Sunday, February 11

We Went

Well, against about 60% of the vote of whether to go or not, we chose to go to my niece's party. We had called about 11:00AM on Saturday and my mom said that she was up and about AND that no one else had come down with the virus. SO, after TONS of discussion, the hubs and I decided to go and brave the storm.

The party was great. We had a really good time all weekend. I hadn't seen my parents for over a month and my brother since Christmas. So the visit was nice.

Before leaving my brother's house, my mom gave all of us our Valentine gifts. The kids all got great stuff, I got some really pretty breast cancer silver bracelets, and Glen got the DVD Facing the Giants.


NOW! For anyone that is a Christian or even if you are not, you need to see this movie. We watched it in the car on the way home and I cried about half of the time because it was so touching. It is a Christian Faith based movie and it is GREAT for kids. I will warn you that it is about 2 hours long, but for kids 5 and up, it rocks!! The acting isn't the best, but the message is AMAZING. I am not a big sports movie fan (yes, I realize how ironic this is since there IS a sports movie made about us). This though is a terrific movie that is MORE than a sports movie.

So, go rent Facing the Giants and tell me what you think!! It changed my life. (As cheezy as that sounds)

PS. We are all feeling fine. WOO - HOO!!!

38 Comments:

  • Glad you all feel well and it was alot of fun!

    Now by wensday the dominios will fall....*grin*

    By Blogger carmachu, at 8:21 PM  

  • Glad to know that things turned out well & everyone had a great time.

    Thanks for recommending the DVD, shall check it out when I hit the store.

    Have a great week ahead pal!

    By Blogger Shionge, at 8:22 PM  

  • I am so glad to hear you went AND had a fabulous time! The fact that everyone is healthy is the best news YET! woohoo for you all! Glad everyone is well!
    Thanks for the info on the movie, will have to check that out!

    By Blogger palmtreefanatic, at 8:25 PM  

  • I have heard GREAT things about this movie Nicole! I have GOT to get my hands on it!! Where do you find it?

    We are back and I will be posting soon, but we just walked in the door and I scurried over to your blog to see what you've been up to. It looks like you find my sister "Raising the Martins in Oklahoma"....she is a hoot...hehehe

    By Blogger Trina, at 8:33 PM  

  • Im glad that you had a wonderful time. Also glad noone is sick. I will have to look that movie up and see if I can get that here. It5s so great your mum gives you all valentine gifts. What a great mum.

    By Blogger Kim's Life, at 8:36 PM  

  • I am glad you went to the party! And I have heard of that movie a lot recently, but didn't really know what it was about. I guess I'll just have to see it now then, won't I!?

    By Blogger Adventures In Babywearing, at 8:43 PM  

  • Glad to hear you went and that the visit was a good one! We haven't seen Facing the Giants, so will have to borrow your DVD. How did it change your life? We are running tomorrow night, so start planning now, o.k.?

    By Blogger cindy, at 8:47 PM  

  • They showed that at Kevin's church tonight but I had to head back home and couldn't stay. I WANT to see it! I'll have to rent it!

    By Blogger Lori, at 8:54 PM  

  • That's great that you went and all had such a good time. What a nice mom for giving you Valentine's Day gifts! My mom always sends us these AWESOME sugar cookies for Valentine's Day, I'm so excited for them!

    That movie sounds great, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

    By Blogger Kik, at 9:43 PM  

  • I'm so glad you went and had a good time. way to go mom on the v-day gifts. It sounds like a great movie I'll have to see if i can find it. BTW.. what was the name of the movie again that was made about your family.. I know you mentioned it early on when I 1st started reading your blog but I can't remember it now.

    By Blogger KC, at 10:49 PM  

  • I'm glad you had such a good time. I'll have to check out the movie.

    I'm curious - they made a sports movie about you? I'm not familiar do share.

    By Blogger Just Being Me, at 11:44 PM  

  • Huh, never had heard of this movie but I'm always looking for DVD recommendations.

    We saw the Illusionist last weekend and really liked it. Not as good as Casino Royale though . . .

    By Blogger scribbit, at 12:12 AM  

  • glad you went! that was my vote!
    and thanks for the heads up for the movie, we like to find movies the whole family can watch and learn something!

    By Blogger Lala's world, at 12:20 AM  

  • Glad you made it home safe & sound......and healthy. hehe =) I've heard about that movie from several people, but have just not had a chance to rent it yet...but I definately will now that YOU said it was good. =) I love movies like that...where you leave it feeling like it has made you a better person. THOSE are the kinds of movies we need to watch more often!

    LOVE YOU!

    By Blogger Anna, at 7:20 AM  

  • I've heard a lot about the Facing the Giants DVD... I'm sure we'll watch it eventually. ;)

    What movie was made about you guys? I feel like a nerd asking. :p

    By Blogger busybusymomma, at 8:28 AM  

  • I forgot to say, thinking lots of "stay healthy" thoughts for you all! My poor babe is almost over her virus and I'm looking forward to health- and spring!!

    By Blogger busybusymomma, at 8:31 AM  

  • Oh, I wonder if the library will have it. We're going their today if it's open. Glad you had a good time, got to see your family, and didnt' get sick!!!

    By Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma!, at 9:38 AM  

  • Hey, Glad you are all well and had a great time. What sports movie did you refer to in your post that is about you. Since I just recently found your blog I am behind on knowing stuff.

    By Blogger Jenmomof4, at 9:51 AM  

  • Wow you are a brave girl....I now I almost can never resist a get-to-gether. So glad to see it seems to have paid off...no sickness yea!! I don't think I have heard of that movie which is odd since this is definitely a sports junky house. I will be looking into that one for sure!!

    By Blogger marykathryn, at 10:15 AM  

  • I bet yall had such a fun weekend! Glad everyone is healthy.

    I heard that that movie was great. We'll have to rent it for sure.

    By Blogger Allison, at 10:32 AM  

  • I will try the movie...you made me so curious about!

    By Blogger Momo, at 10:47 AM  

  • you're so good for going...and i'm glad you had a good time and that you are all healthy. i hope you stay healthy!! :)

    By Blogger Ali, at 10:49 AM  

  • Thanks for the tip on the movie, I will check it out!

    By Blogger Anna, at 10:49 AM  

  • I'm glad that you guys braved the storm and had a great time. I'll have to check out that movie sometime soon!

    By Blogger Nikkie, at 11:03 AM  

  • Thanks fo ryour sweet comment on my blog! I'll be back soon!
    Take Care, margaret

    By Blogger Margaret, at 11:27 AM  

  • YAY! you went!!!
    I am so glad no one got sick.... hopefully it wont sneak up on you guys!!!!
    I want to go rent that movie now, I may have Gav ge it on his way home...
    hugs to you all!

    By Blogger Lindsay, at 11:46 AM  

  • Happy to hear that you guys went and had a good time. Glad no one is sick.

    By Blogger Tasha, at 12:16 PM  

  • I'll just be a staight shooter, I would have gone too. We will try the movie soon, especially since husband is a fast forwarder thru bad parts. And that means sometimes, you just dont watch any of the movie.

    By Blogger The Martin's, at 12:31 PM  

  • I think I may get it for Scott for Valentines....Facing the Giants....all my friends loved it....And I want Madison too see it...she was saved in October and baptized...I know she will enjoy it too....glad you got to see your family...how exciting. I've been making chocolate covered pretzels all day and dipping strawberry flavored marshmallows in chocolate for Madison's class Wednesday....mom's.....we always are doing something....

    By Blogger Jen, at 1:32 PM  

  • I am glad that you were able to make the trip to the party. It is always so disappointing when they kids have to miss out on something they have been looking forward to.

    Kaylee told me that Parker was going to Disney World for the whole weekend with her family. Where do they come up with this stuff? Too funny.

    By Blogger Erica, at 2:28 PM  

  • I will have to check out that DVD I love the idea/message!

    By Blogger Chloe, at 3:29 PM  

  • I will have to check out that DVD I love the idea/message!

    By Blogger Kimberly, at 3:30 PM  

  • I haven't even heard of that movie. I'll do a google, I'm always looking for good wholesome family movies - ones we can watch at church as well.

    By Blogger Shash, at 6:09 PM  

  • Glad you had a good visit and that your mom is feeling better. Hope you all stay healthy. (I'd have gone too.)

    By Blogger Elle*Bee, at 7:16 PM  

  • I love that movie!

    Glad you guys are feeling okay!

    By Blogger Ashley, at 8:12 PM  

  • I have heard that Facing the Giants is an awesome movie. I need to get it!

    By Blogger LaShawn, at 9:04 PM  

  • I'm glad you had a great time and that no one got sick! :-)

    By Blogger sari, at 9:31 PM  

  • I will rent this one! And Happy Valentine's Day too! Hope you have a great day with your man and the kiddos!

    By Blogger L-Girl, at 4:41 PM  

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