This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Finest Hours. All opinions are 100% mine.
At times in America history, we forget the sacrifices of individuals and look at the collective actions of the military itself. Disney’s The Finest Hours is based on the extraordinary true story of one of the greatest rescue stories ever told, it’s from the documentary Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story. It will inspire you with his strength, heroism, character, and accomplishment. The fabric of America is woven in the tales like this one packed with action, history, and conviction it is what makes America great.
It wasn’t that long ago that my husband fought for our freedom. It is a daily fight and one that is actionable and imperative. It isn’t only in times of war, but it is to maintain the peace we so enjoy. While my husband was embarked on missions at sea, I would sit by the ocean and wonder if it was all worth it. You know the sacrifice of his time and our time apart. The not knowing where in the world he was and the inability to communicate with him my joy or sorrow or even my daily accomplishments or struggles. I would think how do people do this? How do they put the needs of our country above their own? How do they hope, compete, and strive for America without being selfish? My husband explained his commitment to me as the single most important thing he has ever done. He told me that the single most important thing you can do is to give to and for your country. It isn’t something he can explain, the 100% commitment you make to being a part of the military, but he could tell me he wouldn’t change a minute of his service.
His service tested him like no other experience could. It made him a man. He is proud to know that his service impacted our country. I still sit on the beach and think about the men and woman who patrol the ocean above and below the surface. I think about the ability I have to move freely and the speak openly and I am thankful for the men and women whose plights sustain those that rights provided to me through the constitution.
The documentary Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story embodies one man’s efforts to rescue men as his duty as a servicemember in the United States Coast Guard. On Feb. 18, 1952, a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker’s sinking stern. Bernie Webber was ordered to rescue the members of the Pendleton. In the meantime, the Pendleton now broken in two was controlling its own attempt to survive until help surfaced. The lead Engineer Ray Sybert bravely takes charge to organize a strategy for his fellow survivors. The tale of both men doing what they can as part of their duty and their commitment to sustaining life was moving and riveting. It seemed with every passing wave the excitement grew and the wonder of how the impossible was possible surfaced in your thoughts.
It is these real-life tales that make our country one founded upon duty, leadership, and the bravery to do the right thing in the face of adversity a place that I referred to proudly as home. The Finest Hours is a movie that celebrates the convictions we all should strive to have but yet very few demonstrate.
The Finest Hours is available on Blu-ray™, Digital HD, & Disney Movies anywhere on May 24th. It includes bonus documentary “Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story.”
Disclosure: I was provided awesome party supplies from Disney in ordered to facilitate this post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!
February has been a tough month around my house! We have had 1 little one with a case of Scarlet Fever, another one with a bad cold, and to top it all off, we were stuck in the house for over a week due to a freak ice/snow storm. So to say that we needed a little Disney Magic in our house is an understatement. 3 big events happen in our home during February and those are Valentine’s Day, my moms birthday and my husbands moms birthday so we decided to combine all of them into one fun and fantastic #DisneySide party!Continue reading
Disclosure: I am compensated by Smucker’s for my participation in this campaign. I am part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.
Is Disney the happiest place on Earth. I would say normally but right now it is my kitchen. In front of my children sit the most adorable snack ever. This is our Disney Adventure food art for kids brought to you by Smucker’s® Uncrustables®. You see I made the Olaf and then I asked my children to come in and have lunch. They were upstairs singing Frozen on the karaoke machine so I decided to give them a treat they would really enjoy. They always love an Uncrustable because they HATE the crust. I like that I can take them from the freezer and put them in their lunch box and like Disney magic they thaw just in time for lunch. If you are also experiencing frozen fever I will share my tutorial on creating Olaf food art for kids.
mini chocolate chips or chocolate chips
Pear or apple
The first thing I did was put on Olaf’s nose. Then I applied eyes (chocolate chips on top of the marshmallows). Then we created eye brows and a mouth using the icing. We created Olaf’s teeth out of half a marshmallow. Then we made is hair by using the top of the strawberry. The next thing I did was slice the pair twice to make the body. You could also use apples which I did for one of my children. The Olaf in the picture is made using a pear. Then I put on two banana chip feet under him. I made buttons with the mini chocolate chips but you could use raisons or blueberries. I made his arms out of pretzel sticks. The final step was slicing strawberries first in half and then in thirds. I made flowers out of them and place it on top of the mint.
The Grapefruit in the picture was used to make juice with the remaining fruit that wasn’t used for Olaf.
You can head on over to Disney’s site where other amazing Smucker’s® Uncrustables® recipes reside. That is where I took the inspiration for mine from the Share Your Disney Adventure.
One of the most awaited kid movie sequel this year is Disney Planes Fire & Rescue. In celebration of the upcoming release of PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE here are some fun activities for you and your family to enjoy. These are free printable activity sheets that will surely give fun time for kids to enjoy and for them to know more about their favorites PLANES characters.
Disney Planes Fire & Rescue hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.
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Muppets Most Wanted is now showing! If you want to have good time with the family this weekend this Muppets sequel is the movie that you shouldn’t miss.
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon, and Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard.
Now to have some more fun, why not show your love for The Muppets by having fun Muppets inspired Nail arts design. We have four fun and fab nail art designs using O.P.I. nail lacquer.
Get the Free Printable Nail Arts Design now so you’ll have the complete step by step tutorial on how you can make these fun Muppets inspired nail arts design. Click the links below to get the free printables.
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MUPPETS MOST WANTED opens in theaters everywhere on March 21st!
A while back I applied for the chance to host a #DisneySide Party and I was so excited when I was picked. I was given party supplies and other goodies to help me plan my party but the best thing was I was going to be able to show my Disney Side the way I wanted to. Having just had my daughter’s tenth birthday, I knew that I wanted to do something a little different. I put my thinking cap on and decided to hold a party for the kids at our church and their friends. The best part was when I reached out to a few local businesses they were more than happy to help the kids have a fun time and donated delicious food for the event. (see all our sponsors below). Continue reading