Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Who's the Booey Wooest of Them All?

When my mom and Jerry came to visit us for my birthday, we went and got portraits done of Scarlett at JC Penney. Which was great fun, because we have lots of these from when I was a wee little baby. So, it was entertaining to compare some of them. Here are a few.

Look at these little cheeks, you can't help but gobble them up.

A smile for the family members who still haven't seen that!

"You have about 1.5 seconds to cuddle me, play with me, or stick a binky in my mouth!"

I love her little mouth, its surprisingly expressive.

"Look how good I'm getting at tummy time!"

The Anne Geddes Shot

The Controversial Nudie Shots

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jennifer's Jaunty Movie Reviews

Last weekend, Wes and I watched a show called Remember Me. I've been thinking about it all week. This could be because I have VERY little social interaction right now! Whatever the reason, it really stuck with me. So, I decided to share my thoughts and opinions with my blog friends. I can't really discuss my feelings on this movie without talking about the ending. So, if you plan on watching it, you should probably stop reading now, because the ending will be spoiled (and that might decrease your enjoyment of the movie exponentially.)

I had heard of this movie and seen the trailers. However, I wasn't overly excited to see it. I think Rob makes an excellent Edward (most of the time) but I don't love him so much as an actor that I felt the need to rush out and see his newest flick. On a side note, I never thought the movie portrayal of Cedric Diggory did his character justice. Maybe that's got something to do with Rob's acting and maybe not...maybe it was just the screen play. Either way, this movie was not on my top to watch list. So, when it came in our Netflix, I had mediocre hopes for it and had no idea really what it was about. And I was pleasantly shocked and amazed.

The movie was all about people living real lives with real problems, just trying to make it from one day to the next. They had loved ones who died too young and too tragically. It was about families dealing with the fall out from death, divorce, depression . . . It centers around two young college kids who are both lonely and unhappy and they have their ups and downs. It seems like that's what the story's about. Two kids falling in love and growing up . . . and that would have been a fine movie. It wouldn't have been the first movie to have that as its premise. But in the end, this movie represents something much more. It represents one of the most tragic moments in US history. To me, it represented the lives lost. The people who were just people, just doing their thing, people having their own trials and successes only to have their time cut off too soon. I read some critics who thought it was a shameless ploy of forced emotion. I disagree. I thought they handled the catastrophe perfectly. We all saw the footage of those planes hitting the World Trade Center. We all saw the footage of people running and screaming. We all saw the footage of 1,000+ ft. tall buildings crash down to rubble. The makers of this movie knew that and they told us just what we needed to know. It ended before all that . . . leaving us with the knowledge of what came next. I love this movie because it was a portrayal of a nobody on September 11, 2001 in New York City and in doing that it represented everyone there that day; everyone who was in the Twin Towers and everyone who knew someone in the Twin Towers.

PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language and smoking

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Sad Goodbye to Some Old Friends

Unpacking everything you own makes you stop and think about, "How much of this stuff do we REALLY need?" Just to prove my point here are some of our unpacking pics.

Wes putting forth a valiant effort while I ran around with a camera.

Whoa! That's a lot of boxes...

In the words of Uncle Jesse..."Have Mercy"

Oh, the shame of it all and we claim to be de-cluttered organization gurus!

So, as you can see we had a lot of stuff. This was merely two rooms! So we de-cluttered like we've never de-cluttered before. Here are a few of the casualties of our declutternation.

My parents bought me this when (I want to say age 8) I was in the hospital getting ear surgery in order to cheer me up. Yes, yes, I WAS obsessed with Alf. He's a funny guy! But he didn't make the cut. :( I loved it when he sang the Old Timey Rock n' Roll song with a pickle. Almost as good as Tom Cruise himself.

Shelby and Ted made this for me when I got married. (Thanks guys, it really helped keep Wes in line there at the beginning!) I miss those two. These rules still stand true...even though Linens n' Things went bankrupt...and Scarlett's favorite past time is to lick everything in sight which sometimes happens to be the carpet.

Well, goodbye Clutter! You were a good friend, but all good things must come to an end...and this was your time.

Just for good measure, I'll throw in a couple pics of Scarlett. (Mainly to keep my Dad at bay)

Everyone loves a Cowgirl, Baby! or is it Everyone loves a Cowgirl Baby? Either way, she is wearing a buckskin skirt, solidifying that she is the cutest little thing I've ever seen!

If you guys want me to keep blogging I'm going to need more comments! I thrive off of validation!

Like Father, Like Daughter

When we were first moving into our new apartment (before our stuffed arrived...hence the air mattress) I left Scarlett and Wes alone while I made some breakfast and this is what I found when I returned to them. So cute!

They're like little twinners!

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Summertime Blogs

Okay, I'm taking a moment while Scarlett is sleeping and I'm ignoring the piles of stuff behind me that still need a home to do a blog entry. My Dad reminds me of the fact he has seen no grandbaby pictures on the blog every time we talk. So, here it goes Dad!

First, I never showed any pictures from her baby blessing. It was great, we had a lot of friends come and most of Wes' family was there. (We missed you Sumners!) Of course, we missed all of my family, too. Scarlett was absolutely adorable in her little white blessing dress.

I love the bottom one, I think she looks like a Gerber Baby with her little mouth all O-ed like that.

We've moved to Houston. Where it's not that hot due to the daily torrential down pours we've been having. So, they're like a blessing in disguise. I waited outside the grocery store for 30 minutes on Wednesday with Scarlett hoping the rain would let up. I finally allowed two women (one coming into the grocery store and one leaving the grocery store) to watch her while I ran to get my car.They suggested both of them stay so that I'd feel more comfortable that one wouldn't run off with my baby. They were nice and funny ladies. As I ran to my car, standing water was literally higher than my ankles.

My goal today was to make a big, long post with tons of pictures. However, it took me over two hours to upload these two pics. So, I'll do it on a day when we have a better internet connection. I think it must be all of the bad weather.

More to come soon!