Sunday, July 15, 2012

Marriage...explained by kids

When Clint and I first got engaged his parents gave us this cute little paper full of these hilarious quotes that kids said. I wanted to share it with everyone as we dive into WEDDING WEEK!

How do you decide who to marry?

-You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports and she should keep the chips and dip coming.   -Alan, age 10

-No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry, God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.  -Kristen, age 10

What is the right age to get married?

-Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.  -Camille, age 10

How can a stranger tell if two people are married?

-You might have to guess, based on if they are yelling at the same kids.  -Derrick, age 8

What do you think your mom and dad have in common?

-Both don't want any more kids.  -Lori, age 8

What do most people do on a date?

-Dates are for having fun and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.   -Lynnette, age 8

-On the first date they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them to a second date.  -Martin, age 10

When is it okay to kiss someone?

-When they're rich.   -Pam, age 7

-The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.   -Curt, age 7

-The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.   -Howard, age 8

Is it better to be single or married?

-It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.  -Anita, age 9

How would the world be different if people didn't get married?

-There sure would be a lot of kids to explain.  -Kelvin, age 8


How would you make a marriage work?

-Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.   -Ricky, age 10

Friday, July 13, 2012

Going to the chapel.....

EEEEEK my wedding is in 8 days! I cannot believe it is finally here. My mom and I have been working so hard planning for a year and a half and it will be so nice to see all of it pay off next week. I had so many amazing people that helped us plan this special day. I want to give a special thank you to Julie, Donna and Nina. Without these special ladies I don't know what we would have done. I love all of you! It looks like it will probably be raining all week next week but surprisingly I am not upset about it. I am just excited and ready to marry the greatest man in the world :)

With wedding madness approaching I have decided to watch wedding themed movies all week to prepare myself to walk down the aisle. Here are some of my favorites:

1. Father of the Bride

Howard Weinstein: [on the phone] Mr. Banks, this is Howard Weinstein. Franck's Executive Assistant. I... ave... your estimate for you.
George Banks: I can barely hear you!
Howard Weinstein: I'm in my car going through Water Canyon. Call you back?
George Banks: No, no, no. I want the estimate. How much? What's the damage?
Howard Weinstein: Well, everything from the flowers, to the honeymoon limo...
George Banks: Ok, everything. How much?
Howard Weinstein: [cutting out] - dred and - ifty a -ead.
George Banks: You're breaking up. It sounded like you said 150 a head.
Howard Weinstein: No, no!
George Banks: Good. I was about to kill myself.
Howard Weinstein: It's 250 a head. 

2. The Wedding Date

 Nick Mercer: The hardest thing is loving someone and then having the courage to let them love you back.

3. Bride Wars

Emma: [to Liv] Your wedding's gonna be huge, just like your ass at prom.
Liv: Your wedding can suck it.

4. My Best Friend's Wedding

Isabelle Wallace: George, this is so sweet of you to come to our rehearsal. I insist you stay on to lunch.
Kimmy Wallace: Oh yes.
Julianne Potter: No, no, no, no, no... Absolutely...
George Downes: Love to! Love the bag, love the shoes, love everything. Love to!

5. Steel Magnolias

Truvy: What are your colors, Shelby?
Shelby: My colors are "blush" and "bashful."
M'Lynn: Her colors are "pink" and pink."
Shelby: My colors are "blush" and "bashful" Mama!
M'Lynn: How precious is this weddin' gonna get, I ask you?

 and the best groom's cake ever made....

6. Love Actually
*I know this movie is not technically wedding themed but its one of my favorites of all time! And its about love, so it works!

Prime Minister: Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around.

Well that's it for now! Talk to ya soon ;)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Movie Review: The Amazing Spiderman

OMG. I was sure that "The Avengers" would be the only good superhero movie to come out for awhile. Well, I was wrong. Not only did another great superhero movie come out not long after it, but within the SAME summer! Even though "The Avengers" is still the #1 superhero movie probably of all time, "The Amazing Spiderman" definitely held its own.

When Clint said he wanted to see this movie today I wasn't really on board. I loved the 2002 Spiderman and was confused on what this one would even be about. Also, I really had my heart set on seeing Magic Mike, am I right ladies ;)? Since there was no way I could convince Clint that Magic Mike had a gripping storyline, we bought our tickets to The Amazing Spiderman, and amazing it was indeed.

The Amazing Spiderman tells the tale of Peter Parker as he  finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. This quest puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.

This movie is another take on how Peter became Spiderman and gives him a new love interest, Gwen Stacy. The best part of the movie? The heart-warming chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (who also date in real life, awww!)

They were so endearing to watch and you could tell they had a blast making the movie together. There were so many cute moments that made my heart melt.

Peter: I've been bitten....
Gwen: So have I.

and the BEST scene ever:

Teacher: Don't make promises you can't keep Mr. Parker
Peter: whispers to Gwen. But those are the most fun
Gwen smiles.

^^You have to see the movie to understand why that is the best scene EVER.

Andrew Garfield definitely surprised me on his take on the man in the spandex suit. I wasn't sure how he would do, but I was pleasantly surprised. He was funny, charming and brave. What more could you want in a masked vigilante?

Emma Stone is exactly what you would expect: witty and beautiful. She is one of my favorite actresses and I am 100% sure we would be best friends if we knew each other.

Rhys Ifans plays Dr. Conners/The Lizard. He was brilliant and really made you root for him and want him to die at the same time. You might remember him as Mr. Lovegood in the Harry Potter movies and this guy from Notting Hill haha :)

I definitely recommend paying the money to go and see this movie. It has amazing special effects and computer technology that is so cool to see on screen.

Go and see "the untold story begin".