Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fireproof - Go see it!

Friday night Lori and I went a saw the new movie starring Kirk Cameron called Fireproof. I highly recommend the movie. The theater was packed and it was a mixture of older and younger people. It was just like a church crowd. I heard a few Amens doing the movie and when it ended we all clapped. That doesn't happen too often. It's nice to see a good movie come out. A movie you can take your daughter to and not worry about the content. The Samuel Goldwyn Films were involved with the film. They were also involved with the movie Amazing Grace which I wrote about here. Fireproof is from the creators of Facing the Giants. Another good movie. Other companies involved are Affirm films and Sherwood Pictures.

Fireproof - Never leave your partner behind!

The movie has a great soundtrack as well. One of the songs from the movie is titled Love is not a Fight by Warren Barfield. You can watch the video here.

The official website for the movie is here.

Find out more about Kirk and his ministry here.

From The Internet Movie Database:

Lt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. Inside burning buildings, it's his natural instinct. In the cooling embers of his marriage, it's another story.

After a decade of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's dad asks his son to try an experiment: The Love Dare.

While hoping The Love Dare has nothing to do with his parents' newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God's love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that's no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dancing with the Stars!

Anyone else enjoying the start of Dancing with the Stars? It's nice to have something new to watch. My favorites so far this year are Misty May and Warren. They were both fun to watch. I'm glad the comedian is gone and Cloris Leachman was funny to begin with but she's over doing it a little bit now.

I thought I would post two of my favorite dances from past seasons.

Here's my favorite dance - Joey Fatone & Kym dancing the Jive.

Here's my other favorite - the group swing dance.

My daughter Sara couldn't remember where she knew Cloris Leachman from. Do you remember?

She's Frau Blücher from Young Frankenstein!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Just a few things bloomin' around the neighborhood!

Two pretty roses I found on my morning walk to work You never know what you might find on the opposite side of the street!

Saw these pretty flowers or weeds along a dirt road on Antietam battlefield Saturday morning. I thought they were so pretty with the morning sunshine on them.

We live in North end of Cumberland.

More Bloomin' Tuesday post can be found here!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!

The Sunflowers are pretty in my backyard this time of year.

I used them for a center piece for our picnic table on our deck.

A pretty garden ball - Shanksville

One of neighbors, The Kauffman's. Simple and pretty!

More Bloomin' Tuesday blogs can be found here!

Have a great week!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Some new Jackson photos!

Jackson was getting ready to leave one night last week and I got these great photos!
No captions needed.

Well maybe this one needs a caption! That's his mommy's hands!
Any ideas???

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New & Old Music

I treated myself to a new CD last payday.

Hubby and I have been Journey fans all of our married years (29 1/2 years!) I think we have just about every album they put out in the 80's and plenty of 45's. Oh dear I am showing our age. We've even started a new collection of Cd's. When I heard they had a new CD with a new lead singer who wasn't Steve Perry I was skeptical and so was hubby. I've been hearing their new single on the radio several times a day and I like their new song so much I bought the whole CD. It is a Walmart exclusive and cost around $13. It is worth every penny. You get 2 Cd's. A CD of new music with the new singer and a CD with the old music sung by the new singer. Also included is a DVD of their 2008 Las Vegas concert. I'm not skeptical anymore!! Here's a video of their new song.

Never Walk Away - Journey - Las Vegas

Who is the new singer?

His name is Arnel Pineda. He is 40 years old but doesn't look it. He's from the Philippines and has an interesting story. And he sounds a lot like Steve Perry. Enough on some of the old songs to make you think it's the old band.

I still like Steve Perry!

Here's a sample of the same song then and now. What do you think?


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sunday drive to Shanksville PA

On Saturday night I watched the tv airing of Flight 93. I was moved to tears. I've watched many shows and movies about 9/11 over the past 7 years and they all move me more then I can write here. Sunday morning we woke up late and with the movie fresh in my mind, I suggested to hubby that we drive up to Shanksville to visit the Flight 93 crash site. The site is about 45 minutes from where we live here in Maryland. (I said 30 minutes in a previous post but hubby says it is a little further).

If you have never visited the site I can recommend that you do. Make sure you have directions or ask for directions when you are in the area. We are familier with the area and still have to make sure where we are going. There are lots of backroads that you travel on and it can get confusing. They do need to make more and bigger signs to show people the way. The new memorial will be dedicated next year with plans to open on the 10th anniversary for the crash. For those of you who can't visit let me take you there.

From the parking lot this is what you see. A field with trees in the background.

With the camera on zoom you can see the American flag. The area from the flag to the tree line is the crash site. This area is considered sacred ground and is only open to family members.

The parking lot being used now used to be where the memorial was located.

People visiting the memorial wrote their thoughts and rememberences on the railing.

Across the rode is the Temporary Memorial.

Just when we arrived a voluteer started a presentation about the events of September 11, 2001.

Several motorcycle riders visited the site while we were there. There are several annual rides that originate here, visit the Pentagon, and then end in NYC.

The benches used at the site have the names of all the heros of Flight 93.

Scenes from the memorial.

Several miles away from the crash site a small church has been made into a Memorial Chapel.

Inside the chapel.

The Memorial Garden located next to the Chapel.

This is dedicated by United airlines to the flight crew.

Never Forget!