Saturday, April 2, 2011

Marley and Me

So last night for date night Gavin and I went out to dinner and then came home with the movie Marley and Me from red box.  It was a really adorable movie. We both really liked it, mostly because it is the story of our lives with our dog Max.  So many of the things that Marley did in the movie, Max has done, does or was doing while we watched the movie.  However, I'm not writing this post to give a movie review.  I'm writing this post as a WARNING. 
I was doing really great and really enjoying the movie until the part where Owen Wilson is about to bring the dog to the vet for the second time and the little boy knows that that will be the last time he sees Marley.  At this part I was trickling a few tears so I got up to "go bathroom" so Gav wouldn't see me being a baby.  So much for that because I came back, layed on the couch and lost it. I mean lost it.  For real.  I wasn't crying, I was bawling histerically like my mom died, saying over and over "this is so sad!" Totally caught Gavin off guard because here we were laying on the couch, quiet and no tears that he was aware of and then all of a sudden buckets of tears and mascara raining uncontrollably.  I don't blame him for chuckling a little.  Needless to say, I did not see the rest of the ending ( I'll save that for when I'm not pregnant) because it took Gavin some time and ice cream to calm me down and get me back to "normal". 
To sum it all up, Marley and Me is an excellent movie, especially if you have a dog of your own, but DO NOT under any circumstance watch it if you are pregnant. Trust me, I learned that one the hard way.


  1. I totally time when I was pregnant with Lydia, we were watching National Geographic and an alligator killed a BABY hippopotamus. That made for an awful night!!

  2. OH EMILY! Maybe you should title this post: "Don't read if you are pregnant because you will laugh uncontrollably!" Haha. I'm sitting here with tears running down my cheeks and my abs a bit sore because I laughed so hard when I read this. I just have this picture of you, something similar to when we watched the John Wayne movie with the fam, and you just breaking out into a full-out bawling fest. haha. And Gavin sitting there totally confused about what just happened and what to do (at least he knows ice cream is the solution to everything!) Thanks for sharing. PS. That is one of mine and Josh's favorite movies to watch together.

  3. LOL... Sorry to laugh, but that is awesome. If it makes you feel any better, Jeremy cries in just about every movie. My favorites on the list are Cars and most recently, Tangled. Yes, you read that right. Sometimes you need a good cry though! So cry away!

  4. Crazy how those uncontrollable fits can hit you huh! HORMONES are crazy things!