Friday, March 11, 2011


We've seen quite a few movies lately. A couple of week ago we saw Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. It was amazing. Two thumbs way up. That said though, it was really tough to watch. Definitely not a "feel good" movie, but incredibly honest performances. I couldn't stop thinking about it for days.
Next up, The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon (sigh). It was ok. I think it would have bombed if it hadn't been for Matt Damon who carried the whole film. It was a really cool idea, but it didn't come together. Rent it.
And finally, Winter's Bone, with lots of people I don't know. It was really good, but again, a real downer. It was a fascinating look into the lives of "mountain dwellers". (That's my own description of people who live in the Appalachians). It always amazes me that a huge segment of Americans live like that. Crazy. Rent it.
On deck for next week:
Battle: Los Angeles
Not my favorite type of movie, but a marriage is give and take, right? :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Two Weeks in Review.

The iPhone app that is sweeping the McRae household right now is Tiny Wings. We love it.

Joseph was featured in Utah Valley Magazine this month as one of their "Fab 50." I tried to link the article to this picture, so hopefully it works.

I bought school lunch for only the 2nd time in 3 years of teaching. It wasn't terrible. Although when Joseph saw this picture he thought it was fish. It's actually a pizza roll-up thing.

During the Academy Awards we got bored. Scilla paid the price.

I got to see the Carl Bloch Exhibit at the MOA with all these lovely ladies.
If you're local, go see it now.

And finally... Emma had the nerve to turn ELEVEN on me. She and ELEVEN of her besties had a girls-only dinner at Pizzeria 712. They were the picture of maturity. Joseph & I sat as far away from them as possible and we didn't once have to walk over and check on them or tell them to quiet down. I was so proud.
The "after-party" at home was another story, though.
I'll just let the pictures and video tell the story.