Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sweet 10

what makes me happy....when I get to kiss this face, who is now 10 months old. Who is crawling up and down stairs chairs and tables. Who is funny and sweet and not very cuddly.....and who just turned off the baby monitor...better go check it out....until then

Monday, February 8, 2010


I never know where I will find the newest addition to our family....
I turned my back for a second and this is what I found....

Sunday, February 7, 2010


What a nice weekend.

It was so nice to not have school! We stayed home Friday night, I watched Rachel Getting Married and Sat morning I left bright and early to go get some homework done. Luis and the kids went sledding and met me at Highland grill for brunch. We went home, and the kids took a nap and I did some knitting and homework. Luis went to get some things at target including the 3rd House of Night book for me. It is my new vampire fix ;) Matias went over to the Lunder-Parker's for a playdate and then went to the co-op to get the rest of our ingredients for granola. When we got home I made granola and quesdillas for the kids. Luis and I were still pretty full from brunch and decided we would just have a snack during the evening.
We just hung out again and I did (you gussed it) more homework.

Today, we went to church. Watch Cars, did dishes, and watch a little super bowl. We are out on a quick date tonight to do our marriage course homework. 

It was really nice to relax and have fun with the kids. We are so grateful that we go to such a wonderful church, I had someone pray for me today and I feel like a new person. Yeah! I hope you all have a good week.

Welcome to our new little blog..I am excited for it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dogme 95

I took Danish to fulfill my second language requirement in college...random I know but I got a lot out of the 2 semester I took that still are with me today. None of which have to do with language.

1. my friendship with Jessica...jeg elsker du :)
2. A major crush on a grad student J.D. (which have some very funny stories that go along with it)
3. Love of danish interior...
4a. The hottest teacher of my undergrad!  (Apparently I was a little boy crazy back then...love ya lulu)

4. Dogme 95 this artful film making was established by directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg. Danish dirctors who estabished these set of rules as found on Wikipedia.

     The goal of the Dogme collective is to purify filmmaking by refusing expensive and spectacular special effects, postproduction modifications and other gimmicks. The emphasis on purity forces the filmmakers to focus on the actual story and on the actors' performances. 
  1. Filming must be done on location. Props and sets must not be brought in. If a particular prop is necessary for the story, a location must be chosen where this prop is to be found.
  2. The sound must never be produced apart from the images or vice versa. Music must not be used unless it occurs within the scene being filmed, i.e., diegetic.
  3. The camera must be a hand-held camera. Any movement or immobility attainable in the hand is permitted. The film must not take place where the camera is standing; filming must take place where the action takes place.
  4. The film must be in colour. Special lighting is not acceptable (if there is too little light for exposure the scene must be cut or a single lamp be attached to the camera).
  5. Optical work and filters are forbidden.
  6. The film must not contain superficial action (murders, weapons, etc. must not occur.)
  7. Temporal and geographical alienation are forbidden (that is to say that the film takes place here and now).
  8. Genre movies are not acceptable.
  9. The final picture must be transferred to the Academy 35mm film, with an aspect ratio of 4:3, that is, not widescreen. Originally, the requirement was that the film had to be filmed on Academy 35mm film, but the rule was relaxed to allow low-budget productions.
  10. The director must not be credited.

What is the point you ask
Tonight I watched Rachel Getting Married which I started watching because of Ann Hathway and her rumored performance and I almost wet my pants at the Dogme 95 style I saw...I was so excited! I forgot how much I love this sytle of filming and to me it really makes the experience of the film intensify in the performance.  I also love loved the multicultural feel to this film, I thought it was beatiful and like poetry. A must see in my book and better yet now you know all about Dogme you should netflix these few movies and shake it up...

The Celebration*
Italian for Beginners**
Elsker dig for Evigt***

These are my top 3 favorites and worth a watch!

*lot like Rachel getting married
**I own this movie it is so funny to me
***Crazy sad and good!


  • Menu planning makes life easier
  • Never turn your back on a baby who can scale chairs and tabels
  • Writing theory papers...fun in theory, not fun in realtity
  • OMG how many papers can profs agsin for 2 weeks!!!
  • I want an ipad and my brother has teased me endlessly about it...
  • Need to do something fun this weekend..but mostly I need to do homework
  • homework
  • homework
I have about 100 hours to go at my intership!

Something excited and totally scary happened today...more on that latter.

Finally-the new blog, I am transtion our blog this weekend. Like I said this one is more exciting and glamours that this ole blog has been. I will let you know the new link, after I get everything transtioned.

<3 Lane