Archive for January, 2008
What do I want to pass on ? Or what to I think I’m passing on to my kids without realizing it ?
- A love for music- many kinds.
- A love for laughing.
- Spotting a jet in the sky after you hear the sound of it flying over head.
- Funny faces.
- A love for cooking out – and eating outside together as a family.
- A love for nostalgia.
I knew I’d love this movie. I knew it would be touching because it is Disney. I knew that even if it has no heart or laughs that I would still watch it because I like to look at “The Rock”. And I cannot apologize for this. He is a strikingly attractive man.
A little predictable - but, worth it. Worth it, worth it. A good family movie that everyone can watch.
But TEAR ALERT!! Daddy / Daughter scenario always gets me. Probably because I really miss my Daddy.
There is a part in the movie where the Dad (the Rock) sings and plays guitar to the little girl. This is what made me cry. I was falling apart watching this. My Daddy used to do this for me. Usually he’d sing Don Williams or something like that. But it was special and beautiful. Watching that movie made me miss him more than I have lately. But I welcomed the tears – because anything that makes me remember him, I am grateful for.
Rent it (i bought it) – it is a sweet story. And, did I mention – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in it ? Magnificent.
We talked about the things that are passed onto us from our parents and a couple came to me.
To this day my dad and I love to watch Major League Baseball games together. It’s more exciting when it’s the Braves because that’s our team! It started when I was learning to play softball. When I was younger the only MLB games we could catch were the Cubs/White Sox on WGN and the Braves on TBS and for some reason I liked the Braves – and it was when they were terrible (just in case any of you were thinking I was a bandwagon fan…). So my dad and I print out monthly schedules starting in April and going to October with each Braves game marked down. After the game we jot the score down and maybe a few facts. The best days are when we both have time to sit and watch a 3 hour game together and we print out a score sheet my dad so intelligently made and keep score for each batter and pitcher. This year will be sweeter because now we can watch the games in HD!!!! Thanks Dad for those memories. I’ll make sure my kids know what numbers correspond to the positions in baseball.
Something I’ll always remember about my mom that she passed down to me is something totally different. You know those mornings or nights when the sun is rising/setting and the sky has that pinkish, orange glow? Well my mom told us when we were little that she went out and painted the sky for us (my sisters and me). And to this day I see it and think of her. I think I’ll tell my kids (when that day comes…) that Maw Maw painted it for them. Thanks Mom )
There are more, but they are more personal and mainly…embarrassing! Do you have something you’ve passed on to your kids? Email me!
1 – Always wanted to help bring a baby into the world…other than my own. I’ve never been on that end of the birthing room . Now, I just have to find a pregnant woman who has no problem with me being there. But I’m serious, and I really want to experience it.
2 – Want to travel to and experience other countries. I’m thinking Ireland, Switzerland, France. Gotta start saving the money for it, but I will do it.
3 – Do something positive, impactful for children who have low self-esteem. I believe it is one of the BIGGEST problems facing children today. It affects EVERYTHING in life. Don’t know exactly what I’ll do to achieve this, but I’m thinking on it.
Any ideas – especially on the self-esteem front, let me know. I’d love to hear from you.
Ok so my bucket list may not be earth shattering, but I’ve always thought about doing these three things since I was little.
1. Take off 3 months and travel Europe. Back pack, take pictures, sleep in all different kinds of cities…it’s something I need to do before I die. I think I might have waited too long and my next chance may be when I retire in 40 something years. Wow. That’s a long time away!
2. Ride a tandem bike. I know this sounds lame, but it just amazes me how the tandem bike works. To me it takes so much teamwork!
3. Ride in a hot air balloon. I can’t think of a better way to see the city except in a hot air balloon. It’s quiet and it seems to personal. It’s you and maybe 2 or 3 other people in a small basket looking down at the hustle and bustle below. This is the one it sounds like I’ll attempt to do in the next few months. Do you have any help for me in trying to find a hot air balloon to ride up in? EMAIL ME!
PS – I’m still working on shedding those 5 pounds I promised to lose in my last blog. I haven’t gotten on the scale in a week, so hopefully I’m doing good!