Hey, Monday! You just creeped right up on us, didn’t you?
This weekend was pretty low-key for a change. Scott came in from a work trip Saturday afternoon, and I spent the remainder of it at home with him.
Sundays are usually scheduled with practice for the both of us. When Scott’s got canceled at the last minute, we jumped on the opportunity to have an impromptu Sunday Funday date at the movies.
(Appropriately dressed in sneakers and sweats, of course.)
Both Scott and I love going to see movies, but neither one of us has been excited to go see anything lately. Out of everything currently playing, we both voted to see Oz The Great and Powerful.
Although we do not have kids yet, you can find the two of us checking out a digital cartoon or Disney movie every now and then. (Just don’t tell Scott I told you that!) 😉
Overall, we were surprisingly impressed with the film! We heard it was good, became skeptical when the beginning had a bit of a slow start. After about fifteen minutes in, the unbelievable graphics took a huge step up and sucked us both in!
The special effects and graphics on this film were incredible. So intense, that they have become the subject of the controversy on whether or not to take kids to see it. Some children have been reported to getting sick during or after seeing the film, because the graphics and colors were overwhelming.
Hmmm. I guess I can see where certain parts would feel like you are riding in a raft or on a hot air balloon with them, but would only think of it to be an issue if it was viewed in 3D, and if you had an extremely sensitive stomach.
As adults, we loved it and gave it four enthusiastic thumbs up!
After the movie, we wandered around the outlet mall for a bit and I convinced Scott to split a frozen yogurt with me. My sweet tooth has been off the charts lately, and I have become pretty good at accepting it.
We stopped into Sweet Earth, and I felt a little better knowing the place only sold non-fat frozen yogurt. I was in charge of our cup, and took full advantage by filling it with some of my favorites.
I started with a mixture of banana and peanut butter fro yo (umm… amazing!) and topped it with fresh blackberries, strawberries, heath bar, Andes mint bits and toasted coconut.
I say Scott split it with me, but in reality he probably had a total of three bites. (Oops!) Oh well. I am a firm believer that you have to treat yourself every now and then.
Back in the Wizard of Oz Day
Seeing a twist of the classic Wizard of Oz movie brought me right back to my childhood. That was my absolute favorite movie growing up, and I even went through a period where I would ask my mom to watch it every single day. Literally. (Sorry, Mom!)
I wanted to be Dorothy and wore a pair of my own ruby red slippers as much as I could, which was also pretty much every day too. I couldn’t get enough of the film and to this day it still find myself watching it when it comes on television.
Since moving up north, it has been a little hard adjusting to being so far away from my family. I received a sweet card from home last week that was filled with throwback family (and mostly awkward shots of me) photos that melted my heart.
They were just what I needed during a freezing cold week here, and came just at the right time.
Since I am reminiscing, I thought it would be fun to share a few photos I received with you too. Looking back, it is funny to see how my hobbies have not changed a bit:
I have always preferred to be active and on-the-go…
I have always enjoyed the water and being outside…
I have always enjoyed taking pictures and hanging out (in forts)…
I have always loved animals…
… and apparently I have always faceplanted myself into food (or in this case a drink!) How embarrassing.
Speaking of awkward, somehow I have convinced myself that sharing a few of my ridiculously awkward school photos with you is a good idea. You might want to scroll quickly before I change my mind.
And let me just preface them by saying kids these days have no idea how lucky they are to grow up with hair straighteners and an improved sense of fashion!
And yes… that vest in the middle is flower print and became a favorite accessory of mine all throughout elementary school. Eat your hearts out boys!
Question of the Day
• What was your favorite childhood movie? Do you still watch it as a grown adult?