I don't remember where we first heard about "The Widow's Might", but my brothers and I learned more about it at last years' home school convention, during Mr. Escobar's talks. As we heard more about this movie, and learned that it has a bit of a western theme to it, I kept it in mind as a perfect birthday gift for Jacob, as he loves that sort of thing...
Well, I purchased the DVD a while back and it's been sitting in my dresser drawer for several weeks now. Jacob's birthday is this coming Thursday and, as I'm going to be leaving Friday morning for James and Amanda's wedding in Montana (and will probably wish to get to bed early Thur. night), I thought I'd give him his present now so we could all watch it together this afternoon. (Certain members of our family were getting tired of watching "It's a Wonderful Life" over and over.) So, we watched this fantastically done movie!
This film was made mainly by home-schoolers and it was so wonderful to see Christian values coming through so loudly and clearly! We loved it and would recommend it to others (even if you're not a fan of Westerns, as the western theme is only in parts of it.) We also watched the special features about the making of the movie and now have a much greater appreciation for the kind of work that goes into such a production. WOW!
To follow up on yesterdays' remarks about going out with the guys and their guns--I thought I'd just inform you that I did go. I wanted to take some pictures of them... (Can you see the clay pigeon flying high in the clouds?)
They did talk me into shooting too. Andrew let me use his shotgun and Dad threw for me.
Dad: "Are you ready?"
Myself: "I guess so..."
Dad: "Ok, here it goes!"
The clay bird goes flying through the air. I look down the barrel at the little bead on the end, trying to align it with the quickly falling orange piece of clay... I squeeze the trigger... BANG! I close my eyes as I'm so surprised by the recoil of the gun, (even though I'd been thoroughly warned beforehand,) and consequently don't see where my shot went to.
Brothers: "You hit it and sent it into a hundred pieces!"
I was so shocked!!!
The next two shots didn't amount to much, as I think I was still so excited. That, or maybe I was concentrating too hard on keeping my eyes open this time? Anyway, we had a good time. :) Oh, and I'm pleased to announce that the guys' aim was considerably better today than it was yesterday--especially Jacobs'... He was hitting the skeet almost every time!
That was our afternoon excitement. Tomorrow we want to bring the cows home (a 5 mile journey,) so prayers for all to go well would be very much appreciated!
Oh, and as it's now "Tomorrow", I'll wish you all a blessed November. ~