Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Let me begin by saying. I loved the BOOK The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks so incredibly much. One of the best books that I had read in a long time. Not to mention that I cried my eyes out. I will most likely read it again.
So understandably I was really excited about going to see the movie The Last Song. Yes, I know it has Miley in it but I also already knew that she was playing Ronnie and had looked at the other cast members. When I was reading the book my characters in my head were similar to the movie characters.
All in all I was very disappointed in the movie. I know when you read the book it is always better than the movie but Dear John was close enough to the book so I thought this would be the same. Not so. Soooooo much of the book was left out. And I felt like the deep relationships that were formed in the book were not even shown in the movie. I just felt so unattached to the characters. The movie just whizzed everything along and everything was so insignificant where as the book made you really think. I don't know. I just was not happy. I give this movie a C-
Oh and P.S. Go read the book!
Monday, April 5, 2010
For the long Easter weekend Kenny and I invited his parents up to see us. On Friday we all loaded up and headed for the great tourist attraction Graceland. I had never been and had been wanting to go. Kenny and his mother had been when Kenny was very little so he did not remember much of it and Kenny's dad had never been either. So it was a new experience for most of us.
A little bit of interesting information. My MIL actually saw Elvis perform live and while Elvis was closing the show singing "Fools Rush In" he knelt over to my MIL and kissed her on the cheek and put his scarf around her neck.(Which she still has) Kind of a neat story. So understandably she looves her some Elvis.
Kenny and I being complete tourists with our headsets on. (Which I totally made sure they sanitized before putting them on)
The fam waiting to get on the Graceland shuttle.
I have to say I really enjoyed Graceland. The day we went it was not crowded at all and the weather was beautiful. I also really enjoyed the exhibits they have. The cars and planes were neat and I liked seeing all the home videos of Elvis. It really was a lot of fun.
Friday night we all went to Soul Fish for some catfish and hush puppies and it was delicious.
On Saturday, I had a bunch of errands to run from being out of town so much lately and trying to get some things done for the house. I am having a window treatment done for our kitchen and some pillows made. That sort of thing. And of course I had to stop by the new Anthropologie. I am now thinking I might need to get a second job there so I can score the discount. But Kenny's mom ran errands with me while Kenny and his dad ran boy errands. Ha!
On Sunday, we Easter brunched at Boscos and then Kenny's parents hit the road. Kenny was very excited to do some yard work with his new lawn mower that he bought on Saturday.
And last night was opening night of Major League Baseball and the Red Sox were playing the Yankees so Kenny celebrated by putting on his favorite Red Sox tshirt and grilling hotdogs.
Such a fun weekend and so thankful for family and days off!