All posts tagged: Family

“Little Miss Sunshine” Turns 10

Little Miss Sunshine was released 10 years ago today, on July 26, 2006. Though a decade old, the film still resonates as a dark comedy about the complications of life at any age. Little Miss Sunshine seems to pinpoint, especially, the fact that going on a trip with your dysfunctional family can actually be therapeutic. As a film it’s funny, sad, and delightfully honest – much like life itself. I recently posted about six of my favorite road trip films, and of course Little Miss Sunshine made the list! So be sure to check out that post if you want to read a little more about why I love this film. Otherwise, to celebrate its 10th anniversary, here are a few stills from Little Miss Sunshine:

Giving Thanks

Last Thanksgiving I posted about what I was thankful for, and thankfully I still feel the same way. Here’s that list, and more: I’m thankful for my family – my friends – my soulmate. I’m thankful to have two wonderful dogs – to be from Tucson – to have the opportunity to travel. I’m thankful for the roof over my head – for my education – for Mexican food. I’m thankful to have a diverse group of friends – to have access to healthy foods – to have health insurance. I’m thankful for my youth – my health – my unique perspective. I’m thankful to be employed – to be in love – to have a best friend for a sister. I’m thankful to be a woman – to have supportive parents – to have creative outlets. I’m thankful for the hurdles I’ve overcome. I’m thankful for a bright future. I’m thankful to have so much to be thankful for. I’m thankful to have people I can confide in. I’m thankful to have the option to do anything I want with my life. I’m thankful for my smart and unbelievably talented friends …