Sunday, December 26, 2010

Movies in 2010

Here's my list of movies that I've watched that came out in 2010. Click HERE for a website telling ALL the 800+ movies released this year.

Leap Year
The Spy Next Door
Extraordinary Measures
The Tooth Fairy
Sherlock Holmes
When in Rome
Dear John
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief
Valentine's Day
Halo Legends
Scooby Doo: Abracadabra-do
The Ghost Writer
Alice in Wonderland
Remember Me
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Bounty Hunter
How to Train Your Dragon
The Last Song
Clash of the Titans
Date Nite
The Back-up Plan
The Losers
Furry Vengeance
Iron Man 2
Letters to Juliet
Robin Hood
Shrek Forever After
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
The Karate Kid
Toy Story 3
Jonah Hex
Knight and Day
Grown UPs
The Last Airbender
Despicable Me
The Sorcere's Apprentice
Ramona nad BeezusSalt
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Charlie St. Cloud
Vampires Suck
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
The Switch
The A-Team
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
The Social Network
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hondo Pass Ward Talent Show

Hey everyone :) Hope your weekend is going well so far :) Mine was pretty good. I slept in until around 8am, but was wishing for longer. I'd gone to bed at almost 1am. But it was enough. I came out and hung with the kids for a while.

Then we turned off electronics, and cleaned for a while. Everyone had to get their chores done and their rooms cleaned before they could earn back electronics privileges. Jake and Tom went to do their rooms, and Eme and Joe and Jim did their chores. Then Eme and Joe went to do their rooms, and eventually Jim did his room. Jake got done first.

I organized the sheet/towel closet, and the upstairs closet, and the above the washing machine/dryer shelf. And the game closet. Yeah, it was a lot of organizing. Not too bad :)

I should have spent a little time doing my laundry, but I didn't. ha! I did do 2 or 3 kid loads of laundry, though...

In the middle of cleaning, I got a phone call from Captain America! It's been the first real conversation we've been able to have since he went to the field. We've texted briefly, but that's about all. We chatted for about 50 minutes, and it was SO nice. I sure do miss that boy...

I got the kids lunch, and we watched some TV together. Then I took a VERY short nap, but my brain wouldn't turn off. So I eventually got up, and put on my workout clothes, and went for a jog. But yeah, I wasn't really feeling it. I did one lap around the neighborhood, plus a little bit more, but didn't jog the whole time. It was a total of 20 minutes workout, maybe 10 minutes of jogging. Maybe. hehe. I didn't wanna push it too much, though.

Kids were all finished with their chores, and played on electronics for a while, and at around 3pm, I put a lasagna casserole in the crock pot. I'd never cooked it that way, and I was hoping that it would turn out.

1 LARGE jar of spaghetti sauce
2 LARGE containers of cottage cheese
1/4 cup parmesean cheese
1 defrosted package of spinach
1 box whole wheat noodles
Garlic powder
Onion Powder
Italian Seasonings

Mix all together in bowl, add 1/2 cup water, pour into crock pot, shred cheese on top, cook on high for 2-3 hours.

I showered and got ready for the rest of the day, and it felt SO good. Showers really are good, you know. hehe.

Around 5pm, we started to get everyone else ready too. Shoes and socks and pants and such. Because I didn't want my kids going to the Ward Talent Show tonight looking like Jimmy does here. ROFL!

And soon we were ready to go. And yes, you CAN cook lasagna casserole in a crock pot. It turned out fabulous :)

Pics of the fam RIGHT before walking out the door. Jimmy giving himself bunny ears. ROFL!
Eme and I
Tom and I
Eme and Joe
Tom and his popcorn
So we left the house around 5:30pm, and headed over to the church. AND, since there's a Howdy's on the same street as the church, I felt I deserved a 64 oz Diet Dr Pepper. ROFL! If I was gonna have to take 5 kids to a ward activity all by myself, then I needed a "hit" of caffeine. ha!

Here's me with my "fix"
And on to the church. We dropped off our crock pot, and found seats. The little boys played ring around the rosie in the center of the gym with the little kids, and the big kids sat with me at our table. There were a TON of people there.

Tom and Eme and Joe got in line, and Jake and Jim and I guarded our places. Me "guarding" my soda...
After Tom got to the VERY front of the line, Jake and Jim and I jumped in with him. I know, I know, line cutters. hehe. I grabbed some pulled pork and a piece of pumpkin pie. I'd eaten dinner already at home, but purposefully didn't have dessert JUST so I could have it at the party.

We were supposed to bring crock pot dinners, rolls/bread, and pies. There was a TON of food, but a TON of people too. I don't think there was any food left at the end...

Anyway, here's Tom with his food
Eme and her food
Jim and his food
Jake and his food. Yeah, he wasn't so happy with having to come out and socialize.... grrrr... I know it's important for him to be out and about and around people. But it's not the easiest thing to do sometimes. Because he fights it, and purposefully does things to annoy me, hoping that I'll send him "away" from people.
And me and my pie. Pie that I passed up cupcakes AND my cookies for today. I actually had a cookie in my hand, and put it back, deciding to eat the pumpkin pie later today instead. Because I will only eat 1 dessert a day. Self imposed rule.

And yeah, I LOVE pumpkin pie. But I learned something toinght. I LOVE homemade pumpkin pie. And these were definitely not. These were frozen cooked pies. I'm not crazy about those. The first one I tried was watery. Whaaaat? Pie is NOT supposed to be watery. I had one bite, and gave the rest away. Because I wasn't gonna waste the dessert on something I didn't like.

The line for food was HUGE. I'm so glad that we "cut" in front of Tom. ha! Check it out. It starts at the back door...
goes by the stage...
and cuts up through the center of the gym

and into the overflow area.
As soon as the line died down a bit, the Talent Show started. The first act was a dude playing drums. He was actually pretty good.
And here are the Young Women singing "Peel Bananas" or whatever that song was. The kids thought it was funny.
Jake and I watching the acts
This was definitely the funniest act. This dad and his son hooked up a Wii, and we watched them Dance to it. LMBO! Hilarious!

The kids kept going back up for more pie. hehe. I got a 2nd piece, and it was even worse than the first piece. This one wasn't cooked all the way (soft) and was still hot. Yeah, NOT what I was wanting. I ended up with about 3 bites of pumpkin pie, and 2 bites of cherry pie. Hmpf!

Here's Jimmy with his pie. Well, Jimmys spoon and his pie....
Here we go...
Emeline's Activity Day girls dancing with ribbons to "I'm Walking on Sunshine". It was SUPER cute!

Here's a family doing a Peanut Butter song. Kinda funny :)
And 2 dudes singing and playing the guitar. They were pretty good too.
Yeah, see what I had to put up with. He totally shredded the table cloth when I wasn't looking.... grrrr....
And then they had all the little primary kids come up, and they sang "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam". Tom and his buddy Eston and Joe watching the kids sing.
Jimmy singing
2nd kid from the left
There were 2 more acts left, and I had Jim sit with me for the rest of the time. He was having a hard time keeping focused. hehe. And I realized that he had 2 left feet! Ha!
After the closing prayer, we headed back home. We put on some Muse and the whole car (minus Jake) was signing and using "microphones" and having a good time. Jake was just pretending that we weren't there. ha!

We got home, had family scripture study, family prayer, and Jake and Tom each took a little kid and put them to bed. Eme went to bed, and I grabbed my old laptop, and started blogging. And the boys and I watched a movie. It was pretty fun. But not terribly effective for me. ha! I only got a little bit of the movie, and it took me twice as long to do my blog. But it was together time with the boys, so it was all good.

I texted back and forth with my neighborhood friend, Terra, too. Her hubby is into Civil War like Captain America. We're going to her twins' bday party next weekend, and I'm excited to hang with her! She's a pretty fun girl :)

Here it is, almost 11pm. After the boys go to sleep, I'm planning on watching an episode of Glee and then going to bed too. Church doesn't start until 1230, AND it's "fall back" with Daylight Savings time. So we get an extra hour! Sa-weet! I'm just glad that my cell phone does it automatically for me. I'm terrible with things like that. hehe.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Birthday, Emeline!

What a good day it was! I woke up at 6:35am with my alarm, and reset it for 6:55am. Yeah, I was still sleepy. hehe. I woke up then, read scriptures, said prayers, and headed out to help the kids get ready. I got them fed, dressed, ready, and out the door at 7:30am, then went back to bed until 8:30am. I know, I know, I'm making a bad habit of that. hehe.

Oh yeah, but wait! Here's some pics of Eme on her birthday! Happy Birthday, Emeline! Look how cute you are :)

OK, so I wake up at 8:30am, and get ready for the day. Shower, hair, everything. I was going out with Leslie and wanted to look pretty :) I wore my new black sweater from Savers.

I got Jimmy and Jake all ready for the day, and organized, and such, and Leslie came to pick me up, and we headed to Pro Ranch Market. It's this Hispanic Grocery store and more. It's across town, and I had never been there. And it was SO cool. The front looked pretty much like a grocery store, but the meat department was HUGE.

Check out this AWESOME fish display
And then there was a MASSIVE fresh fruit area, and little food shops, and ALL sorts of stuff. Bakery, and restaurant, candies, and deli. It was SO cool :)

Check out the size of these pork rinds. MASSIVE! Bigger than my head!
Look how festive it is! Mom, if you ever come back to visit, I'm TOTALLY taking you here. hehe
AND, there was a Fallas right next door. OMGosh, food AND fun! hehe. AND a Melrose. And one of those clothes store like I found with Maddie. Yeah, I don't remember which store this was in, but check out these SPANDEX pants. They LOOK like Levis. OMGosh!
And I know these are supposed to be "hot" right now, but yeah, I'm not crazy about this style... My age is showing...
Ha! Pick one animal print, me thinks...
So after looking at the clothes store, we stopped back by Pro Ranch Market and got a HUGE cup of fruit to share. Melons and pineapple and grapes. It was pretty good :) Here's me holding the fruit cup.
And me and my DDP!
And Leslie and I, heading back home. But, first a stop at Savers!!! She'd never been, and I can't pass up a chance to go. Especially on One color tag 1/2 of day :) hehe. It was green tag day :)
I found a new pair of jeans, and a few tops and jackets, Leslie found a Hawaiian shirt for her hubby (they're moving to Hawaii - Lucky!), and off we went. She dropped me off at home, and I had lunch with Jake.

And he and I loaded up in the car to go to Dollar Tree. To get a few things for Eme's birthday. We weren't gonna do an official party until Captain America got back from the field, but we were still gonna do something.

We found a few party decorations, and a balloon, and a cake topper, and a few other things.

And we swung by the commissary to get some strawberries and cool whip and cream cheese and ice cream. Only the essentials, you know. And some frozen dinners for dinner. I never buy those, and I figured it would be fun for the kids on Eme's bday to have them :)

After the commissary, we stopped by the bus stop and picked up Jimmy.

And I baked the cake. Strawberry cake in 2 round cake pans. And I cleaned up a little bit, and started on my weekly designing. I was mostly done, just had to repackage some stuff. And the cakes were done, and I totally burned myself while taking it out. Sigh. Freaking hot cake pan...

So because it was Thursday, it was my day to pick up kids from AQ. So I took the Saturn and drove on up and got Tom and Eme and Bella. Here's me, driving to get the kids. TOTALLY forgot I still had on my apron. hehe.

So we came back home, and the kids all did their chores. And the house looked pretty good when they were done. When Leslie's family brought us a desk the other day, Jake took his old desk downstairs. So I put it in place of one of the tables in the dining room where the computers are, and took that table and put it in the laundry room. So now we have a clothes folding table. I hope it works out :) hehe. Better than just putting the clothes on the couch. ROFL!

Anyway, after the cake was cool, I assembled it. I took a package of cream cheese, a carton of cool whip, and a 1/2 jar of strawberry jam, and whipped it. OMHeavens, it looked good. And I spread almost all of it inbetween the 2 layers of cake.

Then frosted it with a can of strawberry frosting. And put sliced strawberries on it. And put the cool decorations from the Dollar Tree on it. Doesn't it look pretty?
And here's Eme with her cake.
And then Jake and Tom had Hunter and Braxton (Leslie's kids) came over to play, since all the chores were done. And the boys played computers or whatever it was they were doing. And Eme had Bella (Veronicas daughter) come over to play. We had 8 kids in the house. But you know what, they were all playing with each other, so no one needed me to enterain them. Ha!

Here's Eme and Bella before we had cake.
And all my kids, and Bella, and Braxton and Hunter.

And we sang to Eme
And she blew out her candles
And look! I even had some cake. OMHeavens, it was good. I could have eaten ALL the filling. hehe. AND I even had some ice cream. Black Raspberry Chocolate Bryers ice cream. Oh yeah...
And then Bella left for her Soccer game, and my kids played with Hunter and Braxton for a long time. Tom and Joe and Jim went to the front yard for a while to play, and everyone was happy, for the most part. I finished my weekly work of designing, and got my products into the store, and such.

And at 7:30ish pm, I put the kids to bed. And sent the company home. And we read scriptures (for last night too, since I forgot...), and said prayer, and then everyone was asleep.

And then I tried on my new clothes from Savers! What do ya think?

And Jake and I watched a movie, The Village, and I grabbed my old laptop, and blogged and designed a freebie. And it really was a good day. I did forget to take my Prozac until 8pm. Yeah, that's not good. Hopefully I sleep tonight. hehe. I need to set an alarm on my phone to remember to take it. Around noon. Maybe I'll do that once I finish up with this.