Last year my oldest daughter and I had a "mother-daughter" book club and read A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. We both absolutely loved this story. We laughed, and we cried. It made us think about our own dog, Matthew, and what he might be thinking when we talk to him, or he looks at us in his special way. We know his moods based on his ears. He has his playful ears, his tired ears, his content ears, his working ears. Working ears? Yes, working ears. Matthew is a highly trained service dog, much like sweet Ellie in one of the supplemental novels in A Dog's Purpose series. Matthew provides all of us with a non-judgemental sounding board and I honestly can't imagine our lives without him.
A few days after Haley and I finished the book we were chilling on the couch watching Jeopardy and the trailer for the movie came on during a commercial break. We both kept looking at each other, like "are you seeing what I'm seeing?" And then we both became hyper-focused on what we were watching. By the end of the commercial we had tears streaming down our faces. Go ahead, watch the trailer below and see if you don't have wet stuff coming out of your eyes.
Right? If you are a dog lover, this movie will fill you with all sorts of emotions!!
From the film: "A DOG’S PURPOSE, is a sweet and lovable family film that shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. Told from the perspective of “everybody’s best friend” the film highlights the importance of familial bonds, and the unconditional love we have for our best friends. The movie stars Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, and John Ortiz."
If you'd like to WIN a $25 Fandango Gift Card, simply leave me a comment telling me your favorite breed of dog. I will select a random winner on Friday January 27th, the release day of the film.
My favorite breed of dog is the Labrador Retriever. I also love Great Danes, but have never had one of my own. My house is too small. LOL. I like big dogs.
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As 2016 is quickly approaching its end (HOW DID THAT HAPPEN???) now is a great time to think about how you can prepare your child for college. With 3 kids (5th, 6th, 7th grades) paying for college is coming up for me sooner rather than later. And with the cost of college rising every year, how can families prepare? I'll tell you how...by investing in the Florida Prepaid College Fund. As soon as each of our children was born, we opened an account for each of them. We chose the option to pay if off over the course of 18 years. But we've been very good with our money and this year we paid off ALL of the college plans, a full 6, 7, and 8 years AHEAD OF SCHEDULE!!
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I'm so happy to announce that for the fourth consecutive year I have been selected as a Polar Ambassador!!
I am so honored that Polar choose me back in 2012 and continue to honor me with the newest heart rate technology!
These days I'm loving the Polar A360 and the Polar M400. I love the A360 because it requires NO CHEST STRAP!! It makes it so super easy to just get active and GO! It tracks my sleep, my steps, my heart rate, and displays all the data IN COLOR in a very sleek wrist unit. And starting next month you'll be able to change out the strap colors! I am super excited about that!!
But the M400, oh the sweet M400.
I LOVE this unit. Just like the A360 it tracks sleep, steps, activity, etc...but it does not have interchangeable wrist bands and you have to wear a chest strap. I do (sometimes) miss the GPS feature on the A360, but the pros certainly outweigh the cons for me!
But here's the exciting news....
I'M GIVING AWAY A POLAR M400 in PINK OR POLAR A360 in WHITE TO ONE LUCKY READER!! In honor of Valentine's Day, I want YOU to take care of your heart, and I know that one of these wrist units can help you! It's MY gift to YOU!
Simply leave me a comment telling me which unit you'd pick and why.
I'll pick a winner on February 29th!!