Sunday, April 15, 2012

We bought a zoo!

Today was a great day, we got to see some of the beautiful beaches here in Southern California. Actually the weather has been a bit rainy and cold the last couple of days ( felt like I was at home ).  Then our nephew came to visit today and that was great, it had been quite a few years since we had seen him. Hard to believe that it had been that long.
I also got to talk my girls today, not sure they completely understand where Nana is, but they knew I was with Baby Kai!
Tonight, we watched the movie We Bought A Zoo!  It was a great movie and it was based off a true story. I love movies that make you feel better at the end like that. So my happy thought for tonight is based from the movie..."it is important to make every day and Adventure!" So glad that Jeff and I were able to come to see our little Kai. He is just too sweet. We are loving having the chance to get to know him, how grateful we are that he is here safe and sound. We realize that is a blessing in and of itself.  Well, I still have 7 more days left in this adventure, and I am excited!

What's the story?

It's been six months since journalist Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) lost his wife to terminal illness, and his family is fraying at the edges. His 14-year-old son, Dylan (Colin Ford), has been expelled from school. His 7-year-old daughter, Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), acts as if she has no time for play dates, so worried is she about her father and about helping out, even if it's just making PBJ sandwiches. Mee is anxious for all of them to heal, as is his brother (Thomas Haden Church), but he doesn't know how to help the process along. A change of scenery is clearly in order, but does that really mean buying a house on the outskirts of Los Angeles that, yes, comes with a zoo that he has to manage? Considering that Mee has no experience, he must rely on zookeeper Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson) and her team to pull through in time to pass inspections and open for the summer season.  

Benjamin Mee: You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.


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