- I had a few new movies from the library, but the boys voted to watch an old favorite, Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It was the first time Craig had seen it. We all laughed hysterically, of course! The more times you see it, the harder you laugh because you anticipate all the good scenes and lines. "It may not be pretty, Officer, but it gets me where I want to go." Afterward, Jamie said, "Laughter really is the best medicine!" Must be because he felt much better on Sunday and went back to school today.
- After the kids went to sleep, Ken and I opted for another light holiday flick, Four Christmases, starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn. It's about a couple who have avoided their families for years and end up having to visit all four parents (both of their parents are divorced) in one day - lots of dysfunctional families and sibling angst, along with an all-star cast. It was about what you'd expect - light and fun, an enjoyable comedy with a heart.
- Since all of our favorite TV shows are on hiatus, Ken and I have been watching a new series on DVD this week, Treme. It's set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and I'd heard excellent reviews of it. We are loving it so far! We used to live in New Orleans and love the music and the visuals in the show, plus the acting and the storylines are good, too. We found ourselves humming its theme song all day yesterday! Makes me miss my favorite city.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Movie Monday 12/12
Whew - busy time of year. Not much time for relaxing with movies. We spent our weekend filling out scholarship applications, doing make-up work (Jamie - he missed a another week of school), shopping, and finally getting our Christmas tree and decorating it! But we did watch a couple of holiday-themed comedies on Saturday evening: