We went to Jackson today so we could visit, and I’m suspecting the main reason was for the boys to play golf! I shopped by myself for a while and got 2 pair of shoes. Then we went to a matinee showing of the movie Amazing Grace with Stacy & Tim. It was a really good movie we all thought and I would encourage you to go see it. It was interesting to learn more about William Wilberforce, his faith and his fight to abolish slave trade in England. And I liked the John Newton character, who wrote the hymn; good to know some of what went into writing it. I’m glad we got to see it on the big screen. Don said he wanted to see it again to get some of the characters/names straight but I imagine we’ll wait until it comes out on DVD before doing that.
Go see it if you get the chance!

Dinner was at Chili’s afterwards and very good. I think the guys pick it though so they can order the Molten Chocolate cake for dessert! So, so good!

9 Responses to “Dinner and a movie”

  1. Claire Says:

    I loved that movie and John Newton was one of my favorites. HOw great was it when he started quoting his hymn “was blind but now I see” when he was physically blind. I was amazed at all he had done, the brokenness he had over that, and then the victory he was able to witness at the end. My family went to see that movie a couple of weeks ago during spring break. SO GOOD!

  2. Debi Says:

    Sounds like an absolutely delightful day! Glad you all had such a great time!

  3. Gail Says:

    Ooh Claire captured it perfectly with John Newton’s character! I was thinking that but too tired to try and write it last night….he was so broken and contrite and eloquent I thought when he spoke to Wilberforce, loved that part.

  4. Mandalyn Says:

    JennaG said Amazing Grace was a great movie! I’m glad you had such a great weekend in Jackson!

  5. Stacy Says:

    It was a good movie, and I had been wanting to see it for a while. I am glad we caught it; I think it will be off the big screen soon, but on DVD in a few months. I want to do more reading abour Wilberforce, Newton, Pitt and that time frame. Need to look up some things and read more about that period in British history.

    We did have fun, and your shoes are cute! I just hate to shop for shoes, not my thing. Goes back to those braces and orthopedic shoes I wore in childhood. Glad you found some you liked 🙂 And yes, we all love Chili’s for that molten chocolate thing! I like Applebee’s salads better than Chili’s, but I’d rather go there for dessert any day!

  6. Stacy (the other one) Says:

    You said that like Molten Cake was a bad thing… 🙂

    We go there sometimes for dessert only. They think we’re weird (of course, we are, but…)

  7. JennaG Says:

    We saw Amazing Grace a couple of weeks ago–we had to travel an hour to find a theatre that was showing it, though. We love Jackson and get down there several times a year! Fun place! I am now going to go eat the chocolate cake on my counter–I’ve not had supper and the molten chocolate cake made my mouth water!

  8. Judi Says:

    Molten Lava Cake….oh how I love it. I am so going to have to go there this week! I need to check the movie out too. Please tells us what kind of shoes you bought. I am a total shoe person. LOVE THEM.

  9. Dawn Says:

    mmmm… molten chocolate cake. the combination of warm chocolate & cold vanilla is perfect…

Leave a Reply

Filled Under: Family, Movies