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Minions Movie Night July 31, 2015

Hello dear ones! A couple weeks ago my family and I went to see the Minions movie. This is how we had fun. Also, I’ll review the movie. Please come hang out :).

I drew a minion on our chalkboard door to get everyone excited.

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I bought a Minions coloring book for a dollar. I also found sugar cookies and fruit snacks that are Minion themed. I found the Minion bead kit at Michael’s Craft Store.

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Chris and Michael made a Minion bookmark.

 

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Michael drew a Minion based on a tutorial.

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Here are toilet paper roll Minions.

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Now my review:

My family and I really loved the Despicable Me movies. Underneath the craziness they were about family and love. They gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. But Minions was a disappointment. There were way too many innuendos. The plot was flat. The Minions couldn’t fill Gru’s shoes as main characters. They are hilarious for shorts, but in my opinion they can’t carry a whole movie. The best part of the movie for me, was the end…when Gru showed up. In conclusion, although there are spots of funny, the smut and lack of a decent plot and strong characters, ruined it for me. This felt way more adult than childlike.

God bless and remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

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My Family Rocks! Sunday: Pirates of the Caribbean Date Night July 14, 2013

Hello dear ones! Once again I was inspired by the Dating Divas for a movie date night. Here it is with some extra ideas. PS: Great marriage & parenting links at the end!

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Chris and I have been watching the Pirates of the Caribbean movies together. We watched the first one with our redneck drive in on the trampoline. This week we watched 2 & 3 inside but it was just as fun.

The Invitation

I got the message in a bottle stationary from Dating Diva’s here:

http://www.thedatingdivas.com/kari/pirates-of-the-caribbean/

I rolled it up inside a bottle and put it in Chris’ lunchbox.

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The Eats

Filet Mignon, baked potatoes, and bread with French cheese and butter.

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Cream Soda Ice-cream Float ~It looks like beer but it’s not….just vanilla ice-cream and cream soda.

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I used the mugs we got in Helen, Ga to make it look like Pirate grog.

We played this game inspired by the Dating Divas. Every time someone said “ship” or “pirate” in the movie, we clanged our mugs and said “Arrrrrr”. Then we took a swig and gave each other a kiss. It was funny because we usually didn’t remember until 30 seconds after it was said lol.

I got this pirate hat cookie idea from: http://www.diamondsfordessert.com/2010/06/jack-sparrows-tricorne.html

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So this is how they looked before I baked them. Note: I cheated and just added cocoa to already made sugar cookie dough. but after they baked…

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I guess they were too thick because now they look more like cowboy hats…if hats at all. They still taste good.

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I made Jack Sparrow’s Compass with  inspiration from here:

http://family.go.com/crafts/craft-628031-the-captains-compass-t/

Since it was a date night, I wrote “Heart’s Desire” on it. I simply pasted construction paper to a jewelry box Michael had given me. This way I could easily switch back to something use-able afterwards.

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I had Chris open it before I came in the room. I had planned on having it lead towards me when he got home. Maybe have arrows or something. But sadly he got home before me because I was doing our monthly grocery shopping. I was so tired he had to help me get supper going.

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I put the compass and “Jack Sparrow’s Guide to Being a Pirate” in a treasure chest of Michael’s.

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The Pirate guidebook  was funny to read. It had a name generator in the front.  Chris was “Captain Christopher. the Rum Runner” and I was “One-eyed Amber, the Adventurer”.

You can print the book off here: http://family.go.com/printables/craft-1012132-jacks-pirate-guide-t/

Well, God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

PS: Here are some great links:

The Peaceful Wife is still doing The Respect Dare.  Check it out if ya can :).

http://peacefulwife.com/2013/07/10/day-10-his-biggest-critic-or-his-biggest-supporter/

Compelled by Mel has shared a great video about teaching our kids about Christ…not compliance:

http://compelledbymel.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/true-woman-compliance-or-christ/

It goes along with the parenting book ““Give them Grace” which I’ll definitely be looking into.

https://www.reviveourhearts.com/store/product/give-them-grace/

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