Saturday, November 28, 2009

Movie Time

Oh how I love movies at Christmas time. I think for me the season is about cuddling up with my husband and our children and watching a fun flick.

Thursday night we watched 27 Dresses. Cute movie. J picked it because I like it. We didn't see the very beginning but most of the movie. The little ones were in bed and we watched another movie that was not the best but it made us laugh. Superhero Movie is the title and I think it was meant to be a spoof of all the other superhero type movies out there. I don't recommend it but we did giggle a tad.

I love Christmas movies. Yesterday we watched parts of some while doing chores and eating leftovers. We caught part of the what I thought was the classic version but it turnout out to be a remake of Miracle on 34th Street 1973. We stopped watching it. I prefer two different versions that this one.

We watched part of Elf. This is a silly movie that is all about the Christmas spirit. I don't cry over it which is rare for Christmas movies. The young ones like it so all is good.

We watched almost the entire flick of Meet the Santas. This is one of those movies that was made for television. They seam to be my favorites anyway this time of year. No tears just smiles. It is silly and has no basis in Christian faith but still a fun movie.

Last night Pooker and Goobers and I watched The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. This was a late night flick. The girls and I didn't get to bed until about 2:45 a.m. I think these movies (1 & 2) are not for young young girls but I love watching them with my 18 year old and my 15 year old. The friendships and story lines left us the ability to talk about topics that are sometimes taboo for young girls; like premarital sex, death of a parent and peer pressure.

As I wrote this I was listening to one of my all time favorite movies. Return to Me. I love this movie so much. So do the older kiddos. Pooker is writing a paper on the story for classes as well. We laugh at it, we cry at it, we love the Catholic references and the nuns on bikes at the end of the movie. It makes me hungry for Italian food and the dinners of Chicago.
I can't wait to see what else this weekend brings my way as we decorate the tree tomorrow. I love the family time that we spend together eating popcorn and watching a movie. I pray that you have a wonderful weekend cuddled on the coach with your loved ones as well.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The food*The fun*The Family**** Thanks Be to God

Giving Thanks in Pictures.

Thank you God for all that we have and for the promise of what is to come! All This and Heaven!

Thanksgiving Eve Wii Tournament

Having our home so far from other family means that we stay put for Thanksgiving. With so many children we had started cooking our own meal and inviting others to us even before we left St. Louis. A few weeks back when we had the outside movie night with neighbors, J and Mr. T decided that we should have a Wii Tournament before Thanksgiving.We cleaned the house and set it all up. We cooked and prepared the food and drinks.

We had five families join in the fun. With a few more random teenagers we had about 40 people over.

Our little ones played together. The older ones competed against each other on three different Wii systems.

There was constant commotion as people moved from station to station. You were not doing so well if you passed up with a "L" on your arm.
This was a crazy fun night.
Friends spending time together, just playing.
This was so much fun.
It might just have become a yearly event!
As we cleaned up late that night we were so thankful for our home, for all of our friends and the good times we had just shared. Jumba had so much fun that he grabbed a microphone (a Wii controller pretending to be a mic.) and stated signing the theme from Land of the Lost for us. What a night! You know it was good fun when the baby brakes out into song.