Movie Review: Catching Fire

Monday, November 25, 2013

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This past Saturday night, my sister and I made our way over to Fairfax Corner (SO beautiful there!  Chrismas decor is already up) to see Catching Fire!  We both read the books and already knew what to expect.  I've been anxious for months to see it.  It was definitely worth the wait.

The movie is 2 1/2 hours long but it kept me entertained the whole way through.
I thought I'd never say it, but thanks to the movie bringing the book to life, I lean towards the movie being better out of the two.
I believe that fans of the books and the first movie left very pleased with the second movie.  You can tell that a lot more money was put into creating Catching Fire.  Being able to see Panem and the other districts along with the Capitol was just perfect.

"Katnip" Katniss Everdeen is my hero.
She's so badass.  I love her character!
What a great actress she is, I see an awesome career for her ahead.

Cinna the *Capitol Stylist* is also one of my favs.  He takes such good care of Katniss and watches over her.
"Remember Girl on Fire, I'm still betting on you."

There were a lot of new characters introduced into Catching Fire.  I would say my favorite newbie would be Finnick (and not just because he's pretty.)  Without giving too much away, the Quarter Quell is where he showed how "good" he was especially when saving a Peeta's life.


All in all this movie get's my ***** stars.
The ending has had me and everyone else in the theater wanting more.
The third book was my least favorite out of the three for a couple of reasons.  Though I'm sure the movie(s?) will be awesome.

BUMP UPDATE: 20 Weeks/Halfway Mark

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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The bump picture I took above has me looking pretty small... but really, I'm NOT.
I'm HUGE compared to my last pregnancy, don't let this photo lie to you!

Week:  20

Weight Gain:  This week I didn't check, but at my doctor's appointment last week it showed I gained about 15 pounds so far.  GAA.

Stretch Marks:  Nope.  Hopefully my lotion is helping out with this factor!

Belly Button:  Innie.  My first pregnancy it never became an outie, hopefully it stays that way.

Labor Signs:  Not even close.

Linea Nigra:  Hasn't shown face yet!  I've been looking for it since last time it was definitely showing by the halfway mark.

Gender:  Just found out yesterday that we are having another baby girl!♥

Sleep:  I still sleep through the night.  SUCCESS ☺   *Knocks on wood*

Nursery Update:  PSHhh.  You're looking at procrastination at it's finest.  BUT my goal is to slowly work on turning Briana's playroom into baby girl's room.  So far I have thrown out some of B's crap toys that she doesn't play with.. now it's finding a spot for the rest.

Feeling... pretty good.  I still get lots of headache's, doesn't matter how much water I drink.  A little bit of soreness from time to time.  Some days I have tons of energy, other days it's hard to get up off the couch (literally getting harder to get up!)

Maternity Clothes:  I've been wearing maternity clothes since I hit 3 months.  I love me some prego pants and how they stretch with you.  I feel cute most of the time in my clothes.  Just need to find me some cute scarves to dress up some of my plain clothes.  Over the weekend I bought three new pairs of shoes (two pairs are moccasins.)  SO comfy, just what I needed.

Miss Anything:  Picking up my four year old (she's starting to get too big to pick up all time) and running.  I will be missing those Holiday cocktails when Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years comes around.                        BOO.

Food Cravings:  This time around, I can't eat my favorite take out food.  It's so wack... I hope it goes back to normal once I'm free of baby.

Anything making you Queasy or Sick:  Not anymore!  

Wedding Ring:  Still on.  Not too much swelling yet

Happy or Moody:  Depends on if I'm tired or hungry  (which is my normal self anyway.)

Best Moment of the Week:  So far.. finding out the sex of our baby!  My hubs also told me to go get pampered with a mani/pedi.  Awesome start to the week.

Looking Forward To:  Catching Fire coming out in theatre!  A friends daughter's birthday, my sister's birthday and Thanksgiving.

Mommy & Me Monday

Monday, November 4, 2013

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Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn at Really, Are You Serious?

Happy Monday!
Just a few mommy and me photos of B and I recently.
Halloween- Lady Bugs
My babe & I at a Wedding
Fall Festival Fun

Hello November!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

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Nice to see you November!  I LOVE the fall.  I wish all the Fall Festivals wouldn't stop until the bitter cold came. I love taking Briana out for all of the festivities and making memories.  Farms, corn mazes, slides, hayrides, petting zoos, apple cider, kettle corn, jelly and I could go on forever.

So yeah, it's been awhile... I felt it was time to dust off my little blog.  Hopefully I can add it back in to my crazyness of a schedule.  I left off saying Goodbye for awhile due to my job promotion and going back to work full time.  It's been great for the most part!  I love the people I work with (though there's always that one that annoys the crap out of you.)  But all in all, life is good.  Family is good.  GREAT actually since I found out we are expecting again!

Took long enough right?  I've been having baby fever for way too long.  But I am glad that only one out of two kids will be in diapers.  Briana will be close to five years old by the time Little Pumpkin #2 comes out next year.  I hope that B will be ok with all of this and not get too jealous...

I am almost 19 weeks along.  Just a little over a week until we find out if baby is a Boy or Girl.  So excited to find out finally and to hit the half way mark!  With my first pregnancy, I had no morning sickness.  This time around, the whole First Trimester was spent with nausea... no vomiting, but I couldn't eat much.  I was so sleepy all the time.  Once I hit the Second Trimester, I've been feeling pretty good.  I still like to sleep, but not as much.  There is some soreness, probably due to expanding.  Oh yes, and my boobs are HUGE.  Holy God I've never seen something grow so fast... wasn't exactly a thrilling experience!  Other than that, I'm happy as a clam.  I plan to enjoy this pregnancy to the fullest.  Thanks to Pinterest, I've come up with tons of photo ideas.  Very much looking forward to the festivities in a few months.  
The plan is to have another c-section at 39 weeks to prevent my scar tissue from rupturing.  The arrival will be on the last week of March which will also be the Hubs and I's second year Anniversary.
Now if I could only build up the motivation to start cleaning and getting the house ready...

Very much looking forward to the month of November.  

○ Finding out the gender of my baby bump!

○Thanksgiving (and having off of work for once!)

○ My sister's Birthday landing on Thanksgiving

Having some time off work on the weekends to spend with Family

○ Baking

○ Getting started on baby registries ☺