Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Harry Potter....The End

As you all know I am a huge Harry Potter fan.
I was in line with all of the other Harry Potter fans for the midnight showing.
I was actually 4th in line. (Yes I am that big of a fan.)
I was not dressed up, but I did have my wand. 
It was bitter sweet. 
I love the excitement of waiting in line on midnight for the first showing;
but as we sat there it was sad thinking it would be our last time in line for Harry Potter. 

The movie was great. 
You could hear a pin drop in the crowded theater. 
(One of the pluses of going at midnight is you get to see it with true fans.)
There were times when you could hear the entire theater sobbing. 
Overall I think that the movie was done very well. 
It was a great adaptation of the book, 
and I cannot think of anything that was left out. 
I am sad that the excitement is over.
At least the magic can live on forever in books and movies. 

Friends With Benefits

Last weekend I went to see Friends with Benefits and LOVED it!!!!!!
I love romantic comedies. 
I love that they are cheesy and predictable. 
I love the combination of love and laughter.
I even love the drama and heart ache also. 
Mia and Justin did not disappoint. 
I laughed so hard. 
Justin and Mia are hilarious, and they had great chemistry. 
The story line was great. 
I will definitely be purchasing this movie on DVD. 
And I'll be totally honest Justin Timberlake is H O T hot!!!!!
Have you scene FWB?
Are you going to see it?
Do you have a crush on JT? 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Silent Sunday

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Silent Sunday

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

The End

Tonight it ends. 
At 12:02 AM I will be sitting in a theater
 with my tissue and and my popcorn waiting for the end. 
I am excited and sad.  
It has been an incredible journey, 
and it will forever live on in our hearts and imaginations. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Extreme Couponing

I took the plunge and went to a couponing party. 
To be honest, I have been interested in it for a while. 
It was a lot of fun. 
I got some good tips and am ready to start saving money. 
Anybody got any tips or tricks they have found so far? 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fighting the Rebellion

Sometimes my relationship with God reminds me of the relationship I had with my parents when I was growing up. When I was younger my parents would tell me not to do something, and I would insist on doing it any way. The situation always turned out bad. I would either be in trouble or hurt emotionally (probably a few times physically). When I was a kid I thought that my parents were strict and didn't want me to have any fun. Now I realize they were trying to protect me from hurt and pain. 

The same thing happens with God. There are situations that come up in life that I know for definite that God is telling me "NO". He tells me no because He wants the very best for me. He does not want me to be hurt. When I act outside the will of God pain is usually what I end up with. Even knowing that God only wants good for me I am still human, and my rebellious nature comes out. Thankfully when I act in rebellion God is always there waiting with His arms wide open. 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Getting Crafty

I have been getting crafty on this Saturday morning. 

My first card.
I am out of practice,
so it will take me some time to get back in the swing of crafting. 
I also don't have all my supplies.
Good thing I am going to my mom's next weekend.
I'll be able to pick up all of my things. 

I'm off to a baby shower today.
Hope you all enjoy your Saturday. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Maybe I'm Afraid

I recently heard this new song on Air1 and I feel in love. Check it out! You can even download it for free.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Single Living

I am a 29 year old single woman. 
I have never been married. 
I have been in a few serious relationships;
one which lasted approximately 7 years. 
I have been single for the past 3 years, 
and even though they have probably been the best years of my life,
I struggle with being single. 
I am from the southern part of the country 
in the area that is known as the buckle of the Bible belt. 
It is pretty normal to married at 22.
Getting married at 25 can be considered getting married late. 
So it is a cultural thing as well as the fact that I dream of getting married.
I have been struggling a little more in recent times 
and have found myself discontented. 
I have even gone so far as to take my frustration out on God. 
I stopped talking to Him regularly.
I was just going through the motions of life. 
A couple of weeks ago something inside me woke up and said
"This is not the life you were meant to live."
I am meant to live a full and happy life. 
I meant to walk daily hand in hand with my Savior. 
Good things have been happening since my wake up moment. 
A friend of mine told me about a sermon series that is online by one of my favorite pastors. 
It is called "The New Rules of Love, Sex, and Dating" by Andy Stanley.
I watched the first part tonight, 
and it was amazing. 
So single ladies I recommend it. 

Criminal Minds

I recently found a new love for Criminal Minds. 
As a matter of fact I stayed home Friday night for a marathon. 
There are a couple of reasons I love it:

1) I am counselor. 
I have a psychology background. 
I love the way the brain works. 
I love the way they solve the crime by learning how they think.
These people are so smart and brave. 
I mean I could just go one and one. 

2) Derek Morgan

3) Dr Spencer Reid

Need I say more?

4) Well I will say just one more reason.
If you have scene the show,
 you know that there is usually one character
 that has been through some traumatic event in their life.
It could be the victim or the perpetrator. 
The marathon I watched someone in the show was affected traumatically 
by a parent. 
I deal with this everyday with the kids I work with. 
Most of them have been affected by something that his/her parents have done. 
True maybe most of them are not as drastic as the ones on the show,
but sadly to say that some of them are. 
So I guess what I am trying to say is I get it. 

Do you like Criminal Minds?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day

Hope you all have a fabulous 4th!!!
I know that I am very glad 
for the freedom that we have. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Eye Candy

I saw this on Tumblr awhile back and HAD to share it. 
I love Rachel McAdams, 
and she is HOT in this picture. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Something Borrowed

I was so excited for this movie to hit the theater.
I love these kind of girly chick flicks, 
and the stars are ALL fabulous. 

Fun dancing

Pain and growth

And I had no idea how she would pick

I have to say that I was voting on Ethan. 
I wasn't crazy about the whole cheating concept, 
but I really liked the movie. 

I even think that I am going to read the book.
Mainly so I can read Something Blue.
(I am weird about not reading all books in a series from start to finish)

Did you see it? What did you think?
Do you recommend the book?