Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fun Coincidence

Well I mentioned last week about "Strictly Ballroom". This week on "Dancing With the Stars", Baz Luhrmann was the guest host! What are the chances? He was really great I thought. The show is an American version of the British "Strictly Come Dancing", which took the name from Guen's favorite movie that Baz wrote and directed.

The second song on the play list is the theme from the movie. Just click on the right arrow on My Playlist to hear it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Love is in the Air" is the theme music to Strictly Ballroom, one of Guen's favorite movies. Scott Hastings is a champion caliber ballroom dancer, but much to the chagrin of the Australian ballroom dance community, Scott believes in dancing “his own steps”. Fran is a beginning dancer and a bit of an ugly duckly who has the audacity to ask to be Scott’s partner after his unorthodox style causes his regular partner to dance out of his life. Together, these two misfits try to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say, “there are no new steps!” This film was one of the first mocumentaries and made by Baz Luhrmann. His other movies include Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, and Australia.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Great Reminder


You Gotta Have Friends

I have been so blest throughout my life to have many amazing friends of all ages. They rallied around me with prayer, kindness, and gifts during Guen's illness. This is another remembrance given to me by a dear friend, Rosemeri. Since plants and flowers obviously die, I am so happy to have treasures that I can keep and show Libby some day.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thank you Rolling Stones!

Guen would love Susan's new song, "Wild Horses", originally by the Rolling Stones. What a fun success story!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Five Months Ago

I miss you terribly Guen. Oh how I wish things could be different. I take comfort in knowing that you are extremely happy where you are. You dwell in joy now. I still don't understand...maybe I never will. The Holy Spirit continues to act as comforter, just like He said He would. You took so much with you and you left so many wonderful things behind. I ask God all the time to tell you how much I love you and miss you. It could be my imagination but I can hear you in my mind say "I know Noni, I know."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


It was a big day today! The famous Libby turned 2. What a precious gift she is. These are some of the gifts she got. Both sets of grandparents popped in to wish Libby a great day.