January 18, 2010

4 day weekend...

I just finished up a four day weekend, and let me tell you...it was wonderful!!! It was a full weekend, but so relaxing too! Poor Justin had to work on Saturday since the bank was going to be closed on Monday, but like the amazing husband he is, he was happy for me to have the extra time off! =)

Betsy enjoyed the weekend too! I have just come to the realization that whenever I am home, she is my constant shadow! I love it!! Here she is Friday night, chilling next to me on the bed with her new favorite toy. Justin's sister and her family bought this pig for her at Christmas. On the inside is an empty plastic water bottle that makes wonderful crunchy noises that she just can't get enough of! And the fact that it is still in one piece amazes us...Betsy ALWAYS chews apart a cloth toy in a matter of minutes and pulls the stuffing out! This one only has a little bit of stuffing in the nose, but she has yet to bother it! It just cracks us up when she comes prancing down the hallway with it in her mouth, or will run back to the living room for it before we go to bed. Adorable!!!

On Friday, I did a whole bunch of errands, and then went on a movie date with my mom and dad. We went to see the movie Young Victoria, and it was really good. We like period movies, and are always interested in history, so we three really enjoyed it. Justin was glad he still had to work, and was very happy to have me see it with them instead of him! =)

On Saturday evening, we went to a surprise birthday party for two of our good friends. I didn't take too many pictures, and somehow ended up without one of the birthday girls, but here are a couple of us decked out in party hats. I don't think I've worn one of these for at least 15 years!!

with Jolene...

Justin and Harry...
What a fun night, and a very successful surprise for Katie and Jeanette! Good job husbands for pulling this one off!
Sunday was a very busy day! We had a great time at church, and a sad time watching the Cowboys get creamed and stomped on by the Vikings. Way to go, Minnesota...you guys definitely deserved the win. Bummer for us. And I had on such a cute pink Cowboys jersey too! It should have brought them luck!! =) Oh well, maybe next season??


Sunday night also kicked off another season of 24, and our 24 nights with my parents. Since it is a 4 hour, 2 night season premier, we have 2 date nights this week. SO much fun! We love this show, even though it drives us nuts with the amount of suspense they can pack into each hour!!! So far though, we're not too impressed with this season. The new CTU boss and the blond haired technology lady bother us a bit. But it will get better!!


Monday was such a relaxing day. I spend the first half of the day in my pajamas, making Justin breakfast in bed, doing laundry, and tidying up the house. I love days like this!!
In the afternoon, we had a date with my parents to see Avatar in 3D. We had heard reviews that said the story line was weak, but the effects were really good and worth seeing. For the most part, we agreed, but the story line wasn't too bad. I liked the movie, but didn't really care for the new age, pro-environment message. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for protecting the environment, but the "Let's all connect to Mother Earth" agenda was a little bit much at a couple times in the movie. But the effects and visuals in the movie were absolutely amazing and easy to move the message to the back burner. It was really beautiful, and hard to believe that it was, for the most part, all done digitally! You really felt like you were on that world and it was real! I wonder how in the world they did that?!!
Just had to include a couple pics sporting our cool 3D glasses...

Aren't we all adorable??!! We all agreed that the last time we saw a 3D movie with the glasses was at least 20 years ago at Disneyland. Remember Captain EO??
All in all, this has been a wonderful, refreshing, and productive weekend. Now back to work tomorrow! Hope you had a great weekend too!!

5 comments:

the ericksons said...

oh hats. you crack me up. :) i am glad i got to see you twice this weekend!

Lianna Knight said...

What a FUN weekend!!!!

Gene Steiner said...

I guess we are the only people int he world whohaven't yet seen Avatar. I hear it is great.. . My last 3D movie was at Universal Studios ... 20 years ago...Thriller....

carolinagirl said...

I want to know where I can buy a pig for my cocker. Cooper loves water bottles too. This would be a great gift for him. I hope this doesn't sound to creepy. But I think if we lived closer to each other we would be good friends--we have lots in common.

Becca said...

We are big 24 fans as well. I agree with you about the new CTU boss: Bubba just doesn't do it for me. And the blonde? Big idiot. Hasn't she seen enough episodes to know that her past secrets will just come back to haunt her and compromise her work at CTU, possibly demolishing all of the US with a nuclear war? Idiot. =)