August: Osage County Opens December 25th #AugustMoments {$100 Giveaway}

This sponsored post was written by the Experimental Mommy.  All opinions remain 100% mine.

After the bread has been broken, the presents have been opened and the family has all gone home, we love to hit the movies for some extra family time.  If you like to do the same, consider checking out the new film, “August: Osage County,” that hits theaters this holiday season in select cities on Wednesday, December 25th (everywhere in January) and includes a star-studded cast such as Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Ewan McGregor and many more!

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

This movie talks about togetherness and the importance of taking the time to be with your family and friends, especially around the Holidays.  You are sure to get wrapped up in the story of the Weston family so fortunately,  The Weinstein Co. has teamed up with MyHeritage.com for the release of August: Osage County to help you learn more about the Weston family and your own family with a free premium membership!

I have done a little bit of work on our own family tree and I find it quite fascinating!  I especially love looking at old pictures to get a glimpse of life in the past and I am trying to instill the same passion for learning in my own children.  In order to get started, I simply downloaded the printable family tree and taught the kids the very beginning of their own piece of history.

Have you started a family tree?  If so, what has been your experience?  Have you found out any interesting facts?  If not, download the family tree file above to get started!  You can also check out the Discover Your Roots Facebook app.  To help you begin your journey (and perhaps take the family to see August: Osage County, one Experimental Mommy reader will win a $100 VISA Gift Card!  Enter below:

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Comments

  1. Allison Downes says:

    I have never done a family tree, but I would like to.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  2. Crystal F says:

    I have not. I should though because I don’t know anything about my real dad’s family. thank you!

  3. Tim Bowers says:

    Haven’t done a family tree yet, but always been interested!

  4. Tamar says:

    Not really, my cousin did one and he made a book out of it.

  5. I have not done a family tree, but I always thought it was interesting my great grandmother was a Cherokee indian and my great grandfather was straight from Ireland.

  6. tina reynolds says:

    I have not but really need too I think it would be really interesting too see

  7. Elizabeth Ray says:

    My brother and sister-in-law have done our family tree. I was very surprised to learn there was Viking blood back there!

  8. Sara Sullivan says:

    There is some scary fruit in my family tree!

  9. janetfaye says:

    I have not done our family tree but I would like to.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Candie L says:

    My son had to do a family tree for school. He learned most of the people on his dads side worked manufacturing and most of the people on my side were construction. thank you

  11. susan smoaks says:

    i haven’t ever done a family tree before but it would be interesting.

  12. Karen D. says:

    My husband’s father is very into genealogy and he has been working on my family tree. He’s gotten back as far as finding the ship records for relatives who came over from Scandinavia in the 1800′s. Very interesting!

  13. I haven’t, but I do have some cool pics and papers from when my great grandparents came through Ellis Island! A family tree would be something really cool to do though!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  14. heather s says:

    No haven’t done one.

  15. Mya Murphy says:

    No I haven’t, but my family is really open about our nuts in our family tree.

  16. Jaque R. says:

    No, I have not done a family tree but would like to….just don’t know where to start. :-( Thank you. :-)

  17. Rachel Ellis says:

    No, I haven’t done one yet. I really should though!

  18. Terry Cross says:

    I haven’t but I’d love to get started on it.

  19. Beverly Metcalf says:

    My niece is working on mine, but it’s a BIG family, so it may take some time. Thanks for having this contest.

  20. Pam Schad says:

    I haven’t done a family tree yet, but my cousin is working on one.

  21. Breanne says:

    I’ve never made one.

  22. Charlene Kuser says:

    I learned that one of my father’s uncles was a famous photographer

  23. mickeyfan says:

    On hubby’s side, 3 brothers/sisters married a brother/sister/first cousin. You want to talk intertwined relatives!!

  24. Donna Kellogg says:

    I have never did a family Tree but I am really interested in doing it

  25. Richard Hicks says:

    We have and learned we had several members who fought in the Civil War

  26. Tracy Robertson says:

    I haven’t done a family tree, but I love hearing about older relatives from an aunt who is good at keeping track of that stuff.

  27. Michelle H. says:

    My dad researched our roots. We already knew that we were related to the Lincoln family. He was able to trace our roots to the Mayflower.

  28. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we have done a family tree: my side of the family emigrated from Ireland in the 1820′s; we have had family members in every U.S. war since that time.

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