Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Friday the 13th

This was a pretty good remake of the slasher film of the 80's. And it left it open at the end for another one. I pretty much watched it because Jared whats-his-name from Supernatural was in it. :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

In Memoriam: Bill Henry

Yesterday we went to Gary's Dad's memorial service. It was sad. It is always sad to see your husband cry. It was a great service though and Bill would have been impressed. The boat was full, way more people than I thought were going to be there. I took Bonine so I would not embarrass myself and be sick. That made our second funeral event of the weekend, another friend unexpectedly passed away and the wake was Friday night. Poor Gary, he drove home from the auction in Framingham, MA, changed his clothes and we got back into the car and he had to drive all the way to Franklin, MA. That is a LOT of driving in one day, something like 8 hours!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Disney World Graduation Trip

The vacation is over, but she had a great time and lots of good memories with her friends!


Master of suspense Dean Koontz delivers a mesmerizing new thriller that explores the razor-thin line between the best and worst of human nature- and the anarchy simmering just beneath society's surface- as a likable, successful family man is drawn into a confrontation with a foe of unimaginable malice....
This was a pulse pounding page-turner. You can't put it down because you can't imagine anyone surviving what is happening to this guy and his family...

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

This was an awesome movie, very long, almost 3 hours, but it was so good.

End of Vacation

If I am not careful this is what I am going to look like this summer! I did nothing but eat this past week. The amount of food that went in my mouth is ridiculous. Here is a patial list of some bad stuff I ate over the week: fried clam strips, french fries, movie popcorn with butter! sno-caps candy, multiple turkey burgers, potato chips, pizza, BLT and more fries, probably a half of a Pepperidge Farm cake, monkey bread, chicken teriyaki from the mall food court, coffee coolatta, prime rib, caesar salad, Dairy Queen ice cream, Friendly's ice cream! I have no control when Gary is on vacation, none. He is back to work today. And I am trying to slow down my food intake. And it is STILL raining here.

Brooke is back from her week at Disney World. But she is still at her friend's house in Newfield's because Southwest lost their luggage. She had a great time though, and now it is time for her to start her summer job.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Perkins Cove, Maine

We are trying to have fun despite the weather. It feels like Fall here this week. The only warm-ish day was yesterday and we had to be home to sign for a package! We wanted to take the Ruckus to Perkins Cove today, and despite threatening skies and cool temps (58 degrees!) we went. We managed to walk the Marginal Way along the ocean, we went into one shop, and ate lunch at Huckleberries. While we were eating it started spitting rain, and we still had to walk all the way back across the marginal way. It held off, and we got home without getting drenched. I guess it will be a movie afternoon.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Brooke Graduation & Party Pictures

Mom and Brooke

Party Tent!

Brandon, Shell and Mom

The Henry's

Tom and Teresa

The Johnson's (Sorry Aunt Joan!!) :)

Ryan and Brooke

Nicole and Eric (she doesn't even look pregnant!)

Josh and Lucas

Brooke and Louie

The Little Graduate

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

This movie was captivating. And you would not believe what happens in the end. I was told I would need tissues, I did not, although I did get a little teary-eyed. Very good.

The Shadow Year

In New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960's, a young boy laments the approaching close of summer and the advent of sixth grade. Growing up in a household with an overworked father whom he rarely sees, an alcoholic mother who paints wonderful canvases that are never displayed, an older brother who serves as both tormentor and protector, and a younger sister who inhabits her own secret world, the boy takes his amusements where he can find them.
The time passes until the night a prowler is reported stalking the neighborhood. In the neighborhood there are disappearances, deaths and spectral sightings capped off by the arrival of a sinister man in a long white car trawling the neighborhood after dark.
This was a good book. Pretty creepy, you can almost feel like you are there in that era, feeling what this boy and his siblings are going through.

The Hangover

I have one word for this movie..... HILARIOUS!!!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Vacation time

After a whirlwind weekend of graduation and a big party and getting Brooke off to Disney World for the week, Gary and I are relaxing in Maine. And when I say relaxing? I mean really relaxing. I think I was rooted to the couch today. Pictures of Brooke's graduation and party will have to wait until I go home to do laundry in the middle of the week, I didn't have time before we left. Graduation was Friday night, surprisingly I did not cry. Misty eyed maybe, but that's it. I think because I was too busy trying to breathe, we were crammed in the gym like little sardines. And SOMEONE let one rip, and let me tell you Mr. Man, that stunk!! How rude! After graduation we went out to eat with my parents and Nicole. Saturday was the party, we had great weather, plenty of food, plenty of Japanese beetles, and I thought black flies were annoying?
This morning we left the house at 4:30 and brought Brooke to the airport for her vacation at Disney. She met the three other girls there and off they went. They will have a great time, I am jealous. Gary and I then headed for Maine. We got here at 6:30 AM and unpacked and then it rained all day. We plopped our butts down in the living room and watched movies and napped all day. We ventured out for dinner to Newicks in Dover. We split a big plate of fried seafood and french fries, it was delicious. Now to go and walk some of it off!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

WRHS Class Night 2009

%&!#%&! Camera!
We went to Brooke's Class Night, on Tuesday. It was long, and tedious, and my ass fell asleep but it was worth it to watch her at the very end accept her scholarship award, and I swear, the second picture IS her accepting her scholarship award. !%&*#! Camera!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Nicole's Pregnant Belly~ 24 Weeks (almost)

We are a week early for the 24 week shot, but I will be away next week for vacation so I snagged it early. No stretch marks yet!

5 More Days

I can't believe Brooke is graduating high school in 5 days. Where in the world has the time gone? I clearly remember putting her on the bus on her first day of kindergarten and bawling about that. I clearly remember her 8th grade graduation and thinking to myself, she still has 4 whole years to go, and now they are gone, in the blink of an eye. Oh boy, I already feel teary eyed just thinking about it, Friday night I better wear dark sunglasses.


While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl (Maggie Grace) is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Now, her father, Bryan (Liam Neeson); a former soldier, must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years behind him, Bryan's task may be more than he can handle.
Oh, this was really good. I like Liam Neeson anyway, but he was awesome in this movie. He kicked a**!!!

The Choice

Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life- boating, swimming, and barbecues with his close buddies- he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship would only cramp his style. That is until Gabby Holland moves in next door.
Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the attractive redhead seems to have a grudge against him. Still, Travis can't stop trying to ingratiate himself with his new neighbor, and his persistent efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen.
This was a really good book, as most of Nicholas Sparks books are. I never buy them for myself, they never attract my attention as something I want to read, but Brooke buys them or gets them for gifts and then she makes me read them and I end up enjoying them more than I thought I would.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Day the Earth Stood Still

In this updated version of the 1951 classic sci-fi thriller, Keanu Reeves stars as an alien named Klaatu who's sent to Earth to warn the leaders of the world about the consequences of their dangerous ways. Joined by a heavily armed robot companion, Klaatu informs the people of Earth that the constant aggression carried out against one another has raised the ire of an alien species, which is now threatening to exterminate all of mankind.
This was pretty good. But I kept falling asleep, and when I woke up and saw the credits rolling, I had to rewind so I could see what happened at the end.