Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer fun - Family fun

What a crazy weekend!

Friday night - Cars 2
See in the theater?  Absolutely
Pixar's best sequel?  Nope.
Overall, a fun film.  The effects are just stunning.  I forget as I am watching that it's actually animation.  The story line gets a bit confusing and the little ones can't really follow it, so Chloee got a little bored until I had her sit in my lap and I explained the basics as we went along.
Just today, though, I read something about people making a deal out of  political statement that the movie is making.  I didn't get that.   But then again, I am a bit biased.  Splenda's cousin is the founder of Pixar as we know him to be a good, good man, and don't put much stock into some conspiracy.  I do think there was some great messages about friendship and what it means to be a friend.  Overall, enjoyable movie.

Then Saturday hit.  I felt like I went from one thing to another to another to another!!
After a 90 minute running workout - we cleaned the church and dropped the dogs off at the groomers.  Then it was brunch with some of my besties

(Jim's in WJ is the BOMB for breakfast!)

After another errand (getting our packets for Saturday's Kiss me Dirty run), it was out to Eagle Mountain for a family reunion.

Luke holing Chloee, Me, my sister Michelle, and her fiance Richard

Add Jess climbing up next to Luke

Luke and Jess

And then, back home for a quick shower and helping Splenda get set up for the ward/neighborhood bbq.
By the time that was over and we were home for the night, I was exhausted!  Sheesh - marathon day!

Sunday was regular church activities and then family dinner with everyone (minus Corb and Karalee)
Jess's birthday is later this week so we celebrated a little early.  Chloee loves any excuse for cake and candles!

Jessica and Chloee after the candles were blown out - see the smoke wafting in the air?

Luke and Jessica - Happy Birthday Jess!

Tuffy and 'Tana = love

What a wonderful but tiring weekend!  So many fun things, and for once it finally felt like summer.  Nothing like breaking out the sunscreen to make you feel like the season is FINALLY here!


Diaper Diva said...

My boys are dying to see this flick. Somebody told me it was more for adults. They said it was violent? I guess we will see....
That was quite the agenda. Fun but busy. Good times.

tammy said...

That's my kind of breakfast.

Love the Chloee pic in the goggles.

Connie said...

I took the grands to see the movie yesterday. The 4 year old got bored but the 9 and 6 year olds loved it. I thought the Toy Story clip before the movie was lots of fun.

You DID have a marathon weekend!
Love all the swimming pictures. Lots of fun!

Cherie said...

I LOVE those packed weekends where you just run from one thing to the next - Awesome!

P.S. especially love the pic of Chloee in her goggles :-D

Kristin said...

How nice - what a fun day in the sun:) We've been waiting all summer for a lovely day at the pool - I think this week is the week :)


Pedaling said...

I was bored to tears in the cars movie.
I am lovin' the sunshine. Lovin' it!
Busy weekends are the best!

DesertHen said...

Haven't seen Cars yet, but it's actually playing at our little theater in town, just haven't had the time to go yet.

I hopped around like a busy flea all weekend as well! Didn't get a darn thing done at home, but had fun out and about!

That pool looks so refreshing! Feels like summer for sure now!

Garden of Egan said...

The little munchkin has no fear!!! I love that picture of her jumping in.
Darling pictures of the boys and their cute little sidekicks.

Ya, you look like you are grabbing the summer.
Hope it continues in awesomeness. You are amazing with the marathon thing.

" Hit It......." said...

I was hoping that Cars 2 would be the bomb...bummer! That breakfast looks so good (I am dieting).

Sue said...

I love crazy busy weekends like that. Especially with family and friends.

You looked great in your swimming suit..All that exercise is paying off!!

I think Ill pass on the movie.

Cheeseboy said...

That is a lot of swimming. It's about time, right?

Going to see Cars 2 tomorrow afternoon. That is, if Lincoln can stop throwing up for more than an hour.

gigi said...

You deserve a little or a lot of fun in your life! Soak it all in my friend!

Amy said...

I have heard mixed reviews about Cars2, so I am not sure I want to see it.

Swimming sounds great! I haven't been yet. Going to the pool without little kids seems too weird to me. I know, I need to get over it.

Erin said...

It looks like you are having a fabulous summer. We have been trying to decide if we should see Cars 2 in the theater or not. Maybe we'll check out a matinee.

Teachinfourth said...

You know, I really think you need to invite me up for breakfast one of these days...