Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 things on my plate at Thanksgiving!
1. Turkey
2. Gravy - My family makes the best!
3. My Mom’s Mashed Potatoes
4. Rice Stuffing
5. Corn Bread Stuffing
6. Pumpkin Pie
7. Sweet Potatoes
8. Rolls (the super buttery ones)
9. Green Beans
10. Wine (ok, not on it… but still consume it)
11. Corn Bread
12. Beans
13. Coffee – do help de-bloat myself after all that food!!!

Hey – I never said it would be a healthy dinner!
I hope you all have a fun, safe, and yummy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday's

Yesterday Morning... Everything looks normal from this view...
But I couldn't find Vito... (do you see the little guy snuggled behind my shams??)
Apparently he likes a lot of cushion
(excuse the poor quality of the photos - taken with my phone!)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Twilight Review

I have heard from MANY of my friends (bloggers and non) on what they thought of the Twilight Movie... so here is what I think...
***I mention specifics, so if you don't want to hear it, don't read it!***

Over all, I was a little dissapointed... especially with the special effects. I thought some of their lines were a bit corney, and I am sad they left out important details such as when Edward hears Bella talking in her sleep and says "Edward Stay" and he falls in love with her... or how you can't even tell that Edward can read minds - I don't think someone who has not read the book would have fully understood what was going on... but, that being said - I really did enjoy the movie. I didn't realize HOW low-budget it was, so I was expecting more... but I think they did a really good job.

I really like the casting - ESPECIALLY Edward Cullen! And I was surprised to find that I liked Esme as well! Emmett cracked me up everytime he opened his mouth and Charlie was just as awkward in the movie as he was in the book. I thought the 'evil' vampires did a GREAT job acting their part!
I am going to see it again on Friday - and I am THRILLED! I am still just as taken by Edward (if not more) than I was when I read the novels.

And can you believe that I went to the showing that DID NOT show the Harry Potter trailer?? I mean what kind of luck is that?!?!? So I am even MORE thrilled that I will finally get to see that trailer on the big screen! So again -
(could I ever get enough??)

Monday, November 24, 2008


Brian and I had such a great time in SeaWorld! It was all decorated for Christmas and it looked SO pretty!!
This was the HUGE Christmas Tree right when you entered the park
A real Clydesdale!!
Doesn't this pic look like a post card??
We got to feed them!
And the trainer brought them up so that we could pet him! It was so awesome! I love the dolphins!
and we saw the Penguins!
And the Shamu Show - Believe
And of course - the Beer Tasting Class :)
That night we had a nice romantic dinner on the RiverWalk... you can't really tell from the picture, but we were right next to the water :)
Then we headed to Durty Nelly's - A bar Brian's Parent's love!
On the way home, Brian HAD to have lunch at Buckies - and surprisingly enough, it was REALLY good!
We had a really GREAT weekend!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Twilight is opening TODAY!!!!!!! I get off of work early on Friday's, so I am going with some coworkers to an early viewing of the movie today!! I CAN'T WAIT!!! Today is going to go by SO slow!!! And as an added bonus, the HPB Trailer is going to be showing in the beginning! I am so excited!!
Edward Cullen HERE I COME!
(yes Brian knows about this obsession...)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 Things I am looking forward to seeing during the Twilight Movie TOMORROW!!! 1. Edward Cullen’s Voice
2. Edward Cullen's Eyes
3. Edward Cullen's Hair
4. Edward Cullen's Body
5. Edward Cullen Driving
6. Edward Cullen courting Bella (pretending its me)
7. Edward Cullen's Charm
8. Edward Cullen's Lips
9. Edward Cullen Laughing
10. Edward Cullen Smiling
11. Edward Cullen Walking
12. Edward Cullen Playing the Piano
13. Edward Cullen (sigh)

I can’t wait to see the movie tomorrow!!! Is it really hard to see why?!?!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wordless Wednesday's

The day Vito blessed my life... so tiny!!
Look at that face!
It was love at first sight!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lincoln, Nebraska

Over Halloween Weekend, Brian and I flew to Lincoln, Nebraska for my friend Brittney’s wedding. We had such a great time! Brittney and Scott (AKA Bride and Groom), had a costume party rehearsal dinner with a costume party for all of the guests after. My friend Ida and I were Candle Lighters so we got to go to the dinner and enjoy all the fun games that were prepared.
Brian and I at Dinner (Barney Rubble and Flapper)
Brittney, Kara, Ida, and Myself
With my Best Friend Kara
The wedding was beautiful and Brittney certainly made one gorgeous bride!! Not to mention Ida and I did not burn any of the guests or catch anyone’s hair on fire!!!Brian and I had such a wonderful weekend there and I got to spend Halloween with some friends that I have not seen in so long!!


PS - this was reason for my two 2-hr layovers which I used to get some serious reading done! There are no direct flights to Lincoln, Nebraska, imagine that!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Muggle Monday's

Thanks to Muggle Net for always keeping me updated on my Harry Potter news!
On Friday, WarnerBros surprised us all with a release of a new trailer for Half-Blood Prince! This trailer is AWESOME!! CLICK HERE to view it. Also, the trailer will be played in the begining of the Twilight Movie, which comes out on Friday - and which I already have my ticket to of course!!! I can't WAIT to see the trailer and the movie on the big screen! Friday is going to be SO great!!!

Best-selling books of past 15 years
At the end of October USA Today compiled a list of the best-selling books in the past 15 years.
Unsurprisingly, the Harry Potter books took 7 of the top 10 spots. Here's how they ranked:

1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
2) Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution
3) The Da Vinci Code
4) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
5) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
7) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
8) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
9) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
10) Who Moved My Cheese?

The Tales of the Beedle the Bard
Potter spin-off book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which is set to be released on December 4th of this year, will have an initial print-run by Scholastic of 3.5 million.Publishers Weekly notes that this figure is small compared to Deathly Hallows' hefty 12 million, but still far greater than those of other books coming out this winter.
I, of course already pre-ordered my copy months ago and can’t wait to read it!! But it sure would make a great stocking stuffer or present for any muggle who loves Harry Potter :)

Thompson will not return for Deathly HallowsEmma Thompson will not reprise her role of Professor Trelawney in the two-part Potter finale. Forced to choose between Deathly Hallows and the sequel to Nancy McPhee, Thompson said the choice was obvious.

"The Harry Potters are great big franchises that are something I’m not emotionally attached to or necessarily particularly creatively attached to. That’s more like doing a turn, whereas the Nanny McPhees are something I’ve written. The art is in those films, they’re very handmade, they’re something that’s very close to me. Those are the ones I really care about."

People's Choice Awards Daniel Radcliffe, AKA Harry Potter, is nominated for the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards for: 'Favorite Star Under 35'. Congrats and Good Luck!! You Muggles better go vote!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sea World - Here I Come!!!

I am so excited! Brian and I are going to SeaWorld this weekend!!!! This will be the last year that we get free tickets :( I am super sad about that... but I am really looking forward to this trip... We had this planned a while ago, but then we had to post-pone it because of Hurricane Ike - So finally - HERE WE COME!!!
A pic of me feeding the dolphins :)
There is so much to do!! We can feed the dolphins (which is a MUST for me!), watch the Shamu Show, the Seal Show, take a beer tasting class, ride rollar coasters, and tons of other stuff!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

As you know, I have been reading the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich, which inspired this week's TT:

13 Things I have in common with Stephanie Plum:
We Both Have or Are:

1. 1/2 Italian
2. Very Clumsy
3. Light-weight Drunks
4. Curly Brown Hair
5. Terrible Luck with Cars (but hers is worse)
6. Animal Lovers
7. Huge Sweet tooth!!
8. Hate Exercising
9. Crazy Families
10. Grew up being the 'odd' sister
11. Known our Best Friend since High School
12. Terrible Luck
13. And Last: We both think McDonald's has the best Hangover Cures!

I think I should star as Stephanie Plum if they ever make a movie from this series... Obviously I can relate perfectly to her Character!! :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday's

Here are my pretty fall decorations!! I love them SO much!! My mom really helped me out with all of them!!
The flower arrangement that My Mom and I made
The Wreath that my Mom and I made (mostly she made and I watched) The Living Room
The Mantle

They have been up for a while now... I can't believe Thanksgiving is so close! After that, it's time for CHRISTMAS Decorations!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I am really flying through this series.. of course having two 2-hour layovers can help you get some serious reading done!
I finshed Hot Six,
Seven Up, and Hard Eight (this one was my FAVORITE one by far!)

A 'Between-the-numbers Novel' Visions of Sugar Plums. (This one was very short, I finished it in a day...)

I am currently reading To The Nines - Happy Reading to you guys! :)

And thanks to Emily, for reminding me about Katy Budget Books... I bought the rest of the series there this weekend for 1/2 the price that I paid for the first part!!