Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Somewhere in Time

When I was in Elementary school, mostly all the kids names were Sarah, Jessica, Emily, Josh, Jake, John. There were a few names that were a little different, like McKenna. I didn't really like my name in Elementary school because it wasn't like anyone elses. It was weird. In middle school, I began to like my name, and I asked my mom where she came up with it. She told me it was from a movie that her and my dad had liked to watch when they were first married. I'm twenty-two years old this year, and I finally watched the movie that my parents named me after. Adam got the movie for me for Christmas and we watched it together. 
Young writer Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to "Come back to me". Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s, Elise McKenna. Becoming more and more obsessed with her, he manages, by self hypnosis, to travel back in time where he meets her. They fall in love, a matching that is not appreciated by her manager. Can their love outlast the immense problems caused by their "time" difference? And can Richard remain in a time that is not his?

This movie was made in the 1980's I think. I loved it! My parents always told that the movie was about a young beautiful actress named Elise McKenna and Christopher Reeves traveled back in time to meet her. They thought McKenna was pretty and named me after her. I feel special that my name came from this movie, and I love my name even more now! You should watch this movie, you might love it.

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have always loved Valentine's Day, for my whole whole life. I have always had such great Valentines'. Because I've always had good Valentine's, I think Adam wanted to make this one the best one EVER. I gave him a few ideas of things that I would like as Valentine's gifts. Shoes, flowers, chocolates, a scentsy, a dinner date. It's not about the things anyway. It's about getting to spend time with him. On Saturday, we spent the day celebrating Adam's best friend's wedding. We spent a couple hours at the temple, and attended the luncheon, and the reception. Adam was a groomsman, so I was mostly just tagging along. Luckily, Adam has great friends who will hang out with me so I don't have sit alone. I think Adam felt bad for me because I had to sit by myself half the night. He bought me a new pair of black high heels because my other favorite ones were falling apart. He also let me get a pedicure while he was taking pictures with the groom. I thought that those two things were going to be my Valentine's presents. I was perfectly happy with that. But, when I woke up this morning this was sitting on my night stand.
A scentsy! The exact one that I wanted. AND my most favorite box of chocolates from Costco. There is not one chocolate in that box that I have to spit out. You should try them, maybe you'll love them too.
We both had to go to work all day on Valentine's Day so after we got off work we met for dinner at Olive Garden. I got there first and waited for him on the bench outside. When he walked up I saw him holding a rose and a black bag. When I opened it, it was a gift certificate to get my hair cut and colored! He thought of that all by himself! He knew I'd been whining about my hair since Christmas, and decided it would be nice to get me a gift card to a salon! I think I pretty much have the best husband ever. Inside the bag there was also a card, that made me cry. Dinner was delicious, and Adam even asked if I wanted dessert. Of course I said yes, even though I didn't think I could fit anything else into my stomach.
When we got home, I felt bad that I only got Adam the movie The Italian Job. That was all he said he wanted, and he said that Valentine's Day was a girls holiday. He picked up our kitties and said they can be my presents too. He didn't seem very happy about that. But it made me laugh.
I'm so blessed to have Adam in my life. He's always makin' me laugh and smile. He always makes me better when I'm sad or mad. He puts up with me when I throw a tantrum about a pair of shoes that I really really want. He unloads the dishwasher when I ask him too. I love everything about him. He's funny, sweet, kind, handsome, a total nerd (which I love, I just can't get him to admit it yet.) He's loving and so much fun to be around. I think I'm so so lucky to have Adam in my life, and I love him so much.