Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Freedom to Wear Beautiful Dresses

Happy belated Independence Day everyone! We had cinnamon rolls for breakfast (pillsbury style, not homemade, but still yummy). Justin went out at 6am with our Brother-in-Law Brandon to play golf. They played 18 holes in just over two hours and ended up in a tied score.

My parents wanted to take our family to go see the movie 17 Miracles. It's about the Martin and Willie Handcart companies of Mormon Pioneers crossing the plains. In one of the previews my mom saw there was a line that was almost quoted from our family history. We have ancestors who came in those companies with some pretty miraculous stories. We don't know for sure if that mini story in the movie came from our ancestors, but it was fun to think about.

Anyways, back to going to the movies. It's not playing in many theaters, and even then, not that often. We had friends who went to see it on Saturday. They were 30 minutes early and had to sit on the front row. So to be safe, we showed up an hour early. We got there at 12:20 for the 1:15 showing. It was SOLD OUT. And the 4:20 showing? SOLD OUT. And the 6:30 showing? 77% SOLD OUT. At noon! So we didn't get to see that movie but instead, went to see "Larry Crowne". It was pretty good. Nothing amazing, but nothing to complain about. :)

We went swimming, had a BBQ, yummy cupcakes and tried to head home before it got too late. All in all, a fun weekend, but it's good to be home.

Onto the part about beautiful dresses. A couple weeks ago we were at a friends house and Carrie was playing dress up with a few other little girls. This morning she told me, "Mommy, I want to wear my Cinderella shoes and a beautiful dress". Therefore, picture time.

"Look how beautiful I am!"

Posing for the camera like a real supermodel. Complete with the no-smile face.

Of course, then she wanted to take a picture too. Our camera is a little heavy for such a tiny girl though. We'll have to work on her picture taking skills ;)

1 comment:

Coleen said...

Adorable. I love the dress and the shoes. Great outfit Carrie. What a beautiful girl you are!
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