"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

February 25, 2013

And the winner is...

When one of your kiddos wants to direct movies someday and has all the Best Picture winners memorized from at least the last 20 years, you throw a little Oscars party.
And when your hubby hears that, he suggests you make his favorite meal, Monte Cristos! ; )
They were as yummy as we remembered. (pretty sure anything with powdered sugar and red raspberry jam would be though)

Joy and Nathan loved when the Les Mis cast sang! I think the guy who saw the movie at least twice, if not three times, and sang the songs around our house for 3 weeks, might even have been a little choked up. ; )
I LOVED the Sound of Music reenactment! How cute was that?! -My night was made!

We played some Oscar's Bingo

 and guessed our picks on our own Oscar ballots.

I found this recipe and tried making Orange Julius'! (a blast from our past) The kids had never even heard of them before! Andrew thought they were called Orange Joyous'. As you can see they were a big hit!
(these cute popcorn bags are from the Dollar Tree) 
I held out until Anne Hathaway won best supporting actress around 11:00 PM and then went to bed.

Soooo loved when she said: "Here's hoping that someday in the not too distant future the misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and never in real life. Thank you."  Amen!

I woke up to a bit of a mess but also to two very sweet guys thanking me for the 'awesome Oscars party.' : )


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