Friday, July 29, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Grade:  A

I'm not sure anyone even needs a review of this movie.  If you love Harry Potter, you are going to love this movie.  I think it's the best one of the lot.  They certainly did this one right and ended the series on a very high note.

We did see it in 3D and there were some early moments in the film where it really did add to the viewing experience.  The scene, deep inside Gringott's  bank, was especially entertaining in 3D, but for the most part of this story, it wasn't needed.  I'd like to see it again and this time without the 3D so I can just focus on the story.

If you haven't seen it yet, what in the world are you waiting.  Go...go right now and have some popcorn for me.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Blogging Buddy Giveaway

Beth over at ArtCricket2 is having a little giveaway to celebrate her 400th post.  Go and pay her a little visit and leave a comment.  Let's make her day and surprise her with a more comments than normal.

She's also an amazing artist, so check out some of her older posts.

Thanks friends.

Friday, July 15, 2011

As promised, here are some of my favorite vacation photos.

We rented a wonderful house near Tawas City (Michigan...of course) and it was just lovely.  Worked out great for us and we hope to rent it again next year.

Since the house is on Lake Huron, you get beautiful sunrises and I managed to wake up early enough one morning to catch some of it.  I do still need to work on sunrise photo-taking skills.

And here's some miscellaneous moments that made me smile:




Do you think Ryan loves his Uncle Rick?

And finally, Oma getting Luke kisses

Rick texted all of us this week to ask if any of us were ready to go back to the beach and the resounding answer was "YES!"

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We're Back and The 17 Day Diet Update #4

Were are back from our wonderful "Up North" vacation.  The house we rented was spectacular and we couldn't have asked for better weather.  I promise to post pictures soon.

On the diet front, the first stage of the 17 Day Diet plan ran out on the first day of our vacation.  Krissy and I both suspended the dieting for the vacation week, but kept some of the concepts going including long walks on the beach.

I was pleased to come back and find out I was only about a half a pound from where I was before the vacation started.  I was able to maintain a 5 pound lose over the week.  This week, I'm moving on to the 2nd stage, although I have to admit I'm not being super rigid as I only want to lose a few pounds more.  I am keeping the exercise up and was able to jog about a mile today.  This has been a goal of mine and I feel pretty good that I can do it.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Vacation Countdown Day 3

Here our final Why We Love Vacation List.  Enjoy, cause I know we will.

Top 10 List - Lindalou Style:

10. Being on my own schedule

9.   Napping

8.   Good food and wine

7.   Watching Luke, Austin, Ryan and Unta Wit / Daddy build Sarlacc Pit on the beach (This is just a very big hole)

6.   Games

5.   Sitting on the beach and reading a book

4.   Walking on the beach

3.   Seeing my first glimpse of Lake Huron…through the trees. I still feel the same sense of excitment that I did as a child

2.   Watching Bob detox from his work - hopefully

1.   Being with my family for a whole week

Have a very happy and fun 4th of July.