Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

Spring has hit the Northwest like a Mack train.


My little Brother came up from College yesterday and we went out to dinner... it was so nice to see him as well as get to enjoy the early bloomings of Spring here!

{My Brother and Me on 3.6.10}

There were seriously gorgeous blooms all over. Like these pink ones below... I am not a Botanist so I have no idea what those are- but they were beautiful, eh?

Along with Purple blooms, White blooms, Yellow blooms... heavenly!

{LEFT: Brother, Me, Dad out to Dinner in the Spring air! RIGHT: Me & Conor (Bro) at Dinner}

Also really quickly: Happy Oscars Day!

I don't want to write much about the Oscars because that gets boring but I must say that I am hoping for these 3 wins:

Best Actress:

Sandra Bullock- "The Blind Side" amazed me to my core and had me crying (happy tears) throughout. I always have LOVED Sandra for her physical humor but I think she shined in this movie in a whole new way.

Best Supporting Actor:

Christoph Waltz- "Inglourious Basterds" had me laughing out loud much throughout... except during the scenes with Christoph. His role as "The Jew Hunter" had me so captivated that I was typically scared in any scene he was in. His character was disgusting but his acting job was A-MA-ZING.

Best Animated Film:

"Coraline" or "Fantastic Mr. Fox"- My Sister and her Fiance met while working on "Coraline" (was shot in Portland) and they are BOTH in the credits for their work on the film. Furthermore, my sister's fiance also worked on "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and is in the credits for that one as well. So I have to say ... I hope 1 of those wins instead of "Up".

So I'm off to enjoy more sunshine and then meet up with friends to watch the Oscars... if this weather keeps up, I may have to unpack some of my Spring Dresses from the basement!

Have a beautiful day!

(Raise your hand if you're excited to see all the gowns tonight!!?? :)

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Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Yes, my hand is raised! It was a spring-y weekend in Boston too- LOVED it :)

Sierra said...

What beautiful flowers and how nice that you were able to see your brother! I like your picks for The Oscars...I loved Coraline and hope Sandra wins too!

o said...

the blossoms are gorgeous! my hands are raised! haha can't wait to see the gowns, too! ur sister worked on coraline?? that's awesome!

bananas. said...

wow! your family goes all out for dinner nights. you all look fabulous! dress to the it!

i probably won't watch the oscars but i'm hoping that christopher walts wins. he was awesome in inglorious basterds.

Leah said...

I can't wait to see the gowns. Both my hands are raised. :-)

You have a beautiful family Caitlin.

Have a great day! xoxo

Nathalie said...

i so adore the pictures of you and your family. the blossoms look wonderful- and so do you!
i really hope christoph waltz receives the oscar, he acted his role so believable and really made me shudder.
I am really sorry alice in wonderland did not excite me too much. there are some great scenes and the costumes and set design were beyond gorgeous, but the first half was almost a bit boring (until johnny showed up- once again he reinvented himself stunningly) are you going to watch it? am curious about your opinion, too :)

Alicia said...

awww you guys all look so dolled up! and isn't the weather amazing!? we busted out the spring dresses here this weekend and it was glorious! hope it keeps up :) and i probably won't watch the whole show, but i'll watch the recaps for sure!

Mari said...

that black dress is sick! I love it and how gorgeous you look! and I;m so down for the oscars tonight... I love looking at the dresses because if I ever get married it will be in a dress that looks like the ones they wear on the red white dress for me!

Sher said...

Wow, spring is beautiful! And you both look gorgeous against the lovely blooms:)

I'm a sucker for award shows, so I can't wait to watch the oscars!! How cool that your sis and her fiance works on Coraline!!


Al Bundy said...

go Blind Side!

the "L" spot said...

I have to say the oscars bore me...but I definitely agree with your picks! I'd go for Coraline against any or animation, especially up did not love that!

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

Awww thank you for the sweet comment, I love LC ;) I can't believe all the flowers already....still a lot of snow on the ground by me. xoxo

Unknown said...

Yes, Nice blooms - I don't know what they are either!!!!
Will probably just watch highlights!
Cheers, Karen

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Absolutely loved to see the pictures of your family!! So miss my own! And yes, I totally adore Waltz and love Inglourious Basterds. have a good week ahead!:)



Honey Bee said...

First of all, that dress is gorgeous!
Secondly, what a beautiful family time.All of you look fantastic.

Gia said...

You guys look so elegant and cute together!
You are a diva of the little black dress, honestly you rock that dress:)
All the best!


Grumpy old man said...

Lovely pics, and you looked stunning. Glad for you that it is getting warmer there now. We are closer to winter, but I do not mind, I love the cold.

Thanks for your thought on my last post, it is always great to hear from you.

Hope your day will be fabulous.

Slamdunk said...

Wow, glad to see flowers in bloom. We are still a few weeks away from that.

Unknown said...

Ooh hello! I love the spring feel you've got going there, send some this way, please!


daisychain said...

yay spring!

Cafe Fashionista said...

So your family is absolutely gorgeous; and, obviously, very talented! How exciting that your sister worked on "Coraline." And that her fiance worked on "Fantastic Mr. Fox"!! Happy, Happy Spring, my love (despite the fact that it doesn't officially arrive until the 21st). And...ummm...I still want your sunnies!! :)

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Vanessa said...

YAY for Spring! Those pics look gorgeous. I'm so happy to see flowers popping up!

I'm SO glad Sandra Bullock won! She is one of my favs.

Angela said...

You def look great.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Wow, those flowers are beautiful and you look amazing!

Life Laugh Latte said...

The pink tree at the top is a Magnolia I think. I love those too. Doesn't it feel like Spring is super early this year. I know CA looks just like Oregon. Amazing. Looks like a great time with family. Holly

Holly Lefevre said...

Oh the flowers..yeah for Spring! I saw only one movie that was nominated for anything...that's sad.

Annie said...

lady you are gorgeous!! love all the photos :)
a bit jealous it's that warm and beautiful where you are ;) enjoy it!!
i can not wait for spring!

Iva Messy said...

you look great in that awesome dress!!!

Hope Chella said...

These pictures are amazing. I am following you now :D

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Wow wow wow, spring's indeed in a full bloom there! Such grogeous oink flowers too. It'll be a while till real spring comes here, teh real thing is always a little behind teh calendar here lol