Friday, November 18, 2011

For Those Obsessed.....

For those people, like me, who are obsessed with Harry Potter and Twilight, this November is the best month ever! My post is probably ridiculous to the majority of people reading it, but it's very exciting to me; so exciting in fact that I decided to document the occasion on my blog!

Last weekend when Emilee and her friends came down, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 came out on DVD. For most people this doesn't seem like a big deal, but as my fellow pharmacy friends and other die hard Harry Potter fans can attest this day was bitter sweet. I was so excited that the movie was finally out and my movie collection is now complete, but at the same time it's disappointing to know I will never go to the movie theatre to watch the newest installment of Harry Potter again.
The other exciting event is that Breaking Dawn Part 1 is now in theatres. Danielle, Stephanie, Wendy, Katie, Megan Brumfield, her roommates, and I went to the midnight premiere last night for the movie. It was great and totally worth only getting 3 hours of sleep before going to school today! The movie was great and the actors were extremely good looking, making it totally worth going to the show! I love the midnight shows because everyone there is just as excited to see the movie as you are! It was a lot of fun and I loved getting to watch it with my friends.
Now all I have left is wait for next November for Breaking Dawn Part 2 to come out in theatres and get both movies on DVD, until both my Twilight & Harry Potter collections are complete in the the movies and books. Both series have been my favorite for so long and I look forward to a new installment to be released, I'm not sure what I'll do with myself when there's nothing else for me to look forward to! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Officially Started.....

Well my favorite part of college has officially started. That's right, it's basketball season! I like watching the football and volleyball alright and it's a lot of fun to go to the games, but nothing compares to my love for basketball. I get so excited for the games I can't wait until the time comes to go. Dani and I go to almost every boys and girls game, we rarely miss out on one.

The boys team has already played 3 games, each of them at home, and they've won them all. Our team is looking great this year, and I'm excited to see what happens with the new coach we got. The girls team is looking good too, but it will be interesting to see what happens because they only have 3 players that have come back from last year. They've played 2 games so far and split.

I absolutely love basketball and am so excited that the season is here! Now there's something for me to look forward to almost every weekend and not have to worry about freezing while standing outside like I do with the football games! I have to support my Pokes!!

All About Emi.....

I'm a little behind on posting about all the exciting things that have been going on since I last posted. These last few weeks have all been about Emilee. On Friday, the 22nd, Emi had Regional Volleyball. Dani, Wendy, and I rode down together to Riverton to watch the team play. I had an exam that afternoon, so unfortunately we missed the first round game, but made it in time for the semi-finals. The girls beat Kemmerer in three games in the first round and then beat Wind River in three games in the semis.

The championship game wasn't until 5:30 on Saturday, so we were able to relax and spend time together before heading to the gym to support our girls & cheer loud! Some of the high school boys came to support the girls, and it definitely made a difference to the girls. They came out on fire, easily beating Shoshoni in three games to take home the championship trophy. I was so proud of all the girls, especially Emi and Leanne, and couldn't have been happier for them!
The next weekend, the 27th-29th, was the State tournament. I wasn't going to be able to go to the tournament until Friday because of an exam, but luck was with me and it got moved to the next week. Thursday afternoon Dani and I headed down to Casper and met up with our parents before heading up to the games. Emi's game was the last one of the evening, so she didn't play until 7:30, so we watched some of the other teams play until it was time for our game. At state all four classes play in the event center, so it's exciting to watch all the different schools in the various classes play.

The girls beat Southeast in three games to advance to the semi-finals. Big Horn was their next opponents, and the girls left it all out on the court, beating them in three games straight to make it to the State Championship. The 2A championship game ran at the same time as the 3A championship game. Our girls put up a fight, but the game went to Wright, so Lovell took second place. This volleyball team has done excellent this season and I'm so proud of all that they accomplished. It's been years since Lovell's had a volleyball team make it to the championship game.
After a week of a normal schedule, Emi and her friends came down to Laramie to stay at mine and Dani's house to watch the Lovell football team play in the State Championship. Emilee, Maddie Baxendale, Chelsey Ellis, and Megan McClure came down Thursday night because the boys played Friday at noon. Tons of people from Lovell drove down to support the team. The game was great and the weather was perfect. I'm glad our boys got the first game because it was warm and the wind didn't blow until the very end of the game. All the other championship games had to deal with cold weather and strong winds. Our boys played their hearts out and beat Lyman 21-13 to take home the championship trophy. It was Lovell's second football championship, the first one was in 1978. Our team this year went undefeated with an 11-0 record. Since the team won, Emi and her friends headed back to Lovell to celebrate with the team. It was a very short trip, but it was fun to see them all while they were here!
I'm so proud of my baby sister and loved getting to support her and spend time with her during the semester. I can't wait for the semester to be done so I can be home and see her for more then a couple days and not worrying about schoolwork. It can't come soon enough!!