Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Up movie poster Carl

saw UP for the first time on Mother's Day.  I was prepared for a
happy & fun Pixar movie.  What I got was a whole lotta
tears.  That movie made me soooo sad.  It has a great story
& ends great but the whole "I promised my wife we'd travel to
paradise & never got to take her there" just broke my heart. 

of the things I loved about it was the scrapbook that Ellie had kept of
their childhood & future adventures.  That scrapbook was
rather prominent in the whole movie.  And it was interesting to me
that looking at photos made Carl so sad...until he realized the
treasures that were in the book.  I won't spoil it for you
(although I'm probably the last girl on the planet who had not seen this
movie yet)...but those treasures made everything worthwhile to

Kinda like our own scrapbooks.  Some of you have
commented that no one's ever going to see them or appreciate them, but I
beg to differ.  People will cherish them.  They will mean
something.  They will bring comfort to someone.  So keep
putting your memories down onto paper.  

Now my favorite part of the movie was Kevin & the little boy.


Kevin is the bird...and Kevin is a girl.  They made me laugh out loud!


  1. I COMPLETELY agree with you Kirsten. I thought it was terribly sad as well. I was rather surprised when I watched it.

  2. I must be the last hold out - have not seen it - but hope to - soon.

  3. Audra, we bought it. If you would like to borrow it, you are more than welcome to it:)

  4. I loved the movie - such a great reminder that we shouldn't wait until...we should enjoy the moment we are in right now!