Sunday, August 14, 2011

Orange County Fair 2011

Last weekend, my sister, Rudy and I went to the Orange County fair. It was my sister's first time to a county fair, so we wanted to make sure she had fun. The best part about the fair is the food. Oh my gosh, all kinds of good food. I stray away from all the interesting things like deep fried butter or deep fried other stuff. Lol. Rudy really wanted the chocolate covered bacon. I tried a small piece. It's more chocolatey and then you just taste saltyness. I didn't really taste the bacon, more chocolate.

They always have the baking contest and I took pictures of my favorite ones. I wish I could make cakes like that!

The Coors light horses were there. The horses are so big and beautiful!

Big pumpkins!

At fairs, Rudy's favorite game is the water shooting one. I wanted the minion and baby Po so bad. They're so cute!

What an awesome boyfriend I have! <3

We finished off the fair with dinner (some delicious bbq food) and shared a funnel cake for dessert. An awesome day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Help

I finished reading "The Help" last night and am so glad I read it before watching the movie. It makes me look that much forward to watching it (and the awesome cast). I had lunch with my friend last month and she recommended that I read the book because it's "really good."

It is such a page turner and I love how they have three different points of view. I highly recommend this book if you're looking for something good to read. It's a book that really makes you think, too. 


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy birthday Lucille Ball!

Yesterday was Lucille Ball's 100th birthday. They had an "I Love Lucy" marathon all weekend on the Hallmark channel. "I Love Lucy" is my favorite show. I never get tired of watching it! It's so funny and so crazy at times. My sister bought me the whole collection for my birthday a few years ago and I watch it when nothing else is on TV. Rudy always asks me if the "I Love Lucy" marathon is on. Lol.

I was only 4 years old when she passed away and can't believe that this show was made when my parents were born. My mom and sister love the show too. We all love Lucy. :)

This is one of the funniest parts of the series. I would've LOVED to been part of the audience on any episode. Their laughter makes me wish I was there. 

Happy 100th birthday Lucille Ball! Thank you for bringing so much laughter into my life! 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Harry Potter Mania

I absolutely LOVE Harry Potter! 

I can't believe 10 years have passed and that the last movie is out. I love all the Harry Potter mania. Over the last month, I've been watching the movies every time it was on TV and the specials/behind the scenes. At the beginning of the month, a small art gallery in my town had a Harry Potter gallery opening and I just HAD to go. It was so amazing and I wish I could afford to buy one of the awesome artwork. The line was soo long, but we were lucky to get there early.

Here are some of my favorite artwork:

Amazing, right??

When you enter, you get sorted into groups by picking a pin from the Sorting Hat. I got Gryffindor (yes!)  and Rudy got Ravenclaw. We took turns trying to catch the golden snitch. Rudy actually got it and won a $20 gift card. I got 7 bludgers and got 2 pins. 

This is what we got with Rudy's gift card:

I had so much fun and am so thankful that Rudy took me! He enjoys the movies, but isn't as hardcore as I am. Lol. He's the best! 

I got a new shirt and wand pen to wear/bring to the movie. We didn't get to watch the movie until this past Saturday because there was always something going on and we didn't want to wait in the long lines the first week. 
Yes, I am a big dork.

I really enjoyed the movie! I know it's never gonna be the same as the book, but I wish it was a little longer and that they emphasized a little more on certain things (i.e. deaths of the good guys, Lupin's son, battle between Bellatrix & Molly). I definitely wanna see it again though, but this time in 3D!

I love Harry Potter Mania!!!!! :)