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Kinda sad…

that I finally had to take the countdown to Breaking Dawn off my blog. It’s the same feeling the day after Christmas. You are still enjoying the wonderfulness of the event, but have a hint of sadness that it is over…HOWEVER…I finally finished this little 700+page gem and LOVED (most of) IT!!! Well, just mostly the beginning, part of the middle and a tad of the end. Because I know that all of you totally would love to know this next fact, but it is my third favorite book out of the four…only following Twilight, Eclipse and then New Moon lastly. I must not say anymore about it so as to not spoil it for those of you who are not finished yet.
I did have a blast the night of the release, though. I went with a new friend from my church who is absolutely adorable in every way. Lori is a new friend who was not afraid to be crazy nut with me over a book. We met Friday morning at 8am to stand in line at Barnes and Noble to get a wrist band. She had already reserved her book and lucky enough I got on the list that 800 others were already on as well. We met back up at the store around 9:00pm when the party started. We were 2 of 10 there that were over the age 18. Millions of 12-16 year old girls with major drama hanging in the air like a thick glittery cloud! We expected it, though and just enjoyed the moment. We worked our aged wisdom to our advantage and found out when and where to be when the line stared. #10 and 11 in line was not to shabby. Of course the anticipation built when midnight started to creep up. Let’s just say, I was so excited to read it that I was home by 12:06am, in my pj’s and reading the book by 12:08am. I stayed up till 2:30am and just couldn’t stand myself anymore. The next morning I woke up around 8:30 where Ian just shut the bedroom door to keep Liam out, knowing that all I wanted to do was read. And that wasn’t all. To brag about Ian a bit…around 9:30, Ian took Liam and went to his sister’s house for the day so I could have some quiet reading time. Not only that, but…Liam had a little friend’s birthday party to go to that day. Ian took Liam shopping for the present and then took him to the party. He was 2 hours late (we both thought it started at 3:00) but the some guest were still there so Liam got to enjoy some of it. You would have thought I would have finished it then, but life just had to be lived so I just finished the last of it this evening. I know Stephanie Meyer can’t please everyone so if she says she satisfied with it, then I guess that I am too. I didn’t go into with any expectations so I wasn’t too disappointed with some of the story line. Let’s just say this…I was completely shocked by most of it!
Let’s get this party started!!! Notice my Texas size hair…Lovin’ it!We made Lori’s totally appropriate shirt the night before!
I totally could not come up with the right iron-on that I wanted to do for myself. So I kinda did a bunch of stuff. Thanks to Heidi Swapp and her wonderful iron on letters, it ended up being the perfect shirt for me! What an awful picture of me, but it’s the only one I got of my shirt…come on…it was 11:55pm!Waiting (somewhat impatiently) at the cash registers. 12:00am sure took it’s time getting there! No wonder Texas woman use so much hairspray…my hair was totally deflated by the end of the night. And of course, Lori still looked fab!

**And for those (unfortunate souls) who are Jacob fan’s…don’t get me wrong…I like Jacob. But he’s no Edward! Anyways…I will post you all a Jacob bookmark sometime soon!

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    August 5, 2008 at 4:17 am

    You look too cute! So, I’m just kind of let down. I think the reason why New Moon is my least favorite book as well is because of all the Jacob parts. I DON’T CARE ABOUT HIM! So, I just wish that this book would have had more Bella and Edward and the love story that I have come to love. I am glad you finally blogged about it cause no one at my house is done reading so I have no one to rant to.

    P.S. I’m way excited for the movie! Are you coming up here for Christmas? If so, we must go.

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    Grandma Holly
    August 5, 2008 at 4:27 am

    You looked so cute. I loved every bit of you blog. You had so much fun. Lori looks really nice. You look like sisters. I loved your hair. You sounded so excited about everything, I didnt buy the book, but it was like some big event that builds up like Christmas,but had lots of fun. That is a great husband you have to take care of Liam and do all that. Wow……..He needs a big dessert.

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    Kara Mickelsen
    August 5, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Hey beautiful. You really do look great. I’m not quite done with the book. I’m trying to read it fast and then take my time at the same time. I love, love, love it. Well let’s just say I love the fantasy of Edward and bella. But who dosen’t? I sent you an email. Love ya!

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    August 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    i was going to comment on the BIG HAIR…too cute!! i just got mine yesterday…little disappointed in amazon this time…but it worked out, i didn’t get a chance to finish book 3 (for the second time) until yesterday morning, RIGHT before book 4 got here. i’m only about 100 pages in (right after jacob left her wedding)…i’m not sure how i want it to go. i’m torn between jacob (she can stay human and have kids???) and edward (she sells her soul to the devil???). {i, also, don’t know about 12 year olds reading it with the elusions to S.E.X., we’ll see what happens in this book…} okay, gotta feed the punks and get back to reading.

    love and kisses to all!

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    The TX Millers
    August 5, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Love your T shirt, i will have to make one at some point because thanks to you (and i mean this seriously, it was your blog), i bought the 1st 2 books and started reading them on Monday, i’ll probably buy the next 2 this weekend, lol.

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    :: gingerkitty ::
    August 5, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    totally great hair!

    living creating & appreciating
    my blog

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    August 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Looks like you had fun just to get the book! Love your TX hair!

    Thanks for not revealing any spoilers–I’m STILL waiting for my pre-ordered copy to arrive:(

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    August 5, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    What a fun night! I am on the fence about Breaking Dawn…I’m with you..parts I loved, parts I thought were dumb (aka-a certain someones name!!)

    Overall, it was worth the hype and I’m glad to own it!

    Edward all the way!
    Love your shirt too!

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    August 5, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    P.S- I made bookmarks for all my friends the night the book came out. I added a piece of ribbon to the top of each one and everyone LOVED them!! Thanks for the template!

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    Warehime Where Abouts
    August 5, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    I am so excited to see your post. I have been waiting to hear what you thought. And of course I am so LAME as always. I just started Eclipse the other day so of course I am way behind but John is enjoying Breaking Dawn. He is about half way through it. I have a lot of catching up to do.
    I am so glad you found a great friend to go with.
    Call me sometime!

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    u can call me R-foo
    August 5, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    soo cute! we missed you like crazy.

    and your shirt is perfect. i LOVE it!!

    love ya tons

    and we sooo need to discuss the book with jenn….yayyy!!

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    August 6, 2008 at 2:04 am

    sigh….you Edward types are all the same. thanks for the bookmark and the non spoiler review. My book still isn’t here.

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