Friday, December 31, 2010

2011... H^3 take ii

This year for me will be a Holy Year- I will be more intentional in my daily devotions, attendance to sunday services, focusing our family towards service, prayers with EJ nightly, turning to God first!

This will be a Healthy Year- I will once again participate in the Avenue of the Giants 1/2 Marathon. I will once again been participating in the EA Active 30day Challenge. Once EJ goes to bed at 8pm only then will I will watch Days and use the eliptical, I will be in bed with lights out by 10pm.

This will be a Happy Year- From intentionally surrounding myself with positive people, focusing my crafting to specific projects, and working/challenging ourselves to become debt free. Slowing down and enjoying a novel, and I will be taking pleasure in simple things...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 my lifetime

Below you will find a list of movies that a group of friends and I determined the
MUST SEE's of a lifetime-
I have "bolded the ones I have seen!!!
*hoping to keep this updated, what are your must see movies of a lifetime?

10 things I hate about you
13 going on 30
A cinderella story
A Knight's Tale
About A Boy
Across the Universe
Akeela and the Bee
Alice in Wonderland
Batman Begins
Bend It Like Beckham
Blind Side, The
Bourne Identity, The
breakfast at Tiffani's
Breakfast Club. The
Bride and Prejudice
Bringing Up Baby
Castle in the Sky
Catch Me if you Can
Center Stage
Chicken Run
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Cinderella (Disney version)
City Slickers
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Corporation. The
Dark Crystal, The
Dark Knight, The
Defending Your Life
Dirty Dancing
Duchess, The
Eight Below
Escape to Witch Mountain (1978)
Ever After
Fantastic 4
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ferris Beuller's Day Off
Fever Pitch
Fifth Element, The
Finding Nemo
Forrest Gump
French Kiss
Funny Girl
Galaxy Quest
Gone With the Wind
Groundhog Day
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Hell House
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Holiday Inn
Hope Floats
How To Steal A Million
Howl's Moving Castle
Incredibles, The
Iron Giant
Iron Man 1
Iron Man 2
It's a Wonderful Life
Jesus Camp
Julie & Julia
Just Like Heaven
Kiki's Delivery Service
Ladies in Lavendar
Lake House, The
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The
Legally Blonde
Legend of Bagger Vance, The
Letters to Juliet
Life After Tomorrow
Lilo and Stitch
Little Mermaid
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lost In Austen
Mamma Mia
Mean Girls
Men in Black
Milo and Otis
Miss Congeniality
Miss Potter
Monsters Inc
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Moulin Rouge
Mr and Mrs Smith
Mrs. Doubtfire
Much Ado About Nothing
My Fair Lady
My Neighbor Totoro
Night at the Museum
Ocean's 11 (George Clooney version)
Ocean's 12 (George Clooney version)
Ocean's 13 (George Clooney version)
P.S. I Love You
Painted Veil, The
parent trap
Pearl Harbor
People Will Talk
Pirate Radio
pride and prejudice
Princess Bride, The
Producers, The (2002 Musical Version)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raising Arizona
Real Women Have Curves
Replacements, The
Robin Hood (Russell Crowe)
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Romeo + Juliet
Sandlot, The
Secret Garden, The (1993)
Secret of Roan Inish, The
Seven Years in Tibet
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Singing in the Rain
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The
Some Like it Hot
Speed Racer
Spirited Away
Star Trek (2009)
Star Wars - Original Trilogy
Stargate (the movie, obviously.not the show)
Strictly Ballroom
superman: the return
Sweet Home ALabama
sydney white
The Matrix - Trilogy
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Three men and a baby
Time Machine, The
Top Gun
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
Triplets of Belleville, The
Unconditional Love
Victor Victoria
Walk the Line
War of the Buttons, The
Wedding Singer, The
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
While You Were Sleeping
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder)
Witches, The
Wizard of Oz, The
Word Wars
You've Got Mail

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

The Christmas StoryLuke 2:1-20
1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ [a] the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

About the book: The Hunger Games (2008) is a young-adult science fiction novel written bySuzanne Collins. It was originally published on September 14, 2008 by Scolastic It is the first book of the Hunger Games Trilogy it introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where North America once stood. This is where a powerful government working in a central city called the
Capital holds power. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each district to fight to the death. The Hunger Games exist to demonstrate not even children are above the Capitol's power

My Review:
WOW, this book far exceeded my expectations-I was absolutely riveted!!
This book has stayed with me. I found myself haunted by the imagery, my dreams were saturated with the characters, and every conversation over the past few weeks have started with have you read the Hunger Games.

Taking place in world that revolves around the ultimate reality television show- 24 enter, only one can be the victor, there is nothing light and fluffy about this book.
I found myself rooting for Katniss, and though her naivety started to get on my nerves, her genuine heart redeemed her in my eyes.

Without wanted to spoil it for you, trust me when I say this is a page turner, and that it will leave you questioning our own society, and wondering how far we will go before we too will have Hunger Games....

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Disneyland 2010: Day 6: The Final Day

Today we started out in Disneyland.  We headed 
first to the Winnie the Pooh ride.  After that we actually
ran into Winnie and Tigger!

Then we wandered over to see Aladdin and Jasmine

Then we ran into Mary Poppins and her gang.
After that we ran into a fairy godmother!
And then we went on the King Arthur Carousel.
 Then we came across some bad villains!

Then we needed some refreshments.
And a parade!
 Then we got to meet some princesses!!

Then we got a photo opp with Woody.
And then it was time for the Pixar Parade!

Then we saw a show for elecTRONica
Then it was time to leave Disneyland for another year.
And then back to the condo where we packed up 
and drove home!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Disneyland 2010: Day 5: Cruisin through California

Today we started out with an awsome breakfast at 
Goofy's Kitchen where EJ got to enjoy a very
special birthday breakfast.  He got to meet so 
many of the Disney stars.
Like Pluto,
and bell,
and Mulan,
and Chip,
and Goofy,
and then Pluto and Brer Bear,
and EJ's favorite part of breakfast: The chocolate
birthday cupcake!
Then we headed over to California Adventure where
we watched the High School Musical 3 parade.  Then the
big kids went on Soarin Over California, which is a
pretty cool ride.

then we went to Playhouse Disney and watched
Mickey and all of his friends throw a surprise
party for Mini's birthday.  Then we got to
see the Pixar Parade again, which EJ was
totally into. After that, the big kids went to
Disneyland for a little shopping and then
back to the condo for some dinner and
some R&R!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Disneyland 2010: Day 4: The weather turns better, but the crowds stay small

Today the weather was much better, 
although it was still cloudy, there was
no rain.  We started out today with
some historic Disneyland memorobilia
Then EJ made a grab for Excalibur.
Then some rides.
Then it was time for a nap.
Then we saw the Pixar Parade

Then we went to see the Monsters Inc ride and 
the Muppet 3D show.  Then we wrapped up with 
a lightsaber.
And then we went home.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Disneyland 2010: Day 3: Slogging through Disneyland

Well, today it rained...alot.
But that did not stop us from
heading into the park and meeting
a beautiful princess
Then we headed over to get the big kids some
and EJ took a nap.
Then we met a bunch of characters

And then we went to hang out with some
more princesses.

and some fairies
Then we looked at shiny stuff in stores for a while,
and then went to dinner at Ariel's Grotto and 
watched the World of Color show, which was 
absolutely amazing!