Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Twilight

So I was one of the crazy people that stood in line from 5 pm to Midnight. I felt compelled. I rounded up my friend Andrea, who is another crazy person and we brought our folding chairs and snacks and camped out among the teenagers. We weren't the only ones who thought we looked out of place. The news crews seemed to flock to us to figure out why two obviously normal (beautiful) women would feel the need to sit in line for 7 hours to wait for a new movie.

We were on two news stations and enjoyed our 15 minutes of fame. We were eventually joined by 8 other friends and family that were grateful to us for the great spot in line. They even brought Golden Spoon. Well Midnight finally came and as we watched the movie, I found myself feeling disappointed - BIGTIME- about the film adaptation of the book. Wow. I really didn't like it.

The next morning I still felt the same way and vowed I could never see it again. Until Saturday came around and we decided to give it another chance. Mike wanted to see it and we went with Andrea and her husband too. It would be nice to get some opinions from "Non-TwiHards." After the movie, I looked at my friend and could not believe how much I enjoyed it. I was so happy that I actually liked it..All was right with the Twilight world again.

So please, if you didn't like it the first time...Go see it again. I think you will be surprised, I know I was.

Here are a couple of pics

Andrea and Me

Here are some people we met while standing in line.
(The girl in the pink gloves, Sesa, was first in line at 8:30am)

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Ok, now I have been tagged twice so here it goes...

8 TV Shows I Watch
1. Greys Anatomy
2. Project Runway
3. Food Network - I like Giada and Barefoot Contessa
4. Fox News
5. Today Show
6. Gossip Girl
7. Days of our Lives
8. My Name is Earl

8 Restaurants
1. House of Tricks
2. Matta's
3. Le Grande Orange
4. Joe's BBQ
5. Kona Grill
6. The Farm
7. Nordstrom Cafe
8. Ruths Chris

8 Books I have Read
1. Twilight
2. New Moon
3. Eclipse
4. Breaking Dawn
5. The Host
6. Book of Mormon
7. The Mysterious Benedict Society
8. The Ice Queen

8 Things That Happened Yesterday
1. Watched my Niece, Kelly
2. Did Laundry
3. Talked on the phone with my sister Cynthia
3. Went to Work
4. Walked the Dog and played at the park
5. Made Spanish Rice for Dinner
6. Graded Homework
7. Bought some Christmas Presents at Walmart
8. Watched Casino Royale - Love that movie!

8 Things I am looking forward too...
1. Twilight Midnight Movie
2. Children's Sacrament Meeting Program
3. Cynthia visitng for a week for Thanksgiving
4. Lunch with my friend Becky
5. Cruise in December to Cabo
6. Christmas
7. Christmas School Programs
8. A New Year

8 Thing I wish For
1. My kids to be happy, productive good citizens
2. My house to be paid off
3. My kids survive being teenagers
4. The perfect job
5. I don't have to wear contacts anymore
6. The perfect pair of jeans
7. I could give more than I do
8. A full time Maid

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fire Station

Josh's preschool went on a Field trip to the Fire Station. The little kids had such a great time and they seemed so big, I took a couple of pictures.

As I was downloading the pictures, I found a picture of some "Art" by Josh. I think he was so proud, he had to take a picture. When I saw it, I was able to locate the mural on Brett's furniture and erase it with the help of Mr. Clean. Well, at least we have a picture for posterity!!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Hi Ho Halloween

The boys this year decided early what they were going to be for Halloween. Josh was Batman and Brett was a Clown. I was glad to get the costumes out of the way and cross that off my list! Of course, by Halloween they wanted to change their minds and their costumes. So, after a few more costume changes we finally settled on Cowboys the day before.

This year I went all out and decided to dress up as Snow White. Just in case you decide to dress up as a Disney Character for Halloween, think twice. I had children come up to me to "Say Hello to Snow White," Some parents apologized as they brought their child to talk to me, some yelled across the street, "Look, It's Snow White, go say Hello!" I was heckled by grown men wanting to know where my Dwarfs were and other children kissed my gloves. I also had strange people take pictures of me with their kids and I posed with random adults. Now, Halloween was not all bad. I did get a lot of attention and I was able to talk and meet many new people, although they would not recognize me the next day.

Maybe by next year I'll be ready for Snow White again - Maybe the Wicked Witch of the West.