Saturday, February 28, 2009
However tonight I was able to escape my worries and fears of the unknown. Joe and I met up with some friends for dinner and a movie. A spontaneous date night that turned out chaotic, but a lot fun!! We talked and laughed at dinner for so long, we missed our movie time. Instead of ending the evening early, we headed to the local Wal-Mart to by some random games that we could take home to play. We ended up playing in Wal-Mart for quite some time. Purchasing "Catch Phrase" and a "Planet Earth" DVD trivia game. Plus these bubble wands that blew huge bubbles!! It was 35 degrees outside and we blew bubbles in the store parking lot for 45 minutes!!! Oh the silliness and laughter!!! My friend Alex had brought along his camera & video camera, so we were able to document this adventure! Here are a few random shots of us and our bubbles!
After our hands had frozen from spilled soapy water, we finished up our bubble making adventure and headed to Alex & Haliee's house for games. Of course we stopped by a gas station for cheap sugary treats and soda pop!! Nothing like more sugar to our already hyper persona's!! We played Catch Phrase for a really long time, even making up our own rules. Now here it is, 1:50am and we're still hanging out. I'm blogging with Alex and in Joe & Haliee are trying to play the Planet Earth DVD trivia game. It seems really hard. Bah, I'd rather blog!!! :)
It has just been such a fun evening and it really took my mind off of all the overwhelming, emotional crap. I'm going to see my grandma in the morning...or should I say 8 hours from now. I'm sure it'll be hard, but I'll have my sisters there and my mom. I have to say my goodbyes sometime. Of course I'll blog more when things progress...but I just wanted to blog about how happy my friends make me. It so nice to have an escape, a release...a more positive atmostphere. It has helped me a lot over the past few days and I'm very grateful. Thank you Alex and Haliee for inviting us out and keeping me distracted. You are wonderful people.
And thank you to everyone else, who has been aware of our family's sad future. Your thoughts and prayers mean so much. I love you all and appreciate the positive attitudes surrounding me. We are very blessed to be around such amazing people.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Andee's husband Kelly won it the first year '07, with 11 out of 24 correct. He actually won again last year '08, but passed it down to 2nd place Mike (sister Jessica's boyfriend) who got 10 of 24 correct. Now this year we were hoping for a "three-peat" by Kelly, but thanks to the worldwide web, reviews and lots of free time, my Dad beat everyone by getting 16 out of 24 correct! (Of course we call his "research" cheating, but oh well. He put thought into it!) So, congratulations Dad! You won the greatly desired prize that, thanks to Mike, included a golden "grill." see photo..hee hee.
This has been a great tradition that helps you enjoy the entire award show. Even the awards we know nothing about, like foreign films, animated shorts, documentaries, original score, screenplay and even sound mixing & editing. We mostly guess...nix Dad's "research," but it makes it exciting!! Thank you Dad & Nancy for hosting our wonderful party. Pizza, conversation and a little competitiveness always makes for a great evening!
Until next year...the 82nd Annual Academy Awards!!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Jesse was a little excited about the sleeping bags and making forts with them, so it took a little while for things to calm down at our place. After convincing him it was bedtime, we tucked ourselves in and starting singing...oh my gosh, cutest thing ever! We sang, Twinkle Twinkle, ABC's and the Barney "I love you" song. He just melts my heart!! He knows all the words and every letter. It was a "proud aunt" moment. Joe got sick, so he slept in our bed...wimp!