Monday, November 24, 2008


It's been a quiet few days for us, with Maggie not feeling well and healing from strep throat. We spent much of the weekend indoors, which was nice, yet also lent itself to some aspects of stir-craziness. I'm sure you can relate. We watched "Meet the Robinsons" one time too many. :)

Aron and I had a date night on Saturday night and I was surprised that he didn't mind seeing "Twilight," so off we went to the theater. I had pretty low expectations for the movie, as typically, a movie that follows a much-loved book pales in comparison. But, I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the movie! It was done well; it was entertaining. I wouldn't say it was the best movie of all time, or in my top 10 by any means, but it was worth the money and time spent. It paralled the book and had quite a bit of subtle humor that only one who had read the book would understand. Our theater was comprised of 80% females, so you can imagine all the responses whenever "Edward Cullen" (the lead male character) appeared, talked, or smiled. There was a bunch of loud cheering, laughing, and generally guffawing on our audiences' part. Maybe this made the experience enjoyable, too--seeing it with other fans of the book series.

After we got home Saturday night from the movie, we decided to set up our Christmas decorations. It was wonderful to stay up until 1:30am, decorating, listening to Christmas music, and drinking coffee with my husband. The house was officially cleaned and finished by Sunday morning! And I'm LOVING the holiday feel our place now possess.

Thanksgiving will be spent with our friends Renee and Sheldon and I'm looking foward to our time at their house on Thursday!


  1. christmas decos already?!?! good for you, i am looking forward to that feeling :) this will be our first fake tree year.

  2. Christmas already, huh?! Mike won't allow it. LOL. Not until the day after Thanksgiving. Boo.

    The more I think about Twilight the movie, the more I like it... I just feel like they left out too much, and that the lead up to the fight [tracking James] was way too short. But, yes, Robert Pattinson is, ahem... very nice looking. Just to downplay a "little". LOL.

    Hope Maggie feels better soon!

  3. poor mags. hope she feels much better soon! owie has two ear infections now and livy has a cold. sigh. guess it's that time of year, eh? :(

    i am soooooo looking forward to roby having a long weekend with us...and to decorating while listening to Christmas music and the smell of my holiday candles...i can't wait!

    just started reading i prob. won't see the move for awhile...glad you and juleen liked it though! good to know!