Monday, May 31, 2010

Nathan's Best

Two things I have said before:
1. I live on the world's best street.
2. I am married to the world's most fantastic man. (click on that link if ya don't believe me)

This weekend our goal was to pull off a stay-cation on the cheap.

With that in mind, Nathan came up with his best idea yet -- a backyard cinema. He accomplished it in sweet style, using some industrial sized clips, a white sheet, a MacAir, some killer desktop speakers including a subwoofer, extension cords, and a projector.

We told our neighbors to arrive at 8:45 p.m. But with pre-show music like this, the yard was full by 6:45. Again, I say--LOVE this street and these people.

Pre-movie checklist:
Apply OFF.
Set sun.
Sugar the children.
Check, check and double check.

See Nathan (green shirt) and Ian (orange shirt) in the front, on a blanket?

If anyone was irritated with Nathan/my constant shutterbugging, they didn't let on. Thanks, guys.

Oh, and if you plan to put on a backyard cinema at your house, glow sticks/bracelets, etc. are an absolute MUST. What you see here is seven children in a flurry of glow stick heavenly madness on our swingset.

Since said children spent most of the movie running around with their glowing goodness, we parents are considering a movie for us next time and, since our trial run was successful, we hope even more neighbors (Jenni--that means you :) join us. This night was absolutely delightful and our backyard will definitely be open for business again soon!

What did YOU do this weekend? Did you blog it? If so, link it here for us, pretty please.


  1. What a great idea! I'm gonna have to try that. I don't know my neighbors though. Hmmm. My checklist would be longer than yours.

  2. We had such a great time!!! Thanks again!!! oh...we did get the doggie back to his owners...even though we had lots of tears after his return. I think Brutus was happier living at our house for the night.

  3. My sweet friend, you always inspire... Savor your moments, you push me to create more...

  4. We went camping in Arkansas. Glad you had a great time! Fantastic idea, N! :)

  5. i did a "stay cation" layout last week! need to post--was glad to see someone else knew the terminology ;) Talked to your sweet parents today at the ceremony. Praying for Ian this week!

  6. How fun! Why can't we be neighbors? :)

  7. you are so right:
    *neighbors ARE the best.
    *backyard movie night is a memory for the kids forever (we did this for Davin's 6th birthday. he'll never forget it.)
    *Glowsticks DO amp up the excitement level

    We had a house-full Saturday night. So fun. But I posted pics from our lovely beach day Sunday. It sure was HOT here this weekend. summer dress rehersal for sure.

    P.S. I agree with Megan....why can't WE be neighbors?
    P.P.S. Have I told you lately how SKINNY you are?

  8. What an amazing idea!!!! I bet it was loads of fun!!!!

  9. Looks like you guys had a blast! I spent part of the weekend at my inlaws. They do not have internet access in their part of the woods so we enjoyed a computer fast and lots of time outside in the sprinklers.

  10. Well then I say,"count us IN!" I second your love of our little street in Cherry Hills:)

  11. This looked amazingly fun! Wouldn't that be a great birthday party idea, too?! Sadly, I worked most of the weekend.