Monday, August 8, 2011

Best Date Ever and The Change-up House

Happy Monday all! Mr. Pearl and I picked-up Fisherman from camp in the Texas Hill Country this weekend. (I'll post more on camp later, as my boy had an amazing time and won an award!) Mr. P had a business meeting down that way, so we took the two younger minis (who have already been to camp this summer) and went with him. We stopped-off in New Braunfels and went to Schlitterbahn. For those of you not from Texas and not up on your Travel Channel "coolest water parks in the world" info, Schlitterbahn is an enormous water park on the Comal River. The park boasts the "coolest water ride" winner with it's water roller coaster and the "world's longest water ride" winner with it's raging river ride. We had a blast and as a former employee of a water park (Wet-n Wild lifeguard - good times), I can say it is a wonderful, family experience - crowds and all.
My sweet mother-in-law took the mini-pearls for one last trip to the lake after camp pick-up and that gave the mister and myself an entire Sunday to ourselves. Oh what luxury! Hey, I never said I was hard to please! What did we do? Well, as it's still 100+ degrees around here and too hot for golf or other outdoor fun, we headed to the movies. I chose the first one and selected one that I felt would appeal to Mr. P (ok, I really wanted to see it, too. I mean Ryan Reynolds is in it.) So, we saw The Change-up. I will now reveal my true colors to you and I may loose some readers over this, but I laughed so hard I cried. More than once. This movie is obscene and offends just about everyone in some way and it really isn't a good movie but it was good adult fun. Please don't hold my frat boy sense of humor against me! The real star of the movie though was the house that Justin Bateman's character and his family live in. Perfection! Right down to all of the celadon accents (see the movie). I had to share these with you. So, if someone you love wants to see this movie, bring earplugs and your smart phone to keep you entertained and have them let you know when the house scenes are on - so worth it!
This kitchen - not crazy about the polished granite counter tops - honed? soapstone? - my preference. The backsplash tile was gorgeous and the fabric for the curtains I am now on the hunt for. I just adored this space!

You can't tell much from this pic, but the family room was so cozy and I love the different stripe fabrics on the sofa and chairs.

The master bath is marble perfection!

How did me and the mister end our free day? We indulged in popcorn and Reese's pieces and saw Crazy, Stupid Love. Really cute movie. No offensive language, although I would not let my thirteen year old see it. This is a good, married couple date movie. I don't think that I have ever gone to two movies in one day. I felt so frivolous! I highly recommend it!
I am off to pick-up the mini-pearls from my mother-in-law and take them to the dentist. This week, we start our back-to-school countdown and have one thousand things to do before school starts next week. Not the least of which is finish our summer reading assignments. Arggh! I'm not ready!

Have a great day!



  1. Oh! I'm so jealous. I want to see both of those movies, and I have to admit, I have a well-honed Frat boy sense of humor, so I'm looking forward to it!

  2. Green backsplash is Ann Sacks, I think. Saw it today in Dallas in her Oak Lawn showroom.