Sunday, November 30, 2008

Twilight Tag

Twilight Tag

Who Introduced you to the Books? Heather (thank you girl!!)

What Character would you most compare yourself to? This is a tough one. Probably Bella because everyone sees her as absolutely stunning and amazing, except herself.

What Character would others say you are? Maybe Alice because she seems so happy and optimistic

Team Edward or Team Jacob? As much as I love and admire Jacob's heart and his never giving up on Bella, I am absolutely, positively a hopeless romantic so I am totally Team Edward

Fav. Car mentioned in the book? I agree with Melinda on this one, I love Bella's truck. It has so much personality. :)

How many times have you read Twilight? Twice, but I plan on getting through all 4 again during Christmas breadk.

If you could have one of the powers the Cullens have what would it be and why? I love that Jasper can control a situation, or the emotions of people around him.

What is your Fav. part in Twilight?
When Bella realizes what Edward is.

Fav Quotes from Twilight:
About three things I was absolutely positive: First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him-and I didn't know how dominant that part might be-that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

I wasn’t interesting. And he was. Interesting… and brilliant… and mysterious… and perfect… and beautiful… and possibly able to lift full-sized vans with one hand.

What if I’m not a superhero? What if I’m the bad guy?
Edward Cullen

I didn’t know if there ever was a choice, really. I was already in too deep. Now that I knew — if I knew — I could do nothing about my frightening secret. Because when I thought of him, of his voice, his hypnotic eyes, the magnetic force of his personality, I wanted nothing more than to be with him right now.

I hear voices in my mind and you’re worried that you’re the freak.

Fav Cullen Sibling?- Alice for sure.

Phoenix or Forks? Most definatly, without a doubt, Forks. I DON'T do heat!

If you were Bella and you can't have Edward what other male from the book would you pick and why? Jacob because he seems so pure and innocent

Would you rather be a Vampire or Werewolf? A vampire...they are made out to be absoultely beautiful! I don't consider to be a narcassist or anything, but to look beautiful everyday would be wonderful!

If you had pick one song that would be perfect for Bella and Edward what would it be?
I have no idea. I found this song on You Tube with a video from Twilight but I don't know the artist or what the song is called, but it talked about loving monsters and it wrong, but oh so right.

I tag: Anyone who is as crazed about Twilight as I am!

PS the link to the quotes is here:

Thanksgiving Fun

I realize I haven't posted much. My work schedule this quarter is crazy, but there is an end in sight! Three weeks left in the quarter and we have been promised we will be fully staffed in January. I won't know what to do without a 50 hour work week! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We went to Matt's parents home in Parker, Colorado and had a fabulous dinner (thanks Mom!!) Matt's Anderson Grandparents were visiting from Idaho and all in all, it was a pretty good visit.
Reagan waiting so very patiently for the feast to begin!
Ever year we celebrate by wearing headbands with feathers or Pilgrim hats. We have relatives that actually came over on the Mayflower!

I laugh because Ben is a Pilgram and Angela is an Indian. What does that make their little ones??
Hannah had such a great time eating all the yummy food!

After the amazing food, the little girls and I went on a Thanksgiving stroll around the block. I love these little girls with all of my heart! One thing I really love about little ones is they don't care what the world thinks...they don't know any better. They think everyone loves everyone else, they don't have any enemies or things they worry about. I wish that I could be more like Molly, Reagan and Hannah.

I have so much to be thankful for! I know that I don't express that much. (I am going to try to follow Melinda's post and post 100 things I am thankful for.) But in the meantime, I am so grateful for family who love and care unconditionally. I hear horror stories of in-laws, but I have the most amazing in-laws anyone could ask for. Although I fought tooth and nail with my family growing up, I love them! They have taught me so much, and have made me the person I am today. I am grateful for a husband who loves me despite all of my shortcomings! He is the light of my life! And I am eternally grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day

When I was in High School, our band went to the local Veteran's home, played a medley of Patriotic music and spent some time with the Veteran's. We also had what we called the Extravaganza where all of the junior high and high school bands, color guards, cheerleaders and drill teams got together during the half time show of a football game to honor the Veteran's with music, dance, and usually something really big like a Hummer or something in the middle of us all. There was always a big flag lowered from the ceiling and a 21 gun salute. It was quite fantastic and amazing, and a sense of humility really fell through me as I was so incredibly grateful for the men and women who serve, or have served, our country. I can be at home sleeping in my nice warm bed and at any given moment, thousands of men and women are across the country defending my freedom so I can speak, pray, worship as I choose.

I had forgot about the significance of this day until Doogie and I saw a flag flying from a neighboring apartment, and I remembered. I have a Father-in-law, Grandpa, a Grandpa-in-law, and three brothers who have served in various branches of the military. I am ever so grateful to have them so close to my heart. Thank you for serving! Thank you for sacrificing so much for my freedom! I love you dearly!