Friday, July 29, 2011


With how hot it has been outside lately and how awful I've been feeling with these first few months of pregnancy, we've all been spending a lot of time relaxing indoors. Let me restate that, I've been relaxing, Trotwood doesn't do much relaxing unless he's asleep. All of this relaxing on my part brought about more movie watching and Trotwood's new love is the 1978 version of the Black Stallion movie. One day I noticed this was streaming on Netflix, and when we were kids, my sister and I used to watch this movie all the time, along with the sequel The Black Stallion Returns. So, naturally, wanting to relive my childhood memories and being exhausted from working all day, I coaxed my toddler into watching the movie with me and now, he's hooked. He runs around the house yelling "hors-ee, hors-ee" and has replaced his old horse sound of "neigh neigh" with a throaty "mmmmrrrpphhhhhh". It's hard to type out - I'll just have to get it on video so you can experience the cuteness of it.

I thought I'd read all of the Black Stallion books by Walter Farley when I was a kid, but after looking at the number of Black Stallion books on the website, I'm doubting that I read all of them. And even after all these years, I still love the 1978 version of the movie, especially because it's so fun to see Trotwood enjoy it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The end of Harry

On Saturday, the mister took me to see the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and my wonderful mother-in-law watched our wild child so we could go. I will admit a few things about the movie. I thought it was fabulous. I am sad to see the end of the Harry Potter movies. I laughed. I may have wept in the dark for a good bit of the movie. The movie was just fabulous. And if you didn’t think so, I’m sorry. If I had it on DVD today, I would watch it again.

Also, I’m loving BYU and Divine Comedy today. If you like Harry Potter and you haven’t see this, watch it. I laughed. A lot. Sometimes, I truly miss the nerdiness that is BYU.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

In need of another bed...

We'll be needing to buy a new crib in January as ours is a dropside and Trotwood still sleeps in it. Don't tell on us! Perhaps, I'll refer back to my previous salivating over cribs from a few years ago. Any crib suggestions?

P.S. Yes, this is an announcement. Hooray for babies!