Friday, July 15, 2011

Today is NOT just about Harry Potter.
It's even better!
It's Friday Fragments with Mrs 4444.

She's MORE famous than Harry Potter..........almost.
Go see her at Half Past Kissin' Time and see for yourself!

There IS a lot going on this weekend!

* The Nordstrom sale started at 7 am without me.
I used to care.
Now..........not so much.

* Yesterday, I went to the fabric store to get material for my Pioneer clothes.
Margaret is making me the cutest clothes ever.
Okay, they are STILL pioneer clothes.

* I'm caring more about JoAnn Fabric than Nordstrom.
What is WRONG with me?

* It's Harry Potter Weekend!
Parker and his friends left for the midnight Harry Potter at 2.
2 pm.
What were they going to do at the theater from 2 to 12?
Are they CRaZY?
Brian and I went to the movie theater about 9 pm to see what everyone was doing.
It was amazing!
There were people dressed as every character imaginable - Harry's and Mad Eye's and Moaning Myrtles and Snapes and Snitches and Hagrids and get the idea.
We were dressed as ourselves Muggles.

* Conversation in the theater:
Parker's friend: "Oh my gosh!  I didn't know you had a ticket."
Me: "I don't."
PF: "Oh, so you have someone's ticket stub?"
Me: "I don't."
PF: "So, how did you get in here?"
Me: "We just walked in."

Let's just say there was a "bit" of confusion in the theater lobby.  I never even saw a ticket taker at any of the usual stations.  And besides.  I'm old.  What kind of old person is going to show up at 9 pm and sneak into Harry Potter?"

* Conversation in the theater:
Me: "Where's Parker?"

Different Parker's Friend: "Oh up there."
Me: "What are they doing?"
DPF: "Watching Harry Potter 6."

Me: "What?"
DPF:"Yeah, Parker brought a TV and Sony Playstation.  It's plugged in up there and we've been watching all the movies."

Well, THAT explains what they have been doing all day.
That DOES NOT explain why one my TV's and the Playstation is at the movie theater.

* Garrett leaves the Missionary Training Center on Monday for Romania!
They are allowed to call home from airports.

We will get to talk to him from the Salt Lake Airport and probably from the Amsterdam Airport.

I'm soooooo excited!
He is sooooo excited.
He can't wait to get to Romania!

Have a great weekend!


Mama Badger said...

That's just crazy. All of it. I wish I were young enough to enjoy Harry that way again!

And Romania? I can't even imagine. Safe travels to him!

Kimberly said...

I always wanted to go on a mission trip. I tried once. did a few weeks prep/training (in high school), left in the church van for the 1 week mission field, the van flipped and I was hospitalized with broken bones, concussion, stitches, etc....

and you can't be jealous of my ipad, you can only be jealous of my ipad adapter so far.

Kimberly said...

VAN... not CAN....

jill said...

I can't tell you how much I love that you just walked into the movie. I seriously started laughing when I read that. Sounds like Parker had fun. We are so excited for Garrett. He's going to be a great missionary.

Don and Kelley said...

You are so lucky that you will get to talk to your son. We have about 19 days until we get to talk to Zach.

Ann in the UP said...

I'm wondering how the time your sons spend away during the mission time---impacts their families at home. I'm a Presbyterian and when our kids go on mission trips it's like a week in Chicago. Not quite enough time to get too angsty about how they are doing.

I'm a total Muggle, so I have no input or questions about Harry Potter.

Stacy Lynn said...

10 hours in line to see a movie? I don't think I would have done that even when I was young. Too funny about them taking the TV and watching movies to kill time. :)

Prayers for traveling mercies and success in the mission field to your son. It blesses my heart to see young people willing to serve.

Not interested in Nordstroms? I don't think there's anything wrong with you....but then I don't even have a Nordstroms so I don't know what I'm missing.

mimbles said...

I hope you'll share pics of you in your Pioneer kit :-)

I haven't got terribly excited about any of the Harry Potter movies, we'll probably wait for the dvd. It's not that it's not the sort of thing I'm into at all - I loved the first 3 or 4 books, the last few were in desperate need of editing. The movies just didn't hit the mark for me.

Sandra said...

haha! I love that the tv and playstation was being put to good use! Ingenius even if they hadn't asked permission.

Danelle said...

I'm a little worried about the Joanns/Nordstroms thing, but I can't wait to see a picture of you in your cute pioneer clothes. And sneaking into the movies, oh dear! ;) But SO exciting that you get to talk to Garrett soon!

Mrs4444 said...

Happy for this "catch-up" post.

More famous than Harry, huh? :)

Your excitement is cute.

Best wishes to Garrett. I will keep him in my prayers.

Have a great rest-of your weekend.