Sunday, February 27, 2011

And the Oscar goes to.....

This year unlike last we managed to see all of the films nominated for Best Picture. We have each ranked our favorites. Our top choice is not necessarily who we think will win but who we would choose to win.

Paul's Picks
The Social Network

True Grit

Kings Speech

127 Hours


Black Swan

The Fighter

Toy Story 3

The Kids Are All Right

Winters Bone

Cyndi's Picks

The Social Network

Kings Speech

127 Hours


Toy Story 3

True Grit

The Fighter

Black Swan

Winters Bone

The Kids Are All Right

Who we think will be crowned at the Oscars

Best Picture - Kings Speech
Actor - Colin Firth
Supporting Actor - Christian Bale
Actress - Natalie Portman
Supporting Actress - Hailee Steinfeld

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day in LA and the OC

A week ago Monday I enjoyed a day out with Morgan. First stop was a taping of the Dr. Phil show up in LA. We had some time to waste so we goofed around on the roof of the parking structure taking photos.

After the taping it was back to the apartment to hang out (take a nap). Then over to The Block for dinner and a movie. We enjoyed both our selections at Dave & Busters. I had the Chicken Parm Sandwich, a new choice for me and it was delicious with some sweet potato on the side. I did take half home for lunch the following day. Of course our movie of choice had to be an Adam Sandler flick. Sadly it was then time to take Morgan back to her place as she had to work the following day.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A First

Yesterday I made my first smoothie at home using my very own blender!

 7oz. OJ, strawberries, apple, banana and pineapple

Epic Sale of 2011

Please read about our most recent Yard Sale in February HERE!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Last Friday we met up with Ric & Jeri at Camelot for a mini golf throw-down!
 The competition was fierce.
Round 1: P-53, C-44, R-52, J-56

Round 2: P-56, C-57, R-45, J-58
Really it was just a couple of holes that had a certain shot not been missed it would have been a totally different ball game. AND C, R and J all had INSANE, INCREDIBLE, AWESOME shots where we all stood there and thought "did that just happen"!

Nearing the end of our evening we came across a little bunny that R decided he needed to chase, the bunny didn't run away really... just circled the tree with R. Quite amusing from my vantage point.
There shall be a re-match!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


I am bummed that we haven't posted anything since 2011 began, I will try to give the "Readers Digest" version of what we have been up to the first month of the new year.

Sickness -
Paul got sick before 2010 ended and it has lasted weeks and weeks! He even had antibiotics but it didn't get rid of it. I was able to defend against it for about 2 1/2 weeks before I came down with ick. We are feeling much better although there is a lingering cough.

Family -
My mom continues to mend from her fall and has been cleared to go back to work in a week. She still has to do physical therapy to help the healing process along but so far looks like no surgery!

My grandma took a downward turn and got an infection in her leg, normally the Drs would do surgery to remove the hardware she has but they said she wouldn't survive the surgery. They put her on antibiotics and hoped for the best, she will probably have to be on antibiotics for the rest of her life.

A cousin of mine announced she is having a baby, the first in our part of the family in 20+ years

Family bday dinner for Christie

Friends -
Had dinner out with KJ, Tif and Erin

Hung with BZ a few times

Multiple friends have gotten pregnant

Celebrated Morgans 31st bday with dinner and a movie

Fundraising -
Picked up cans at 2 Monster Jam events

Gathered many, many items for the upcoming Yard Sale (thanks so so much family and friends!)

Outtings -
Saw the Cold War Kids at Jimmy Kimmel

Competed in Trivia Night at Stadium Tavern with the Prices

We went to Dave & Busters just to hang out and play some games together

Certainly we saw a few movies
I am sure there was much more that we did but this is all I can think of right now. Hopefully we will get back to blogging regularly. Hope the new year is treating all of you wonderfully.