Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Finest Hours Movie Set

In February of 1952, a tanker called the Pendleton split in half in bad weather off of Chatham, MA. 32 of 33 people were rescued during this huge storm. There is a new film coming out in April of 2016 called The Finest Hours staring Casey Afleck.

I cannot say that I have seen any of the movie stars, but the town has been buzzing with movie production for the past couple weeks. Bobby and I finally went down to Stage Harbor today to see some of the "props". Various parts of town have been "snowed on". I touched the snow on the cars today. It was like a thick cottony foam. Very realistic looking! There was a lot of ice on the ground for the ground snow. This is an 85 million dollar Disney film. It is amazing that Disney could pay for the crappy weather we have had for the last week. Haha, I actually bet they saved money by not having to make it rain since Mother Nature took care of that herself. They could not have asked for a more stormy week to film!

I cannot wait to see my town on the big screen and pick out the extras/townies who were cast in it!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

2 Years

Two years ago, one of B's best friends died from cancer. Brad was an awesome kid. Smart, funny and athletic. His favorite color was orange.

I cannot tell you all the orange I noticed today.

It started with the sunrise while driving B to swim practice.

Then it was an orange Ernie shirt on a Kindergartner. An orange scarf on a teacher. An orange headband on a 2nd grader. And so on...

Maybe it was a coincidence, but I like to think it was Brad sending a message. Like, "I know you are thinking of me. I'm still near you. I look out for you, I just thought I would send you some orange today so you would know I am close by."

xoxo Brad

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

B is 16!

Dear B,

16! WTF? Seriously, how did this happen? One minute you were my adorable baby taking all the cans out of the bottom cupboard and now you are getting ready to get your license!

However, it happened.... I am grateful for the fun we have together, the rides to swim practices and meets, our shopping trips and just hanging out in general. You are the most perceptive 16 year old I know. Actually your are more perceptive that many people 10 years older than you.

Surprisingly enough, you remind me a lot of me at your age. If I could tell my 16 year old self one thing it would be to relax a little. I was stressed all the time. It's much easier to enjoy things when you are not worrying about the next day, week or month. Take things one day or a few days at a time. Breathe. And don't ever forget that "you can do it", you are one amazing young lady. And yes, I said "young lady". I could have said, "young broad", but I think you need to be 18 before I call you a broad :)

I love you millions xoxo

Happy Birthday Sweet Pea!