so long july.

IMG_1191_2IMG_1196IMG_1255we celebrated the ending of june and the beginning of july with my nephew’s first birthday party. it was filled with children, sweets, presents, laughs, and much happiness. 

IMG_1275IMG_1311IMG_1312july 1 was canada day! we wore white and spent the night along the riverbank photographing fireworks. they were beautiful.

IMG_1524 IMG_1525 IMG_1529IMG_1535we had a few date nights where we tried out new restaurants. they were yummy!

photo-6-1i had an impromptu photo shoot with my mum and her (favorite) newfie. is she not the prettiest person ever?

IMG_2211then we had a family supper at little green. although it was only for my parents, brother, and sister and their spouses and little ones, it consisted of thirteen people! (fourteen if you count the little girl in my sister’s tummy.) the supper doubled as a going away party for my brother, his wife, and their two children who are moving across the country at the end of this week.

IMG_1914luckily, i got to enjoy some quiet, early mornings like these with my girl holly.

IMG_1856 IMG_1862then it was time for my niece’s birthday party. this time there were even more family members, presents, laughs, and food.

IMG_2293we had my dad come and stay with us for a night.

IMG_2190 IMG_2193 IMG_2197we also managed to get another date night in where we went to my favorite old theatre and saw the iceman. it was a fantastic film!

IMG_2202of course, it wouldn’t be a successful month without selling dozens of items from the hello scarlett store.

IMG_1865 IMG_1871IMG_1882IMG_1899 as always, our evenings came to an end with a long walk in our neighbourhood. i will never, ever grow tired of living next to the river. neither will holly or truman.

IMG_1904july was a very busy but at the same time a very fun month! i hope that next month we can find more time to slow down and enjoy the warm weather before fall starts creeping in. :-)

see you all in august!

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talkie thursdays.

when harry met sally (1989).

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i didn’t know what to expect with this 1989 comedy starring billy crystal and meg ryan. would this film be a stereotypical rom-com which meg is so well known and typecast for (sleepless in seattle, you’ve got mail)? i realize that she can, and does other genres of film, but in my mind she is a one trick pony destined for some romantic comedy where she is constantly in turmoil over an over-dramatic relationship. billy is of course remembered for some slapstick comedy of the 80’s (running scared, throw momma from the train, the princess bride). so the pairing of these two lead me to pre-judge this movie as a film which could only be enjoyed by one if they grew up in the 80’s and not in this day and age.

i was very surprised. i had known this was a very well received film in the past but didn’t think it would stand the test of time. let me say billy and meg are a together (even better than the meg and tom routine) and the way they play off of each other’s comedic style is great to watch.

these two characters (harry and sally) graduate from university and meet for the first time on a road trip to new york. the film periodically displays their lives as they bump into each other again and again, discussing their relationships, work, etc. finally, however, they form a friendship and now the question “can a man and a woman be friends without sex?” must be answered.

this comedy was definitely worth it. the jokes and lines may be old, but the delivery is perfect by these two and the film actually moves at great pace (something I find discouraging about most older films).

check it out!

geo

talkie thursdays.

the great escape (1963).

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what a great talkie!

based on a novel, which is based on true events, this film featured steve mcqueen, james garner, and charles bronson as the protagonists. it also managed to weave heavy themes into an overall lighthearted, and often humorous approach. although a little on the lengthy side, this is an excellent example of great cinematic storytelling.

if you like wwii era movies, or prison break movies, then you must see the great escape. even better, try to catch it in the theatre if it comes your way!

over and out. :-)

p.s. all of the photos were taken last night with my phone camera. i wasn’t going for quality, people. :-)

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