2.16.2009

blankets + popcorn + dancing hippo =

laughing out loud!

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madagascar 2... was the perfect sunday night treat! 
who would have thought a hippo could have so many moves... ha!
my silly two cents... i definitely recommend it!

for some reason it is SO hard for me to SIT DOWN though & watch a movie!
i tend to read a magazine... play an iphone game... check on laundry... check email...
yadda yadda... AND watch the movie... what is THAT... why do we do that!

last night... i stayed still like a good little girl... AFTER snapping these shots :D...
and really enjoyed the movie!
plus... i couldn't pass up an opportunity to sit next to those toesies!


today... it sure is nice having a "no school" day!
WHAT a monday... PERFECT start to the week!
a week i am counting on being filled with "good stuff"!

for me personally... i am looking for it to be filled with a little extra "umph"...
a little more "come on girl... step it up a notch"!
pushing past the expected and just adding a bit extra!
more effort into dinner... more time listening... more time on the treadmill (ugh)...  
more time being creative... more time being happy BEing in the moment! 

anything special... a little something... you'd like push past this week?
we can step it up a notch together!  :D

19 comments:

Gini said...

I think the second to last paragraph are the words I needed to here to get me to "step it up" this week, as well. And for that - a Big Monday Thank You!!!

backhomeagain said...

After reading your post, I think I'll do the same. I hope you don't mind. thanks!

belladella said...

Funny, I am feeling the same way and telling myself the same things tonight. I need to take it up a notch. Thanks for the nudge.

i love plum said...

your posts always make me happy...they inspire me :)

that movie is fantastic...sooo many good laughs...we saw it in the theater with all three of the girls (even stella sat still for it!).

here's to a good week...clink!

xo

patty said...

did you know that your posts have inspired me to use my camera more ? and to try to capture the little things... like those cute toes... more?! and i love taking pictures, so thank-you for that!! i think i'll try to take my posts up a notch... i'm up for the challenge!! (the dinner, tho... yikes. don't know if i have tHaT much umph!) have a great tuesday!

patty said...

oooh!! carissa! i just saw your link to NOOMA. i love that series!!

LuLu said...

No school was such a treat, busy bees running all over, ready for a "PRODUCTIVE WEEK" just don't want to loose steam!!! so I think of your post and the little extra umph!!! :0)
.... so glads it's not only me who has a hard time watching movies....
hugs,
LuLu

Cary said...

One of those Madagascar movies was playing on the row of tv's in Walmart tonight and my son actually sat in the cart and watched it for almost 5 minutes. He doesn't watch tv. At all. Ever. Never ever still. Maybe I should rent it.

As for "stepping it up"- thanks for the nudge. I needed that. And thanks for the kind words. I hope CC eventually enjoys her room, but I have to keep it real with ya- I miss having her sleep with me. It just feels safe. Oh well.

PS that is the cutest picture of the cutest little toesies!

edie said...

I'm with ya sista! i'd like to go up two or three notches. I love your seeing what you see through your camera....very inspiring!

MGF said...

I will be working way tooo much this week.
Tomorrow am I wanna feel this zing.

Kate said...

Thank goodness for your blog! I needed a smile!

The Tulip Lady said...

I am with ya on this one my friend! I am counting down the hours till my 600 clock hour internship is over...almost half way there, I have a bottle of wine in the pantry with "300 hours" written on it ready to celebrate!

Honorary Indian said...

we looove magagascar 2.

"i like to move it, move it...."

i have the boys on video bustin' a move to this song...hilarious.

gloria is my favorite...a good example of all of us women...loving herself just as she is...

why is it hard to sit still??? i don't know. but i'm working hard to change that...

xo.

Pamela said...

I'm the same way with movie watching! ... I'm looking forward to sewing a little more this week.

PamperingBeki said...

Isn't that a fun movie?

We had a very similar night recently, complete with popcorn, blankets, and Madascar 2.

I'm feeling super motivated today too.

Good job mama!

Rachel said...

I don't look forward the the elypitical machine that is for sure...but I need the little "umph" in my step!

TERI said...

I tend to think about all the things I need to do when I work out. I should be doing this... or that.....I have to stop and tell myself. "Hey wait! I need to do this for me." It is OK to have a little "me" time. To sit and enjoy a movie or what ever. As far as a fun workout? If you have a Wii, you MUST get Dance, Dance Revolution for it! You will work out for an hour and not even know it! You and the girlies will have so much fun you won't even know you are breaking a sweat! I got mine in November and I love it. It makes eating those "goodies" not so deadly....you can boogie them off!

Sandy Toes said...

I love that picture..so cute! Glad you had a wonderful day off...looks fun!
-sandy toe

gina said...

I have that problem too when watching movies with the family - especially one that is more for the kids - I'm online - reading blogs and emails. I need to turn out the lights more and just be with them. The toes photographs are so cute!!