Memorial Day 18

My parents have been here this past week and I have a unique opportunity. My Daddy served over 20 years in the Navy. He did two world tours and we honor and love him for his service. We put together a book of pics and history of his time in the Navy. Some of it we pulled from his own history but much of it came from my mother. We printed several books so that my parents, each of us children and each of their grandchildren have a copy. Tonight after the BBQ we presented this Gift to my Father and Mother. Since I was the only one of their children present I got to speak. It was special this year for everyone to celebrate his service. We often offer gratitude and attend a community function but it definitely has a greater impact when you celebrate with one that wore the uniform. I have rarely seen my Father shed a tear but it was a precious moment for him. He did say he appreciated the recognition and the work we put into the books. Often so many years have passed he feels quite removed from his time in the Navy. Memorial Day and July 4th though bring a clarity of memory that time can never erase. He loves our country and is a true Patriot. In all the years since I left home this was the only Memorial Day I have enjoyed with my parents. It was a moment.

Disney’s Mistake

Spoilers ahead for Star Wars Solo







Okay I liked Star Wars Solo but like Episode 7 and Episode 8 big blunders kind of take away from the films brilliance. I give credit to the film I just think Disney needs to tighten up their story telling so as not to distract a very smart fan base. With that said they will still make bank on this film.

So here is the mistake. It has to do with a timeline. The big reveal of Darth Maul as the man behind the crime syndicate was a big surprise however this dates the movie pre Episode 1. If this is the case Han would be an old man, close in age to Obi Wan Kenobi, by Episode 4. We know that isn’t the case so although a melt your brain type of reveal, Disney traded sensationalism for story integrity. Anyway enjoy Solo, it is a fun movie. It could have been an A film, but that error cost it in my mind.

I even tried to rationalize it that this was post Episode 1 as Clone Wars and Rebels reveal Maul is still alive. His story arch however doesn’t indicate he would have been behind the crime syndicate, that I remember, so that just doesn’t fit. Anyway what do you think?


Apparently Solo falls in the Clone Wars timeline. When he and Savage were involved in the crime syndicates prior to taking over the Mandalorians. Guess my memory wasn’t right on this.

Star Wars Solo

Yes it was good. Yes I liked it. Theater reserved for friends and family. Great way to end yesterday. There was a surprise that I wasn’t expecting. However, I think Disney made a mistake. They need to tighten up their story telling. Grade B+ due to the error.

VIP Event

Barn Raising is done and we kicked it off with last night with a Private Tour, Gifts, BBQ and a Concert on the Lawn. Live Band Karaoke is the way to go. ALWAYS! After things wrapped up many of us just enjoyed chatting under the stars. Epic night.


Don’t you miss arcades? Keith is a pinball fanatic and I love Dance, Dance Revolution. Pinball, Billiards, Table Soccer we love it all, not just the video games. One of our favorite places to play is Jupiter Bowl in Park City. Just give us tokens and our family will be happy for hours. With three boys and a husband, that is still very much like one of the kids, I have learned to appreciate these kind of things. I imagine I probably know more about Marvel and Star Wars than most women because of a boy centric home. Keith tells me it’s “Geek Sexy.” Is that like Contemporary Traditional? Is that even a thing? I love being a mom of boys, and one amazing daughter.