Friday, August 28, 2009

PIF, Summer Movie Thoughts, Last of Summer Vaca Pics & Life

Well, I can't believe over a month has passed since my last post. Life here has been sooooo busy. I feel like I have been saying that for over a year now. But, I am still waiting for things to slow down.

First is the beautiful PIF I received from Janaina. Isn't this towel pretty? You should see the back. Her stitching is flawless!!!

Speaking of PIFs...Deb, Leigh & Ann...please, don't give up on me. I am almost finished with my gifts for you 3 and hope to mail them out before long. One is completely ready to be mailed, one is stiched, but not completed and the last one I am about 1/2 way through stitching. So...please, know that I am working on it and will mail them all hopefully by Oct. 1st at the lastest.

Update on my boss...she is doing remarkably well and if you didn't know she had had this surgery done, you wouldn't know. She went on a trip this week with her sister and will be gone most of next week as well. This brings up things with my work...I am still pretty swamped there and also in the process of trying to find a new job. My boss is wanting to retire and sell her business, so....

Summer Movie Thoughts:
Bandslam...I really enjoyed this movie. Great music!
GI Joe...enjoyed it more than I thought I would, an enjoyable action movie
Post Grad...really cute
My Sister's Keeper...good, but sad. Different ending from book
Ice Age 3...cute, but not as good as first one
The Ugly Truth...I cannot tell you how disappointed I was in this movie. Very disappointed.
District 9...much more violent than I like...walked out after 20 minutes and went to see Julie & Julia
Transformers 2...not bad. Thought the first one was better.

Top picks from particular order:

Star Trek...loved it! I especially loved Spock!
Harry Potter...always great!
The Proposal...great summer comedy/romance
UP!...such a sweet, wonderful movie!
X-Men Origins: Wolverine...really liked this alot. Much better than X-Men 3
Julie & Julia...Meryl Streep was great as Julia. Loved the relationship between Julia & her husband.
Time Traveler's Wife...sad, but good

Last of the Vaca Pics:

Glacier National Park...Montana

Red Canyon...Glacier National Park...Alberta, Canada

A moose!...near Red Canyon...GNP...Canada

Grinnell Lake...GNP...Montana

Hidden Falls...on hike to Grinnell Lake...GNP...Montana

Old Faithful...Yellowstone National Park...Wyoming

Hot Spring...Midway Geyser Basin...YNP...Wyoming

Buffalo!...near Canyon Village area...YNP...Wyoming

My favorite area of Yellowstone...the pools of West Thumb Geyser Basin...YNP

A float trip down the Snake River...Grand Teton National Park...Wyoming

The Grand Teton Mountain Range...Grand Teton National Park...Wyoming

Craters of the Moon National Monument...Idaho

Oregon Trail...Oregon Trail Interpretive Center...near Baker City, Oregon

Multnomah Falls...Columbia River Gorge, near Portland, Oregon
Twilight Trivia Note: This particular Falls can be seen in the background of the Vampire Baseball scene. It can also be seen briefly when Bella & Edward are talking near the river.


Kathy A. said...

That is a lovely gift that you received. Love the blue.
Your vacation photos are stunning! Thanks for sharing

Tanya said...

Oh WOW - breathtaking views. So wonderful to see - thank you! I enjoyed your movie reviews - we don't get to the theater much...toddler in the house...but did enjoy a date night and saw HARRY POTTER and I saw JULIE AND JULIA with my Mom which we both loved.


Meari said...

Awesome vacation pics! Thanks for the movie reviews, too. :)

Wendy said...

Wow!! Those are really wonderful pictures!! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation.

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful PIF. Love all of your pictures! Thanks for the movie updates.

Lana said...

Nice PIF!!! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation!!! America sure does have some beautiful places doesn't it?

CindyMae said...

Love the PIF you received!! All the pics are just awesome! What fantastic scenery! Love the waterfall pics especially! Thanks so much for sharing!

Siobhan said...

Lovely PIF!!

I loved the scenery pics. I've never been that far west and hope to someday get there, but for now just enjoy looking at the pics. I grew up on Grinnell Road, so it was neat to see the lake pics! :) Thanks for sharing!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

I'm so happy to catch up with you and to see all your pictures! Wow! You're quite a photographer. I've missed emailing with you, but glad to hear your "boss" is up and about. You know how I feel about her! Hopefully, you'll find a great new job that deserves you.
Let's chat soon as you can!

Yoyo said...

I saw your comment on my blog and realized I had not put your blog in my RSS reader when I got the new computer (I lost several links) so figured I better pop in for a visit. You know how your own name will pop out at you on a page of text? I couldn't believe I saw my name in this post -- and when I read that paragraph I thought that could sound exactly the same on my blog only with the three names changed to JRae and two others (LOL). I'm so close to being finished...but not quite, sigh.

Love the vacation pics, wow!