Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving....and there's so much to be thankful for!

well, here we are! it's november what, the 24th? and now thanksgiving, oh sweet thankgiving, the starting point of the holiday season, is only a day away! at rachel's home all is being decked out for magical it all looks! the tree has yet to be put up, but once it is, she shall share photos! Christmas music has been playing all the time! it's lovely. Christmastime gives us the best feeling in the world! it's such a wonderful time of year--truly the most wonderful time of year like the song says. 
the photos marked with "~" below them are from halloween weekend--which was so much fun! neither of us have ever really done much for it, but this year we did. we carved pumpkins, dressed up as ghosts for trick-or-treating, went trick-or-treating with erika's little brothers and sisters (my cousins!) who were all dressed up in the cutest costumes. oh, and on the eve of halloween we had a bon-fire with other cousins, took a spooky walk about the woods, and all came in and watched "it's the great pumpkin charlie brown!" and my sister made cocoa for us all as we watched. :) 
we're in such a Christmas spirit and cannot wait for it to come. december is one of the best months because the whole month long you're preparing, quite cosily if i might add, for the wonderful blessed Christmas! we will have loads of little posts coming your way once that month comes round. 
now i'll close this post with well wishes for your thanksgiving! we're both so excited for it. it's always so much fun and a blessing of an opportunity to relax and enjoy good conversation and laughter with dear ones. 
feasting the whole day long on homemade food prepared exquisitely by loved ones, up late playing games, talking, and just enjoying one another's company. then rise and shine in the morning at 6 AM for black friday shopping! we love black friday shopping--the hustle and bustle of it is so fun and everything is so christmasy, all the shops playing christmas music and decorated for christmas, we just love it! we'll be back after thanksgiving with loads of pictures to share with you! 

happy thanksgiving, my loves! have a wonderful time with family and friends. :) let us know what was special about your thanksgiving!


"Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love, 
and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty 
and fills the hungry with good things." 
Psalm 107:21-22

"Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind. Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise Him in the council of the elders."
Psalm 107:31-32

Thursday, November 18, 2010

our hearts are pounding out of our skin!

tonight is the night we've been anticipating for nearly a year and a half. we are slightly in disbelief that it's actually here! it almost feels like we should be seeing another harry potter film, not the one that we get to see tonight with the epic scenes at the ministry, the wedding, the lovegood's house, malfoy manor, and the seven potters! it's just so amazing that after all the trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes stuff we've seen that we actually get to view it! 
although, this is from both erika and rachel, rachel is the one writing because erika is on her way to my house with her brother! :) we're going to have delicious roast beef and mashed potatoes from me mum that she made, watch half-blood prince, make the deathly hallows mark on our hands, and at about nine o'clock---we're off! we cannot even handle our excitement! this film is going to be so amazingly epic!
have a wonderful night, my dears!  

7 HOURS! *faints*


Monday, November 15, 2010

the leaves are gone and the trees like silhouettes

warm mugs of hot chocolate each night while watching the andy griffith show, and now that it is the week of deathly hallows i've been having a harry potter marathon. 
the leaves are all gone now and have left the trees bare silhouettes against the blue skies.
i hope you've been having a wonderful autumn! watching the 2nd and 3rd harry potter film tomorrow night, 4th and 5th wednesday, and 6th on thursday with friends and erika and then: the midnight showing thursday night! ah! i cannot even handle my's going to be so amazing. 

halloween weekend photos and the wizarding world of harry potter photos up next week!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

current countdown: 10 days!!!!

here you find us again still counting down to the release of the first part of the last installment of the worldwide phenomenon! it's so exciting because mugglenet has been posting new clips, behind-the-scenes, and trailers practically every other day so be prepared as we go about this post to see many links! :)
we cannot even believe that it's just ten days until deathly hallows! it completely feels like yesterday that we broke the 100 days point but that was all the way in august. november has come with great swiftness and it's weird to think about last fall when we thought it would take forever to get here, and now we're here! we're unbelievably excited we can't even stand it!
watching and reading interviews from the cast makes us oh so excited...everyone says it's going to be amazing and the best one yet. and watching all the clips and trailers and behind the scenes stuff makes us see just how intense it's going to be and how epic of a job the actors will do, and of course we the awesome producers david barron and david heyman and director david yates for making the film visually beautiful and writing such an epic script...and though we haven't seen it yet we have confidence that it will be just as epic as we dream!
now we shall share with you some new videos that have been released in the past couple of weeks that are all very epic.

~halloween weekend erika was at rachel's house and they released all of these short clips...they are all SO epic even if they are 30 seconds long. a few of our very favourites are below.
~after erika and i watched this one we pretty much looked at each other in awe at how epic it was.
~we love when harry gets flipped upside down and how intense it is when his feet pound on that car. 
~this one pretty much stunned us into silence as well! so intense and epic!
~oh my amazing and super intense! 
~and to get you even more excited for the film--short clips from the SOUNDTRACK! AH! it sounds perfect, we love the new composer and think he'll bring such a cool new feel to it. obliviate, the ministry of magic, and lovegood are exceptionally fine. :) 
10 DAYS!!!!!!!!!! We cannot wait!!!!!!!! It shall be so amazing. We ordered our tickets for the midnight showing last night! Midnight Harry Potter showings are the best. :) 

have a fantastic week!


p.s.-pictures from our halloween weekend, and of course rachel's trip to the wizarding world of harry potter, up soon!
p.p.s.-sunday night was a new simpson's treehouse of horror and it had daniel radcliffe on it as a was so funny! did any of you happen to see it too?

Friday, November 5, 2010

For your weekend enjoyment

Hello my dears,
I hope you are all doing well.  It has been getting colder and colder here and I have been adding layers to my outfits.  Also, what a shock it snowed today!  It was the most glorious thing.  The snow was blustering all around, little flurries finding there way to the ground and melting was bliss!  Oh, and another great thing my dad built me my swing.  It is hanging from my grand maple tree and it is wide enough for two people to swing on.  I love it!  Here are some beautiful things for your weekend enjoyment.    
Aren't these lovely!  I think they are absolutely gorgeous.  I love the subtle watercolours and the intricate details.  They were done by Illumino .  Visit her shop and look at more because these are only a few prints that show her wonderful talent.

Oh my!!!  As I'm watching Rick Steve's Europe late one night I came across this brilliant, for lack of a better word, town.  It is called Hallstatt and is located in Austria.  I dream of going there now and walking the streets into the market place.  It is so quiet and peaceful and just so...dreamy!  I don't even know how to explain, but I think I'm in love.  
AHHHHH!!!! Deathly Hallows comes out in two weeks I am unbelievably excited!  I can hardly stand it.  Stay tuned for our ten days post harry potter should be pretty epic.  I thought the picture above was pretty adorable.  Hope you have a great weekend.  

Well I'm off to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and eat a bit of my chocolate frog and my Bertie bott's every flavoured beans (compliments of Rachel).  A countdown has started for me and I must watch all the movies before Deathly Hallows is released.   

Erika X