November 28, 2012

Scrappin' Wednesday- What are You Playing For?




Thank you Playing For Keeps for sponsoring my post. Be sure to check out the romantic comedy of the holiday season - In Theaters December 7.
Click here to see the Playing For Keeps trailer, featuring an all-star cast including Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid. This holiday season, what are you playing for?






Okay, so the toy catalogs have been out for a few weeks now.  My kids are going crazy over them- convinced that they will die without THAT toy.  My 7 year old tells me she's "dying for" an Easy Bake Oven.

I, on the other hand, want something a little less tangible, and a little more meaningful this holiday season.  For the first time in many years, my brother, sister, and I were able to spend Thanksgiving together.  And my mom was able to join us!  My parents are divorced, and as you know, Laura's been in Korea for a few years, so finally being able to be in the same place was wonderful!  The only way to have the day complete would have been to have my dad there with the family, but you know, divorce makes holiday gatherings difficult to juggle sometimes.

Here's a scrapbook layout I put together for our time together.  We had so much fun just being together!  These pictures were taken at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.



This holiday season, I want to connect more with my family.  I love having my sister in the states where I can call her whenever I want to talk.  I love being able to talk to my parents on a lazy Sunday, and having the kids blabber on to them about their day.  I've gotten a lot of presents over the years, and I'm hard pressed to remember any of them.  I do remember the love and fun we had as a family.  I hope I am recapturing that feeling as my own little family shares in the fun traditions of the holidays. It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but I need to remember what's important:  the celebration of the birth of Christ, and time with my family.

One tradition we always did growing up was to go see a movie on Christmas Day.  Maybe a good choice this year would be to go see "Playing for Keeps", which opens in theaters on December 7th.  This movie will be the romantic comedy event of the holiday season, featuring an all-star cast including Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid.  I LOVE Dennis Quaid- that smile gets me every time!  (If my husband is reading this- your smile is even better, and I love you even more!)

You can watch the preview here.  What do you think?


Have a great week, everyone.



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1 comment:

  1. I had seen the preview for this movie a few times, but the sound was always off! It looks really good and I can't wait to see it! What a great tradition, to see a movie with your family on Christmas. I would have loved to do that when our kids were small, but we just didn't have the budget for it then. How exciting that {most} all your family was there on Thanksgiving!

    Visiting from One Creative Mommy!

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