Monday, May 12, 2014

Mom's Night Out--A Movie Review

Sherwood Pictures has done it again! If you've seen any of their other films such as Facing the Giants or Courageous, you'll recognize a few of the same actors. Although it is still a rather "religious" based film, Mom's Night Out is stemming from a comedy perspective this time more than anything else with an underlining encouragement for women who are busy and stressed with their daily job, parenting.

Without giving too much of the story away, it's about three women who decide to take a "girl's night out", or "mom's night out". Not only does havoc break loose at home with the fathers and children, but the ladies who just wanted some time to have fun, begin to have one problem after another as well. I'll just say that it is absolutely hysterical to watch the seemingly endless crises they encounter throughout the night before they find themselves in jail. 

With the emphasis on a Christian faith, Mom's Night Out can be enjoyed with the family with no worries of profanity or sensuality. Proof that you CAN have a good movie without the filth! The entire theater, including the men, was in an uproar. :)

I'm not a mother, so I probably don't enjoy the movie as much as you moms would simply by relation, but either way...this movie was great and I plan on seeing it again!

Have you seen, 
or plan on seeing,
 this movie?

Liebster Award

Liebster Award
Discover new blogs! 

Thank you Bethany 
for choosing me!

1.  If you could have an expenses-paid vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Can I just visit all the states within the boarders of the ocean? lol. Mainly Florida, because I want to see white sand beaches.
2.  What would you like to accomplish by the end of 2014?
Right now I would say to better myself by getting the hang of bank accounts/money and other "adult business" to bigger things like being stronger in my walk with Christ.
3.  What was the last song you heard?
I just had Pandora going and can't think of what was last playing! Some kind of country.
4.  What was the last food you ate?
A salad.
5.  Last part of the Bible you read?
Mark 8...healing of the blind man who saw "men as trees, walking."
6.  What is the best advice on life you can give in up to 3 sentences?
Sometimes I need it thrown back at me, but I always tell people to find the positive in every bad situation. Also, mother really does know best so don't learn the hard way, its a lot easier to just trust her.
7.  Are you a morning person or night owl?
If I actually get up, morning person. But I do love staying up late.
8.  What is your dream car?
2013 Ram Longhorn Edition. Pretty much only because of the interior lol.

9.  Do you have a favorite plant or flower?
 A daisy. They stink, but so pretty.
10. What cause(s) are you most opinionated about?
Well religion and vaccines aren't what I call a "cause", just topics of strong opinion.
11.  Is there any quality you think the Lord is growing in you right now (e.g., patience, love, trust)?
Trust. Everything will always work out for the better, because His plan is perfect. 

And now my 11 questions...

1) Are you tech savvy?
2) Are you shy or outgoing? 
3) Are you allergic to anything? If so, what?
4) What's your favorite book of the Bible and why?
5) Do you enjoy being in the city or in the mountains more? 
6) What skill do you wish you could do? 
7) Hot tea or ice tea?
8) What is your favorite cuisine? 
9) What month were you born in?
10) What is your encouragement when someone is down?
11) Why did you start blogging?

I nominate Laura at Through My Eyes. 
And anyone else reading who would like to participate! :)


Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Weekend Catch Up

Yayy! We finally bought a dehydrator. Been wanting one and hoping my parents would make the decision for quite awhile. So I'm kinda excited about it.

The first thing we put in were potatoes. Boiled them for about 10 minutes, shredded them with a cheese grater, laid them on the trays, and stuck them in. Super easy, but takes forrrrever to dry.

That day, my mom and I also made raspberry jam and canned them in a water bath. Apparently fruit like this doesn't require a pressure cooker. 
The day's final result.

We also have put in strawberries and raspberries the next day and the rest of the family has been working on cherry tomatoes over the weekend. All from last year's crops that's been stored in the freezer.


On Friday I went to the Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show at the fairgrounds with some friends. Vendors all over the place and raffles for guns, Guess-How-Many-Fishing-Bobbers-Are-In-The-Container games, drawing for a truck/Duck Dynasty cruise/Scotty McCreery concert (I just want that pick-up! *wink*), archery, air gun range, little fishing pools to keep the fish you caught, and demonstration show with real lions and tigers.
Fun people, fun stuff, fun day! :)
Afterwards we went to the movie theater to see the new movie God's Not Dead
I give it a thumbs up. We to be brave and take a stand for our Savior in any and every circumstance. Even when others think it's pointless and you may lose something near, dear, and important to you. Just remember...
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." ~Romans 8:18
"Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good solider of Jesus Christ." ~II Timothy 2:3

 And Saturday was waking up right before dawn to spend most of the day at the fairgrounds with my riding instructor and others for a horse show/clinic. I didn't enter any classes, but just went to watch and help out and maybe pick up some pointers. I did get to ride for a bit in the arena as we waiting for the English division to be other with.
Excited for show season!
I'm going to say the burn on my face is mostly from the sun instead of wind, too. *grin*  
Summer is coming!

Do you can or dehydrate food?

Have you seen or plan on seeing God's Not Dead?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wordy Wednesday


All I gotta say is, "yes". 


I'm a sleepy gal with a busy ending of the week starting tomorrow! Today, my mom and I dehydrated some shredded potatoes (just bought a dehydrater!) and made some raspberry jelly. 
Pictures and stories to follow...

I'm not quite sure how 
to pronounce this...
Grammar wasn't my thing 
in school. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Music Monday

I'm pretty much a die hard country fan. I like classical, I like Christian (particularly the hymns), I like instrumental, I even like something from oldies such as The Temptations on occasion. But country is where it's at. 

Alan Jackson...
He's one of those artists who hasn't changed because of the group of listeners. His style has pretty much been the same since his beginning years in the '90s (actually, that period of country is better than the newer singles!). 
Remember how I just said I like hymns? Well Alan now has two CDs out full of hymns that he recorded for his grandmother. That's like a double scoop of ice cream. 
Yeah, he's pretty much my favorite artist. 

Didn't even bring my camera. Glad my friends did though!
 Since the opportunity to see him live with some friends last summer, he's even better in concert. The way he is in the video I'm sharing below is about how he is on stage. He just...sings. :)
What makes me laugh is we were probably the youngest
ones there.

But this isn't about him, because I do not idolize artists and definitely don't keep up to date on what they are doing. I like songs. And that's about it. All that chatter was simply a lead up to one of my favorite songs, "Little Man". 
After all, Music Monday is about sharing music!

                          "Little Man"

I remember walk'in round the court square sidewalk
Lookin' in windows at things I couldn't want
There's johnson's hardware and morgans jewelry
And the ol' Lee king's apothecary
They ware the little man
The little man

I go back now and the stores are empty
Except for an old coke sign dated 1950
Boarded up like they never existed
Or renovated and called historic districts
There goes the little man
There goes the little man

Now the court square's just a set of streets
That the people go round but they seldom think
Bout the little man that built this town
Before the big money shut em down
And killed the little man
Oh the little man

He pumped your gas and he cleaned your glass
And one cold rainy night he fixed your flat
The new stores came where you do it yourself
You buy a lotto ticket and food off the shelf
Forget the little man
Forget about that little man

He hung on there for a few more years
But he couldn't sell slurpees
And he wouldn't sell beer
Now the bank rents the station
To a man down the road
And they sell velvet Elvis and
Second-hand clothes
There goes little man
There goes another little man

Now the court square's just a set of streets
That the people go round but they seldom think
Bout the little man that built this town
Before the big money shut em down
And killed the little man
Oh the little man

Now the stores are lined up in a concrete strip
You can buy the whole world in just one trip
And save a penny cause it's jumbo size
They don't even realize
They'er killin' the little man
Oh the little man

Now the court square's just a set of streets
That the people go round but they seldom think
Bout the little man that built this town
Before the big money shut em down
And killed the little man
Oh the little man

It wasn't long ago when I was a child
An old black man came with his mule and his plow
He broke the ground where we grew our garden
Back before we'd all forgoten
about the little man
The little man
Long live the little man
God bless the little man

What's your
 favorite genre 
of music?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday

With the warmer weather this week, snow is starting melt up in the mountains. It's not a lot though, being its only 50 here in the valley area, but I went by the lake today and the water level is higher than it was a few weeks ago. 


 Even though this picture was taken in April of last year, I thought I'd use it for this week's "throwback" as a reminder that this sight isn't very far from now!

Its always real neat to go down to the dam in early spring/ late summer, because there is a lotta wata goin' through that. Luckily for me, it's right down the street! Cute park with little historical landmarks to read about and the whole bit.

What do you look for in your area 
when anticipating Spring?


   Blogger Help!...

Do you notice your pictures having a slight over-exposed/brightened look when they are posted compared to when you view elsewhere on your PC? 
I do! :/

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wordy Wednesday



Now if that isn't me today or what!
Or every day...

Being in North Idaho, we have long winters. As in, my family has the wood stove going from September to about April. 
SEVEN out of the twelve months! 
But I love this place and never want to leave. 

March came in like a lion this year, so we're hoping for it to go out like a sheep. Either way, we are smack dab in the middle and pushing 50 degrees with SUN! The door is open and its chilly in here, BUT it smells goooood. 
This is also the temperature we all start rolling the car windows down around here.

Yesterday was the same and got a lot of work done outside. Wanting to go back out today and take advantage of this, but really need to do stuff inside. So yes, I am a proud heliophilia. 

Are you a heliophilia?