Sweet Home Chicago!

30 Jul

June 29, 2011

Today Life In A Day officially premiered in theatres around the country! This little experiment that was supposed to live happily ever after on YouTube after its Sundance premiere has instead taken the world by storm. And how thrilling that we were able to travel with it from country to country–and then enjoy it right here in our hometown with our family and friends. We had a wonderful Life In A Day Chicago week…

The pre-screening at the Museum of Contemporary Art downtown…

Reuniting with the brilliant, fun, and absolutely delightful Kevin Macdonald and Joe Walker again…

While back at the ranch, the air conditioning at our hotel wasn’t working…

Lunch the next day with Kevin and Joe at the Cheesecake Factory. When in the U.S., eat BIG. And that we did…

I don’t think Kevin or Joe ate again for a week.

On Sunday (July 24), we headed out to Rosemont with friends to see the special Anniversary showing at Rosemont 18…

It’s a real movie… right up there with Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter!

And if that wasn’t enough to keep our 15-minutes-of-fame clock ticking, we were asked to come to the NBC studios in Chicago to be interviewed for a segment on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams…

We didn’t end up on the cutting room floor either! Below is the segment that aired on Thursday night, along with an article in today’s Chicago Tribune…

NBC Nightly News – July 28, 2011

Chicago Tribune – July 29, 2011

So there it is. Life In A Day has come full circle for us. A little sad, yes… but the beauty of a circle is that it never really ends. Our Life In A Day journey will be with us forever!

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7 Responses to “Sweet Home Chicago!”

  1. Fawn July 30, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    I still get goosebumps for you about all of this. Please let me know when the DVD is available!

  2. Carrie Trafton July 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    I don’t have the words to express how grateful I am for everything that has happened for you all this year. A year I would never want to live through again……but a year that has brought more joy through the dark than I could ever imagine. Here’s looking to the next journey that lies ahead!!!

    Love you!

  3. Marsha July 30, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    It is just great reading your blog and to be able to be part of this journey with “Life” and to see you on the NBC news. I let everyone know as they have heard me speak about you so much.
    Love Marsha

    Flowers wilt, candy goes to the hips, but “Lil Hope” last a lifetime

  4. Valerie Cavanagh July 30, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    What a wonderful experience! Now you can go on a write a book – your blog needs to go to print. So happy for you and your family.

    • XO M July 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

      Marsha’s quote is wonderful! The “Lil Hope” Dolls should go nationwide or just like Life In A Day, worldwide! I know one is in England already! XO M

  5. Negin July 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Just finished watching the movie and found here incidentally! Wanted to say that your part was the one I enjoyed the most.

    • whimsyco July 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

      I’m so glad you found me and that you liked our part in the movie! It was an incredible experience for our family and really helped us all to heal. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and to let me know that our family touched you! That means so much!

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