8.04.2008

The Dawn has finally broken...

It has been a while since my last post, and I am now prepared to give the explanation for my absence...We have been very busy here at the Archibald home as of late! First of all I got the privilege of tending two of my very favorite people for the week! My niece Madison and nephew Benjamin! I cannot even express to you how much I love these two! I have always had a strong bond with Madi, but I was so excited to be able to strengthen the one between Ben and myself as well! Krista and Brian were off to extend there knowledge of ballroom dance to teach to their students, so I got to extend my knowledge of my niece and nephew! I am so proud of the little girl my niece is turning into! Independent, strong-willed, beautiful, loving, and protective of all those she cares for, even those she barley knows! I am just so proud, and amazed by her! I sometimes have a hard time believing she is only 6 because in so many ways she is much older! I was also so grateful for the time I had to get to know Benj more! He is 5 weeks younger than Garrett, and Kris and Brian live 5 hours away so I haven't had a lot of time or money to get to know him as well as I would have liked to! But this week was like heaven for me! I will admit that I was rather nervous originally for this exchange with Benj, he doesn't know me well, and he has never been apart from his mom for more than a couple of hours, but he surprised me greatly! I can't believe how smart this little boy is! He know so much sign language! Or course half the time I had no idea what he wanted, but he was very patient with my ignorance! He is so silly too! He and Garrett are a force to be reckoned with while together let me tell you! What one can't accomplish the other can! I also LOVED the opportunity I got to do girlie things, and girlie hair with Madi! I know it seems so trivial, but I am a complete and utter girl to the core, and I often feel like my boys will lack a lot of manly emotions, ect with me as their mother! Poor boys! Ha! I do love them dearly though so I hope that counts for what I lack! Anyway this week was so so busy! On one of the days that Madi and Benj were spending with their grandparents I took the boys to the zoo with my very best friend Deni and her boys! It was a lot of fun! All the boys were so tuckered out by the end of the day! They had such a great time! Then on Friday night being the total nerd I am Ry, the kids and I headed up to Idaho Falls for the book release party for Breaking Dawn! After about 10:30 the kids were all asleep for the most part in the car with Ryan and I got in line for my purchase! I stayed up reading most of that night and morning! I was so tired the next day! I am one of those people who definitely need their sleep to function! So annoying! Ha! Anyway I have finally finished the book and my niece and nephew are safely home with their parents! I cannot even express to you how much I love the Twilight book series, and this final book of Bella's perspective did not disappoint in the least! In fear of giving too much away to those of you who haven't yet finish, or started the book yet I won't give my full review just yet! But I have to say I feel like I have been waiting for this book to come and end my agony at not knowing the rest of the story, and all my hope, fears, and joys in the series were not disappointed with the outcome! Stephanie never ceases to amaze me with her skill of drawing one in and making them care for her characters. I feel like Edward, Bella, Jacob, Alice and the others are very close friends of mine, and I cared just as much for their happiness as Stephanie does! What a great author! Now before I sound like too much of a freak for loving the characters in a book so much I'll be off! I'll post some pictures later, but right now I'm going to go take a much needed nap! I hope you all enjoy the book as much as I did!

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

You are adorable!!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings!! I love to keep up on what is going on in your world and your mind!!

LOTS of love!!

Angela Frasure said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, and that was a cute post. I think you also tagged me and I just wanted to let you know I will get to it eventually!

Rosa said...

This is so funny! I just got my book in the mail but I would not open it because I was trying to finish THE HOST. I new if I opened breaking dawn that I would for go finishing THE HOST and start in on Breaking Dawn. So I just started reading my book during some downtime at work and I had the biggest grin on my face. One of the guys asked why I was happy and I told them because I had Edward and Bella back in my life!!! HAHA only a Twilight fan would understand. I hope to finish the book this weekend. So far I am very satisfied!