Friday, November 21, 2008

TWILIGHT: It was the best of times...It was the worst of times...

By Best, I mean that we had so much fun at the midnight opening of Twilight, the movie. By Worst, I mean when my alarm clock rang after only 2 hours of sleep at 6:00 a.m. By best I mean that we laughed way too much and loved our 'girls only' night. By worst, I mean that all of the muscles in my tummy will never be the same after all of that laughter! I am actually sore! The movie was amazing and all of the girls we went with are more in love with Edward now than ever before - I know, sounds impossible, right? Trust me, it's true! We arrived 4 1/2 hours early to take our place in line, we ate a dinner of concession stand hot dogs and nachos on the theater lobby floor, (we had a prime spot, right in front of the bathrooms - yuck!) and we played a Twilight Trivia game to kill time and keep ourselves awake! We were the envy of everyone around us with our custom designed t-shirts that had our faces placed in the photographs over Bella's face and we all received commemorative magnets to mark the occasion. The only thing we didn't like was that the movie was not long enough. I guess that was a good thing, as we didn't get home until 3:00 in the morning. I don't know about any of the other girls, but I am getting to old to keep those kinds of hours!
I loved the book series! - I loved sharing it with Maggie! -I loved the movie! - I loved seeing it with Maggie! - I love that we have fun friends who went with us! - I love that Sara has lost her rational mind over all of this! - I love Edward Cullen! and Jacob Black... and Carlisle...and Emmett...etc...etc... By best I mean it was a crazy fun night to remember. By worst, I mean that it is all over...until the next movie!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Maggie and Tim - a little about them.

Maggie is 14 years old now and in the 8th grade at Warren Middle School. She is a Student Council rep and was elected as an officer for National Junior Honor Society. She likes to play Basketball (we are still waiting for word on whether she has made the team again this year or not) and she will be running track when the season starts. She has just finished her "4 year plan" for high school next year, and has chosen to continue all of her AP courses and hopefully graduate with honors. She will be taking the necessary courses to become a school teacher and attend BYU. We will see how all of that goes - it sure sounds like a like of work to me!
Maggie has just helped her daddy redecorate her bedroom and that has taken up a lot of her time. We have actually done a lot of things to the house lately, and I'm sure those pics will come soon!Maggie loves to be with her friends, texting constantly, coloring and watching all of the Disney classics over and over and over! All of these loves come second to her pumpkin - Charlie. (her dog, a pomapoo) We never cease to be amazed at how mushy she can get over that dog, as typically, she is NOT a fan of animals! AT ALL!
We think Maggie is a beauty inside and out!

As for Tim, he has gone back to public school this year and I miss him a lot! He is 8 years old and in the 3rd grade at Claybon Elementary. He LOVES his teacher, Mrs. Sanders. I find sweet notes to her on the back of most of his school papers! He isn't into anything extra curricular right now, as we thought it best to let him focus on school - the transition from home school to public school is sometimes tricky - but he has done great! No problems at all. In fact, at the academic pep rally he got to run in as a straight A student and was chosen to be the "Student of the 6 weeks" for his class! Yay Tim!! He is a good boy and we are lucky to have him in our lives! He does attend Scouts at church every Wednesday and he likes that a lot - especially when they go fishing! He is our little outdoors man! He loves his pet bunny Lila B. and his new kitten Sprout. He swears he will own a farm with every kind of animal on it one day. That of'course will be something he takes care of when he is not singing on Broadway. He will get that job as a result of his fantastic showing on American Idol!! Did I mention he was a dreamer too?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I know, I know - It has taken me forever to get this going, but I am finally catching up with the rest of the world! I actually set this blogspot up a very long time ago and found myself too busy to take the time to work on it. I have decided that it has to be a priority!
I came to this decision for several reasons... the first being that I am wasting all of the time that I do have trying to keep a journal for myself, one for Maggie, one for Tim, scrapbooks for each of them and separate little books for all of our vacations! Crazy!!
Second, in an effort to put together the PERFECT Christmas card/DVD for family and friends last year, I got frustrated and ended up sending out nothing!
Third, We have such fun together everyday and take loads of pictures. I always want to share this fun with everyone, but never seem to be able to send out mass e-mails without the horrible "Failure to send" notice coming back!
Lastly, I love the idea of being able to put together a nice book of all of our postings at the end of each year for my kids to enjoy - a family journal!
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify! That is my new motto!
Please bear with us in this effort - most of our posts will be nothing more than a record of our daily happenings and likely not very interesting to you! But, sometimes we will do something SUPER FUN that will make you smile!