Posts Tagged “Family”

Since we decided not to go camping because of the rain and cold weather, we decided to make the weekend an enjoyable one anyway. As I am typing this, it is still raining.  The rain stopped awhile yesterday from about 1:30 pm into the evening, but started up again in the night and is continuing right now.  Helena, which is quite arid, received 1.5 inches in the last two days.  That is very nice.

Last night, we spent a cozy time in our family room watching two classic movies I picked up at Costco yesterday.  We like the oldies much more than the new ones, and if there is a remake of an old one, it is sure to be stupid, filled with bad words, have sexual references, and for some reason, they all have at least one butt joke.  Give us the classics any day.


We watched Dr. Doolittle and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  We were all entertained and had more than our fill of TV for one night.  We snacked out, and slept in this morning.  We ate a late, huge breakfast of sausage, eggs, and hashbrowns, and will probably skip lunch.  All this, and no dirt, rain, wind, cold food, or cramped quarters in our overly small camper.  I could get used to this; but strangly enough I miss some of those things I just mentioned that cause us to get along, co-operate, and have fun.

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RigolettoA few years ago, while going to garage sales, we picked up a movie named “Rigoletto”. We usually don’t pick up movies that we know nothing about, but this one intrigued us. We watched it several times in the past couple of years and viewed it again last night. What a great story! This is what “Feature Films For Families” say about it.

“Returning hurt for hurt never helped anybody,” young Bonnie said. But what is she to make of the hurtful Ribaldi who has moved into Castle Gate and threatened to evict her family? When she goes to work in his mysterious old mansion, she helps him see that the ugliness he holds inside is far worse than his hideous appearance. And she soon sees that this “beast ” is a master singer and teacher who can help her unlock the beauty of her own voice. As Ribaldi teaches Bonnie to sing, her kindness melts the ice around his heart to reveal goodness and a rare wisdom that has been buried for years. Although the children of the town discover his beautiful soul, some of their parents allow ugly rumors to fuel the fires of their hate. Don’t miss the stirring finish as this musical masterpiece builds to a crescendo.

It is a great movie, and talks about the song within us. God has placed a special song within each of our hearts. May our life songs sing praise to You.

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Winter has arrived. We have been in desperate need of moisture and now we got a bit. It is very beautiful out today. We hope the kids will be able to enjoy it and do some sledding before it disapears. Here are a couple of pictures. Kids’ playhouse 1/18/08From our front deck 1/18/08The one is of our kids’ new playhouse that I built last fall, and the other is from our front deck. Click on a picture to make it larger.

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Our Family watched “The Ultimate Gift” last week-end. What a wonderful and heartwarming story. I encourage you to see this excellent film; and don’t turn it off before the credits are finished, as the gifts are explained during the credits. We each are given certain gifts to be shared with others. Are we using our God given gifts as they were intended? Hmm, what a thought.

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