Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Liz on top of the world

Set your Tivo's Starting in January 2008, Masterpiece Theatre (PBS) will be airing films of all six Jane Austen novels. Most of the remakes are new and have never been shown in the United States. You can check out more here.

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

When I was younger around the age of eleven or twelve I loved to stay up late on Saturday nights and watch whatever black and white movie PBS was playing. One night PBS played Pride & Prejudice (the 1940 version with Greer Garson & Laurence Olivier). I loved Elizabeth with her sharp whit & pert opinions and of course was smitten with Mr. Darcy. The funny thing was I had never heard of Pride & Prejudice and did not realize it was even based off a book. Then a few years latter the BBC version came out all 300 glorious minuets. It was incredible going from an almost two hour movie to a five hour movie. For Christmas the next year I asked for all of Jane Austen’s books.

I have always felt a sort of kinship towards Jane Austen, and I think I know why now. Jane and I have something interesting in common. Jane came from a family of six boys and two girls, just like mine. Anyone who knows anything about Jane Austen knows how close she was to her older sister Cassandra. In their mother's words, "if Cassandra's head had been going to be cut off, Jane would have hers cut off too". Finding this out about Jane just helped me understand why I love her and her stories so much.

I could not add some pictures for all to enjoy.

Side note: If you like Jane Austen movies you should check out BBC’s North & South.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Two Worlds Colliding

This morning I got an amazing gift from my good friend Mimi and I would like to share this amazing gift with you.

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined my two TV boyfriends sitting side by side at a hockey game (I love to play ice hockey). I told Mimi that I am not sure what I would have done if I had happened to been there, I can only imagine one of two things either fainting or exploding. Well I hope you all enjoy, make sure to thank Mimi for her awesome gift, we love you Mimi.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Holding out for a Hero

Peter Petrelli is right up there with Edward (as in Edward Cullen the vampire)in my eyes. I know some of you are shocked and are having your doubts but let me just say I could go on and on about why I feel this way but you should just watch the show to find out for yourself.

Monday, October 8, 2007

back in the day

My sister in law Alison with the help of her parent's (I think) put some of my parent's old slides onto a CD. So this weekend my mom, Debbie and I had a lot of fun looking at the pictures, most of the pictures Debbie and I had never seen.

Here I am with my five older brothers Ryan, Clint, Kent, Mark and Brett. For those of you who knew that my dad said I looked like a line backer when I was a baby you now know why.

While looking at this photo first my mom commented on how it was the beginning of our special bond. When I was a toddler my mother asked my grandma "did you love me as much as you love Connie?" my grandmother responded "no, but you did not love me as much as Connie does." Debbie commented how funny it is that I look so much the same. She pointed out the bags under my eyes, which I still have. My mom also said something how my skin was so sensitive that I had a rash when they brought me home. I said "was so sensitive" funny to think some things never change.

Some may not know that since I was about eleven years old I have been told that I look like Reese Witherspoon. And while looking at this picture my mom said "wow you really look like Reese in that picture".

What do you think?

"Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply..." ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814

Last but not least, who can guess who these four lovely ladies are?

Well if you guessed Jennie, Julie, Debbie and Connie then you are correct. This was taken at a daddy daughter camp out. After looking at all these pictures the only conclusion I can come to is that I have been blessed with great family and friends.