Soooooo, since I finished up the books in July, I've been counting down the days til Twilight came out! And I always assumed I'd be at the midnight showing. Then I realized that it was on a school night and I'd be teaching the next day and decided, eh, maybe I'd just wait. But My sweet, amazing, best-ever husband said that he'd go with me at midnight last night, so we headed out a little before 11! I just have to brag on him. He endured me basically shunning him for a week so I could throw myself into Forks and Bella and Edwards lives, then listened patiently, even asking questions sometimes, when I told him every single thing that was happening since no one else I was around had read the books. And yesterday, he'd gotten up at 4 to go play golf all day, came home at 6, helped me fix dinner for a dinner party we hosted, entertained for a few hours, and STILL took me to Twilight! I just think I've got the best man around, that's all. No. Scratch that. I know it. I love him so much!!!
As for the movie...I was so not disappointed. In fact, I thought it was probably as close as they could possibly get to the book. My opinion, of course. Naturally, there were characters, places, and events I'd pictured very differently in my head. I hate their selection for Jacob, and Charlie had to grow on me (he was a little older in my mind). Also, I was a little upset that they'd added extra stuff, but decided it was okay because, technically, it was in the book, just not in any sort of detail. I want to talk more, but I know some of you will see it this weekend. So...... let me know when you do!!!!!!
Oh, and Edward...oh, dear. They couldn't have picked a more perfect Edward!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
So we ordered an AngelSounds Fetal Doppler off of eBay last week for pretty cheap so that we could try and hear Kiddo's heartbeat! When we got home from Many Saturday night, it was waiting for us. We couldn't find any heartbeat except for mine last night, so we tried it again this morning and we found him/her!!! We timed it and came up with like 180 bpm, which is what it was at the doctor's a few weeks ago. S/he's so excited!! I just tried again tonight and I guess s/he's settling down for the night because we clocked it around 159 bpm. I tried to upload it onto here, but it's not an image or a video, so it won't work! Oh, well. If you're really interested I can e-mail it=)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
So elections are a big deal around our house, what with my husband being the Elections Coordinator for our county. The entire 2 months that surround an election are always pretty hectic, but Election Day is always the worst. He has to go in around 5 a.m. and usually doesn't get of until the wee hours of the following morning. So Kaleb was trying to explain this to Ella last night on the way home from church. He started by saying that tomorrow was a very important day for our country. I added, "Yes, because tomorrow we get to choose a new president!" To which Ella replies, "Yum!" Kaleb and I kinda looked at each other like, mmmkay...and just waited. A few beats later, she says, "Did you say 'cheese'?" I have no idea why we found that so hilarious. We couldn't laugh at her because she hates it when you laugh at anything she says unless it was supposed to be a joke. But OH my goodness. I was crying I was laughing so hard. Kaleb had to try and explain it to her, that "choose" meant "pick" like you pick a new one. Anyway, I'm laughing again just retelling this story. I love that kid...never a dull moment with her!!