Monday, June 18, 2012

"post"--father's day

good monday morning everyone---

since i didn't post about father's day over the weekend- i thought i would blog now about our father's day weekend---hmmmm i hope mondays don't become my weekend journal---

compared to last weekend, this one was a lot more relaxing----

my sister martha had my dad down for dinner at her house---we didn't go because we weren't sure about our boys--working out a time to see frank---we saw my dad at church--robyn gave him a t-shirt that said something about a cool grand-dad-and i gave him sugar-free candy---he seemed to be tickled by the shirt and held it up, in the coffee and doughnut time for people to see!

ended up my son dustin (robhye) and his family had the stomach flu at their house--we were suppose to watch the kids for adie to go to a family wedding on saturday night--but poor thing couldn't go, and dustin was working--so no see there---i haven't yet talked to them today, but at last call--no one else had come down with it-----my son colin and his wife kelli had us over for dinner---it was really good--barbecue, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad and cherry cobbler with ice-cream! we got dinner, and a great show from the girls! they gave frank a devotional book--it looks like a good one-

robyn gave her dad a john mayer cd---i gave him joseph prince's new book--"destined to reign"----and we gave him a "this is what a cool grand-daddy looks like" shirt--

after church, we stopped and picked up some chinese food for lunch--frank's favorite--


over the weekend we rented three movies, which i will briefly review now haha---

"post grad"---hmmm--pretty much for robyn---the movie would be "okay" for a tv one---but all i could really think while watching it, was---poor michael keeton---wasn't he a great actor once--with great roles--

"the double"--with richard gere----this one was the "frank" pick---robyn and i were determined to hate it but.......it was actually pretty good----it reminded me of "breach"--which if you have not seen it--give it a look see---i loved that movie and it is one of the very few, i have chosen to watch more than once----but i have to say, as we watched "the double"---i couldn't get away from the fact of how much robyn's ballroom owner and teacher looks like richard gere---we knew that before--but seeing him again--we realize he looks even more like him than we thought---

"we bought a zoo"---now i have to say, i think i would like any movie that has matt damon in it---i have loved him ever since "good will hunting"--which is probably in a tie for my favorite movie--along with "with honors"-----colin and kelli had told us how much they loved this movie and how it touched them---it was very sweet---the trailers for this movie, make it seem totally different---it was much deeper and solid--

well now that i have told you way more than you probably wanted to know about our father's day weekend--i will sign off for now-----ease on into this week!

47 comments:

  1. thanks for the movie reviews!! I am ready for an uneventful movie weekend..

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  2. I liked the movie reviews; we haven't seen any in a long time so its always good to hear what others are watching and liking :)

    your Father's Dinner menu sounded delicious, especially the cherry cobbler! Sounds like it was a pretty good weekend, except for the flu going through parts of your family; hope they feel better soon!

    betty

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    1. haha i am glad you liked the reviews---but my family says i am too picky about movies----it was a really nice weekend--i think they are all doing better--i am getting ready to call them in a few---thanks betty :)

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  3. Sounds like a nice weekend, and I appreciate the reviews. Always nice to have another opinion when considering what to watch. :)

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    1. it really was--hope your weekend was well also---i forgot another movie we watched--"new year's eve"--better left forgotten--thanks david!

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  4. Thanks for the movie reviews. I like to see the one about the zoo because I used to work in one back in the day.

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    1. did you really--that had too be really challenging!

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  5. I can't even tell you how long it's been since I've seen a movie. Thanks for the reviews.

    Sounds like you had a nice weekend. (Now I'm craving Chinese food!)

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    1. i have a hard time in the last few years, watching movies on tv or that we rent--now take me in the theater to watch--and i am all there--if i want to see it haha---i know---frank and i are always craving chinese--robyn not so much---have a great monday dana :)

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  6. I keep hearing about the zoo movie, so guess I'd better go and see it. Sounds like a great way to spend Father's Day ... well any day actually.

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    1. yeah it was good--i didn't love it as much as they did but it was sweet---thanks:)

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  7. I loved We Bought a Zoo. I only saw Breach this past year. I'm back in touch with a friend from college and she was the agent Laura Linney's charcter is based on. She got to meet her which she thought was cool but I think her own life is more interesting!

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  8. Glad you had a nice weekend and thanks for the reviews. We had a quiet Father's day too. Now it's the start of another busy week and a heat wave on top of it!

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    1. our heat wave is scheduled for later this week--it has been unusually cooler the last couple of days!

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  9. Oh sounds like you had a great father's day :) Was a quiet one on my side. Have a great week! It's hot here so we are soaking it up properly. The heat wave here is enhancing my tan..haha

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    1. it's not so hot here but they say the heat is on later in the week--thanks cecilia :)

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  10. Sounds like a perfect Father's Day weekend. "WE bought a Zoo" must be good, since I also love Matt Damon.

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  11. Your FD sounded busy, but pleasant. I've not seen any of those movies, but I do so like your reviews.

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    1. it was kinda busy but not as busy as last weekend--let me know if you see any-what you think!

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  12. Sounds like a good weekend :) I haven't seen those yet, but I have the Zoo one on my list :)

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    1. that was my favorite one of the weekend!

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  13. Sounds like a very busy weekend, it was very quiet at mine.
    I'm hoping we'll get some fine weather this week, I think we all need the sunshine. Have a good week.

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    1. we are suppose to have lots of heat and sunshine---i hope you get some too--thanks maria :)

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  14. hope your dad enjoyed his father's day celebration. have a great week.

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  15. Sounds like a full weekend :) Glad you found my blog and I'll be following along now!

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    1. oh good--so happy you are following--thanks meredith!

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  16. Cherry cobbler is my favorite, and I like Matt Damon movies, too! Sounds like you had a pleasant weekend with at least some of the people you love. Not everyone gets to do that. You are blessed!

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    1. it really was a nice weekend-- yes i am so blessed---yeah this was the cherry cobbler made with cake mix--i think it's the best kind!

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  17. It sounds like you had a good weekend. I want to see We Bought a Zoo! I also have been a fan of Matt Damon since Good Will Hunting

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    1. isn't he heartbreaking in that movie!

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  18. I thought Post Grad was kind of cute. Haven't seen We Bought A Zoo yet, but it's on the to watch list. We love Matt Damon! Thanks for sharing your reviews :)

    Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Mixed Nuts

    New gfc follower :)
    Theresa

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    1. yeah, it really wasn't that bad---robyn and frank liked it----i know, isn't matt great!!---so happy to have you follow, theresa!!!

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  19. Sounds like a good weekend. Thanks for the "Zoo" review. I've been debating about seeing that one.

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    1. you're welcome joy---i hope you like it!

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  20. Sorry to hear about the flu sufferers, but the rest of it sounds good!

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    1. yeah thanks libby--at last count--they were all well---:)

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  21. I loved We bought a Zoo too. You're right, more depth to it than the ads show. I love Damon too...have a friend who looks like him. :-)

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    1. something about matt reminds me of my son colin--not his looks--but it is funny, "big tommy" and matt look a lot alike!

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  22. yes, I loved We Bought A Zoo as well. I wasn't sure what to expect from it because I hadn't seen any trailers beforehand. I was pleasantly surprised.

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  23. hiya- just popped over to say thanks for your sweet comment...glad you liked the Zoo film, it really is a true story but alas not quite with so much of the "poetic licence" the film makers have imparted!

    I was sorry to read of your dear mum's passing. So strange with loved ones- Where does the time go? It seems like forever away and yet only yesterday.

    Have a good week with lots of sunshine
    xx

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    1. i enjoyed your post--thanks for coming by mine---i know the time just seems to evaporate---and it looks like we are going to have a lot of heat and sunshine--great week to you to--thanks!!

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