okay first off.. I couldn't stand it any longer.. and I found both of the books in the sequel to the Twilight book I mentioned last week: New Moon and Eclipse.. I read one Friday night and the other Saturday night and I have to say.. I LOVED the second book and by the end of the Third book, I was so mad at Belle (the main character).. that I had to seriously just take deep breaths to get over it! LOL.. Seriously..
Anyone else feel that way?? I mean WHAT WAS SHE THINKING??? i won't say more than that.. for those of you that haven't read the books.. and now I found out (per THIS website ) that the next sequel isn't due out until Fall of NEXT year! AHH! I don't think I can wait that long.. BUT I also found out on her website, they are making a movie about it.. so can't wait for that.. I will be there at the midnight showing if they have one!
Scrap-a-faire is this week and registration is STILL open.. this is the coolest thing ever.. if you haven't heard about it.. it's an online event with Scrapbooking classes, shops, chats, giveaways.. etc put on my the magazine I work for, Scrapbooks Etc., Better Homes and Gardens. I am acutally teaching 2 classes on there, but there are also a TON of fun things to choose from. YOU HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT! It starts friday.. and it goes for 2 weeks.. make sure you at least come by for the chats.. those are always fun.. so that is going on this week..
Well since Halloween is this week, our kids have spent the weekend figure out what they wanted to be. We don't usually buy costumes from the store.. unless we know our kids will wear them for a few year... for instance.. Parker has worn the same Sponge Bob Costume for 4 years now.. and Ethan.. spider man for the last two.. Preston, Batman for the last two.. etc. Usually the other stuff we find is either at the dollar store or second hand stores..and sometimes we will just find costume's in our house where we aren't sure they came from!
But this year Parker has decide he does NOT want to be sponge bob again.. we were kinda shocked until we realized what he wanted to be.. a TRANSFORMER! LOL.. He loves both transformers and Sponge Bob just the same.. (and has FOR YEARS) and since the new movie has come out.. now there are "cool" costumes you can buy.. so we told him if he pays for half of it.. we will get it for him and ONLY if he wears it for the next 3 years.. he got so excited I think it made his week! Plus the sponge bob costume is now a little small! LOL..That kid is getting HUGE!
So we are off to find him a transformer costume.. since there is no time to order something from the web.. everyone else is just using stuff they did last year.. except Allie, who found a witch costume at a second hand store for $3.00 a couple of months ago.. it's actually pretty cute. It's handmade.. so it's pretty fancy.. and an actual dress, not just a plastic thing you buy at wall-mart.. kinda cool!
Braden wants to be a toilet.. don't ask me why or where he got that idea.. it's his age. He is almost too old to go trick or treating anyway, but he's good to have around to help take kids around.. so we let him go. Noah is going as a Pirate.. since our kids got a bunch of pirate stuff from a parade they were in this past September. IN the past, Ben has always dressed up.. and I mean GONE ALL OUT.. with his costumes.. but that was back when we use to throw parties every year.. last year.. neither of us did.. maybe we will this year..
who knows! I would be content to just buy one of those shirts from Old Navy.. the $5.00 ones that have pumpkin or a cat on them or something.. and wear it.. :) Maybe I will get one tomorrow.
Tomorrow I have plans to pretty much just do nothing all day but relax. It's my 32nd birthday and I have only ONE rule about birthday.. well actually a few..
Edited to add: oops! I am NOT going to be 32.. I am going to be 33.. I wish it was 32!!
Do what you want, eat what you want, and buy what you want..
I usually follow all of the rules except the third one.. can't spend money you don't have! LOL
but this year i AM doing what I want. IN the morning I am going to the LDS Idaho Falls Temple with a friend.. that is early in the AM, then our church is quilting some blankets for babies in third world countries at 10:00 that i hope to make it to.. lunch with my mom around noon and then a little shopping, then I had an old gift certificate for a massage I am using before it expires.. then dinner at home with our kids, then Ben and I are going to a haunted house with all the youth in our Church.. then hopefully after that, he and I will get away for a "date" with just the two of us afterwords.. If not, a couple of our friends are going to come over and watch a movie with us.... a late one.
So that's going to be my day.. I would actually love to sleep in.. but really really wanted to go to the Temple on my birthday.. and the early am seemed like the best time.. so I can't wait.
We are also kitting everything for the Scarlet Lime website this week.. or starting too.. that's my other goal for this week.. I want to get those kits out early so I can get my classes ready for My Canada trip!
now i need to find 2 other books to read on my Canada trip! I kinda wish i hadn't read both of the sequels to Twilight, so I could read them on the plane ride.. but oh well... off to the library tomorrow I guess as well! Anyone got any good suggestions? I really like stories about other countries.. specially about China.. books like "The good earth" or Wild Swans. I also enjoyed Memoirs of a Geisha too. I recently read the Kite Runner and the sequel to that one (did i tell you this already?).. it's is fictional but helps give me a better insight to life in the middle east. Crazy I tell you! I also love a good romance book.. like the the Notebook and now Twilight.. Good clean one..but ones that still give you the butterflies and make you cry.. so if you have any recommendations.. PLEASE tell me! I am in desperate need for about 2-3 books to read on the plane.. :)
Have a great week everyone..