Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Favorite Five: Things to Anticipate

I'm here with another Friday Favorite Five which is hosted weekly by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story. This week, I thought I'd mention five things which I am anticipating and which make me happy to anticipate.

"When I think something nice is going to happen I seem to fly right up on the wings of anticipation; and then the first thing I realize I drop down to earth with a thud. But really, Marilla, the flying part IS glorious as long as it lasts . . . it's like soaring through a sunset. I think it almost pays for the thud." ~ Anne (Anne of Avonlea)

* It should be noted that I do not necessarily anticipate these things in the following order.

#1 - August 9th: Steven Curtis Chapman's newest album, Re:Creation, will be released.

#2 - Kung Fu Panda 2. (Did you ever think you'd see that posted here?!) My brother and sister-in-law introduced us to Kung Fun Panda a few years back and I think that every time I watch it, it increases in it's ability to make me laugh. We're hoping to take the boys to see it very soon.

#3 - The movie version of The Magician's Nephew!??!

Even though I rather despised (and rejected) the film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (linked to my thoughts) I still harbor high hopes that they'll make a good go of any of the other books in the series that they opt to bring to the big screen. I hope, I hope, I hope . . . !

#4 - So, speaking of that, I'm actually getting pretty hyped about the upcoming Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge around these parts (in July.) I've started my reading already. (I actually started with The Magician's Nephew and I've begun reading The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe aloud to Bookworm1 (and he is very much enjoying it.) I think he's finally old enough to truly appreciate the wonder that is Narnia which makes me even MORE excited about these stories. If such a thing is possible. (Just wait until my daughter is old enough to enjoy Anne. Be still my heart!)

Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge

#5 - And on a deeply serious note: I anticipate Truth.

I always anticipate it. Truth in many areas. It redeems, transforms, renews and makes crooked ways straight. I definitely anticipate it (with hope!)

And with that, I bid you all a FABULOUS THREE DAY WEEKEND (that comes under #6) and look forward to chattin' it up again with you after the holiday!




Barbara H. said...

I do hope they keep the future Narnia movies as close to the books as possible. I mean, the audacity to think one can improve upon Lewis!

I did like DT, but it had been a long time since I read the book, so I don't know how it compares.

I hope to catch up in rereading the Narnia books before the next movie comes out. Looking forward to the challenge! Do you recommend reading them in the order they were written?

Melissa said...

I didn't know SCC had a new album coming out. I love him.

Olive Tree said...

I like your last one, Truth. I'd like that too. Thanks for sharing this. Have a wonderful weekend.

Cassandra said...

Oooh, I didn't know SCC has another CD coming out. How exciting!

I hope the next Narnia movie is really good. I skipped Dawn Treader but I'd like to see the next film.

Truth - yes, yes. I'm so glad God reveals it to us.

Have a great 3 day weekend!

Gattina said...

I never saw this Kungfu Panda, looks so funny, lol!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

wonderful fives this week for you. I am looking forward to a long weekend also.The weather here is fantastic!

Lisa notes... said...

You always keep me excited about the Narnia books and films! I need to pick one or two to reread this summer.

Anticipating Truth. Wow. That’s a great one to include!

Have a great weekend.

Stephanie Kay said...

Will is receiving a couple of Narnia related books so I hope to use those to participate in July. :)

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Hilarious trailer! I'm looking forward to the new Muppets movie in November.

And I'll have to check out that new Steven Curtis Chapman album...

Have a great week!

Jerralea said...

I love Kung Fu Panda too. But I love Anne of Green Gables, more!

Also, love the Narnia books. Oh, where would we be without all the wonderful childhood favorites!

I appreciate Truth too. In the end, it's always best.

ellen b. said...

Truth is good and so much easier to handle than falsehood no matter how tough...
I always enjoy books more than movies. I've collected a few of the older Chronicles of Narnia books. Love that series...
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

LivingforGod said...

We also enjoy Kungfu Panda here and is looking forward to Kungfu Panda 2.

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Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend!

Brenda said...

I've heard really good things about Kung Fu Panda 2, hope you got to see it.

I too value truth, even when its painful its a wonderful thing!

Krista said...

Oooo, a new SCC album! I LOVE him! :)
The sequel we can't wait to come out is CARS 2 this summer. :) It will be Cory's first theater experience, with dad and Grandpa! So fun!
Although I really did enjoy Kung-Fu Panda too! :)
I wonder how Cory would do with Narnia yet... he really didn't get into the chapter-ness of the Rosewood Cottage tales very well so we've shelved it for now.

Anonymous said...

I love anticipating events too. Sometimes I seem to enjoy it more than the actual event.

I am looking forward to hearing Steven Curtis Chapman's new album as well. That family has been a model of grace and perseverance.

I am looking forward to The movie version of The Magician's Nephew as well. And to support that I will be joining in with your Narnia reading challenge. I know right where my books are. This will be so fun to do with a group of others.

Narnia_girl said...

Well, obviously by my name, I'm in for anything Narnia. But I had not heard about another film. Is that a wish on your part or is it happening? I hope it they make any of the other novels, but the Silver Chair is my favorite. Puddleglum's soliloquy is worth the whole story!
So how do I get in on the Narnia reading challenge?

Amanda said...

Are they going to do the Magician's Nephew? That's my favorite! I didn't see the Dawn Treader movie- I was disappointed by Prince Caspian and didn't even consider the Dawn Treader. Anyways, thanks for visiting my blog. I've been a subscriber of Reading to Know & Reading My Library for a while now- eagerly anticipating the day when my son would be old enough to enjoy picture books. Your RML project inspired me to do our own toddler-friendly version of Reading Our Library!
Oh, and I also cannot wait until my daughter is old enough to appreciate Anne of Green Gables. How old was Bookworm1 when you started reading Narnia to him? That's another series I cannot wait to start reading aloud. Thanks for the constant inspiration!

Catherine said...

What a wonderful list! I love all of these things, too! Kung fu Panda and Narnia especially.

Melissa said...

I hope you're enjoying the 3-day weekend, as well!

I didn't see the Dawn Treader movie, but I remember how highly you spoke of it. ;) (I remembered, but I just double-checked, because my memory isn't so sharp these days.) I share your hope that the Magician's Nephew movie is more true to the book.

Susanne said...

Now I have got to read theNarnia Chronicles. I never have. And that is probably why I liked the Dawn Treader.

Keeping my eye out for the Steven Curtis Chapman album.

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