Friday, July 2, 2010


Today was such a lovely day. I had a lot to get done, and I got all of it done, yay for me, right? I started out the morning with a movie date with my sister-in-law Brooke. Our big plan was that by going to see Eclipse at 10am on a weekday, the theater would be totally empty. We still got there fairly early, but when we walked in the theater was packed! We managed to find two seats at the end of the aisle which was good (although the seats where you can put your feet up on the bar are preferable), but we were still comfy. I was SO happy with the movie though. I've read all the Twilight books (in my opinion- great story, horrid writing), and I've also seen each of the films so far. I thought the movie adaptations were pretty good, but this one takes the cake for being the absolute best so far! I really, really enjoyed it and was pleasantly surprised. I'm usually really annoyed with Kristin Stewart but she wasn't so bad this time, and overall I kind of loved it! So, if you're on the fence about seeing it, I recommend it 100%! And if you did see it, what did you think? Do you share any of my sentiments? Which movie have you liked best so far?

Afterward I did a lot of errands, then came home and Hank and I decided to have a dinner date. We haven't gone on a just-us date in a week or so, so tonight was perfect. Originally Autumn's family was supposed to be up here, but unfortunately Jason has to work tomorrow, so they are having to reschedule their visit. I'm really sad but I know we'll see them soon. So due to the change in plans we decided to do a just-us night, and started the night off with a little stroll. I think it's so important to have nights like these, because I know when Henry arrives our lives will be a lot different than they are now. And not in a bad way, just a different way. We headed out down to street to see our friend Addison at the guitar shop he works at. They were having a little blues jam session, so we stopped by there to say hello then walked down to Taj Mahal, one of our favorite restaurants in town. It was so nice to enjoy a leisurely dinner and talk and talk. Everyday I feel a little bit luckier that I have Hank in my life, it's so neat to be married to your best friend, and nights like this always remind me to count my blessings and be so thankful for this love. :) At dinner I got to see my friend Robyn! She works there as a bartender/server and it was so nice to catch up for a bit, amidst the live piano music and delicious food. After dinner we strolled back home- I get tired pretty quickly so I wanted to veg out and rest. In a minute we're going to lace up our running sneakers and go on a little outdoor workout jaunt through the neighborhood and THEN....(oh I am so excited)...Hank is going to watch one of my FAVORITE movies ever for the FIRST time, Death Becomes Her.

I dvr-ed this via HBO the other day and it blew my mind that Hank had never seen it, so I've been looking forward to watching it all week with him. It will be nice to have a relaxing evening because tomorrow is going to be quite the day. All of my family is coming up to enjoy 4th of July up here in Prescott. Again, we're totally all going to miss Autumn and family but next year will be just as fun! Last year Sarah spent the weekend with us and we had a blast hula hooping, wearing patriotic crowns, and watching fireworks. This year should be great too and I'll be sure to take a million photos.

Speaking of, here are some pictures from today that I took using the shakeitphoto app on my new iPhone 4! Happy Friday, everyone!

Mercy Guitar Hospital

Visiting Addison at work

date night at Taj Mahal

veggie samosas

kinda creepy

so so good

Robyn came by for a visit!

Friday evening stroll


  1. haha, that's so funny. your feelings about twilight are exactly the same as mine! i always say the story is great but the writing is not the best. annnd i agree that this movie was the best by far and that kristen stewart was absolutely tolerable, even good, in it :) you read my mind.

  2. aahh, all of those guitars are so cool. and the food pictures look yummy. :) also, you are as cute as a button!

  3. ah calie and i love " death becomes her" such a good movie! i hope hank enjoyed it as much as the three of us do!!! and i thought eclipse was the best of the three! I feel that kristen was not as helpless in this movie if that makes sence? lol tgif girlie!

  4. I love it when days just work well by themselves. :) You pictures look so nice! And I miss Death Becomes Her! I should watch it again, haha.

  5. Unbelieveable! I LOVE death Becomes Her! I haven't watched it in years. I just put it on the top of my Netflix que.

  6. i would just like to chime in pretty much what elycia said. i felt exactly the same way. and i was astounded that kristen stewart was tolerable. i really really enjoyed this one. definitely my favorite so far.

  7. I haven't read the Twilight books. All the mania has kind if put me off to be honest. Last night, I finally got around to watching the first movie. It was between that or Cars for the 10th time since I was babysitting and that's all they had on their TV. The kids were in bed. It actually was really really cheesy acting, but I liked it for the most part. I'm definitely going to read all the books before I see the other two movies though.

    Also - thanks for the recommendation of Death Becomes Her! I am always looking for movie recommendations so I don't go blindly picking movies to watch.

  8. I will take that dobro guitar 3rd in thanks! Man those have great sound.

  9. oh my god! death becomes her? are you serious? i used to LOVE that movie! now i gotta see if we can instant play on netflix! we're skeptical of the new twilight...we never read the books but the first one left us pleasantly suprised and the second movie was so boring, well, up until the last 5 minutes where they set it up to make the third movie seem dope! we'll wait for video. so funny...the other day i saw all this "eclipse" buzz everywhere and i spent the whole day thinking there was some sort of actual eclipse happening. i couldnt figure out why i didnt know about it (im kind of a space nerd sometimes) but i was so excited for us to go to the beach and see it together...and then at around 9 pm i thought "wait, an eclipse at midnight? that doesnt even make any sense" and sure enough i saw a post "eclipse was SO good, i highly recommend it in the theater"....oohhh...its a movie. haha! ridiculous...thats what happens when you dont have tv.

  10. Just found your blog. Love it. I was one of those crazies that saw Eclipse at 12:01 opening night/morning. I loooved it. It was def. my favorite of the book but Kristen Stewart tends to annoy the heck out of me. There is no way she has read the books- since she refuses to show any of the emotions. My favorite example of that (after she kisses jacob, and sees Edward)and her attitude is all 'oh you saw it didnt you' instead of showing the guilt, and agony that bella went through in the book. Still loved it though!

  11. I love your blog! You have a Boston Terrier (my fiance and I are planning on getting one) and you use ShakeItPhoto (my fiance created the app)! Awesome. ;)

  12. Eclipse was very good and definitely the best one so far. Kristen just wasn't as annoying in this one I found.