Monday, November 24, 2008


Friday came, but it didn't go out until we got our first bite into the TWILIGHT FILM! After being so cruelly disappointed in the last book, I held myself at bay when it came to my obsession--yes, it IS possible for me!
However, when it hit 4 o'clock, I was dressed and ready to go!!! We traveled up to the District to join in the festivities with the TWILIGHT MOMS. I donned my sultry red VICTORIA costume for the look-alike contest, (VICTORIA from Eclipse). We grabbed a few branches from the trees for my hair on the way in! We had a great time visiting vendors, eating pork burritos and getting bite mark tattoos. Finally, after all of the hoopla I changed and we got to go into our assigned seats. COULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN A BETTER SPOT! THANKS SHANNON!
The movie was great! I really enjoyed it. I kept my expectations low and just took it all in. Some performances I was REALLy pleased with--jessica and all of the high school gang, Charlie and James. Bella and Edward seemed able to pull it off, and the Cullens were alright. I would have liked to see more of them.
My critiques are that there is a superfluous amount of close face shots, NO BLOOD TYPING SCENE, and the meadow scene was mixed with the "discovery" scene.
(And they should have kept Carlise dark-haried. His makeup was horrible.)
However, for a low-budget film with no initial concept of its mad following, not bad for a first time around. I had a great time with my fellow addicts and had to download the soundtrack the second I got home!
I'll probably go and see it again tomorrow! AND New Moon is now slated for production, so just ONE MORE FREAKING THING we have to wait for!!! This really is a murderous addiction--but a fun one! I give it a B+.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


This year has got to be the funnest Halloween I have had in many a year! The kids looked great, had fun, and we got in on the action!
Presley started the week off with her dance class and pre-school parties. I have to say, have you ever seen a more beautiful, angelic cinderella? I think she kills Disney's version--and coming from me, that is saying something! Here are a few pics of her:

Indiana showed some REAL ingenuity by making a costume of what we had. He wanted to be slash--yes he has been playing a lot of guitar hero lately. I thought he looked great.

Kenzie, of course, followed her High School Musical heart and dressed up as Gabriella. I thought I had a black wig. Oh well. She still looked FABULOUS. Maybe we should go Sharpay next time.

Brent really took the cake as John McCain. He looked great, hunched over, thumbs up and a perpetual, "My friends..."coming out of his mouth. He was the bomb. Here he is outside my brother's family's GARAGE OF DOOM. The REAL highlight of the day.

I dressed up as Palin at a party the night before and we neglected to take pictures. HOPEFULLY, one of his friends will send us some!

Here I am in my Orange and black, halloween Glory.

And finally, for the coupe de gras, (Sp?) here are my brothers from the Garage of DOOM! Dustin was a menacing MOLA RAM and Lincoln made a perfect slave sacrifice with his chained emaciation! I'm hoping someone will send the other pics of all of us in our glory. My mom had a great gig going!

At the Garage of DOOM, (which dustin and tara took a week to set up for!) the girls were at the first checkpoint, the witches tent. There they had a bubbling cauldron and told stories of children to took too much candy. The young boys were at the next checkpoint as werewolves, skeletons etc, and went for the surprise attacks. At this point, a scary tour guide, one of which was John McCain, led our victims into the garage. There, they were accosted by me, an insane viking witch who liked to nibble on mice and eat eyeballs and other grossities. Some of the kids wouldn't take my candy even after I assurred them it was really just a bag of skittles. Following me, Tara took over as a ghostly tour guide through the haunted maze of talking heads, snake surprises, (which my dad was only too happy to man with the air compressor) and finally to the final, TEMPLE OF DOOM! There, victims were asked if they had ever tasted of the blood of KALI as Dustin ripped Lincolns heart, still beating, out of his chest cavity. The screams that came from that room were FANTASTIC!
It was great to enjoy the night as a family eating candy, (although if I ever have eat one more gummy fingertip, it will be too soon,) enjoying hot soup, delicious sugar cookies and scaring the pants off of 500 people in SLC. A GREAT HALLOWEEN! Thanks D&T!

Witches Night Out

A group of girls I grew up with have tried to get together every Halloween for Witches Night Out. This year, we managed to do it a few days later and spent the evening HOWLING with laughter and scaring all of those who dinned around us. There is such an irrepressible comfort of being with old friends who really know you, with whom you can say anything and just let your hair down. I am a FIRM believer that every woman needs good girlfriends as much as anything else this world has to offer. I'm so grateful for these gals. Here are a few scary pics of us in all of our GLORY!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Hey Guys,
So glad so many of you like the pictures. You can log onto the photographers website:
She is SO reasonable. Her sitting fee is a mere 50 bucks for up to 3 hours. Then you can negotiate pictures. WE just got the disk because there were TOO many good ones! Seriously, she is so fun and nice. Log on or give her a call!