The ceremony was short and sweet and we signed our papers and were ready to go. WAIT! That is not the coolest part of the story! Since we were being married on 9/9, there was a news crew at the church who were interviewing couples who were married on that day. We were interviewed and then featured in the news story. That would make the 5th time (I think) that I had been featured on T.V. and the 2nd or 3rd that Austin had been.
That is the story of how Austin and I got married on the 9th. Now we have been married for 3 years, have moved three times and had a baby (who is our third child). We didn't plan on threes being the theme of our 3rd anniversary but that seems to be the way it turned out. :-)
To celebrate, we went to the "Elephant Bar." This is a restuarant that features Wok and Grill fired dishes that are inspired by Global cuisine. I had the Ahi Tuna Salad and Austin had the BBQ platter featuring Shrimp, Chicken and Steak. It looked really good but I don't think it tasted better than mine.
Movie Review 1: Winter's Bone
A while ago, while listening to the alarm radio, the DJ's were talking about and promoting "The Hunger Games." Whenever they would mention the lead, Jennifer Lawrence, they would say that she had been in the movie "Winter's Bone." I knew her from "X-men: First Class" as Mystique and wondered what the movie "Winter's Bone" was like.
Recently, I found the movie on Netflix while browsing for something to watch and saved it. Hubs asked me what I wanted to do last night and I responded with that since I had found it.
The movie is about a girl, Ree Dolly, who takes care of her sick mother and two younger siblings while her dad is gone. Her dad is a meth cook and has been missing for some time when the movie starts. A sheriff comes to visit and tells the family that the father missed a court hearing and if he doesn't show up or pay his bond fees, they will lose thier house and land. Ree decides to find her father and goes around asking about where he is. This results in her being warned to stay out and mind her own business and to go home. She continues asking questions and tries to determine the truth of where her father is.
I won't spoil the ending and will just share my thoughts on the movie. I found the movie to have good acting but be disjointed in the presentation. The concept of the movie was interesting but left more questions at the end of it than answers. My husband said that sometimes the mark of a good movie is that it leaves you with the question of what if even with the idea that they lived happily ever after but, in this case, I think it left the movie with too many questions and that made the movie, and ending, confusing.
"Sliding Doors" is a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow and John Lynch. It is a story about a woman and alternate timelines.
The movie starts out with Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) going to work, getting there late and then getting sacked. On her way back home, she misses the subway, gets mugged and then gets home to her boyfriend.
What if though, she made it onto the subway, meets a man and makes it home to find her boyfriend cheating on her. That is what this movie explores. In the one timeline, Helen ends up getting 2 jobs while supporting her boyfriend who is writing a novel. In the other, she moves in with a friend, chops and dyes her hair and ends up in a relationship.
My thoughts on this movie: It was good. The concept, acting and photography was good. The ending surprised me which was nice because I thought that I had it all figured out 3/4 of the way through.