Absolutely Awesome New Twilight Trailer!

Holy cow!!!!! They came out with a final movie trailer for Twilight. It was released today and I am on cloud nine! I love this trailer so much more than the others! It shows more of Edward and Bella’s relationship…even a kiss! Ahhhhhh!!!! It is going to be sooooo good! I can’t wait…it is getting closer to the actual release day but it can’t seem to come soon enough!

I am currently re-reading Eclipse now. I have shared my “obsession” of Twilight with my Sister and Mom. They both felt the same way as I did…so I am not alone! Huh! One of my soon to be neighbor’s saw me wearing my shirt and I went on and on about how she had to read it. I saw her yesterday and she is reading Eclipse now. She said she is totally obsessed and hasn’t read a book in years. It was funny hearing her tell me how her husband is in shock about her reading all the time. Her husband and mine could start a support group! 🙂 SERIOUSLY!

Anyway, it has been fun having something to look forward to (the movie) in regards to these Twilight characters since finishing the books. I have missed them. These books have brought me so much joy. I am so glad I overlooked my notion of not liking vampires to read Twilight. I still don’t like the old mythical notions of vampires. I really only like Stephenie Meyer’s vampires. There are so many good things about them. Okay, I’ll let up for now…I won’t continue droning on. I am just so siked about this new trailer…this movie might be super close to reading the book!

One last thing, how could I forget or not mention this…the soundtrack music titles have been released!!!!!!! You can see each song and band that will be on the soundtrack on www.stepheniemeyer.com. There is a link under my favorite websites to the right. You can even listen to one of Paramore’s tracks written just for the movie! This is awesome news for Twilight Fans!

Gotta love it,
Shan

Sound and Windows!





Today I met the builder at our new home to discuss more items on our agenda. It was a great day…they were wiring my house for sound! It will be a dream come true to have speakers in all the rooms I frequent in throughout the day (not every room in the house..too much money). Music motivates me like nothing else and I just know doing laundry while listening to my favorite music just might make me ENJOY the chore! 🙂

Then to my surprise I saw them installing our windows! It was a good thing I was there because they switched some windows. I quickly got them right on track before it was too permanent to move them. There were many crews there today actually. The electrical crew, sound crew, window crew and soffet crew were all there this morning. It was like they were ants all with their little jobs to do…sawdust everywhere. For a future home owner this is like heroine. You want to see all this work happening. It means that you are that much closer to the house being done. It is really happening! Half the time I am giddy like a little kid and the other half of the time I feel like it is surreal…a dream.

I took the hubby there today to show him all the progress and pointed out everything. He said, “you know every little detail of what is going on, don’t you?” I immediately replied “Of course!” He doesn’t realize all the work I do while he is at work. Overall he is very supportive and we haven’t fought much at all. Fortunately we have the same taste…hmmm…maybe I should say to a point, we do, I am the one that brings us back to earth sometimes.

I really hope this does not come across as bragging in any way. I know most of my readers are my friends & family and will understand the excitement, and be happy for us. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to build a home. On purpose, I have tried not to talk incessantly about this huge undertaking. I thoroughly understand that it is a blessing to have a home period. I know that not everybody has an opportunity to even own a home. With this knowledge brings humility in a way that I feel somewhat guilt. Then as I kneel to pray and thank my loving Heavenly Father for making this all possible, a still small voice whispers “accept my blessing, my child.”

I hope you too, will accept the blessings our Father in Heaven has for you today…whatever they may be, big or small, spiritual or temporal, He showers them on us each and every day. I find that when I recognize His hand in all things and thank Him…the guilt melts away. God loves us so much…He really does.

I never know where my thoughts will lead to as I sit down at the computer. Anyway, thanks for reading and I have included above some pictures of our living room ceiling before they put the roof on. It is cool to see the sky above. Now the house is completely roofed in and shingles have been laid.

Shalom,
Shan

I love my friends!

On Saturday I was able to speak with one of my dearest friends who lives in Oregon now. She was supposed to visit my blog…Welcome!!! It was so great to hear how well she is doing. She and her family are going through a tough trial right now. Even so, she is persevering and clinging to her faith. We have prayed for them so much and I know Heavenly Father has answered our prayers.

I have another close friend from my home state who I miss dearly. Thanks to having the same cell phone company, texting, blogs and e-mails we keep in touch regularly. I am grateful for technology that can keep us close. 🙂 I can’t wait to see you in November! You know who you are!

I have only one true friend where I live now. She is so sweet and one of the most positive people I have ever met. I might feel a little lonely living in our small little town without her. I called her up on my birthday and she cleared her busy schedule to go to lunch with me! Thank you, girlie! 🙂

Friends are what makes the world go round.” Isn’t that the truth! They make this world a happier place. We have fun together, we cry together, we learn together…we, in essence, become family. I am profoundly grateful for my friends. Wherever you are, wherever you live…thank you for loving me just the way I am.
Sorry so “mushy”!
Shan

"Always Something There to Remind Me"

Okay, so I have been stalling my “report” about my 20 year high school reunion. To be honest, mainly to not come across as a big complainer.

The best thing about my 20 year reunion was seeing people I didn’t see at my 10 year reunion. Overall, though, I enjoyed the 10 year better. I’m not saying I thought my 20 yr. was a total waste of time, not at all. I am glad I went.

Brief Summary:

*place was way too small…cramped
*music way too loud
*NOT ENOUGH 80’s music for a class that graduated in the 80’s
*lost my voice because I had to yell to talk to people
*too “clicky”

I am afraid I am getting old…I sound like a “stick in the mud.” This is just my honest opinion. I am sure to many others there it was totally different (especially the ones who were heavily intoxicated.)

I am afraid the smallness of the place it was held in made it difficult to be more open with people. The volume of the music did not lend to conversing much either. Anyway, I hope I will be able to keep in touch with some friends I had lost touch with over the years. There were many I wished would have come and did not.

I would like to thank every person who told me they thought I looked exactly the same! The ego trip alone was worth going, whether you meant it or not! 🙂

Shan
 
 
 

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Happy Birthday Mom!

Before I am off to bed, I just want to say Happy Birthday again to my Mom. I hope you had a great day…I am so extremely blessed to have you as my mother.

I love you, Mom.
Shan

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