Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy Pi Day 2018

Happy Pi Day

The kids and I went to the Texas Museum of Science & Technology this morning to celebrate Pi Day.  It was fun to walk through the butterfly maze, make Pi bracelets and see a few planetarium shows.  And of course we had pie - strawberry and chocolate were the choices this year.  

 Chocolate Pie

Strawberry Pie

Hope you and yours were able to celebrate.

Monday, March 12, 2018

And Now There Are Two

C is on the Angels and F is on the Tiger Sharks

F has been waiting a long time to play baseball.  He has grown up watching C play and has been asking to play since he was about 2.  Now that he is 4 he can play T-ball.  So right now, C is playing 10U (kid pitch) and F has just started with 4U T-ball.  Baseball season can be crazy with practices any given night of the week and games every weekend and sometimes weeknights but my boys sure do love to play.  Enjoy a few photos of this season so far.

G wanted to get in on it so I'm thinking he might be a ball player too.

F running the bases

Enjoy the video below of F's 1st ever at bat.  He happened to be the first batter of the game.  I thought he did great!

Friday, March 9, 2018

A Wrinkle In Time Releases in Theaters Today, March 9th

If you haven't heard, A Wrinkle In Time arrives in theaters today, March 9th!  This was one of my absolute favorite books growing up so I am excited to see how the movie compares.  I'm a little nervous to see what adaptations are made but hopefully the heart of this book (and series) is conveyed.  I remember being blown away by the concept of a tesseract so it will be fun to see how it is portrayed on the big screen.

Synopsis of Wrinkle In Time:  From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney's "A Wrinkle In Time," an epic adventure based on Madeleine L'Engle's timeless classic that takes and audience across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light, good versus evil, and ultimately, the triumph of love.  The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and Storm Reid as "Meg Murry."

Check out the trailer below.


Disclosure:  Thanks so much to Grace Hill Media for selecting me to participate in this campaign.  By sharing this information with you I will receive a $25 Fandango gift card to see this film.  All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

CNN's POPE: The Most Powerful Man in History Premieres Sunday, March 11

I want to share with you about the upcoming television docu-series POPE: The Most Powerful Man in History which takes a closer look at early Christianity and what it means to be Pope.  This series explores some of the most impactful moments in history including schisms within the Catholic Church, the creation, commission, and cost of some of the world's most iconic and beloved religious works of art during the Renaissance, and the Reformation that paved the way for reflection and reform.  POPE:  The Most Powerful Man in History premieres Sunday, March 11 at 10 pm ET/PT on CNN.

Check out the trailer of CNN's latest docu-series, POPE.

I also want to share with you the Roman Holiday contest (in support of this series) in which a winner will be chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Rome.  The winner will experience a Roman Holiday and a rare private tour of the Vatican.  This contest begins March 8 and will end on April 15th.  Winner receives: airfare and five nights of hotel accomodations for two in Rome, a $500 gift card, a private tour of the Vatican (which is home to some of the greatest works of art).  You can check out more about this contest and enter here.  Good luck!

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to Grace Hill Media for selecting me to participate in this campaign.  By sharing this information with you I will receive two $25 Life Way gift cards, one to keep and one to gift someone for Easter.  All opinions are my own.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sony Pictures The STAR Movie Out on DVD

Remember my post on The Star?  It released in theaters in November 2017 and it is now available on DVD and BLU-RAY format.
In Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a small and brave donkey named Bo longs for a life beyond his village mill.  After finding the courage to break free Bo teams up with Ruth, a loveable lost sheep, and Dave, a dove with big aspirations, in a journey of a lifetime.  The friends follow the Star and become heroes in one of the greatest stories ever told.
The Star is filled with more than an hour of engaging bonus materials including the "Star-aoke: Sing Along with Bo & Friends," a dance along to "Life is Good" by A Great Big World, plus a collection of fun lyric videos that will have you singing along to the inspiring music from The Star.  Families can enjoy crafting and baking with "how-to" videos "Star Mason Jar Votives" and "Sweet and Sparkly Stars." and they can go behind-the-scenes to explore the amazing talent who bring these characters to life.  In "Faith All Year Round," renowned pastor and motivational speaker, DeVon Franklin delivers a fun and engaging children's sermon discussing the themes of the film and keeping the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day.
The Star has a run time of approximately 86 minutes and is rated PG for some thematic elements.
Would you like to buy your own copy of The Star?  You can purchase it here.
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Disclosure:  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for choosing me to be a part of this campaign.  As part of this campaign I will receive either the soundtrack or DVD of The Star.  Opinions are 100% my own.