Friday, November 16, 2007

Sweet land

Recently I participated in the Fall Y'all bloggy giveaway, as did many other bloggers. My giveaway was a movie night gift basket. I've been meaning to post about the movie that I included in my gift basket. It was not one that I had ever heard of; I just happened to come across it at the video rental store. These independent films are my favorite and I really enjoyed this one. The DVD is titled Sweet Land. It's about a german mail order bride named Inge who travels to Minnesota to marry a young farmer, Olaf. Since it's just after WW1, the people are not accepting of a german coming into their town, and the couple is forbidden to marry. Although things are awkward between them at first, they do end up falling in love and Inge eventually proves herself to the town. The story starts out in the present, but through flashbacks, tells the story of Inge and Olaf. It's a touching love story and a bit of a tearjerker. So, if you like this kind of flick, check it out.

Also, I want to send out my thanks to some fellow bloggers. First, to Jacki. I was the lucky winner of her Fall Y'all bloggy giveaway -- a $15 WalMart gift card. How awesome is that! And, if you are reading this Jacki, I've lost your blog address. Could you email it to me so I can visit you again. Thank you! Second, to Sarah. I was fortunate enough to be a winner of her bloggy giveaway as well. Her prize is an awesome book that I can't wait to share with my sons -- The Dangerous Book For Boys. Thanks to you both, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your generosity.



Martha said...

Ooooohhhhhhh Kaaaaaarrrrri!

I've tagged you to do the "7 things about me" meme!!!

So, get on it, girl! 7 things! Chop-chop!