Monday, January 24, 2011

Kitties are all grown up

Hard to believe that just a few months ago these sweet little cats could fit in one hand! Look how big they are now. 11.6.10

Fall Photo in the Leaf Pile

Nothing is more exciting in the fall than the giant leaf pile that the kids round up to jump into. Dominic had anticipation for weeks before the leaves started to fall. He just couldn't wait to rake. Here are some photos from the day in the leaves. 11.9.10

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Oh-me, oh-my


Friday, January 21, 2011

My top 10 movie picks (ok more like 13)

I never really post anything that isn't about my family or friends but this week Michael and I have been talking about our favorite movies and what makes a movie fall into a "top 10" list. First of all, my criteria for a movie to fall into MY top 10 is that it has to be a movie that I can watch over and over and get entertainment out of it every time. So with that in mind it rules out movies that are scary or depressing (because why would I want to relive those feelings more than once for the sake of a movie experience?). Generally speaking I prefer movies that make me laugh and feel good. I love witty dialog and I am a sucker for a good RomCom. I also enjoy a movie that makes me cry if it has a good story and a good ending. I also love seeing movies that are about books that I love. All that known... here are my top 10 in no particular order.
1. Only You
2. It's a Wonderful Life (Still makes me cry every year)
3. Return to Me
4. Just Like Heaven
5. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
6. The Princess Bride (Such a classic both in movie and book form)
7. Ocean's Eleven
8. Knight & Day
9. The Bourne Identity (the book is 1,000 times better)
10. Count of Monte Cristo (Great book)
11. A Walk to Remember (Another great book)
12. Fools Rush In
13. Iron Man after I started doing this I realized that my top 10 was more like 13 ....that is ok right? I would love to hear your comments or hear about any movie suggestions that you could give. Our time to watch movies is pretty limited with our crazy schedule but I would love to have suggestions on what to put in our netflix cue!! Thanks.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Plowing the fields

When Dominic was born his Godparents gave him this blue and white poka-dot, microfiber, blanket. He has always loved it. As he got older he realized that it made patterns when you pushed cars across the fabric. He loves to get out his tractors and make tracks all over his blanket. He has been doing this for years and it makes me happy to see that he still loves to do it at age 5. I love the simplicity of it all. 1.17.11

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sledding Hill

Here are some pictures from our family sledding adventure. 1.16.11

Wipe out

We have a sledding hill at the park near our house. Every year we talk about going to it but for some reason it just never do it since we have a hill next to our house. This year we loaded up in the van and drove to the park and had a blast on the big hill. Dominic was even brave enough to attempt the steep hill on his own. Here are some pictures from his first big wipe out. Don't worry he was ok.

Friday, January 7, 2011

2010 Rewind

I am trying desperately to get caught up on my blog from 2010. Needless to say I have a lot to get caught up....going back all the way to September. So for January I will keep the new posts listed at the top and them put them in chronological order in February. I have added lots to December and November so make sure to check them out. As always I would love for you to leave a comment so I know that you were here. Thanks