Tuesday, April 28, 2009

American Idol - Rat Pack Standards

Kris Allen- The way you look tonight. Jamie Foxx likes him, enough to work with him after AI is over. That was impressive! I thought Kris sounded good, I like his style and I think that he is my favorite right now. I don't think he will win but I think I would buy his album

That's what she said moment "It was a little bit wet" -Simon Cowell

Allison - someone to watch over me

she did really good, but is it enough to keep her around? Simon thought she might be in trouble this week and I think he may be right. Not because she did awful but just because the competition is so steep right now.

Matt Giraud - My Funny Valentine

Matt is vote for the worst's new pick this week. Despite that fact, he did pretty good but a little pitchy. Simon liked him Randy didn't. His voice is suited for this type of music and he picked a pretty difficult song to sing. I think he may be in trouble though.

Danny Gokey - Rain or shine

Danny rocked the house with the ending of his song. He reminded me of Taylor Hicks again. The judges had the Swagger count going tonight. I thought they had forgotten their favorite word of the season.

That's what she said moment "I'm gonna keep this short" Paula

Adam Lambert- New Dawn (this isn't the title but I can't remember it.)

Did good like always. Adam has the Swagger down. He has an aura to him that says "I'm great and you should think so too" but not in a smug way, in a x factor way.

That's what she said moment: "My mouth falls open every time you perform." " you make me feel better than good" Kara

Re-cap: Allison, Matt and Danny are bottom 3 tonight - I hope that Matt goes home but I am scared for my girl Allison.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my Dad's birthday. He is not only a great dad but a great person all around. He is always willing to help people out and he knows how to fix anything. Thanks Dad for always being there when I need you. Try to relax on your birthday!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Disco American Idol

Lil Rounds - I'm Every Woman

I remember a couple seasons ago when Mandisa sang this song. She rocked this song, Lil did not. The audience seemed to like it but I thought it was rough. It may not have sounded like chaka khan's version of the song but it sounded a lot like Whitney Houston's.

Kris Allen - She Works Hard for the Money

Kris made this song his own style and did a great job. He is safe this week. Paula and Simon had a bazaar back and forth about women's underwear ugh! They need to drop it!

Danny Gokey - September

You know I was thinking as I was watching Danny tonight that his style reminds me a lot of Taylor Hicks but he doesn't have the wonderful quirkiness that Taylor Hicks possesses. The all or nothing dance steps and the from the bottom of your soulfullness. He sang well but I don't know if he has what it takes to stay around much longer. He is safe this week though

Allison Iraheta - Hot Stuff

This was good, I tried not to think about the fact that she is a 17 year old girl singing the lyrics "I want some hot stuff baby this evening..." I like that she made it her own and didn't sing the disco version of it even though I wasn't crazy about the arrangement.

Adam Lambert - If I can't have you

This was good. I wasn't crying or anything like Paula was but it was good.

That's what she said Moment: (this is for you Katie) "Every Week you up it for me" and "I felt your vulnerability"

Matt Giraud - Stayin' Alive

This was a fun performance and my initial reaction was that he made it current. He seemed a little desperate towards the end though. I think he has saved himself for one more week with this performance.

Anoop- Dim all the Lights

I did not enjoy this. I totally agreed with Simon. I thought it was boring and painful to listen to.

Anoop and Lil are going home this week.

photo blog

I decided to change my selfportrait blog into my photo blog. I hate how the sides of the page squoosh my pictures so small and you can't get the full effect. Anytime I post pics on this blog I will link to my picture blog so you can see them big and beautiful!

Some new Pictures

I took some pics of the kids last night that I think came out well. I am really starting to get the hang of using my camera in manual mode. I get frustrated using it in auto mode because the flash always wants to pop up when it's not necessary. The last pic I had fun making in Photo shop. Henry won't stand still for a picture. The only way I got the two of him looking at me is by bribing him, whatever works right? I got him to smile by asking him what he did at Aunt Kelly's house today and he was happy to talk about it.








Tuesday, April 14, 2009

American Idol - movie soundtracks w/ barbecue sauce

This week on American Idol the contestants were supposed to sing songs from movie soundtracks. They were given advice from Quentin Tarantino. They announced that because they ran over last week two judges will judge each contestant tonight instead of the usual four.

Allison Iraheta- Don't wanna miss a thing

Quentin thought she did good. I thought she did great. She made the song her own. Simon thought she is the girl's only chance of getting far in the competition. I totally agree.

Anoop - everything I do

Quentin thought that Anoop should "rough it up a bit"

I have always loved this song. Anoop gave me goosebumps tonight with his performance. Kara and Randy liked him too. He had a weird jacket on.

Adam - Born to be Wild

It was very high energy. His range is just amazing. I can see what Simon is saying about some people not liking it since it is a classic rock song that he changed completely.

Matt Giraud - Have you ever loved a woman

He did alright. The falsetto was shaky. Compared to the first three performances of the night. it was no comparison.

Danny Gokey - Endless Love

Danny was glasses-less tonight and he had a bit of a beard going. I thought that he did good. I am disappointed along with Simon. I want him to go far in this competition but he needs to stop doing karaoke versions of the songs.

Kris Allen -Falling Slowly

I've never heard this before but I liked it. It was a little pitchy like Randy said but it worked.

Lil Rounds - The Rose

I agree with Simon. Lil is too boring. She sang it beautifully but she is no competition for the rest of the singers.

My bottom 3 this week: Matt, Lil, Danny (yes Danny) I hope that Lil goes home though.

Oh and no one said Swagger tonight, sorry kids.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Easter Bunny cake

coloring eggs

Henry and I dyed and colored Easter Eggs yesterday. He loved it!

Here are some pics.

Easter Egg Hunt practice

We had our egg hunt with Henry yesterday so he could practice for the big egg hunt at Grandma and Papa's house today. He's the youngest cousin so he needs some practice. I love the first picture of Matt and Henry. Henry looks like Matt's "mini-me"

Henry found an egg.

Henry ate some of his bounty!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

American Idol - I'm old

Tonight the theme was songs from the year you were born. Certain people are really becoming obvious front runners this week. I hope that more people vote for Allison this week. I know, I should vote but I'm too lazy.

Danny Gokey -Stand by me

I didn't really like the arrangement of the song but he sang it well. I thought this allowed him to show his vocal abilities. apparently the judges agreed with me because they all said exactly what I just wrote! I like his new glasses tonight as well.

Kris Allen- All she wants to do is drive
he has the same birthday as my sister Becky. Kris shared in his video that apparently he wanted to be a taxi car driver when he was a kid. I've never heard that one before. Kris got to be surrounded by screaming girls this week instead of Matt. Luckily he did a better job than Matt last week. This was not a "wow" performance but it wasn't awful either. I think he should have picked a better known song. I wasn't familiar with this song.

Lil Rounds - What's love got to do with it?

She sang it well. started off shaky but ended well. I thought it was a little forgettable. I agree with what the judges said too, it's not all about if you can sing or not. All the contestants can sing well or they would not have gotten this far in the competition. at this point they need to be more than just a good singer.

Anoop - True Colors

Anoop felt bad about how he reacted last week and his parents took a lot of pics of him as a baby. I love this song and I think he sang it well.

Scott - The search is over (I think that's what it was called)

Scott was without the piano tonight but played the guitar (badly). Based on that performance he's a good candidate for vote for the worst. I didn't like it. was a little too much for him. He was straining and out of tune. I hope that this is his last week! Please America!

Allison Iraheta - I can't make you love me

Allison was born when I was in 9th grade! yikes, I'm Old. She did great this week much better than last week. She does have one of those voices that stands out, she doesn't sound like every other singer out there.

Matt - part time lovers

I like Matt doing this type of song much more than rock type songs. he did great.

Adam Lambert - mad world

simon gave adam a standing o! I,ve never seen him do that. I thought it was a good performance. Adam was born to perform. He has got to really mess up in the next few weeks to not be in the finale.

Top performances this week, Adam, Matt, Allison

OK: Anoop, Danny, Kris

Not good: Scott, Lil

Prediction for bottom 3: Scott, Allison, Lil

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I took Pictures of my beautiful niece Lindy the other night. She wore her dance recital costumes for the pictures. She is a good model, she loves the camera and is so cute! Henry runs away whe I take the camera out so it was nice to take pictures of someone who actually wanted their picture taken for a change! Here are a few of my favorites.