Aug 4, 2008

Twilight Prom Party!!

The 4th Twilight book - Breaking Dawn- came out at 12:01am on August 2nd and Barnes and Noble threw a huge Prom party for the release! Let me just tell you how excited all of us girls were! This was THE day we have been waiting for! Plus, we got to dress up in Prom dresses! What more could you ask for?!

Me, Shawnee, and Mariah all getting ready for the big night! We were running a little behind and then one of our friends that was already at the party called to inform us that the doors of Barnes and Noble were going to be locked once there were 900 people in the building. The count currently was around 800!! I dont think I have ever drove so fast to a bookstore before! All three of us girls, in Mansfield, TX (of all places), all married, dressed in prom dresses, speeding to Barnes and Noble at 10 pm! It was quite a sight!956,957,958...were our numbers as we ran through the parking lot and dashed through the doors! We couldn't believe we made it! About 10 mins. later the doors were shut and locked because there were over 1,000 people there! We even had fans!! These are some of the other girls that are out here for the summer that came to support us!
Do you ever have those moments when you think you complete understand something and then someone presents to you another viewpoint and you realize that what you thought you clearly understood wasn't even close? Well....thats exactly what happened! On the Prom Party invitation flyer it stated that there would be a dance competition so naturally we thought.. Great! We are making up a dance and winninng free books! (My part in this dance was supposed to consist of me holding a flashlight and shining it on the girl who was dancing) Mariah and Shawnee made up a dance with the help of Dmitri who is a cheerleader at BYU which emphasized the battle that Bella (in the book) was facing with Edward(every girls dream). Then, Shawnee came to a realization on Thursday night, the night before the party, that perhaps by dance competition what was ment was that the DJ would turn on music and you got to dance your heart out. (I think we were too influenced by "So You Think You Can Dance".) After placing a phone call to Barnes and Noble, we quickly found out that that is exactly what was ment by dance competition! Well surely the girls and Dmitri worked so hard on their dance and could not skip performing it!! Thus, they danced a "special musical number" right after the real dance competition!
At 10:45 pm we found ourselves in line for the 4th Twilight Book! Here we are reviewing the last chapters of the 3rd book to make sure that everything was fresh in our minds before we began reading the 4th book!!
At around 11:50 we were a little tired of waiting! Then...Mariah had a thought. Why should we wait in line here at Barnes and Noble with the other 1,000 screaming 13 year old girls if we could head over to Wal Mart who would probably be a lot less crowded and would be releasing Breaking Dawn on their shelves at midnight as well! So after placing a couple of phone calls and telling the Wal Mart lady on the phone that Twilight was a BOOK literally 10 times and not a CD, like she thought, our hopes were confirmed! So across the store and into the parking lot we dashed!
Here it is!!!!!! Breaking Dawn!!! We couldn't control ourselves! FINALLY! It was ours for the taking! Another thing we couldn't control was how many shoppers were staring at us. Well...we were quite the sight to see!

I just have to show you all MY Edward! Here he is, of course, with those boneless Buffalo Wild Wings in both hands!..


Preston & Shawnee said...

Hahahaha, I seriously love it! You told the story of our night just how it happened. WOW.. that was quite the night... and I'll never the embarrassing feelings I felt while doing that dance.. haha :) I've even considered leaving that part of the night out when I do my blog post on it. FuN times, we'll still have to make sure to do fun things when we're BOTH living in Utah :)

molly said...

hahaha i love it! i laughed the whole time reading this post! i love all of your posts and pictures! i am obsessed. i seriously check your blog everyday! that sounds like so much fun! i havent gotten the chance to read the book yet but i want to before the movie comes out! i got the leopard jacket from lucky two years ago!

Nicole Cave said...

You guys are halarious...I am actually still reading the third...I am getting there though!! I just started reading this series about three days is definately a page turner!! Congrats on your anniversary!!