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Premier photos

15 Jul

I don’t know if you’re aware, but I’m 8 months pregnant. If there’s a place and time a very pregnant woman shouldn’t be, it might be at a midnight showing of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premier. Still, I wouldn’t take back the experience for the world.

I had to do it big at the very end of such an epic story. I can’t tell you how empty I felt when I had read all the books. The only thing I looked forward to was the fact that there were still several movies left to come. Now, that is all over. It’s bittersweet.

Anyway, as I said, Captain J and I really wanted to make the most of the last movie. That means, we of course had to join the ranks of weirdos and dress ourselves to the nines in Harry Potter character garb. We decided to portray a married couple who was expecting a child in the final book of J.K. Rowling’s series.

Meet Tonks and Lupin.

As you can see, Tonks has had multiple looks. She has the unique ability to be able to change her appearance easily and quickly. This made it difficult to capture her character, but I think we did a good job…

And a kiss for my werewolf-

Isn’t dressing up fun? I hope I never get old.

My body was telling me I was old last night, though. My feet and back were oh-so-achy, but staying up all night was worth it to experience the end of the Harry Potter era!

I’m really glad I didn’t go into labor during all the excitement. There was no way I was taking off that wig. My hair was wet when I stuffed it in there. Wouldn’t that have been a sight? 🙂 There were no major problems unless you want to take into account the poor soul beside me who cried for the last twenty minutes of the movie. Bless her gryffindor heart, she just didn’t want to accept that the end was near.


Nymphadora Tonks (aka Mrs. K)


The End of an Era

8 Jul

Babymoon? What is that and how do I get one?!

This is what I’ve been thinking over the last few months as I perused other soon-to-be mommy blogs.

According to the ever-so-smart Wikipedia, a babymoon means “a vacation taken by a couple that is expecting a baby in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the many sleepless nights…”

Yeah, I quit reading right there. I don’t wanna hear about my inevitable loss of sleep before I have to.

Anyway, a drive from duty post to duty post isn’t exactly the destination Mama had in mind. Because the Captain and I have completely depleted our bank account with this move, I knew the idea of our Babymoon was more like a pipe dream.

Then, I remembered Captain J and Mrs. K have fun wherever we go.

So, the babymoon is booked.

We’re headed to the next (bigger) town over next weekend to enjoy a little of this-

or a lot of that! J and I have tickets for the double showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1&2 and we’re super pumped. We had a big time in Alaska at the last premier and plan to make the most of this monumental event. Go ahead, laugh if you must. I can’t even take your laughter seriously, though if you haven’t read the books. You can’t call yourself a literary lover if you haven’t given them a try. Yeah, I went there.

(Do you even want to be a “literary lover”? I just made that up.)

I’m going off on a tangent now. Forgive me.

Anyway, I’m happy with our short trip down the road and a night in a hotel room (because those have become my home away from home). Baby K just doesn’t know how cool (read: dorky, fun, or exciting) his parents are. Bless his heart.

Who else is excited?

Don’t Judge Me

21 Nov

I got a little ahead of myself by publishing the previous traveling post on this blog. I mean, how could I leave out our last days in Fairbanks?

Wednesday evening our dear friends, Sarah and Graham, gave us a going away soiree complete with many of our Fairbanksian friends. The food was excellent (as always) and it was nice to be able to visit with everyone before we went on our way.

The next night was one that I had been looking forward to for a long, long time. No, not the anticipated last night in Alaska–It was time for the release of Harry Potter! Never missing a chance to bring out our dorky sides, Sarah and I went searching for HP tees. We emerged from the local Hot Topic with these-

(It’s the Gryffindor house symbol…lol) and then walked over to Michael’s where we made our magic wands 🙂

With the whole clan in tow, we settled in for the midnight showing of our favorite literary icon.

Oh, what fun there is to be had! Who cares if I’m twenty five years old? Harry Potter will make me young again, dang it!

We had a good night, but were forced to wake up the next morning, load the truck, process out of this duty station, and head to the next. Goodbye Alaska! We are sure to miss you dearly.



6 Jul

I thought about gushing over the endless Edward/Jacob debate for this post, but I suppose you Twinerds already have heard it all. I would tell you that I just can’t choose…I don’t know what I want anymore…but that might just be too geeky to post on my oh-so sophisticated blog.

*This is the part where I’d insert a lovely photo depicting these two fine looking gentlemen, but I’ll spare you (If I must).

Seeing those movies makes me truly miss being engulfed in a story like that. There have only been two series in my reading world where I would quit with the homework and literally forget to eat because I just couldn’t put down the book. Only Harry Potter and Twilight have done that for me. Both series came in the midst of important scholarly milestones in my life. I read HP as I was supposed to be finishing my thesis my senior year in college. Then Twilight came along in grad school proving it to be a dangerous combination. Luckily, I’m bloody brilliant and it wasn’t a problem 😉

I have other favorite books and authors, of course, but I’m missing that feeling of wanting to do nothing but lose myself in a story. Do you know what I mean? When I read the last page of the Harry Potter books, I was seriously sad. I didn’t know what I would do. I fought the urge to pick up the very first one and start all over again. I want another story like that! I need a book that screams, “OPEN ME!”

Any suggestions bloggy friends? Do you have a book or series that you’re in love with?

I plan on reading a lot more. I rarely watch T.V., but I sure can waste time on the internet! Have you checked out my Book Review page? There you’ll find the books that I’ve read this year. The number isn’t what I’d like it to be, but I plan on upping that soon. I have so many books I have yet to read lying around here. I better go get started! I’m currently reading Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins. What are you reading these days?


10 Feb

It feels like breakup outside today. It’s twenty degrees, the sun is shining, there are blue, cloudless skies, and all day I’ve been scared to death because I’ll hear a crashing noise only to look out and see the snow loosening up and collapsing down on the porch from the roof. It’s a much different scenery than a few days ago when it was lightly snowing and a moose grazed into our driveway.

It was a baby so I was hoping to avoid “Mama” wherever she was lurking. I just took pictures from the porch. Anyway, have I mentioned that there’s a crazy amount of static electricity in this cabin? Every single time I walk across the carpet to flip the light switch, I get shocked. It’s no small shock either…there’s almost always a spark. At first it was cool- climbing into bed in the dark seeing sparks flying everywhere. I felt like Harry Potter –“Lumos!” It’s getting old pretty quickly, though. It may sound bizarre, but I think my left thumb has been shocked so many times that it’s not working properly. It hurts when I move it and I can barely support a book with it. It’s really odd. “Riddikulus!”