Monday, March 3, 2014

I Couldn't Possibly Comment...

For us, this weekend was all about house hunting, Frank Underwood and MOVIES!

On Saturday morning we spent a few hours with our realtor driving around the Triangle for house viewings. We saw a few smaller townhomes in Raleigh and one out in Durham by RTP. None of the houses we saw stook out to us, so we headed home for lunch with hopes that March will bring a good crop of new inventory for us to see.

After lunch we spent the afternoon with our dear friend, Netflix, and finished Season 2 of House of Cards.

Oh. My. Goodness.

I can't get enough of this show. Season 3 won't be released until 2015 and, I'm sure everyone else who has grown to admire Mr. and Mrs. Underwood along with me will agree, that just isn't soon enough! The last scene of Chapter 26 actually gave me goosebumps. It truly is captivating. If you have time and access to Netflix, get on it.

As is usual for us on most Sunday mornings, we looked up a few new recipes to try this week, put together a shopping list and headed over to the Food Lion to stock up. At Aaron's request I'm planning on trying a recipe; Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Chicken from Six Sisters Stuff.

We always try to put our heads together to plan out our weekly menu — it's more fun that way! We try our best to cook and eat at home Monday through Thursday and then treat ourselves with dinner out on Friday.

Later that afternoon we drove downtown to see Jerusalem 3D at the IMAX Theater at Marbles. We went with a couple of other members of The Raleigh Tribe, Raleigh IMAX.
Filmed for the first time in 3D and for the giant screen, Jerusalem immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home.
Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. Unprecedented access to the city's holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make Jerusalem a unique and stunning cinematic experience. 
Before the screening, we had the chance to listen to renowned archaeologist and UNC professor, Dr. Jodi Magness, talk about making the movie, and her ongoing work in Israel. Dr. Magness shared photos of her findings at archaeological sites in Israel and explained the historical significance of Israel; the land, the religions, and the cultures.

The documentary is beautifully shot. The story of living Jerusalem is told by three young women, each from a different quarter of the old city, but who all have a shared love for their homeland. We got to see inside buildings and watch religions celebrations that we would never have been able to see unless we were in Jerusalem at just the right time and members of every community. The director did a fantastic job of showing the living city juxtaposed with how it actually looked in the past. And BONUS it's narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch!!!

If you have a chance to go a screening, do it! Everyone in our group enjoyed the movie and learned something new.

We ended our weekend by trying to stay awake to watch the Oscars, but ended up falling asleep on the couch after the celebrity selfie, but before any of the big awards were announced. No big surprises or upsets and just a so-so awards show.

Hope you had a good weekend!

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