Sunday, April 25, 2010

Clash of the Titans

Last night Mike & I went to the movies. We saw Clash of the Titans. It was pretty good. Not great, but good. Better than the 1970's version (which I also saw back then). And it should be better, since we now have better special effects. Avatar was still better. And Sam Worthington is great in both. Not bad to look at either.

The only time we go to the movies is when a friend of mine gives us free tickets. But then we can't see anything that is newly out. So that usually limits what we can see. So out of the 3 movies we had to choose from, Clash of the Titans was our pick.

What you probably don't know about me is that I love, love, love Greek Mythology. Well, at least I did when I was a teenager. So seeing this movie brought back great memories. Especially seeing Pegasus. Except I'm not sure I liked a black Pegasus. Pegasus is suppose to be white. And Perseus was like a knight in shining armor, so he should have had a white Pegasus.

I loved Pegasus when I was a teenager. I was obsessed with Pegasus. But there wasn't much Pegasus stuff around as unicorns were more popular at the time. I did get a t-shirt at the Del Mar Fair that had an air brushed Pegasus. I'll bet I could get Eric to make me another one now. I may just have to do that.

So my love for Pegasus was what got me into my obsession with unicorns when I was a teenager. Both were mythical horses. And I loved horses.

Did you have any obsessions when you were younger? And do you like Greek Mythology?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Andrea!!!

Today is Andrea's birthday. Andrea is my sister & Dorothy's daughter.

happy birthday lil sis


Happy birthday Andrea!!! Hope your day is a good one. We love you!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Taylor is engaged!

My niece Taylor is getting married! Taylor & Michael have set a tentative wedding date of 8/7/10. Which also happens to be Eric & Jeannette's wedding anniversary. And Eric & Jeannette are Taylor's parents.

Here is the happy couple Saturday at their engagement party at Eric & Jeannette's house.

Michael proposed to Taylor this past week at the beach. After sending her on a treasure hunt.

They are perfect for each other.

Here is Taylor's ring. Sorry the photo is a bit blurry. I couldn't get my camera to focus on it.

There was also a family celebration at Mom & Dad's house on Friday night. But I missed it as I had to work & couldn't make it down in time for the party. Not sure if any one took photos there. If so, maybe they will post them. Jodi or Eric, did you take photos?

The party Saturday night at Eric's was mostly a celebration for friends. But since I was unable to attend family party, I went to this party.

Taylor's fiancee Michael had to fly back home to Colorado yesterday. Taylor flies back to Idaho for school on Tuesday. Taylor did get a dress picked out while she was down for the week. And picked colors for her reception. They will be sealed in the San Diego temple. But they still haven't decided on where to have the reception. Since it will be in August, it better be inside with air conditioning.

So that is the latest excitement in the Langston clan. Congrats to Taylor & Michael!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Zak!!!

Today is Zak, oops that would be Elder Prescott's birthday. Zak is Andrea's oldest son, Dorothy's grandson & my nephew. He won't be able to see my Happy Birthday wish as he is on a mission in Detroit Michigan. But I wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday anyway. And to remind all of you to keep him in your prayers.

Birthday Graphics

I picked this rabbit birthday image since it was just Easter.

And I thought I'd share this funny missionary cartoon I found.

Happy 20th birthday Elder Prescott. We love & miss you!!!


Aunt Kim

Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Eggcellent Rock & Rollin' Easter Adventure

For Easter my family went over to Eric & Jeannette's house for brunch. We went between sessions of General Conference.

Jeannette fixed some kind of Mexican scrambled eggs (very yummy), some killer salsa (avocados and grape tomatoes), ham slices, English muffins and orange juice. I brought our family holiday green jello salad. Brunch was very yummy! We were so busy eating that I forgot to take any photos of the food or us at the tables.

After brunch we had an Easter egg hunt.

Eric looking for an egg.

Jesse looking. Check out the fancy Easter bags that Danica gave them. lol.

Cade counting his eggs. They were told they could each only find six.

Brandon opted not to have a bag for his loot.

Danica was the one in charge of hiding the eggs. She was busy taking photos as well. Haven't seen her photos yet.

Cade, Eric & Mike
Afterwards we all sat around just visiting. Mike, Eric, Jase, Jack (the dog), Tara (Cade's girlfriend). The weather was pretty nice. It was only cool when the wind blew. Today is another story however. Today (Monday) it is cold & rainy in my neck of the woods.

Cade & his girlfriend Tara.

Eric & their dog Jack.

Eric & Jeannette

Brandon & Eric. Check out Eric's boots with his shorts.

Eric's family: Cade, Eric, Jack (dog #1), Jase (in back), Jeannette, Danica (Luke their other dog). Taylor is still at BYU Idaho. She comes home for a short visit next week. And did you notice Jase is now wearing glasses?

My family: Jesse, Kim (me), Mike & Brandon

We had a nice time over at Eric's house. But then we always do.

Afterward we went home & watched the final session of conference (well the last hour). Took a short nap. Got up about 3:30 to start cooking dinner when all of a sudden, EARTHQUAKE!!!!

Luckily we are over 100 miles away from the epicenter. So we only got a rolling motion. Which was lucky for me as I was standing underneath all our heavy hanging pots and pans. I could have been killed if they fell down. So we didn't feel the earthquake too much at our house. But our pool water was sloshing all around like it was a wave pool. Wish I had thought to get out my camera & take a video.

We always go to the USGS website right after an earthquake to see where it was at & how big. When Mike pulled up the website the blue box showing the size of the earthquake was huge. The biggest we had ever seen. 7.2 earthquake to be exact. But down in Baja Mexico, near Mexicali.

Eric said his family was upstairs at his house when the earthquake happened. It scared him enough that he yelled for everyone to run outside.

Jodi called us & said the earthquake was pretty strong at their house since they live much closer to the epicenter than we do. She was pretty shaken up by it. But they were OK.

Didn't hear a report from Andrea's family. Jodi did say that they were going over to Andrea's for dinner last night. So I'm sure she got the scoop. I just haven't heard it.

So that pretty much sums up Easter for this part of the Langston clan. Our Easter was filled with lots of eggs and some rockin' and rollin'.

What did your family do for Easter? And if you are in southern California, did you feel the earthquake? Looks like California escaped the big one. Are you prepared?

Here is the latest earthquake map. Look at all the aftershocks!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

I hope that watched the video and remember the true reason for this special day.

My family has been invited over to my brother Eric's house for brunch. Between conference sessions. I'll try to remember to take photos & post later today or tomorrow.

What are your plans?

Happy Easter!