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Sierra Association of Foster Families August 24, 2008

children-around-worldSAFF  Is a great organization I want to let you all know about.  There are lots of ways we can help Foster Families here in Reno.  You can click on the link to find out more, but here is some of what I know. 

Donations.  Saff Takes donations of monetary value for things like sports activities/lessons for the children, conferences for the foster parents to attend which are like workshops to learn new ways to help your foster children thrive in such a crazy world, school supplies, tutoring and education, as well as for other reasons.

They also take donations of New Toys or gift cards for The SAFF Birthday Closet. The Sierra Association of Foster Families maintains a selection of new, donated toys and birthday gift items for foster families to choose from for every foster child in their home. SAFF usually has a selection of gift cards, movie passes or other appropriate items for teens in care in addition to games, sports related items, personal electronics and clothing items they may choose from. (more…)


Sweeney Todd April 6, 2008

Filed under: movies,my thoughts — smlwoman @ 9:42 pm

I watched this today, twice… (more…)


Movie Review-Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything February 7, 2008

Filed under: movies,Uncategorized — smlwoman @ 9:06 pm


So lately, Fandago is really messing up the theaters here in Reno.  I posted about this movie earlier and was frustrated that after only two weeks it was no longer playing in Reno.  Apparently it has been playing at the Summit theater since it opened up to today. 

This is not the first time Fandango has made mistakes like this.  And I think they are costing the theaters a lot of money as well as the movies.  When I went to see I Am Legend, Fandango said that the sparks theater first two showings were sold out.  So we planned to go to the park lane theater.  Only to find out that the Fandago site was wrong.  They had only four people in the first showing, and they had only 8 in the second showing. 

Cinemark really should do something about this.

But lets move on the review.  We went to get haircuts at snipits.  Saw kids and parents going into the theater.  Went in to see What kids movies were out.  And there was Pirates!  It was the last day to see it, and the last time of the day.  We had five minutes to make a decision.  So we went in to see it. 

I am so glad we went!  It was such a fun movie!  Lots of laughs, scary cheetos (praying for no nightmares), and great music.  All in line with a typical Veggie tales.  As for the mention of God, it was done very similar to Max Lucados You Are Special.  It will take some explaining to the kids to get the comparison.  Not so typical of Veggie Tales.  I hope they are not caving into Hollywood’s politically correct junk. But a great movie!  So if you missed it at the theaters, definately get it on DvD.  I plan to buy it, I know the kids will watch it over and over.  On the way home we sang the Pirates Who Don’t do Anything song.  I taught it to the kids and then we sang our hearts out.  It was a fun, fun event!

Oh, we did make it to get the hair cuts.  But only by 20 minutes.  Really how much time do  you need anyways?