Also, I finally took Elissa's advice and watched "Call Me Madam". What can I say? It was delightful, through and through! The dancing, the singing, the acting...*dreamy sigh* :-D
Donald O' Connor and Vera-Ellen are great together! They do a dance reminiscent of "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing" which was positively spectacular! I have to agree with Lis though, the two main characters didn't interest me half as much as Donald and Vera did. And they didn't sing as well either. Not that I'm biased. ;-)
Anyway, I heartily recommend it to all musical lovers, especially. But really, I think it's an enjoyable film for everyone.
And an interesting fact about Donald O'Connor...apparently he was supposed to play Danny Kaye's part in "White Christmas" but had to drop out at the last minute on account of Pneumonia. Too bad...I would've liked to see him in that as I was never a Danny Kaye fan. Ah well. :-)
Oh, and if anyone has any other musical recommendations please let me know as I'm on the lookout for some good ones!
Here's a song that I really enjoyed from "Call Me Madam". Oh, and check out those *charming* red-rimmed glasses! LOL! (Elissa also has a video up on her blog that is another of my favorites!):
I also watched a version of "The Alamo" last night. Despite a few things, I enjoyed the movie. Davy Crockett and Sam Houston were my favorites. :-) It was sooo refreshing to watch a movie about my home state! One of my favorite scenes is bittersweet...in which it portrays Davy Crockett's brave death after the Alamo has fallen to the Mexicans (Crockett was the lone survivor after the battle.). I would tell you what he says, but, I think I'll let y'all watch it for yourselves. :-)
Following is the battle of San Jacinto in which the army of Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna's army in 18 minutes. It was an incredible act of God.
"The Alamo" is really about the sacrifice and courage of those 200 men who stood up to thousands of Santa Anna's soldiers so that they could have the right to be called Texans. They were ordinary men, but they went down as heroes.
Other than that...what's going on? Hmmm...well, Tiff comes home on Saturday!! We're all very excited as it seems like forever since we've seen her! She's such an amazing older sister...always keeping things running, encouraging all of us, and just being there for us. We miss you, Tiff! <3
Ooo! And I found this adorable photo of a "Highland Coo". It's from somewhere in Scotland...not sure where exactly:
Sooo...Moosh and I made Cheesecake last night! It was quite a fun dessert to make!! (As you can see I'm really getting into this cooking thing! *grin*) And it didn't smell to bad either. :-) Here's a few photos that Mel took during the process (and some other random ones that we've taken while Tiff has been gone):
(I thought it was a worm, myself.)
In Christ Alone,