Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Miracle on 34th Street

So, I watched "Miracle on 34th Street" (the new version) for the up-teenth time today and actually discovered something new. It never dawned on me that the department store that hires Kris Kringle is none other than Kohls. This may not be a big deal to someone who doesn't live here, but for me, who frequents this store regularly and due to the amazing deals on their seasonal toys, made a killing, it makes the idea extra special. Of course, there was no "Kris Kringle" in our Kohls.... bummer to that one, but then again, I'd probably never be able to pull my children away from a Santa that special as they are both at an age of clearly adoring his presense.

At one point, Heather suggested asking if there's something that you know will always make you shed a tear (I think she was referring to a commercial or show of some sort). Well, this movie, when it gets to the point of the owner of Kohls announcing that "he believes in Santa" and encourages everyone else to too..... and then "Joy to the World" begins playing as scenes of New York City demonstrating their belief/support of Santa Claus is shown...... oh, yes, the tears are always there. I know Michele understands, she cries everytime too. I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!! So, that's what I did today, wrapped some more, and cried to my favorite movie.

As a little sidenote, I had my little buddy, Jackson, over to bond with me during part of the movie - he's the littlest guy in the threesome of kids in the Polar Express pics..... and the son of the third couple shown. His mom, Amy, is the gal that went through the accident with us 3 years ago and she still suffers the painful effects. Today was her worst day ever in terms of hurting (hence Jackson hanging with me), and tonite she is in the hospital having just had a CT scan and being given the best pain relieving drugs they have (this is the first time she's ever had to go to the hospital for the pain). Blessedly, the CT scan appears normal, so hopefully, this pain will subside for her and she'll wake up tomorrow a new person. Thought I'd throw that out there as a prayer request.......


stephietoo said...

Amy, we are thinking about you, praying for you, and love you so much. Feel better, soon!

Love, Stephie and Travie

Colie said...

Steph- I actually think it's "Cole's" Department store. Same idea but I think they did that for a reason.

I cry too. Well - I have this year twice and perhaps it's due to the hormonal stuff happening in me. I do get emotional at that part every year though!