This picture has nothing to do with this section, I just liked it.
Last weekend, I was so excited to go and get Breaking Dawn, the latest in the Twilight series. I went to midnight "party" to pick it up. You can learn more about that event from Emily Grigg here, if you'd like. http://griggsouth.blogspot.com/2008/08/edward-vs-jacob-breaking-dawn-release.html
I finished it on Tuesday, and liked it. I thought it was very entertaining and I liked the twists in the plot. I have to admit, I cried in a couple spots. There were some things that bugged me a bit. If you haven't read it, and want to, I wouldn't continue reading this section. Not any major spoilers, but I wouldn't have wanted to read this before reading it.
I wish that everything didn't get wrapped up SO neatly. Bella ends up getting EVERYTHING. I wanted a happy ending, and I wanted Bella to be happy, I just feel like she got it all with, in the end, no cost. Sure, she was willing to sacrifice, but it wasn't needed in the end. I almost wish someone would have died or some relationship was damaged, but everything just ended up being perfect. There's also a part of me that questions whether it's wise to have this eighteen year old heroine married and having a baby and everything is happily ever after. I did relate to the baby part- a lot. I cried a few times through that. Having said all that, I really did enjoy it. I had a hard time putting it down.
I've said it before, but I should say it more. I feel incredibly blessed to have been able to move here and make REAL friends so easily. That doesn't actually come naturally to me, but here, it kind of did. Having family so far away is really difficult for me. Hence my incessant phone calls to them. Having such good friends makes in SO much easier. So, thanks to all my great friends for being there for me. You probably do more for me than you realize.
A couple of weeks ago, we had a girls night out. It was fun! Here's a link to Diana's blog about it-
http://theluntinators.blogspot.com/2008/08/girls-night-out.html There's a pretty good shot of my belly in there, so check it out. Also, the first game, I think I won by 2 pins or something. We were all evenly awesome when it comes to bowling. Oh, and I could tie my shoes, just not very modestly while wearing a skirt. Thanks Diana!
Can I just say that this girl is SO awesome and fun? I love her so much and she continually amazes me. She's putting more and more words together and it's so fun to hear her talk. She's also getting into using her imagination. Right now, one of her favorite games is rocket ship, where we go to the moon. She can recognize most of the alphabet letters on a regular basis, and is always pointing letters out while we drive. She's getting better with her colors too, although, I seem to have blue eyes to her. She is so fun and so affectionate. When I ask her where the baby is, she'll lift up my shirt and kiss my belly. She pretty much rules. Here's a quick video.