Sunday, March 08, 2009

Hats off to you Mr. Writer!



I recently stumbled upon an HBO movie called Taking Chance. The movie was excellent. It's about an officer in the marines who escorts the body home of a fallen soldier. Now the reason I bring this up is because what makes this movie so exceptional is a bit unique. Now days people always notice the acting, the explosions, or the costumes. But what sets this movie apart is the writing. The script for this show if phenomenal. Yes, the actors did well but, man it would be hard not to do well with this sort of script in your lap. So, if you're looking for some great writing.... I would check this movie out. Well done Ross Katz and Michael Strobl.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Play-Doh

Kai got some play doh for his birthday and loves it! Although the blue and yellow have turned into one blob of green! lol



Story Time

Kai loves to read a good story. He even talks uncle Mark into reading to him on Sundays. If you know Mark then you know that's a big accomplishment!


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Build-A-Bear

The birthday celebration wasn't over after the party! After Kai took a nap we headed out to 'Build-A-Bear' were we successfully created a Bear named 'Roar'. Then we headed out to dinner with Uncle Mark and Aunt Kristina! I think it was a fun day for Kai.





Birthday Party!

At first we had thought we would be in Mesquite for Kai's birthday, but that didn't work out. So I tried to pull a last minute park party together. Well the night before it started snowing! EEK! So Jay had a GREAT idea of getting butcher paper and making a huge coloring area in the kitchen for the kids. We got stickers, crayons, and candy.... worked like a charm!
I also made 'dirt cups' for them (layers of pudding, cookies, and topped w/ gummy worms). Those went over pretty well too. All and all I think the party was a success!




Friday, January 16, 2009

Pay It Forward.

Yes, it was a good movie. And although I really like ideas like that, I never really see something like that happening in the 'real' world, at least not my little bubble of a real world. But that is were I would be very, very, wrong.

For those who haven't seen the movie it is about a little boy who starts a school project called 'Pay It Forward'. He sets out to do a good deed, something life changing or in some instances life saving for three people. In return he tells them to pay it forward to three other people. It's a good movie, go rent it if you haven't seen it.

I recently had someone do a rather large big deed for me. This individual has never met me and has also changed my life. She took the time to open doors for me that would give me the opportunity to achieve dreams I thought were too far possible from my own grasp. Her reasoning was I seemed like a good, genuine, person who deserved the opportunity. In return she simply said pay it forward. Help someone else out someday, open doors for them.

It has brought me to tears to learn that people like her are not only living in movies but in the world all around us. It makes me want to strive to be one of those people and I will without a doubt be paying it forward.

They Grow UP!

I know everyone always says that kids grow up fast. But man, I don't think I realized it was THIS fast! Kai has graduated to sitting at the table and eating with the family. He LOVES being a big boy at the table. Sigh. He's getting so big!

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Family Time

We had a lot of fun visiting my family over the holidays. Kai LOVES spending time with his uncles and his Papa and Nonnie LOVE spending time with him!! lol Too bad Gus is too big to take with us on vacations!




Facebook

Okay, so I finally have a facebook account going. Jay has had one going for awhile. But if you're on facebook... look me up!

Christmas





Saturday, December 20, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008