards. My dad made me drive backwards around a parking lot until I could do it perfectly.

4. I have a deformed toe that is genetic. When I was little I thought it was crooked because I wore my jelly shoes too long.

5. I like to do the same things everyday and I love to make plans just as much as I hate when plans change. I get annoyed at my husbands compulsiveness just because it doesn't match my own.

6. I have about 9 best friends. It takes approximately 6 months to find and make one. :)

I tag Kacey, Jana, Angie, Candice, Shauna and Megan

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Houston Zoo

My friend J got us passes to the zoo and so we had a great election day seeing the animals. It was the first time that me and my lady friends hung out with our kids all together. We were quite a gang but it worked! We are counting it as our workout for the day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

So Totally 80's!

So I owe all my girls in Germany a big thank you for the inspirtion of all things Girls Night and especially 80's themes! But I think the Houston girls managed to rock it! I was completely astounded at the level of commitment! It was a great night. We played "Girl Talk" a game of truth or dare- and sang Happy Birthday to our dear C-note! I am still recovering from the laughing headache and the hairspray fumes! But it was totally worth it!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Big Day!

We were so excited for our first American Halloween! And in a big subdivision! Jason got into and dressed as the emperor and so we had quite a quartet going down the road. Me and Lilo had a great time waiting for kids to come by. There weren't too many since we are in the back of the neighborhood but it was still fun.
By about 9 my bother came around and said he knew where my family was so I jumped in the back and we went and picked them up. I can't believe how much candy they got. 6 bowls worth! That should last us until Christmas for sure! I am really glad I got them to eat a decent meal before they went out- Bloody Lungs and Maggots (chicken cachitore and small noodles) Monster Fingers (apple slices) and the rest of the Monster Snot. When they got home I let them pick out a small pile to eat then we watched the Simpson Halloween episodes we had recorded. Smells like tradition to me!