Friday, March 20, 2009

Reasons why I love Spring

Watched Sound of Music this week. Absolute classic. After listening to "My Favorite Things" it just made sense to make a list of things about spring I love.

1. Waking up to the sound of birds singing (it almost makes it worth it to get out of bed in the morning)
2. SUNSHINE
3. Longer days
4. Warm weather
5. Sandals, capris, and white whoes.
6. Wearing white in general.
7. Flowers--pansy, daffodils, tulips and of course lilacs!
8. Pulling out the nautical look
9. Packing away the coat, boots, gloves, etc.
10. Not having to scrape by car window.
11. Picnics
12. Walks
13. Reading outside
14. Naps in the sun
15. Spring showers...love the rain.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Most Moving Trailer



I am FIERCELY Patriotic and stumbled across the trailer for the movie Taking Chance the other day and was completely moved. I have probably watched it at least ten times over the past two days and still get teary every time I see it.

I pulled the following summary off of the HBO website.

In April 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, USMC, came across the name of 19-year-old Lance Corporal Chance Phelps, a young Marine who had been killed by hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Strobl, a Desert Storm veteran with 17 years of military service, requested that he be assigned for military escort duty to accompany Chance's remains to his family in Dubois, Wyo.

Witnessing the spontaneous outpouring of support and respect for the fallen Marine - from the groundskeepers he passed along the road to the cargo handlers at the airport - Strobl was moved to capture the experience in his personal journal. His first-person account, which began as an official trip report, gives an insight into the military's policy of providing a uniformed escort for all casualties. The story became an Internet phenomenon when it was widely circulated throughout the military community and eventually reached the mainstream media.

'Taking Chance' chronicles one of the silent, virtually unseen journeys that takes place every day across the country, bearing witness to the fallen and all those who, literally and figuratively, carry them home. A uniquely non-political film about the war in Iraq, the film pays tribute to all of the men and women who have given their lives in military service as well as their families.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Kind of a strange feeling



I'm officially a published author! :) It's kind of exciting to think that in the next couple of weeks, when I type in my name into amazon a product will actually come up.

Monday, March 02, 2009