Saturday, June 14, 2008


Ok, so it is 8pm and I have really not accomplished any productive task. BUT- I have spent some great quality time with Austin and THAT is more important! Aaron and Wes have been gone all week and Billy left with a friend yesterday. So, it is just Austin, Sandy and I.Austin was commenting how peaceful it was. Very soon, when Aaron goes to college it will be like this all the time. (UM- providing the oldest two move back out!!) This morning I woke up not feeling great. A little tired and a headache. I laid down and watched 16 Candles. When I got up I was feeling a little better so Austin and I were going to get some ice cream and play games. At the store I saw these very cute mini glass bottles. Aren't they adorable. I will have to display these. Sandy thought it would be a good idea to make them into salt and pepper shakers, but I want to keep them as is.

Austin and I played some old board games. First we played CrossUp. That is a great word puzzle game. I bought it on ebay because it had Lucille Ball on the front. I thought that would be a great collectible.

Then we played Stop Thief. I remember my cousin had this game in the 70s and I always wanted to play it. I was really into Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys then and loved a good detective game. I bought this one on ebay too.

We tried out two new Bryers ice cream. One was Loaded Waffle Cone. I couldn't have that one, but Austin said it was great. The other was Chocolate Crackle. I really did not care for it. We ate out of these cute cone shaped bowls that I got at BILO last year for 24 cents each!

Also, last night we watched Juno.

The media really raved about how great this movie was. I have also heard many people saying it was really good. Personally, I did not like it. Being that I was a teen mother also, I felt like the movie was just way to fictional. I do not think teen pregnancy is anything like they portrayed. But I guess all stories are different and considering this movie was based in current years and not 20 years ago- maybe teens think differently now. Who knows??? But I did not care for it. So now we are going to watch Saving Sarah Cain. This is based on one of my favorite Amish books by Beverly Lewis. I hope this one is better.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.


Lori said...

So sorry to hear you havnen't been feeling well.

Sounds like you are having a wonderful weekend relaxing, watching movies, and playing games.

So glad to have more time to be back in blog land.

I am working on a slideshow post of our Fathers Day Weeekend.
We've been fishing, at a carnival, at a Fathers Day Block Party at a local church...We are having tons o fun.

Lori said...

Had fun catching up on your blog a bit.

Looks like a fun wedding.
Sorry to hear it ended with an accident. the music on your blog.

Our Red House said...

I love a good board game too, especially when served with ice cream.

I hope you feel better soon.


Sharon said...

What a neat special time with Austin! I love all your old games, they are so cool. It is neat that Austin wants to hang out with you. I can see make it so fun! I love your ice cream cups! I thought Juno was okay. I liked it that she was prolife and that the parents supported her. It bugged me that the adoptive parents got divorced, I didn't think that was nessesary!

Have a great Monday!

:0) Sharon

Feathering My Nest said...

Sondra, You are a great mother. Your time with Austin looks so fun. Those games are the best. I should look for some like that.

I have not seen Juno. I did hear that she handed the baby over to the couple without looking at the child, and didn't show a bit of emotion. Practically the next day she was back in tight clothes and doing care-free things again. If this is true, it appears that "Any teen girl can do this at no personal cost what-so-ever, and will never look back or think of her baby." I believe that it is a noble thing when a teen girl gives her baby up, but I believe she normally would cry and cry buckets, and think of that baby the rest of her life. That's my take on it.

Lazy days are important. I'm glad you shared yours with us. Hugs, Kathi

Julieann said...

What a wonderful time you had. I adore those mini bottles, they are so cute--and I love board games, how fun!!!


Kimmie said...

Hi Sondra!

Stopping by to catch up, tell you I love you and I am so glad you had a nice game day together to relax and bond ;-)

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

~Robin said...

Cant wait to hear your review of 'Saving sara cain'!

jennifer said...

The games and ice cream looks so good.

I didn't like Juno either.


Persuaded said...

those games look like such a hoot! and i love your ice cream bowls and your tiny little condiment jars:)

i liked juno, but i admit it isn't very realistic.. at alll! i think what appealed to me was the pro-adoption message. the percentage of young girls who entrust their children by adoption is so miniscule, i welcome anything that can encourage more girls to do this! i did find a lot of the music very irritating, but my girls loved it, so go figure, lol!