Friday, November 20, 2009

Movie Night


On Tuesday one of our daughters asked us if we could look into getting the movie Passage to Zarahemla.  We have always like the Tennis Shoes Series so we told her that we would look into it.  Well my husband went to our favorite place to look for for great deals first, KSL.com classifieds.  He came across a copy that was N.I.B and a great price, only $7.99.  Not only was this new but signed by the author/director himself.  So we thought yeah that sounded great and to go ahead and call and get it.  My husband then realized that the name next to the phone number was Chris, hmmmmm.  And sure enough it was Chris Heimerdinger-author, director himself.  It was great to meet him for my children, since they learned how down to earth and real writers can be-regular house in Draper with a yard that looked like ours, swingset and bikes on the lawn of different sizes.  He was gracious and let us come in he signed the DVD, and then he signed one of our copies of Tennis Shoes among the Nephites books on tape, and posed for a picture.  We watched the movie and it was a good movie for families, and an all around good experience for us.

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Here is where I am going to Share those moments that just come whether it be night or day and we take the time to seize every opportunity-

Just a quick chuckle; I was putting my sons down for the night and little Bogan asked for another drink of water, and I said no you have already had a large glass and used the bathroom-he said oh yeah-so I chuckled and said haha your plans to stay awake have been foiled, and he said yeah Mom you folded my plans.

The other night my boys were playing with their legos and when I walked by, PT had made a pyramid and asked me where the little guy was that he had, I said I don't know? And then he showed me he had hidden it under the pyramid-I thought and then grabbed that moment- I went and got out the history book and opened up to the ancient Egypt era when pyramids were built and why it was similar to what he did. He was amazed at the significance. We read and read and learned about them for 2 days.