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Monday, December 29, 2008

Before and After...and other ramblings

This is my sweet, darling daughter before she left the house this morning.



Here she is 2 hours later after she came home. What a difference!! She left the house a pimply, brace-faced kid and came home a gorgeous teenager....how does that happen? I think my life just got more complicated.



On another note...I hope everyone had a wonderful holidays. Ours was fantastic....and now they are over. Today I put away all the decorations and undecorated the tree and composted it. The Magic is over for another year. I always love getting ready for Christmas and when it is over, I love getting the house back together and normalizing everything.



Fortunately, I am still on vacation this week. I am thoroughly enjoying these days of leisure. Cassie and I saw Twilight last week. She loved it, I was ambivalent. I think the movie was poorly cast, although the girl who played Bella did a wonderful job. I loved the book though and I think the movie that plays in your head while reading a book never quite measures up to the movie that shows on the big screen.



Of course there are always exceptions and Marley and Me is just that exception. I loved the book, I laughed, I cried...I totally relived my dog raising years while reading the book. The movie was great, it was phenomenal. I was worried about Owen Wilson doing the movie justice...he did. I laughed, I cried, I relived my dog raising years while watching the movie. While I was sobbing at the end I looked over at Michael and he had tears coursing down his cheeks...it was very touching. I highly recommend the movie, but read the book first.



We are going on a field trip tomorrow....I will post about it when we get home.


Have a great day!!!

9 comments:

Heather said...

Wow! No more braces! Cassie must be excited to eat those forbidden foods again!

We went and saw Madagascar 2 yesterday. We all enjoyed it). Hope your filed trip is fun!

Jan said...

Cassie looks great! Have a wonderful time tomorrow.

Pamela said...

Cassie: WEAR YOUR RETAINERS! FAITHFULLY.

Now that is out of the way.

reading books vs movies.
The one movie that was SO much better than the book was: Chocolat

don't ever bother to read the book.

I may have told you this before. Sorry, if I'm starting to repeat myself. Hee hee.

karisma said...

Awww Cassie you look just beautiful! (But seriously I thought you were just beautiful before too! Your smile is just that little bit brighter! Do we feel a poem coming on?)

Alison, glad you had a lovely holiday time. Wow you packed up already? I always wait till new years is over. Mainly because I am so late at putting up the tree! LOL! The kids like to look at it a little longer! hehe!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE! And may you encounter many faeries in your travels! Nice ones of course!

Hugs and smoochies to you all! xxxx

swampy said...

Happy No Braces Anymore Cassie ! You look beautiful...of course, you were beautiful with all the hardware,too.
Question: How many times did you run your tongue across your teeth after the braces came off?

swampy said...

Happy No Braces Anymore Cassie ! You look beautiful...of course, you were beautiful with all the hardware,too.
Question: How many times did you run your tongue across your teeth after the braces came off?

ChrisB said...

Cassie I bet it feels lovely to be without the braces. You have a beautiful smile either way.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I bet she's loving having those braces off! She looks great.

Mamarazzi said...

GORGEOUS!! Cassie looks amazing! i know i can only postpone getting J braces for a little longer. i know once i get her goofy teeth fixed our days of boys not totally noticing her are numbered.

LOVED Marley and Me...loved it! we all cried.