HAPPY BIRTHDAYS, CAMI & SUMMER! (Sorry for the late post.) I LOVE YOU!
This 4 year-old, in fact:
Due to extenuating circumstances -- like my ears and brain not hearing my alarm (how could I control that?) -- I was um, late to Wendi's wedding. When I say late, I mean I missed the ceremony. . . But I did get there for the reception, which was VERY short, and I got this picture of Wendi and Wade and their families.
My brother found some pretty neat information about men's and women's website preferences. Read his blog post about it here. (He also has a link to the original article.)
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This past weekend, Jacki's brother Jake was in town. Sadly, I don't have any fun pictures of the Braves game we went to or the hanging out we did afterward, but I DO have pictures of Sunday night, when everyone in the fam' came over. We were treated to a special Celine Dion impersonation concert. Here's Jacki, explaining the intricacies of Celine concerts:
Okay. Maybe I don't LOVE this movie, but I loved watching it with my mom. I'm referring to the movie "A Lot Like Love," if you didn't notice, and I was surprised that MacDuff gave it such a bad review when it came out. I've heard it called "[My] generation's 'When Harry Met Sally,'" which I think is a pretty fair assessment. There are some pretty funny scenes, most notably the one in which Amanda Peet walks into a glass door. Who doesn't love watching someone walk into a glass door?!
My mom, dad, and I just finished watching "Saints and Soldiers," a film about 5 soldiers trying to survive after the Malmady Massacre (one massacre that occurred within the larger Battle of the Bulge).
Ummm, I just had this heavenly cake my mom brought home from Sam's. I usually don't like store-bought cakes, so I was like, "Italian Cream Cake from Sam's? No, thanks." But my mom said it was really good, so I decided to try it. And now I'm like, "Italian Cream Cake from Sam's? Thanks!" Actually, Sam's sells the cream cakes made by the Cheesecake Factory, which, as you know, is a wonderful restaurant and my favorite. The cake is two vanilla layers with a cream cheese/very slight lemon fluffy paste in the middle. And to top it off? Powdered sugar, which is always the mark of a scrumptous dessert.
This woman in Maryland has created a line of greeting cards for adulterers. It's called the Secret Lover Collection! First of all, I think it's a crappy way to make money. Secondly, I don't think she will make much money. And thirdly, the one card I've seen is really ugly. Check out the MSN article here.
HOW TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BUGGING YOU ABOUT GETTING MARRIED
Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next." They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.
The movie "Just Like Heaven" is coming out on September 16th, and I can't wait! It stars Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, and Jon Heder, of "Napoleon Dynamite." Yay! It sorta seems like a happier, funnier version of "City of Angels." Check out the trailer here.
I forgot to mention that Adam and Eve had a killer compilation of love songs at their wedding. Summer noticed that one of the songs was from a movie, and she could not remember what it was. So we asked Eve, and she said it was from "Better Off Dead." What did I do that night? Check out "Better Off Dead" of course! Summer, Clay, and I watched it that night. And I have to say, that song is really good. I HAVE to have it! It's by Rupert Hine, and it's called "Arrested By You." I've decided that it's the first song I will dance to at my wedding! :) Seriously, though, it is a perfect song. Lately I've been into 80's new wave music. What's the deal? I think the deal is that it's way good. Or maybe it's because I, along with every girl who grew up on 80's flicks, have a long-standing crush on the John Cusack we have come to know in the movies. Anyway, check out the song by clicking on the link and scrolling down to the short clip from the soundtrack.
Yesterday I went to the wedding reception for Adam and Eve . . . Olsen, that is. Before I start posting the pictures, I just want to mention a few things about Eve. (I don't really know Adam well, but I can say this about him: he is very shy and very nice.)