Saturday, July 22, 2006


Jonathan and I have had a subscription at Hollywood video for about a year and a half. We paid so much a month and got to rent as many movies as we wanted and take them three at a time. It was great for us. But then we moved to the other side of town and Hollywood is no longer convenient.

Chris and Ruth Ann love Netflix so when I got a thing in the mail from them the other day, I decided to take a look at the cost. Well it only costs $2 more than we are paying at Hollywood and we don't have to drive across town. And the videos really did come within 24 hours, i was impressed.

So we got our first three yesterday. And one of them was Failure to Launch. I have wanted to see this for a while, but I was very dissapointed. It was a cute story about a 35 year old who didn't want to move out of his parents house. He thought that he had the perfect life, then he met a girl and I won't tell you the rest just in case you want to see it. But I could tell that I would have liked it a lot better if the director had made some different choices. He had a weird sense of humor that kind of just made you go, "What?"

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The boy who uses sound to see

This is an amazing story!
Read it if you get a chance


Yesterday I woke up very early and could not go back to sleep so I decided to go out to the living room and plop down on the couch. I watched a little TV and then decided to take a walk before Jonathan left for work and before it got too hot. I made a new playlist in my ipod for walking music and set out on my way. Luckily our neighborhood is very flat so that really helped to keep me motivated. Our last neighborhood had huge hills at every turn and it was very overwhelming.

So I really enjoyed my walk. It gave me energy and I was in a great mood when I got back. So for some strange reason I woke up at 5:00 again this morning (maybe I am turning into my mom) and I will be going on my walk again.

I better go and get ready!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Nanny McPhee

We finally rented Nanny McPhee the other night and we really liked it. After I saw how horrible and disrespectful the children were, I was really curious as to what the nanny was going to do with them. I liked the way that she never raised her voice at the kids, but just gave them logical consequences for what they had done. It really worked especially well in the kitchen. And I saw how the kids stared to predict what the Nanny was going to do if they did this. I highly recommend this movie!

Monday, July 10, 2006

They are Married!

Well after a crazy 3 days in Austin, Karen and Scott are married and I got a text message that they made it to Hawaii about 10:40 last night and were on their way to get something to eat.

The wedding was beautiful! I have no pictures though because I could not find my digital camera. I finally found it after everything was over and it was in my backpack the whole time. Isn't that the way it goes? It was really good to see a lot of old friends at the wedding. There was a great turn out. The middle section of the church was full!

Karen decided to have an aisle runner down the middle of the church. It was white with little detail flowers. It was beautiful. One of the reasons she wanted the runner was so that the rose petals would show up on the maroon floor. But cute little Emily did not have a chance to drop the flowers. NatJ grabbed her hand to walk down the aisle and she was left with no hands to drop the petals. The kids were awesome though. Emily only took her shoes off once during the ceremony at which time I invited her to go and sit with her mom. She probably would have made it through, but it was hard for me to concentrate on the wedding and keep an eye on her.

There were so many people who worked so hard to make this day special for Karen and Scott! Thanks to everyone, I know it means the world to them.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone! We went to the Belton rodeo last night and Bryan got to see the bucking horses, barrel races, rodeo clowns and his favorite-bull riding. I haven't been to a rodeo in a really long time, so I enjoyed it. We got tickets from a friend of ours at church. A client had given them to him and he couldn't go. They were really good seats, we almost got mud and other stuff on us.

It was weird to be at the Bell County Expo Center to see it. I've only been to the rodeo in Austin and the arena is like half the size here. This afternoon we are going to a friends house for a big brisket meal and then tonight we are going to find some fireworks somewhere. Most of Belton is busily getting ready for the parade here. As we were coming home last night, we saw cars parking to reserve their place along Main street. Crazy! We are going to stay in from the parade, Jonathan wants to sleep in on his day off.

I hope all of you have a wonderful 4th of July!