I had read the book and loved it. Nicholas Sparks knows how to strike me right in the heart. side. For a sweet love story, to me, nobody does it better than he. I shared the book with Alayna because she is a Miley/Hannah Montana fan. She also loved it.
Since yesterday was the opening day, I had planned on taking her to see it. For about 107 minutes, we were on Tybee with Miley, Liam, her dad (not Billy Ray, her movie dad) and her absolutely delightful little brother.
We were not disappointed. In fact, quite the contrary. I am now one of Miley's biggest fans. I thought she was so good. It was as if Nicholas Sparks had written the role of "Ronnie" just for her.
When Jeff and I were on Tybee in February, I made this picture of the church they constructed for use in the movie. It was so much fun to see the very same church on the big screen.
This huge light was used for the night scenes on the beach and pier. I got this picture last summer when we were there on vacation. The scenes in the movie came out beautifully.
Seeing my beloved Tybee on the movie screen was so, so neat. To share that movie and book with my favorite niece was priceless. The movie brought us both to tears. We shared the same hanky. For as long as I have my wits, I'll remember seeing that very special movie with a very special young lady. I will see it again. And again. And again. It ranks right up there with The Notebook as my favorite movies. I can't wait to see it with Jeff. Although he doesn't get into romantic movies, I think he'll enjoy seeing Tybee in its glory.
Before the movie, though, Suz and I hit the Mall of Georgia for a little Easter shopping. She needed to get Easter outfits for all of her kids. I needed to pick up Cam a few things for his upcoming Spring Break trip to Panama City. (Can you see how green I am that he is going to the beach and I AM NOT????) He's going to be gone for EIGHT glorious days. Lucky, lucky boy.
We got some of the things that we wanted to get, but really we had too much to shop for to get it done in an afternoon. She'll definitely have to go back. And me -- well, let's just say that I do too. Everything I bought Cam wasn't quite right, despite the fact that I had sent him pictures of the clothes before I bought them. It wasn't his fault really. I just didn't think that they were young enough for him. They looked more like something an old man trying to look young might wear. Not quite right. So I'll be back out again today. This time I'm going straight for the gusto; the Polo store at Tanger. For Cam, it never disappoints.
After the movie, I got to watch Reid play ball.He had been in a bit of a batting slump, but he got a nice hit while I was there. Got me some good kisses from Eli and it was the ending to a perfect day.
Another glorious day here in Georgia. So much to do. Till next time...