Friday, January 6, 2012


Did you know that I am a sucker for sports movies? Especially if they are also about the Olympics. I know, for someone who's only ever played one summer of tee-ball you wouldn't think that sports is my thing. Although I did really enjoy playing YW basketball and I wasn't too bad. Even though I am short, I am really scrappy. Maybe that's why I like sports movies. I get all emotionally caught up in cheering for the underdog.

Tonight we watched Miracle for PFMN. (Popcorn Family Movie Night, for new readers.) The 2004, Kurt Russell movie about the USA Hockey team winning gold in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Such a good movie. Brian still laughs at me because when it was about to come out in theaters and they were running ads for it on TV, every. single. time. it would come on I would turn to him and say, "I am so excited for this movie, I really, really want to go see it!"  So he took me to see it, and as we are sitting in the theater watching the movie, I turned to him and whispered, "I am so excited we are here watching this movie!" It was just as enjoyable tonight.

Jake and Evie enjoyed it as much as I did. So after it was over Jake and I ran to the video store and checked out Cool Runnings, The Mighty Ducks, and A League of Their Own. I wanted to get The Cutting Edge too, but they didn't have any copies in stock. My kids are so excited for all the PFMNs we are going to have this week.


Megs said...

I LOVE Miracle!! I just choked up every time...

From the list of your movies, don't be surprised if I just show up some PFMN :) Those are all great shows!

Caitlin said...

I have a copy of the Cutting Edge, and Blind Side too...I'd be more than happy to donate them to such a noble cause as PFMN!