Friday Favorites

Some of my favorites from the week:

1. Twilight! I'm surprised that blogger didn't crash today since I can only imagine how many "Twilight" posts have been added in the last 24 hours.

I just got back from the movie. I have to say that am the most selfless wife ever and passed up the chance to see it last night with my friends, so I could see it with Jeramy. He read all the books and really wanted to see the movie with me. So I waited all day, avoided calls from anyone who had seen it last night because I didn't want to know a thing about it - I love to go to a movie with no preconceived notions. So, if you are like me and have not yet seen the movie - don't read the next paragraph.

I must admit I have been a bit nervous to see the movie. I didn't know how they were going to translate the book - mainly Edward and Bella's relationship - into a movie. But I have to say, the movie really exceeded my expectations. The number one thing I was hoping for was believeable chemistry between Edward and Bella. I thought Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson had GREAT chemistry!!! Overall, I thought the casting was great. It took most of the movie for me to decide how I felt about R-Patt as Edward but by the end I was convinced. I thought Kristen Stewart was great. She played Bella a little more "flat" - not necessarily in a bad way - and serious than I had imagined Bella from the books. Regardless, that girl is a fantastic actress!

So, the bottom line is that I really enjoyed it and I am so happy that I waited and went with Jeramy (who also really liked it!)

2. Protein drink mix-ins - I saw these at Costco and bought them. I have carb-loving kiddos and sometimes I have a hard time getting them to eat enough protein. I had heard of these and decided to try them. Each packet is mixed into 16.9 oz H20 and has 25 calories, 5 grams protein, 5 grams of fiber and no sugar. The pack I got has 3 flavors - pink lemonade, mandarin orange and cherry pomegranate. I don't really let my kids have sugary drinks much, so they think they are living the sweet life and are drinking Kool-Aid daily and I know they are getting some protein and fiber that I don't have to beg, threaten or bribe them to ingest. Besides Diet Coke, I really only like water (and, of course, hot chocolate with a big dollop of whipped cream!) but I thought they were pretty good!

3. Vicks VapoRub - Finn has had a really bad cough and has not been sleeping well at all - which means Jeramy, nor I have been sleeping well. I was mentioning this to a friend and she suggested that before bedtime I should rub a thick layer of Vicks on his feet then put socks on. I have heard this before but thought it sounded a little hokey. Let me tell you, IT WORKS EVERY TIME! I have no idea why - I tried to google it and can't find a good logical or medical explanation. If anyone knows why it works, let me know. All I know is that $5 is a small price to pay for a good night's sleep for everyone!


Brecken said...

love your friday faves. Very cute idea. So glad you liked the movie as well. Let's just hope they recast Jasper!

John & Shauna said...

I was wondering how the midnight showing went. We went to see the movie tonight. I have to agree with your review. I liked it much more than I thought I would. Also, your post about the rub. I heard about it and I know people swear by it. It's suppose to be some essential oil kids absorb through their feet. Who knows? Glad it's working for you.

Marilee said...

Hey Tam, I'm so glad you liked Twilight. I purposely didn't call you on Friday morning after I had seen it at Midnight. We DID miss you but understand the Jeremy wanted to see it too. I too was EXTREMELY surprised at how much I liked. Relieved more than anything! So happy they didn't twist it around and make it different!

I'll definitely have to try those drink mix ins and I'm SOOOOOO happy that the VICS worked for Finn. Definitely a mystery but something I do every time my kids have a cough!

Brad and Colleen said...

I am loving your Friday Favs. I felt the exact same way about Twilight. By the end I warmed up to Edward and ended up loving it too. I am going to have to try the new drinks. Brad was just saying last week Spencer has got to be protein deprieved, so thanks for the tip. As for the vicks my sister in law just told me about that last weekend and said she tried it and it really works for her too. Crazy!! But whatever works for sleep and peace.

I just read some of your other comments, I agree about Jasper and what was with his purple leisure suit?????