Sunday, November 21, 2010

POTD: Sailor's Delight

This was the view from my backyard tonight! We had an unusually warm day for this time of year. I just love a reddish pink sky! 
Everytime that I see a sky like this, I think of my husband who was once a sailor. He often says this:

"Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in morning, sailor's warning!"

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I've been a busy, busy girl!

I have to apologize once again for the lacking of blog posts! But....I've been a busy, busy girl lately! Between the boys and's been crazy! Last weekend I was hired to photograph a wedding and I spent part of this past week editing and organizing the photos. And yesterday I took Christmas photos of a cute little girl, so I'm currently working on those! 

My husband was "watching" the boys while I was at that wedding and Alex had an accident. I say "watching" in parentheses because we all know the quality of childcare when a man is watching the kids! lol Anway, as the boys were jumping up and down on the couch, Alex banged his eye off of the back of Ben's head! A few days later he got quite the shiner!

This wasn't the worst of it. The bruise got much worse over the proceeding days. Thankfully it is returning to normal! Poor kid! If you knew Alex and his personality, this wouldn't surprise you! He is an accident waiting to happen! lol
 As I mentioned, I photographed a wedding last weekend! It was AMAZING! And it sure helps when the couple is gorgeous! I had a total blast! Here are a couple of my favorite shots!
 The place where I photographed these was at this religious place called "Mt. Macrina." It is only about 15 minutes from my house and I never knew how beautiful it was there! Unfortunately I only had about 10 minutes to photograph the couple there, so I wish I had a little more time. And I wish I knew about this place at the beginning of Fall because I would have loved to have photographed my boys there! Oh well, there's always the Spring!
 Lastly, mama got a new pair of shoes! :)

I have been wanting these for a couple of years now and finally broke down and bought them! I knew a couple of people who has them and loves them. One of the groomsman at the wedding had them as well, and it gave me the push to buy a pair! They are supposed to be wonderful if you have knee and back pain. I'll let you know what I think about them!

I don't know what is scarier...the shoes, the striped socks, the striped pants, or my unshaven legs! lol With two boys, if I can shave once a week that is a luxury! lol :)
Oh and I would like to mention that I have a poll on the right side of my page. I need a little feedback. Would you like me to continue doing my Richard Gere "Movie Mondays?" I just feel like it's something that nobody really reads. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary to ME!

This past week Chris and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary! I am so lucky to have married the most wonderful man in the world! Here is a photo of the card that he bought me. Apparently the gift for your seventh anniversary is "copper"....hence the seven pennies that he glued to my card!
We didn't do the whole gift thing this year. I think we both realize how truly blessed we are to have each no gift can compare to that!

This is probably my most treasured gift that Chris has ever bought for me. I'm sharing this with you now, because I have been wearing it a lot lately.

When Chris and I started dating he bought me this "St. Christopher" medal to wear. Saint Christopher is the protector of travel. Chris bought me a card and this necklace was taped on the inside with a note that said that he would always protect me no matter where I am in life! :)
I love how romantic he is, and how he puts soo much thought into the gifts that he gives!

I tried to get a photo of us the other day, but Chris was being too silly for a serious photo! He always has to do a silly one!
Here are some photos from our past! We've done a lot of great things over the 9 years that we have been together!
Here we are in Punxsutawney during the Groundhog's Day celebration (2/2/02).
The night before our wedding we attended a Halloween party and we dressed as Hugh Hefner and a playboy bunny!
Here we are on our wedding years ago!
On our honeymoon at Niagara Falls, Canada.
Here we are on one of our anniversary trips in Ohio. We had a blast ziplining!
I am so very thankful to have Chris by my side. He is my best friend, my soul mate, and a wonderful father! A girl couldn't ask for a better husband!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Movie Monday-Breathless

I am reviewing the movie "Breathless" this week! The movie also stars a French actress Valerie Kaprisky. The movie is from 1983 and is a remake of a the classic which is from 1960.
Richard Gere plays the character "Jesse." Jesse is an arrogant cocky man who goes on a crime spree while on his way to see the woman that he admires. On his travels he kills a cop, so there is a manhunt for him.

He finally makes it to see his girl "Monica" played by Valerie Kaprisky. Monica is a french college student who is studying architecture. In the past Jesse and Monica had a four day affair in Las Vegas. One that Jesse would never forget.

Monica has big plans for her life, and Jesse isn't part of them. But he is relentless and constantly pursues her! Monica has no idea that Jesse is wanted by the cops and she winds up becoming pregnant and falling in love with him!

Even after she finds out about his crime spree she still stands by his side! But's Richard Gere...I'd stand by him too! ;)
I normally do not like watching movies that are nearly as old as I am! BUT, this one was actually good. It kept my attention and to be honest, I was kind of liking the YOUNG hot Richard Gere! ;)
You know me...I like the "old man" Richard Gere, but this cocky arrogant character he played really attracted me to him! He constantly stole cars, and smoked was HOT! lol I was totally digging this character!
Don't you just love the ruffled dress shirt!
I could see how an intelligent woman could be attracted to his character in the movie like Monica was! There was something exciting about him that was very magnetic.

There were a couple of scenes in the movie that I liked. Monica was in the pool and Jesse was upstairs on the balcony of her apartment. He ended up crawling down her macrame plant holder just to get to her in the pool! It was very romantic in a bad a** sort of way! lol You can view that clip here!

Remember macrame plant holders? I think I was in 2nd grade when I made one of those for my mother! lol

And the other scene of my dreams was that he pulled up to pick up Monica in a PINK convertible! It was sooo hot! That is my dream...Richard Gere picking me up in a pink convertible! lmao! ;)
Two things a girl cannot have enough of...Richard Gere and PINK! :)

I give this movie an 8 on the Richard Gere hotness scale. There WAS Richard Gere nudity! So that's always a plus for me! lol But I would recommend watching it! There was just something about his character that was sooo attractive! Plus if you have Netflix it's an "Instant Movie" right now!
Here is the trailer if you want to see a preview! Surprisingly I found it to be really good!