Friday, November 18, 2011

Not Surprising

So, it turns out that even the idea of everyone knowing I failed, wasn't enough to get me to accomplish the goal mentioned earlier. Did I read? Yes. Did I read it all? No. Did I read consistently? No. But do I know that when I read my scriptures my day goes better? Yes. So maybe I'll try to use that as motivation. Who knows....but I'll keep you posted.


Life as of lately: James and I are in the process of buying a duplex. It needs a bit of TLC, but with a little elbow grease and a lot of work, we'll have a nice place to live and a rental property! After all the fixing up is done we will have two units with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms each. How great is that?! It's in a good neighborhood and a great school district and I am just so excited! I'm not going to lie, it's kind of weird to be doing something so.... adult. As if recently buying our first car wasn't grown-up enough, now we're doing this??? Since when am I old enough to buy a house? Last time I checked, I was still a teenager who had no major responsibilities.... (I don't really feel that way, but it still is a little weird to think that we're buying a house, you know?)

*SPOILER ALERT* Speaking of being grown up... James and I went to the midnight showing of Breaking Dawn Part 1!! (Because we're grown-ups and we're allowed to make decisions like that haha). I loved it! Were there some parts that I think could have been portrayed better? Of course! I mean, I have watched the entire series in my head while reading the books so obviously there are some things that I think could have been done better due to my pre-conceived ideas of how things should have been done. Did Kristen Stewart act the way I hope she would have when she saw Edward at the alter waiting for her? No. But was the wedding Gorgeous and everything I could have imagined?? YES! So I can overlook the small details. I think Kristen Stewart did do a good job of acting like a selfless mother though; willing to sacrifice her own life for the life of her child, and being overjoyed at the mere idea of bearing a child. I think she did well in that regard. I think Robert Pattinson did a great job bringing Edward to life as well. He really brought the emotions that I had hoped to see come from a man who thinks he may lose the love of his life.  And I was so happy with where they ended part 1. I was afraid it was going to be a horrible cliff hanger, but they wrapped it up nicely and you could tell there was more to the story, but it wasn't so blatantly obvious. I was afraid it would be like, Bella screaming in agony, Edward pulling something out of her belly, and then BAM black screen and all you here is "Renesme" *roll credits*. But that's not how they did it, and I'm glad.  They did take some liberties and deviate from the books a bit, but not too bad. Overall, I really enjoyed it and I cannot WAIT for part 2 now.

Well, that's all I have for now. I will keep you posted and hopefully I'll be able to write "We got the house!" next time. But we'll just have to wait and see....

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