Has your life worked out the way you planned?  I know mine sure didn’t.  When I was younger, I thought I’d graduate from high school, go to college and begin a career as a globe~trotting journalist or spy.  Instead, I graduated from high school, joined the Army, got married, had 4 children and became a librarian.  But, you know what, sometimes the most unexpected surprises come when your plans get changed.

A few weeks ago, Modern Moms provided me with the opportunity to preview a movie called Change of Plans the next movie in Proctor & Gamble’s and Walmart’s successful Family Movie Night.  What an awesome opportunity!  This movie shows how one family deals with the stress that comes from the unexpected and how the unwanted becomes not just the wanted, but the needed.

Change of Plans Synopsis

Up to this point, Sally Danville’s life has played out just as she hoped it would. A beautiful and free-spirited musician, she and her fighter-pilot husband, Jason, live life on the go, free of domestic responsibilities. But with a single phone call from Child & Family Services case worker, Dorothy (Phylicia Rashad, The Cosby Show), she learns that things don’t always go according to plan. Sally (Brooke White, American Idol) is met with the news that her best friend from college has died in a tragic accident on a Peace Corps mission and has named Sally the legal guardian of her four kids – 3 of them adopted from third-world countries. Now Sally and Jason (Joe Flanigan, Stargate Atlantis) must quickly learn to parent this instant family and help the kids deal with the culture clash of life in America. The story is both humorous and heartwarming, revealing how fulfilling life can be when you look beyond your own plans and invest in the lives of others. ~ Taken from the Modern Moms Website

Doesn’t that look like fun?  I’m asking all of my friends to join me and my family on Saturday, 8 January at 8/7 C to watch Change of Plans (check your Fox channel for the correct station).  If you plan to join us, let me know.  And don’t forget to leave me some snack ideas, other than popcorn and chips, I’m at a total loss!

Family Movie Night is part of Family Moments, an initiative created by Proctor & Gamble and Walmart to bring families together by providing meaningful entertainment.  For more about Family Movie Night, click here.

Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post.  I found out about Family Movie Night through Modern Moms and I think this is an awesome idea.  My husband is employed by P&G.