Saturday, November 5, 2011

Jerry: "Katie, I can't believe you're eating the boys Halloween candy...Oooooh, is that a Kit Kat?"

Friday, November 4, 2011

Book Review: Dick Van Dyke

Book Review: Dick Van Dyke

My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business: A MemoirMy Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business: A Memoir by Dick Van Dyke

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book was alright. I learned a lot about Dick Van Dyke that I didn't know before, but I wasn't really driven to pick this one up. I would only recommend it die hard Van Dyke fans. It was kind of like "First I got this job, then I went to this show, then I worked with this guy on this show. And everyone loved me and it was so fun." The title really is very fitting. I think Dick Van Dyke really has just lead a very Lucky, charmed life.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween 2011

Halloween was pretty fun this year. It all started for me a week before Halloween with my going to the most fun Halloween party, ever! It was a "Witches Night Out". Women only, all dressed as witches. ..
We danced. You know Thriller, Monster Mash, a little disco. A LOT of fun!

and we ate! So many awesome treats and amazing decorations. I wish a had pictures of how this back yard was decorated. It almost felt like being in a Disney Theme park.

Here is me and Ruth, who I pretty much do everything with these days. She's my Sister-in-Law, and BFF!!

Then we went trick-or-treating with the cousins and a couple neighbors.

and a trunk-or-treat at the church. I'm sorry, but my boys as Woody and Buzz? Too cute! Especially if you know them. It's so fitting to their personalities, body types, and the fact that they watch Toy Story 2 almost everyday. Oliver walks around all day talking about "Bug-a"-which is how he refers to Buzz and all robots.

This is a picture of the unfortunate hat that came with Jonah's Woody costume. It is made of foam and light as a feather. Also, the part that goes on your head is Needless to say, it will not stay on top of anyone's head. Even if you pulled it down all the way and he was completely frozen, it would fall off. Anyway, I tried to find a cool cowboyish ribbon to help it stay on and it really just looks like a woman's sombrero. Don't worry, Jonah didn't wear the hat- at all-except to take this picture. Even if it had looked cool, he wouldn't have worn it anyway. Both last year and this year, this is how he described what he wanted to be for Halloween: "Just Woody, with no hat and no boots" Oliver on the other hand, kept the purple hood on his head at all times. If the woody hat would have stayed on, he would have worn that too.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Book Review: Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this book when it first came out in 2008. I remember liking it a lot and I really wanted to read it again before the movie comes out in a couple weeks.

This book was Awesome and kinda boring alternately throughout. The wedding and honeymoon at the beginning were good, but then the Jacob part was tedious. Then the whole part in the middle where she has the baby was deliciously gory. (really, I'm not much for blood and gore, but this was SO well written and exciting-I LOVED it!) Then the story was tiresome-"then these vampires came, then those vampires came-blah blah". Then the ending was exciting again. I did love how it all works out with Jacob, because nobody had to be hurt and alone. I also really liked the section where Bella seeks out J. Jenks, because we finally get to see her interacting with the world, as a vampire, by herself. I really like her much better as a vampire, she isn't nearly annoying as she was human. I really hope that in the movie, when she becomes immortal, she really plays it differently then she did as a bumbling, fragile, clumsy human. I hope she's confident, articulate, and focused. I'm not sure that Kristen Stewart is capable of playing that way, but I'm hoping.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NaBloPoMo 2011

So, I did this last year, and since I've only posted sporadically since then, I guess I better do this again. I've really become introverted lately, and this will hopefully be a good motivation to update this blog and get outside myself for a while. So who's with me?