Snow and "Slumdog"

Saturday, February 14, 2009
I was all set on seeing Coraline this afternoon, but when they were sold out, Landon and I saw Slumdog Millionaire instead. What a gem of a movie. The cinematography, acting, and musical score were truly amazing. I can't wait to read more about the actors and the making of the film. I look forward to seeing Slumdog win an Oscar a week from tomorrow. Although the scenes involving the torture of young children were more than difficult to watch, and in one case, made me physically ill for about ten minutes, I appreciate this film for raising awareness about the plight of orphans (in this case, in the slums of Mumbai, India). This is a film I'll be thinking about for awhile.

I am dying to see Coraline, so might sneak out to see it tomorrow or on Monday, when Landon will be home from work (extra help with the kids on a weekday!) in observance of President's Day. I just can't resist Coraline. Watch the trailer and see for yourself:

It's true. It's Valentine's Day, and I didn't mention it until now in my post. I guess with all that has happened this week Valentine's Day has come and gone, and we have celebrated very little. It was nice to get out for an afternoon date today, but there were no flowers, candy, or notes this year. When it snowed this morning (yes, snow on Valentine's Day morning!), Sam wanted to make me a snowflake valentine, but between the birthday party he attended this morning and then an afternoon spent with his grandparents while we saw "Slumdog," neither Landon nor I ever did sit down with him to make it.

It was 7 years ago today that Landon and I got engaged. Looking down at my engagement ring and wedding band, I am reflecting on all that has taken place in the past seven years. There have been more good times than bad . . . a thought that comforts me tonight in this time of uncertainty. Valentine's Day this year is about reflecting on my commitment to Landon to "love and cherish in good times and in bad." And love and cherish I will.

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