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They’re transfixed.

Our TV just got hooked up. It’s been about five days since the kids have had it and they’re transfixed. They’re not even complaining about the small screen.  😂


Movie night with friends

Friends of ours have a standing Friday Family Movie Night that Katie always wants to go go…so instead of crashing their Friday night, we had our own on Sunday night. We went over to play, watch a movie, eat pizza, and make popcorn… Which I think they only lasted through about 45 minutes of the movie before they lost interest and started playing.

We like our new regular theater.

Five minutes from the house, they serve alcohol, and they have reserved RECLINING seats. 


Movie night seating




Dress like a character from your favorite book day!

We slacked and didn’t plan ahead so we went with an old standby!! Katie was bummed she didn’t get blue hair but I haven’t done a test on her super blonde hair and didn’t want to potentially dye her hair.

This makes me smile more than it probably should.


Movie & Popcorn

I can’t remember what movie they watched but they both wanted popcorn for dinner—Grauntie Marge had given Katie an ENTIRE BOX of stovetop popcorn so they were super excited about that. So we let them eat popcorn for dinner. What a treat! Katie also enjoyed her new mermaid tail blanket from Gramma Jean!

America’s Test Kitchen needs a proofreader.


Birthday Sleepover

Photos from the mom…


How we differ watching Sparty. 


The live Facebook Q&A with Naturally Slim!

So the Live Facebook event was actually going to take place at the combined offices of Holmes Murphy and ACAP Health, both new partners of Naturally Slim. I was VERY anxious about the event, but Marcia assured me I would do just fine. I was put a little more at ease when she told me it would only be about 20 minutes long—I had thought it would be an hour or something! Phew!

We got there early and Marcia showed me around the offices and introduced to many, many people…most of whom were all like “Oh, wow! I know you! You’re Jennifer Hudson! I recognize you!” It was VERY surreal. They were just as excited to meet me as I was to meet them! The offices were super fun and trendy, with named meeting rooms like the Vineyard (with a wall of bookcases and wine racks) and the Bead Room, which is where we ended up filming—yes, a “room” in the middle of the office space with floor-to-ceiling hanging beads encircling four chairs and a table!

Getting ready to start!

Our view during the event:

And then we were off and running…

Live Q&A with Marcia Upson, President of Naturally Slim
[iOS users, if Safari isn’t showing the Facebook video below, try Chrome]

And suddenly it was over! What?! Already?! Wow that went fast! I had a lot of fun and the time just flew by—I probably could have answered questions for an hour! Of course watching the video later I noticed things I didn’t like (like my roll of belly fat and a few strange looks I made) but overall I think I did pretty well!

And then on the way out, I got to meet Todd (Todd Whitthorne, President, ACAP Health—he’s in quite a few of the program videos)!! And just like Marcia, he was just the same as in the videos, too. And boy was he tall (I’m 5’9″ and you see how he towers over me)! :)


What a memorable way to spend my 43rd birthday!!

The magic of Harry Potter

So apparently I’m not as big of a Harry Potter fan as I thought I was because I didn’t know/realize/remember that September 1 is the day Hogwarts students go back to school. Until Katie had already picked that movie to watch and I was reading Facebook and saw a post about how today was the day…AND how “25 Years ago today Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger met for the first time on Hogwarts Express.”

First, 25 years? Egads. 

Second, why did Katie pick that movie out of all the movies we have? I commented as much on Facebook and a friend said “Magic is mysterious like that.” :)

Third? That poor cat.

Fourth? Truth be told, I never get tired of watching Harry Potter


Olympics 2028?

Katie doing her floor program with Laurie Hernandez. :)

Katie performing with Olympians!

Live in our living room!! :)

Needless to say she had a blast watching the gymnasts and the floor routines were her favorite because she could dance along with them! She also liked the swimming, which is how the video below starts. 


Harry Potter marathon

We watched two movies today. They spent a lot of time like this. 


They’re back to normal. 


I can’t remember the last time I had to wait in a line!

I guess that’s what happens when a small town theater gets a big movie on the opening day (Secret Life of Pets) and the weather is questionable (it was supposed to storm and it was getting dark and windy). As a sidenote, Owen completely freaked out about the weather and wanted to go home. We are not sure how or why he has become so freaked out about weather.

Unfortunately, we didn’t actually get to see the movie—there were so many people that by the time we made it in to look for seats there were none available (definitely not six together and pretty much only single seats here and there—people were even sitting in the aisles and on the steps). So we got our money back and decided to go another day.

Let’s go to the movies!

A shirt from the shopping trip I had with my friend a few months ago (that I haven’t worn yet) and one of my new XS (!!) Lularoe maxi skirts!

It’s still feels a little weird to be “dressing up” just to go to the movies, but this is what I wanted—it’s not really dressing up, it’s just looking put together. :)

Getting ready to see Finding Dory and splurge on delicious hot buttered movie popcorn!


Watching TV with GJ