Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Random Tidbits.

I haven't written in a while... it seems to be the same for most of the blogs I'm following. Summer is hitting and we're all getting busy. Not so much me as I don't have so much to write about.

Not too long ago, a friend and I went to a parkway type area around 15th south and 9th east to walk our dogs and kids. It's a dirt walkway that loops around millcreek river or something like that. It was a glorious day. It was intermittently raining and mostly sunny and the air was nice and cool. The walkway was awful muddy and I am glad I have a baby backpack to put Linus in.

Most of the walk we saw dogs off leash and my friend had hers off leash (although he is a better dog and not so lurpy), I decided to take Moxie off hers and run around. She is so big and so unaware of her body, it made me very nervous and I was afraid she would fall down the embankment. Not to mention the super skittish dogs people had off leash there (?!?!). I am not sure I understand and maybe it was just my big, dopey, playful puppy that caused that, but I ended up putting her leash back on her. I have a face harness that makes it a dream to walk her, but it was in the backpack that Linus was in and so I waited until there was a spot to sit and get her situated.

The next thing that happened ended in 5 VERY slow moving seconds for me. I put Linus down, and luckily my friend was there to hold him upright since it's not the best baby backpack and he tipped over initially. I had Moxie's leash in my hand and around my wrist and a little Yorkie comes bebopping down the path. For some reason, Moxie took it upon herself like never before that she either needed to kill this dog or be it's friend. I don't know, but my heels were dug in and she dragged me a good 3 feet before we hit steps. Somehow, I got my balance enough to go down the stairs and down the trail for about 10 feet. I saw a fence and grabbed with my free hand and managed to stop Moxie from running and pulling me face first through the deep mud just down the path. I am not sure how I managed to not only stay on my feet but not hurt myself or pull my arm out of socket. I tried to let go of the stupid leash and let whatever happens happen, but my hand was locked in the loop and I had no choice but to go along for the ride. Whew! Thank God Linus wasn't on my back and I am not further along in this pregnancy. My friend, to my surprise, managed not to laugh too out loud at the debacle.

Next day, I am so sore from the neck down I can barely move. Not a bad trade off for what could have happened. I am pretty sure that Moxie thought I was going to kill her after the whole thing was said and done with. Poor thing. My pregnancy rage mixed with a giant puppy sometimes isn't a good thing. Luckily, she is mellowing out, figuring out what is expected of her and she has been an angel lately. Which is a good thing and brings me to my next little story.

Matt wants to buy a blue. I think he's crazy, but it has been my dream since knowing of their existence to have a blue. Can I turn this down?? I keep thinking it would mellow Moxie out a bit to have a friend to play with and after having her, what's one more right? He wants to show or breed her... we'll see if this even happens. Until then, we have been spending a lot of time online conversing with people and sending in puppy applications. Sheesh.
Matt with his son... being a great dad.

4 Generations at their favorite eating establishment... Crownburger.
Grandpa Kirk with 2 of his 3 favorite things. Russell and Linus (we didn't get Sam in this one sorry guys.)

Sunday was Father's day. We had made plans to go to Matt's Grandparents house who live right around the corner from his parents. The Hadfield side got together for dinner and I really enjoyed it. I really enjoy his family, his aunts, uncles, and grandparents. His Grandma Darlene asked all of the dads to stand up and give some bit of advice that they would like to give if today were their last day. Grandpa Reid talked about his faith and how he knows the church and the scriptures are true. Most everyone else said something to the effect that you need to live the right way, even if it's the hard way, and make sure that if someone hears your name, they know that it's a good name by how you lived. Matt's dad, Kirk, got up to give his advice while holding Linus. Of course, Linus curled right into him and cuddled up to him right at that moment and got some emotions going and we all know I cried. =D Kirk blamed his good family and good life on his lovely wife, Jeri, and I hope that at some point Matt feels that same about me and our family. Thanks you guys! It is so great being part of your family!!

I called my dad and wished him Happy Father's Day. We aren't so good at planning sometimes and both dinners were at the same time. I figured that whomever is planned first, I will go to, but we usually can manage to work both families in. Oh well, I really didn't need Red Lobster anyway *sigh*. I managed to let Matt sleep in a little bit and then brought him breakfast in bed. That was the extent of my gifting this year. Sorry sweetie. It's a tie every year here on out ok?

So, the pregnancy is progressing smoothly. Nothing is amiss, I am getting bigger and consequently more uncomfortable. It's a little more difficult trying to pick up Linus so hopefully he'll be walking soon. He likes to kick me in the guts and oh boy that hurts. We still don't have a name for Little B and may end up naming her Little. I am starting to have sleeping woes but so far the heartburn has been kept at bay very well by Tums. I am thinking I may need to go in for a massage and I don't care what I have to do to pay for it. We'll see... it's just hard not knowing what to do with Linus and trying to schedule something blah blah blah. But, 23 weeks and on the shorter but harder end of my trip. I saw a family Sunday that made me think of Matt and I and our family. There was the mom and dad and a son and daughter about 9 and 10. Then about a 2 year old and she was ready to pop with her 4th. I assume that will probably be us. LOL. Gave us both a chuckle.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

lights, camera, action

I really shouldn't be posting anything on movies, I haven't gone out to see a movie since Linus was about 2 months old. I have, though, rented at redbox, and although the price is only a dollar, I am getting pretty consistent at having $7 movies that I watch once. Lame.

I know that this probably goes against all popular opinion, and since the 2nd one is coming out, I must touch on Twilight. I hated it. Hated, hated, hated it. I really enjoyed the books but thought the cheesy "tween" factor was a little much added with the "OMG I love you" soap opera style. The vampire/werewolf stuff was fun and all in all it was pretty entertaining, but I am not sure at what age the impending sex and the over and above "in love" is appropriate before it gets too cheesy. I think the book did a better job of not making it seem so daytime soap-ish. I hated most of the casting. I think that Bella was the only one who fits (plus she's super cute and I'm partial cause she looks like my friend) but she really seemed to fit what I had in my head from the book. The rest... well, it left quite a bit to be desired. Were there no better looking people to play the vampires? It's Hollywood ladies and gentlemen, there must be a plethora of people who would have cast better than what actually was chosen. I had a waiter in a restaurant on Hollywood Blvd who was hotter than who they picked for Edward. Sorry all you ladies that love him, but he just didn't do it for me as Edward after reading the book and then seeing him in Harry Potter. Although, I will admit, he does have a pretty good crooked smile, but still.

I saw the trailer for New Moon and I will, against my better judgment, say I am kind of excited for it. I am excited to see what they do with Jacob and his character in the movie. I am really hoping the the special effects aren't as disappointing this time around as I found the special effects were rather lacking in Twilight.

My 6 year old niece has a crush on Jacob, so maybe I'll use that as an excuse to go see it and I won't subject my hubs to it (not that I think I could drag him with me if he were drugged and tied up, but whatever).

While looking online for the trailer to New Moon, I found a blog website dedicated to new movies coming out. I found some very exciting things that piqued my interest...

First off, I am very excited to see Julie&Julia. The Julia Child movie with Glen Close. It just seems like my cuppa tea. Not slapstick funny, not a romance, not a documentary, just a fun movie. I think I relate to the part in the trailer where the girl melts down with stuff on the floor or when the pot flies off after she put a lobster in.

I am excited to see The Proposal. Only because of Ryan Reynolds. I love everything he does and I think that pairing him with Sandra Bullock will be a great romantic comedy.

If you know me well, you know I have a huge crush on Robert Downey Jr. Don't ask me why, I don't know. Because of this crush is the only reason I hoped Danny Gokey would win American Idol. He has a hint of Robert Downey in him. The movie "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang" sealed my love affair from affar with Mr. Downey Jr. I have yet to watch a movie of his and not enjoy it. I am excited to see the coming Iron Man 2, I have been wanting to watch "watchmen" (yes redbox, here I come), I will admit there were parts of Tropic Thunder that I enjoyed. Mostly no to the Ben Stiller parts but I liked RDJ's part of the movie. I would like to announce... Sherlock Holmes!! Robert Downy Jr. plays Holmes, Jude Law is Watson and it looks amazing. I am giddily excited for that.

The next flick that I am excited beyond all reason is the new Hobbit movie. Guillermo del Toro who was part of Pan's Labrynth, The orphanage, and Hell Boy 2 is going to be part of this. In my exhausted state, I am not going to research what part he played during each movie, but I believe he is directing the Hobbitt movie. Regardless of what part he is playing, I have the utmost expectations that this is going to be fabulous and I am grateful that it has waited until now to come out. If you don't know what I am talking about, his special effects are better than anything out there. Faint of heart... probably don't want to watch Pan's Labrynth. Not into comic book movies, probably wouldn't interest you to see HellBoy 2. The orphanage is a Spanish horror movie. It was a great movie, but not too many are into watching a scary movie with subtitles. Mean you have to pay extra special attention to the screen. bwahahaha. It really has a sad ending and it made me cry and I was not with baby hormones, so that should tell you it's sad if you have kids. Heartbreaking really. But, the Hobbit...who didn't see at least one of the Lord of the Rings trilogy? I think the Hobbit will bring Mr. del Toro just a bit more mainstream and as I have a strong appreciation for amazing special effects, I am excited about it. I heard him talking on X96 about it and he is even filming in New Zealand so the atmosphere should be very similar feeling to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. How exciting!

Ya, I'm a dork. Even my husband has said that I am a dork and that's why he loves me. I love Star Wars and all sorts of science fiction and comic book movies so I am excited for the movies that most of you ladies will not be interested in... but such is life. =) Different strokes huh?