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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blue Belt and Star Wars

Beware of the Force -

Well at first I was embarrassed of all this 'stuff' but how can I have a Darth Vader and not have stuff? Right?

This is how creative he is - he has made every ship out of paper. This is the ex-wing fighter. Isn't that great?

So what did the old family do when I was gone? Andy got his blue belt in Choi Kwang Do - I missed it, but I'll see his next ones. He's over half way to black belt - about another year and a half!

It's official he's a blue belt!

Andy's dad is into Star Wars. His uncle is into Star Wars and since he was coming home for Christmas I decided to get Andy into Star Wars. And boy have I succeeded. My daughter and I bought the movies and we watched Star Wars all that week. He has been saving his money and buying figures. We got some planes for Christmas and his birthday.

I think when he does his martial arts he is thinking Star Wars (not sure that is good or not). So we are into Star Wars - everything. And yes - he and his uncle bonded. And you know what I like about Star Wars - I understand it. It's not like Pokemon or Bakugons. And the truth is - everyone understands Star Wars and it is like a universal language everyone knows and can relate too.

And the best part about Star Wars - it is about good and evil and good wins out - just like it SHOULD!

So when I was gone he decorated his room with Star Wars - we need some more things, but the Star Wars room has started. I had made some pictures of the internet and my daughter laminated them.

My daughter bought stickers for his room - glo in the dark.

His room is busy - the towels are up on the windows because the sun comes in his room too early!

And here is a new picture of my niece. Cutie pie.
Isn't she a doll - she looks just like her aunt!!!!!!!!! Just kidding she looks like her mom.

Allan Alda - Wikipedia - Happy BIrthday -

"I still don't like the word agnostic. It's too fancy. I'm simply not a believer. But, as simple as this notion is, it confuses some people. Someone wrote a Wikipedia entry about me, identifying me as an atheist because I'd said in a book I wrote that I wasn't a believer. I guess in a world uncomfortable with uncertainty, an unbeliever must be an atheist, and possibly an infidel. This gets us back to that most pressing of human questions: why do people worry so much about other people's holding beliefs other than their own?"

I didn't know this about him myself.

Does anyone remember the movie Same Time Next Year? With Ellen Burstyn. It was kind of cute.

Love, Chatty


Together We Save said...

Ohhh .... look at that sweet baby.

Linda said...

Star Wars! I might have a gift for you if I can find it! hmmmmmmmmmm

Love that movie Same Time Next Year. I find Alan Alda a very interesting man. My oldest is a non-believer and while it's hard for me I have to respect her and I do. Still pray for her and talk about my faith and hope that one day she will come back to the God she was raised with. Wow this turned into a blog in its self!

ClassyChassy said...

To each his own, as the saying goes. If a person worries about making a mistake in their faith or lack of it, I would rather "err" on the side of believing in God!

Great start on the Star Wars room!!!

Joyce said...

Oh yeah the blue belt is a good thing and he looks so happy in the photo. Way to go. Now the Star Wars thing was a big request from the 3 yr old along with Buzz and Thomas and Handy Manny tools. He loves to watch the video even the parts that scare him a bit. SO I can identify with all this stuff for sure. I am off to Vegas to try and win some money to pay for cap and trade:)

Nezzy said...

You go Andy, you're the man! Yes, I do remember the movie Same Time Next Year. I have two of my grandsons who are totally all about the Star Wars! Your little niece Is a livin' doll.

You have yourself one fantastic day!!!

Angela said...

Congratulations to Andy for getting his Blue Belt!

His room is going to be all cool with the Star Wars theme going on!

She looks like a baby doll in that picture! Beautiful!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

hi its me!!
i have a blue belt too, just like Andy
did you know pugs are that super?

That corgi :) said...

I do remember that movie Same Time Next Year; it was funny the year she came pregnant; morally wrong of course but a cute movie

didn't realize that about Alan Alda, makes you feel sorry for him

congrats to Andy on his blue belt! awesome!

love the Star Wars decorations; it is a good thing to enjoy I think, and just think how long the first three movies have been around, 30+ years!


Stella said...

Boy does that bring back some memories. I decorated my boys room in star wars when they were young. It is nice to see the survival of an age where the good man wins. Tell him his Star Wars room is going to look great. Stella

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Hip hip who ray for Andy, blue belt, way to go.
I like the Star Wars Theme, it is so very popular now. I wish my Grandson liked it, he's into the Terminator series.
Talk to you later, got to go help Marissa with her home work....

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

It's me again, lol...I just wanted to say about Allen Alda, I feel like the little sign that says

I'd rather die believing there IS a God and find out there isn't one, than to die believing there ISN'T one, only to find out there is.

Our preacher made a remark last week about the movie Same Time Next Year, he said movies like this and The Bridges of Madison County, only serve to glorify cheating and make people think it is alright to have an affair, which is morally wrong.
One lady I worked with made the remark about her 10 yr affair with our Boss, that it wasn't wrong as long as no one got hurt by it and if the spouses didn't know, then no one was hurt. How sad that seems to be the excepted theory. Doesn't she know that God knows.
OK, I'm getting off my soap box and fixing DH's breakfast.