My Easter - And Why I Love 90s Romantic Comedies

by - April 02, 2018

Good morning, pookies! I hope everybody had a fantastic Easter, full of chocolate and family and friends and most importantly, the peace knowing that the day we celebrated was the most important day in history. That beautiful sunrise when Jesus came back from the dead to give us life and prove that He most definitely is Lord.




My Easter was super beautiful. I'm so glad the sun came out and though it was a little chilly for Louisiana April, it warmed up nicely and that's all I needed.

My sisters, dad and I sang in our choir for both services. We had a brass orchestra there and they were absolutely fantastic. I love the feeling of the sound tingling the floor and ringing in my ears. After church, my boyfriend Forrest and I headed to my grandparents house where there was so much to eat and so many people to see! I have no regrets about how much chocolate I consumed.

I found myself feeling so grateful and happy, spending time with my family, all of whom I love to pieces, the moon and back. And I've been finding myself super grateful for Forrest. In a few days, we'll have spent a whole year together - the best year of my life.



He's supportive and loving, funny and accepting, kind and incredible and I'm so glad he's all mine.

(By the way, the yellow cowl neck I'm wearing I got at thredUP. Not an affiliate - yet anyway! - but I have gotten some steals from this amazing online thrift store and I think you'll like it.)

After the party at my grandparents, we went over to his house where we consumed more sugar (coffee ice cream and brownies - it was pure heaven) and watched a 90s romantic comedy.

I love 90s romantic comedies.

My favorites have been You've Got Mail, While You Were Sleeping and this new one for me, Return To Me (though technically, this movie came out in 2000, it's still got that 90s vibe that I love so much).

As per the IMDB synopsis: "In this comedy-drama which shows us how the tragic death of one human being can still save the life of another, a happily-married man (David Duchovny) is struck with tragedy when his wife (Joely Richardson) dies from complications of a car accident. In her death, however, another is given life, as another young woman (Minnie Driver) with an ailing heart is given a transplant. Finally able to live a normal, happy life for the first time in years, she joins her grandfather in helping to run an Irish-themed restaurant, where she meets the widower, never imagining that the heart beating in her chest belonged to his wife. They slowly fall madly in love with each other, but when she learns the shocking truth, she is torn by whether or not she should let him know about the transplant she received and who it came from."



I laughed, I cried and I adored the romanticism and sheer beauty of the film. I love the 90s fashion, comfortable and cool and soft colors. The characters are diverse and though the film was criticized for having a lack of conflict, this is just one of those feel-good movies that you don't have to think too much.

All you have to do is enjoy it and get immersed in the colors and the people you're watching. You just focus on the gentle touches that these people have in other people's lives. And how those touches can drastically change those lives.

And maybe that's why I love 90s romantic comedies. Because more than likely, we're not going to save the world but we can impact people around us with love and light and laughter.

That's so important to remember when everything and everybody expects us to rock the foundations around us. We don't have to. We just have to smile and grow.

How did you spend your Easter and I'd absolutely love to know what your favorite 90s romcoms are! I definitely need to add more to my watchlist. Have fun this week (I'm sure a lot of you have extra candy from your grandparents), stay safe and it's okay to be sad, but know that it's also okay to be happy.

Have a great day, beautiful.

-Emily

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  1. I'm not a big rom-com person...but I ended up really liking You've Got Mail, and this past Christmas my sister and I watched While You Were Sleeping for the first time and I LOVED it! I'm going to have to try Return to Me and see if it joins those two in my romantic favorites collection :)

    Happy (late) Easter!

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    1. While You Were Sleeping was absolutely wonderful. Return To Me is very funny and sweet - but the beginning is kind of sad so be prepared for that! I did get kind of choked up there.

      Happy (late) Easter to you too, friend! <3

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