I think it's time to mention our movie project. We decided over the summer that since we don't have television (we have the actual set but we just use it to watch movies) that we would take this time in our lives to watch every Academy Award Winning Best Picture together. Even though we've each seen around 30 of them individually, we have started all over to watch them together.
The first award was given out in 1928...so we have quite a few to see. We've started with the ones that we own and that we were able to borrow from our parents. So far we've seen seven: The Godfather (1972), Rocky (1976), Dances With Wolves (1990), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Schindler's List (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), and Chicago (2002).
After Chicago, one of my least favorite movies of all time, we decided to start doing theme nights to make the unbearable ones more fun. The first one we saw was Dances With Wolves which we watched in South Dakota where the events of the film actually happened and the filming was done. We had an Alfredo Pasta night when we watched The Godfather and then had brats, sauerkraut, and butter kuchen for Schindler's List. The theme nights have made it much more fun!!
Here's our invite to you - go through your movie collection, find an Academy Award winner, let us known when you're free to watch it with us and come on over - we'll supply the food! I'm going to try to take pictures and to post updates on how we're doing!