Saturday, November 22, 2008

Texas Twilight

I had the opportunity to decorate the 45 tables at our church for a fun women's event which featured Christmas treats, sing-a-long and speaker. The best part was the TEXAS theme!! We love our Lone Star State and a good old Texas style Christmas came together on Thursday night. When I agreed to do the work (with a great team) I wasn't working full time and had the time to devote to it. Because of being busy all the time it came down to the wire of gathering all I needed. I couldn't have done it without GREAT help. It was fun!

Our native-Texan speaker was stuck in traffic and an hour late because her agent switch her venues with another reporter and was on the other side of Dallas. She finally arrived and was quite delightful.

There is a precious woman at my church whom I want to be like when I grow up. ; ) She did this fabulous stage for us!!!

...and then it was FINALLY here---TWILIGHT.

Midnight Showing.

We had a B-L-A-S-T hanging out at Starbucks after the Texas dinner, having a peppermint white chocolate mocha AT TEN O'CLOCK at night!! We headed to the theater an hour early. Got there to find millions, literally, of crazy teenagers giddy with excitement. We oldies were rolling our eyes until a The Man in the Yellow Shirt came over and said, "I have something for you." Oh goody!!! Since the THREE screens were going to be full of Edward-lovin' teens they opened up a fourth screen JUST for oldies!! LOL! We adults guarded our doors and no teenies were aloud! It was glorious!!

The movie was nowhere near as fun or alluring as the book, but it was still good. The whole experience is what was fun. I got into bed at 3:00AM and then got up at six for work. I was actually still wired and did fine until about 5:00PM yesterday.

Thanks girlies---I had a wonderful time!!!

It's fun to be heart. ; )


Jennifer said...

Well, you lasted a little longer than I did. I hit a wall around 1:45, when I couldn't even read to my kids without yawning. One even asked me "What's wrong with you?"

I think I'm going back to bed now!:)

Journey on! said...

What a Job on those decorations and that stage was awesome!!!! A very cool night it looked like! Of course, I am a night person, so it totally cracks me up about your timeline!

JenLo said...

I can't WAIT to run out & see the movie with my girlfriends this next week!

Mommy Spice said...

Hey, that's the exact time you texted me...and can you believe I was still awake. I"m going to text you at 10:25 pm tonight while I'm at the movie. I only hope there's an "oldy" section for us too.

Shudg said...

The tables look great. Sounds like yall had a great time. Macenzie and one of her friends went and saw the movie today. She said it was soooooo good.

binky ink said...

Hey Miss S.
It was a blast meeting you in the theater the other night - I'm glad I'm not the only person over age 15 who loves the books enough to go to the midnight showing. I'm also thankful for the man in the yellow shirt...
Let's keep in touch - who knows...maybe we can do another midnight showing if/when they release New Moon!!!!!

Steffie B. said...

Sounds like a fabulous time....sorry I haven't been by....just so busy...glad you are well sweet girl. What's new on the adoption front? I'm sooooo out of the loop with you. ;(

texasholly said...

Super cool. Bianca told me all about your Twilight experience. So glad she didn't have to be there with just pre-teens.

GloryandGrace said...

YOU?? 3:00am?? I'd have to see it to believe it!

Heehee :)

By the way, I thought of you this afternoon. I was hanging up our engagement pic that everyone signed (yes, I'm just now hanging pictures) and I stopped and smiled when I saw "Love, Greek 1" - LOVE YOU!

Funderstorm said...

I'm afraid I'm finding itdifficult to believe as well...must be the Starbucks!
BTW, loved the table decor. Wish I could have you deco. for me over here. Love you!

Colorado Dreamin' said...

The Texas stuff looks awesome! I bet you had a great time!

Baby Girl and I went to see Twilight on Friday night when the church did a parents night out. I had Fourstringpop pick up the kids from the church at 10 since the movie wasn't over yet. We had a fun girl time. She loves the book and wants the others for Christmas (she has read the first one only). I have yet to read it but have it in my nightstand for when I can find the time to do it. Maybe Thanksgiving?! I thought the movie was good. She loved it. Part of it was the fellowship with my daughter. We talked in the parking lot for an hour and a half afterwards. Then I finally got home about 12:30.

The Horton Family said...

What a fun time! And the tables look amazing. You are SO talented!