Friday, July 25, 2008

Posting on the Fly...Again!

I wanted to post so much more last night, but James really needed tending. And here it is morning and I have to be at the dentist in 45 minutes, yet I need to calm myself down and think for a moment, or 7.

The kids and I watched "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" last night. I love, love, LOVE that movie. One, because, well, Johnny Depp. Two, because his character is so very much like the Leonard I knew when we were younger. Three, Ummm, yes, Johnny Depp. Also, for an amateur, Darlene Cates did an amazing job as the mom. I also loved the book, which is a bit more "fantastical" but still wonderful.

The tables come today, Nik picked out the pictures and her best friend came over yesterday with some of the pictures she has of the two of them. I am so grateful. They were laughing at just how many pictures we have of Nik and I had to remind them that Nik was The Only for 5 years before her cousin's arrival...so she was the subject of every photo, just about every day. I got all the shopping done and was teasing Nik that I was going to put the exact total of it all on her cake. But that would be mean, wouldn't it?

9 comments:

Jeanette said...

I love that movie too. It is my very favorite Johnny Depp movie (and yes, yum!!) I've watched it several times. I haven't reaad the book, though but I will be adding it to my list. Good luck with your party this weekend. I've given two graduation parties. They are a lot of work but a lot of fun, too!

Kathy said...

I sure hope that you'll have a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the party a little.

Sometimes I'll invite company over just to motivate some good house-cleaning activity.

Sending off Krandall must have been tough.....

Hugs from California!

Courtney said...

Hugs to you Laura and best of luck with the party this weekend. You should have never doubted yourself that you could pull it off.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Good luck tomorrow...I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun. Congrats to Nik, it's a great accomplishment. One that we kind of brush aside sometimes, on the way to college...

Glad you're not doing that, and you're giving it the due respect that it deserves. :) Great job, Nik!

Marshamlow said...

I love that movie too. I haven't seen it in ages. I love Leo too! He is in a new movie coming out this summer with Russell Crowe, looks action/suspense.

I have tons more pictures of my older daughter than the younger one. Oops.

Jana said...

I'd forgotten how much I loved that movie until you mentioned it. I think I'll go rent it and watch it again!

Good luck this weekend. I hope you guys have a lot of fun!

Jackie said...

Johnny Depp is teh hawtness.

I mean, I'm a total lesbian and I'd have his babies.

BetteJo said...

Crossing my fingers for the party - sounds like you're getting it all in hand now. Luck!

Shari/"Whiger" said...

I liked that tv movie. Johnny Depp. Yes.

Hope the party is a smashing success.