Wednesday, July 16, 2014

20 years ago today...


We were so excited about the unknown
We had soo many plans, so many dreams, some different, some the same
We had one goal- To be happy together
We were ready to make life happen...

We became one- with God in the middle (remember Ira telling us that?) and He's still there!
We giggled as we said our vows
We got married with our friends and family all around us
We took a lot gosh darn pictures, and didn't get to dance! Lol...

Twenty years ago, I would never have imagine how fast these years would go by.

Twenty years later...

I look back and realize just how young we were...Omg!
I look back at everything that we've been able to accomplish together
I look back at the amazing boys and family we've created and love with all our hearts
I look back to see how easy it hasn't always been, and yet how we've stuck together to get through so much
I look back at how lucky we've been and continue to be
And today... 

Here we are...still together, still strong, maybe at our strongest yet
We've figured out that we'll continue to figure out how deal with ups and downs, life's challenges and changes,
and that that's ok
We are still striving to reach our goals, our dreams, and to be happy

We have a lot more to make happen in this lifetime...Together!

Thank you for these last 20 years.
We've done so much growing, learning and changing together...its been a wild ride! ;)
Thank you for being my partner, my best friend, my rock and my love.

May God continue to bless us in the many years to come!

Happy 20th Anniversary Babe!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Planes: Fire & Rescue...


This past Tuesday, I took the boys, my nephews and Danny's friend to the movie screening of
Planes- Fire & Rescue in Downtown LA, and as an added bonus we were able to see it in 3D. Its always fun to get the chance to see a preview movie with the kids.

Planes: Fire and Rescue begins where the original Planes movie ended, with Dusty Crophopper enjoying the benefits of newly found fame as a world famous air racer. However, his career may come to an end when his gear box goes out on him during a routine practice flight and is told he may never race again.  Dusty has to come to grips with finding a new purpose in life when he is joins an elite rescue team of firefighting air crafts devoted to protecting Piston Peak from a massive wildfire and his new adventure begins.
This was a very cute movie and something the whole family can watch. It had a great message for kids of friendship, team work and never giving up. Loved that!

The kids perspective...they loved the movie too! They liked the 3-D effects especially during the main action shots as you see the planes coming at you. It was interesting to hear them say that they were a bit stressed out and didn't like that the planes seemed to be in danger so often- a taste of a real life concern, right? But they also got the message that working as a team and following directions could save your life in dangerous situations. Awesome!

I personally also loved that this movie started with a dedication to all those firefighters and people who risk their lives fighting wildfires- Appropriately so! Although its an animated movie, Disney did a great job giving you an inside perspective as to what these firefighting teams do to make sure communities are protected, evacuated and how they contain these horrible fires and yet do their best to come out alive themselves. Its a crazy life for sure and I for one am grateful for what they do. And speaking of the animation- it was Incredible! The fires scenes were very real and there was one morning scene in particular that made me do a double take because it looked like they had taped it live. Truly fascinating to see what technology has done to make these "cartoons" almost true to life.

It was a nice evening out with the kids and its definitely worth taking your family to watch. 

(Check your local listings for times)

 Have a great day!

(Thank you Allied for the screening opportunity)