Monday, December 17, 2012


Momma and Daddy surprised us this afternoon with another show: TIM HAWKINS!!!!! He's just started his new Push Pull Point Pow tour, and it was hilarious!!! We seriously had no idea he was in town tonight! But oh man, he was so great!! And one of the things he said really kind of impacted me: "Christianity is not something that's supposed to scare us into being good." I'm gonna do some pondering on this...his view of Christianity is so awesome. It just is. I wish I could have an audio recording of his message to us at the end. I wanted to scream amen at every sentence. Anyway, I feel something coming on about that quote up there. ^ Another song maybe....I dunno. Of course, after he said that, he went on to say: "That's Islam!". Which is true. Sorry Muslim folks, it's true. Anywho, he was pretty dang awesome to see! I'm blessed with such great parents!!


*deep breath*

WE WENT TO SEE THE HOBBIT YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you haven't seen the movie, don't read this. I'm going to review. ;)

*another deep breath*

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS PERFECT AND I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW WONDERFUL IT IS AND I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO THE THEATER AND SEE IT AGAIN BECAUSE I CAN'T WAIT ANOTHER 6 MONTHS FOR IT TO COME OUT ON BLU-RAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The movie was, of course, of superior quality. The CG effects, astonishing. The actors, incredible. But the big worry for me was: "will it follow the book?" The answer: "just about!!"

Of course, it's a movie. They have to change some things, otherwise it'll be a box-office flop. This is simply because the majority tastes of the world change over time, and the Hobbit was written a loooong time ago. No, I don't know the exact year off the top of my head....alas, I don't have time to be that big of a nerd anymore. :(

But anyway, they really did an excellent job at following the book, for the most part! There were a few battles that were emphasized in the movie that weren't in the book, and for some reason, they didn't have the dwarves wearing their colored hoods when they came in to Bag-End! D: But oh well, that's minor, I suppose. was one of my favorite parts of the book. That and the three trolls....hilarious in both the book and the movie!!

The one thing I'm still not sure about is this Pale Orc thing....Azog. In the book, Azog the Defiler doesn't come in until the end I the Battle of 5 Armies. But in this first part of The Hobbit, he's a main character. He hates Thorin because Thorin is the dwarf prince that chopped off his hand, and Thorin hates Azog because Azog beheaded his grandfather. So, in the movie they have some of these little stare off moments that were a little close to over kill for me....still, I can't complain.

May I just say this: they could have picked no one better to play Bilbo than Martin Freeman. 'Nuff said. No arguement. HE WAS PERFECT!!!! AHHH!!!! I loved him! He was just perfect!!!

AND I SERIOUSLY SQUEALED OUT LOUD WHEN LEE PACE CAME ONSCREEN THE FIRST TIME. LEE PACE PLAYS THRANDUIL, AND HE'S PERFECTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to die when Legolas comes into all this. He's supposed to be in the next movie I think. *passes out*

And man....who knew dwarves could be so good looking?? Jus' sayin'....Thorin and Kili are adorbs. :P And so is Dwalin.

So, yes. Anyway, I'm going back to the theater hopefully this week to see the movie again. I give it a 999 on a scale of 1-10. :P

Friday, December 14, 2012

More pics from horse and soul...

Thought I would get my butt in gear and upload some more pictures from Horse and Soul, since I have a few minutes. :)

Magic playing Touch-It.

Carol Coppinger did a little segment to music with her dressed as an energizer battery, one of her horses dressed as the energizer bunny, and the other dressed as a Walkasuaras (it was a Tennessee Walking Horse).

Yes!!! Wynonna Judd was there!!! Her husband recently had a motorcycle crash, and had his leg amputated. He's a big reiner I think, so he was there talking with Pat about what he can do now that he's handicapped.

Carol on Legend.

Pete breakin' it down!!

This was the trailer loading demo horse. Her owner, Jake, was learning how to teach her to follow a feel here.

loading excersice...

friendly game with the ball...

Pt was hilarious in this segment! He grabbed a chair and sat back and relaxed while Jake did all the work!

Jake learning how to load through barrels...

Once he had that down....

They both moved to the trailer. Pat shared the chair...

Yep. That's Pat on Jake's lap Using the horse's tail as a holder for the stick. Can you say awesome???

View of the arena! Retail in front, and workspace in the back!