Archive for February, 2010

Fun day outside!

Posted by: Frances

February 28th, 2010 >> Outdoor Activities

Sooo.. for Christmas, Matt and I got some really great tennis rackets.  Today is one of the first beautiful days warm enough to go out and break them in.  We played for about an hour and got a great workout.  Nice frustration release!  Although, the ball that we were using totally sucked.  There will be many more tennis days for us that’s for sure.  Then, off to a game of disk golf.  Out of Matt, Jay, and Briggy, Jay won the game.  And the dogs got a great day of exercise.  FUN day!  Can’t wait for the spring already!

3:10 to Yuma

Posted by: Frances

February 26th, 2010 >> Movie Mania

I was worn out and exhausted after dealing with midterms so I decided to watch 3:10 to Yuma.  It was the perfect movie to watch for a relaxing evening.  I really enjoyed this movie.  I don’t have a favorite part really, just really liked it.


Seasoned Potatoes

Posted by: Frances

February 24th, 2010 >> Cooking

So, I don’t have a picture of these, but I got the recipe from one of my friends at work.  I absolutely love them and they are very easy to make.


  • French Fingerling Potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • one packet of Ranch Dip Mix

Cut the potatoes into small slices and place in ziplock bag with the other ingredients.  Mix well.  Leave for minimum of  15 minutes.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Pour potatoes into a metal pan (I used a 9 x 13) and cook for 35 minutes.  Potatoes should be just slightly crunchy.   Cook to your liking.


HAM license and Radio

Posted by: Frances

February 20th, 2010 >> Educational, Hang Gliding, Outdoor Activities

I took my HAM radio test today and passed.  I am now an official licensed HAM radio operator.  Wooo!  Hoooo!  I will post my call sign in a few days when I receive it.  I was given a HAM radio for Valentine’s Day and still learning how to use it and its capability.  It is a Yaesu FT270R.  Very excited.  Hang Gliding… Here I come!


Catch Me If You Can

Posted by: Frances

February 17th, 2010 >> Movie Mania

After many hours of doing homework, I decided to watch Catch Me If You Can.


It was a very long movie, but it kept my interest.  I am not particularly a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio, but I am a big fan of Tom Hanks.  I liked that it was based on a true story and that in the end Frank became a crucial part in society.  It is interesting to me how someone strives for years to accomplish the impossible and gains extensive knowledge pertaining to a particular subject and then finds themselves working for the very same people who were out to get them.  Very ironic and interesting.

Valentine’s Day Movie

Posted by: Frances

February 14th, 2010 >> Movie Mania

I went to see the Valentine’s Day movie and it was very romantic and cute.  The actors and actresses definitely made the movie.


I loved the older couple and the kid.  When Julia Roberts comes home and sees her son got me choked up.  I got some good laughs, but overall it was just a cute movie.

Funky Valentine’s (Modern Family)

Posted by: Frances

February 13th, 2010 >> Holidays

I watch Modern Family on ABC and the episode called “My Funky Valentine” was great.  I loved the line, “Valentine’s Day is not the day you run away from love, it is a day you track it down, tie it up, and take it home.”  It was awesome!  Way to sum it up.  If you have not seen an episode of this show, you should.  You will laugh a lot!


Snow… Sledding… Snow ball fight… Snow man!!!

Posted by: Frances

February 13th, 2010 >> Outdoor Activities







The Dogs…


Posted by: Frances

February 12th, 2010 >> Outdoor Activities

It has been snowing all afternoon and evening.  I love it!  Went outside to play with the dogs in it and they went nuts.  Snow ball fights, here I come!



Wicked the musical

Posted by: Frances

February 10th, 2010 >> Concerts


I went to see Wicked the musical.  Click HERE and you will find a great summary of the musical.  I read it before I went to the show and found it to be really helpful.  I absolutely loved it!!! I thought everyone put on an outstanding performance.  The duets sounded amazing!  I thought that Glinda reminded me very much of Brittany Murphy in Uptown Girls.  Glinda was definitely my favorite of all the characters.  I have a whole new perspective about The Wizard of Oz now.

I highly recommend seeing this musical because it is worth it.  You will laugh and love it.