Hello ladies! Hope all of you are well.
We spent a wonderful few days in the mountains, staying in a chalet with another family with kiddos close to our kids' age. We relaxed, hiked, had picnic lunches, played games, played outside, ate too much, drank a wee bit too much adult beverages one night
, etc. The kids had a blast playing pool and shuffleboard in the house we rented, and playing these really old stand-up video games that were probably from the 70's or early 80's, we think. The graphics were terrible, but the kids were amazed to see something completely different from the Wii. I missed you ladies; and as always, it's great to check back into the Halfway House. I always feel like I'm missing a part of myself when I'm away from here for a few days.
~ I'm happy to hear your Dad enjoyed his birthday. I'm glad to hear he's doing well, and I'd wondered how he's been since his accident last year. Hope you enjoyed your shopping, and the lovely weather you've been having. Now I'm kind of mad that I gave up on American Idol, after hearing you say how great it is this year. I always thought Paula was pretty terrible as a judge; and as much as Simon irritated me, I just couldn't imagine the show without him. I'm glad to to hear the singing talent is more impressive this season. Not to be offensive or disrespectful to anyone, but I thought last year's talent was at an all-time low, overall. Good luck with the achievement testing this week. Is that the same thing as our TCAP tests in Tennessee? I hope we can work out a WFE viewing together. My daughter will be playing basketball tournaments nearly every weekend for the forseeable future, but I think she'll be finished by mid-May.
~ Hope you're well; we've missed your megaposts the past couple of days. Congrats to your Bulldogs! I think the best clip I've seen is the one of Coach Stevens chest butting one of his players after the game.
That picture is a highlight, and will definitely be played during "One Shining Moment" after the finals.
Loved this pic you posted Caryn!
Once I stopped staring at Alice's lovely hair and make-up, I realized how perfectly Rob's silky smooth shirt (and trousers) clung to his body.
Which of Rob's "lines" from Eclipse is being nominated--is it the "Doesn't he ever wear a shirt," line? Is the DH Harry and Hermione horcrux scene really being nominated for Best Kiss? Say it ain't so....
...I remember us all complaining that the Bella and Jake snowy, mountaintop kiss might be nominated for this. I bet MTV (and Scummit) would just love
for the Best Kiss award to come down to Bella and Edward's, and Bella and Jake's kisses. They'd probably stuff the ballot boxes under the pretense that Kristen and Taylor might reenact said kiss on worldwide televsion, if that kiss were to win. They might as well keep dreaming. Jeez.....
~ Thanks for letting us know about the MTV award nominations, and always keeping us up to date and "in the know". I'm assuming that the proposal scene kiss is the one nominated, or is it one of the meadow kisses?
~ Your Mom is lucky to have you, and you're very special to move in to help care for her.
We're glad to hear you had a good birthday and visit. Hope you're over your cold soon and I'm sorry about all the discomfort with your cough. Good luck catching up with your schoolwork.
~ Sorry about Sonny Boy's monopolization (is that a word?) of your computer for his classwork. I remember you telling Missp and me about his online health class. I'm sorry it cramps your style, but at least March 30th will be here before you know it. Are you really at Lulu's
I was somewhat suspicious of your recent plans myself, just like Jaclyn
. I suppose it's because you kept prepping us for a possible out-of-town trip for SonnyBoy's spring break. If you are
visiting, I hope you have a great time. I love that you've converted your friend Maureen to an official Twi-hard....and she's even read MS. Our short trip was very relaxing; thanks for asking. Hubs and the kids drove to East TN to visit his parents Thursday night. I had to work Friday, so I rode up to Gatlinburg with our friends Saturday morning, and we met hubs and kids at the chalet Saturday afternoon. And don't you know, even though I had to work Friday....I enjoyed a little quiet time to myself with everyone else out of the house. I stayed up way too late
Thursday and Friday nights lexing and reading fanfic. And it was blessedly peaceful. The kids' spring break started last Friday, and they'll head back to school Monday, March 28th. I hope you're having fun with your brackets....and once again, I'd like to apologize for Vandy's performance (or lack thereof). And I'm sorry I couldn't warn you from putting them in your Final Four. 25 out of 32 teams correct in your first round is pretty great.....especially with some of the bracket busters we've had this year. Let's go with grayish-blue, or bluish-gray for Rob's suit on Leno. Jaclyn's ActionRob in purplish heather reminded me of Robward in the meadow too.
~ I loved all of ActionRob's photos. Who does all the posing of ActionRob, and who takes all the pictures? It's great that you have your bf's assistance with ActionRob. ActionRob is so incredibly helpful and busy at your house—he may be bored when he visits here. I hope you get the chance to see The King's Speech soon. It's a great movie, but would still be great on a DVD and doesn't have to be seen on the big screen. How is WFE and how far are you in the book? Are you picturing Rob as Jacob? Your dinner with your parents sounded very successful and I'm certainly impressed with the creativity and culinary talents of you and your bf.
I'm looking forward to seeing KSTew as a “dark” Snow White too—I totally think she can pull it off....Snow White with angst and a kickarse attitude.
~ I'm also sad to hear Unbound Captives may have gone by the wayside. I think that ship has sailed, as Bella would say-- and we've missed our opportunity to see Rob in a loincloth. What's up with your lustful Robdreams, girl, and can you send some of that to middle Tennessee?
What is “carting”, by the way? Riding a go-cart? Rob certainly did look very trim on his Leno appearance. What that man does for a nice suit.... is beyond amazing.
I'm sorry your friend couldn't get through the first few pages of WFE and give it a chance. I'm with Jaclyn
, I'd honestly forgotten those curse words were present so early in the book. I'm not a fan of the written curse word just for the sake of cursing, but I usually get past it if I'm intrigued by the story. Maybe she can try it again someday? I'm sure you and Susie
will have a great time when she comes to visit. Congrats on BabyBoy cutting his first tooth....I think you've said you're still breast feeding....just be prepared.
We're so happy to hear your mother received good news about her health, and I'm sure your entire family is relieved. Thanks for letting us know about the Khar's upcoming EP outtake—I'll have to check it out. I still need to read Alec's outtake. That's great that you've found a fellow Twi-hard relatively close to you and I hope you convince her to visit the Halfway House sometime. I can't think of another movie that I have eagerly anticipated, yet at the same time dreaded its release as much as I have Deathly Hallows Part 2. I can't wait to see the conclusion, but I'm so sad that it's all coming to an end.
I'll definitely be ordering the Twilight Saga-Official Illustrated Guide
, and the HP Page to Screen book sounds like a keeper as well.
Fi and Jenn Jenn