Dec 30 2009

its that time again.

I can’t believe that tomorrow is already New Years Eve!! Wow, time passes, inevitably & incredibly fast when your mind is busy. This year has been a long strenuous one, cheers to a new hopefully calmer one! I am not one for “resolutions” my usual outlook is usually one more like “resolutions smezolutions” but here are a few things on my say, “to do list” for this up coming year.

1. Plan a wedding without a) losing my mind b) losing an friends in the process

2. Going to and actively participating in therapy.

3. Being cured of ED. Yup. Cured, shall be wrote across my file by next December.

4. Finding an apartment for the man & I.

5. Write then 15+ blogs that are in my que.

What are some of your items on your “to do lists” this up coming year?


Dec 27 2009

bests and worsts of 2009.

bests
DSC_8712-anesti.orgGetting engaged!!!!!
worsts
ED trying to kill me. eff off you evil bastard!

kids flicks:

bests

up!

This movie was absolutely rawring hilarious. Hands down the best movie of the year for kids and adults alike. synopsis: Young at heart Carl Fredrickson decides to fulfill his lifelong dream of having a home on paradise falls. When he inadvertently hits a construction worker, he is forced to go to a retirement home. But before they can take him, he and his house fly away. However, he has a stowaway aboard. An 8 year old boy named Russell, whose trying to get an assisting the elderly badge. Together, they embark in an adventure, where they encounter talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin.

monsters vs. aliens

Dreamworks does it again! A comedy for the entire family, children & parents alike – even us childless-twentysomethings enjoy it. rent it/buy it, you will enjoy it! synopsis: When California girl Susan Murphy is unexpectedly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall and is instantly labeled a “monster” named Ginormica. The military jumps into action, and she is captured and held in a secret government compound. The world learns that the military has been quietly rounding up other monsters over the years. This ragtag group consists of the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.; the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link; the gelatinous and indestructible B.O.B.; and the 350-foot grub called Insectosaurus. Their confinement time is cut short however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country.

worst

planet 51

This movie was so littered with sexual innuendos and potty talk, that I would never let my (or recommend this for any) child to see this movie. It was so terrible that it doesn’t even warrant a synopsis on my site.

action:

bests

taken

This film is the confirmation of all parents worst nightmares, your child kidnapped, addicted to drugs & sold into prostitution. After watching this movie it got me thinking, how many of the missing children in the world have had this happen to them? How many of these missing angels have been irrevocably lost into the million underground prostitution rings? synopsis: When his teenage daughter is kidnapped in Paris, a former spy sets out to find her at any cost. Relying on his special skills, he tracks down the ruthless gang that abducted her and launches a one-man war to bring them to justice and to rescue his daughter.

the lovely bones

Based on the best selling novel by Alice Sebold. synopsis: The story of a 14-year-old girl from suburban Pennsylvania who is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from Heaven, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

worst

public enemies

blood.sex.more blood. synopsis: The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

sci fi/fantasy

bests

star trek

Now, I never was a “trekkie” and no, I probably will never actually watch all the original Leonard Nemoy, spocktacular episodes. But dang, JJ Abrams sure makes this a remake for the books – and hey, they sure casted some great males to stare at for 3 hours! synopsis: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James T. Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before!

twilight: new moon

This film is based on the second book of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga. And it is awesome. shutup. synopsis: After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella’s blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward’s sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black. When she nearly losses the own battle for her own life, she rushes to Italy to save the life of her true love, through which danger in different forms awaits.

worst

district 9

Aliens? Living in Johannesburg? Infecting humans? Absolutely terrible waste of 2 hours & 5 bucks synopsis: Extraterrestrial refugees stuck in contemporary South Africa for 28 years since the aliens made first contact, treated as refugees. They were the last of their kind, and in order to accommodate them, the government of South Africa set up a makeshift home in District 9 as politicians and world leaders debated how to handle the situation. As the humans begin to grow wary of the unwelcome intruders, a private company called Multi-National United (MNU) is assigned the task of controlling the aliens. But MNU is less interested in the aliens’ welfare than attempting to understand how their weaponry works. Unfortunately, the highly advanced weaponry requires alien DNA in order to be activated. When MNU field operative Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) is exposed to biotechnology that causes his DNA to mutate, the tensions between the aliens and the humans intensifies. Wikus is the key to unlocking the alien’s technology, and he quickly becomes the most wanted man on the planet.

comedy:

bests

the proposal

This romantic comedy really made me cackle. And it reminded me of my dear Canadian blog bestie Kristyn (I know I am horrible! haha). synopsis: Margaret Tate is the executive editor-in-chief of a book publishing company, Colden Books, who forces her assistant Andrew Paxton to marry her in order to avoid being deported to Canada. He grudgingly accepts, under the condition that he is promoted to the position of editor. When the government investigates, the two are forced to spend the weekend with his parents in Alaska in order to sell the lie. The family suggest they could marry the same weekend, and they reluctantly accept. They start to fall genuinely in love as they spend more and more time together. Because of this, during the wedding ceremony, Margaret decides she cannot do this to Andrew and confesses the business arrangement in front of everyone–including the immigration officer handling their case. She is then told that she has 24 hours to get back to Canada, and thus goes back to New York to pack her things. Upon doing so, however, Andrew shows up at the office and confesses his love for her in front of the entire office staff, proposing marriage all over again.

the hangover

This movie is hilariously inappropriate tale of a bachelor party gone extremely wrong, involving roofies, tigers & a baby – oh & a missing groom. Watch it, but don’t recommend it to anyone older than 35… synopsis: A blowout Las Vegas bachelor party turns into a race against time when three hung-over groomsmen awaken after a night of drunken debauchery to find that the groom has gone missing, and attempt to get him to the alter in time for his wedding. In 48 hours, Doug is scheduled to walk down the aisle, effectively ending his reign as a rowdy bachelor. Realizing that this is their last blowout with their best friend, Doug’s groomsmen organize a Sin City bachelor bash he’ll never forget. The next morning, the groomsmen come to in their Caesar’s Palace suite to find a tiger in the bathroom and a six-month-old baby tucked away in the closet. Unfortunately, Doug is nowhere to be found. With no memory of the previous night’s transgressions and precious little time to spare, the trio sets out in a hazy attempt to retrace their steps and discover exactly where things went wrong. Will they find Doug in time to get him to the wedding back in Los Angeles, or will his bride experience the sharp sting of disappointment when she walks down the aisle to discover that her future husband is nowhere to be found?

worst

ghosts of girlfriends past

Not that I don’t love a an awesome 80’s raving red do, but even though this movie was littered with famous actors, it really was just a doosey of a flick. synopsis: Celebrity photographer Connor Mead loves freedom, fun and women…in that order. Connor’s mockery of romance proves a real buzz-kill for his kid brother, Paul, and a houseful of well wishers on the eve of Paul’s wedding. Just when it looks like Connor may single-handedly ruin the wedding, he is visited by the ghosts of his former jilted girlfriends, who take him on a revealing and hilarious odyssey through his failed relationships


Dec 26 2009

a christmas to remember.

Screen shot 2009-12-25 at 11.19.05 PMThis Christmas was much unlike any other. This year, Kate got a little more than just gifts – she got a fiance! After having a morning of each opening gifts with their families, Kate came over to the Pangborn’s for the evening (little did she know what was in store!). After each opening a few gifts from each other & the siblings, Kate recieved a gift that was wrapped much like her father would do, a box inside of a box, inside of a box- clever. Within the smallest box was this note.

20137_218548814006_556794006_3107616_7409158_nKate began to search the tree, with absolutely no idea what she was looking for. There was a few ornaments on the tree with our picture inside so she was really lost on what she was looking for. She began to ask for hints, these consisted of endearing “cold!”, “colder!”, “warm!”, “cold again”, and “HOT!!!”. And then she saw it. Shining under the christmas lights glimmering like crystal. The only words she could even say were “You didn’t”.

As she removed it from the tree & turned about face, Sawyer was right there hands around her torso, eye to eye. He only had one thing to say, “Will you marry me?”, Kate lurched into his arms with her reply, YES.

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We love you all & hope that your Christmas was just as memorable & cherished within your home.

Grace & Peace,
Kate + Sawyer


Dec 25 2009

so this is christmas.

This year has oh, so very, quickly flown by – I mean, its already Christmas morning. June feels like it was just a few weeks ago, but yet, somehow this year also seems to have dragged on & brought us with it clinging on to what little sanity/dingnity it spared us. Catch 22, I guess.

Its currently 2am on Christmas morning, and I’ll be up for atleast the next 8 hours. No, I am not up wrapping presents due to last minute slacking. I bit the bullet this year and am working the Christmas Eve graveyeard shift in to prevent having to work Christmas day. Kate:1 2009: ? -1. Thankfully, this grave shift has given me alot of up time that I can use to do things like, you know, catch up on blog posts.

This year has been a year of change for all of us. I moved back home to help save some funds, also I graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Family Studies & Substance Abuse Counseling. Being my crazy self, I enrolled in classes to start my second degree: Nursing. In November, I became a Utah state certified Phlebotomist. Minor problem, the program takes 3 months, but no where in Utah will hire with less than a year experience, lameo. I left my {incredibly mundane position} desk job at the hospital & am currently working at a womens substance abuse rehabilitation center.

Sawyer also has had quite a few changes as well, this spring he changed his major from Computer Science to Mass Communictation & Web Design. We are both very anxiously waiting for his graduation this spring. Sawyer has been very blessed once again to have landed a very well paying internship doing user interface design for Applied Signal Technology, they have already offered to hire him on full time after he graduates!

With this new year brings alot of changes into our already hectic life. As Sawyer continues into his last semester of university, he also plans on applying for a business liscense to get his photography & design skills some backing & put them into “legit” use. Kate is working once again on finding herself, and beating ED until its battered & bruised and never returns to haunt our little lives. Together we are working and planning for the future, and everyday it gets a little more interesting, (like Sawyer stating that he wants to name our firstborn Nikon – yep, like the camera. thankfully, he was joking), God bless his humor and making my world a little bit more bearable each day. Each day, we continue to grow in our love, each day is a journey & we are continually blessed.

Merry Christmas, with much love & prayers. God Bless, Kate + Sawyer


Dec 24 2009

twilight tee-hee’s

I totally yanked this from my lovie blogger friend at bloxygen cause it made me cackle. Disclaimer: I totally read (and adored) all of the twilight books, but this is just absolutely hilarious. Enjoy.