Here comes SANTA CLAUS...

I am Thankful for...

I am blessed in more ways than I can count. I love my little family. Sam is an amazing husband and the best Daddy a girl could ask for.
I am blessed to have been chosen to be the Mother of the most awesome daughter.
I have been blessed with wonderful parents by birth and by marriage.
I love my sister and niece's and nephew. I am blessed to be close to them.
I am blessed with a home.
I am blessed to have a job I love, and the opportunity to go back to school.
I am blessed with great friends both near and far.
I am blessed to have a Heavenly Father who loves me no matter what.
I am blessed I have a Forgiving Heavenly Brother.
I am truly blessed...


And the verdict is...

L~O~V~E~D IT!!!
Twilight brought out my inner teenager(scary, I know). I questioned if I should even comment about my feelings, seeing as how skeptical I was about going. I truly went with very low expectations. I did not allow myself to watch any trailers & tried not to get too caught up in the HYPE. I am glad I went, and overall enjoyed most of the full 2 hours. There were a few "cheesy" moments that seriously made my skin crawl(sparkly skin scene). For a 37 million dollar film I couldn't expect a "Harry Potter" production. I didn't, and it wasn't up to "Harry" standards. I do hope the box office numbers will push the budget it deserves for New Moon. I am not ashamed to say I like the "teen flick". I hope to see it many more times. I give it two thumbs up!

Here are a few of my thoughts regarding the casting.

Did not like the "Edward" choice at first... Then he won me over, and over, and over...

EDWARD (Robert Pattinson):

Full Name: Edward Anthony Masen Cullen

Status: Vampire

Date of Birth: June 20, 1901

Date of Transformation: 1918

Special Abilities: Mind reading, Super-speed, Extraordinary strength

"What if I'm not a superhero? What if I'm the bad guy?"

Exactly how I imagined "Bella"

BELLA (Kristen Stewart):

Full Name: Isabella Marie Swan

Status: Human

Date of Birth: September 13, 1987

Special Abilities: Accident prone, Attracts bad luck, Immune to mind reading

"About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was part of him... that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him."

"Jacob" Darling. Great choice. I cannot wait to see more of him the the next film.

JACOB (Taylor Lautner):

Full Name: Jacob Black

Status: Human Quileute

Date of Birth: 1990

Special Abilities: Fixing cars

"So do you think we're a bunch of superstitious natives or what?"

Emmett, Rosalie, Alice and Jasper

"Alice" was PERFECT!

ALICE (Ashley Greene):

Full Name: Mary Alice Brandon Cullen

Status: Vampire

Date of Birth: Around 1901

Date of Transformation: 1920s

Special Abilities: Can see the future

"Some things are more certain than others..."

"Jasper" creaped me out. He was "icky" to quote Jessica.

JASPER (Jackson Rathbone):

Full Name: Jasper Whitlock Hale

Status: Vampire

Date of Birth: 1843

Date of Transformation: 1863

Special Abilities: Able to feel and to manipulate the emotions of those around him.

"I can feel what you're feeling now -- and you are worth it."

"Rosalie" So Mean, I do not like her at all. Great casting though.

ROSALIE (Nikki Reed):

Full Name: Rosalie Lillian Hale

Status: Vampire

Date of Birth: 1915

Date of Transformation: 1933

Special Abilities: Beauty

"What is she to me? Except a menace -- a danger you've chosen to inflict on all of us."

"Emmett" Loved him. Could not have picked a better actor.

EMMETT (Kellan Lutz):

Full Name: Emmett McCarty Cullen

Status: Vampire

Date of Birth: 1915

Date of Transformation: 1935

Special Abilities: Strength

"He's no match for us, Edward. He won't be able to touch her."

"Carlisle" good, once you got past the horrible makeup job in the first scene. Who doesn't love the character?

CARLISLE (Peter Facinelli):

Full Name: Dr. Carlisle Cullen

Status: Vampire

Date of Birth: 1640s

Date of Transformation: After 1663

Special Abilities: Compassion and the ability to resist the thirst for human blood

"Please don't take offense, but we'd appreciate it if you'd refrain from hunting in this immediate area. We have to stay inconspicuous, you understand."

"Esme" Loved her. Thanks Nat for reminding me how I know her.(Grey's)

ESME (Elizabeth Reaser):

Full Name: Esme Anne Platt Evenson Cullen

Status: Vampire

Date of Birth: 1895

Date of Transformation: 1921

Special Abilities: Loves passionately

"You're what he wants. It will all work out, somehow."

WHAT CAN I SAY??????? Oh! My! "I'm ready"

~Thanks to Yahoo for the great Twilight facts and photos.


Hurry up Friday!!!

I did not think I would rush out and see TWILIGHT. The thought of standing in lines and fighting for a decent seat made me cringe. I loved the book so much. I am anxious about the movie being too cheesy. And not to mention, I imagined Edward WAY better looking!!!
Today, I actually bought tickets. Girls day out with Heather and Natalie. I am excited and a little anxious. We were able to reserve our seats, that will take away a bit of my nervousness. We will be there at 10am on Friday. There are still tickets available if any of you are interested.


I love FALL!!!