Good afternoon! So glad to see that so many of you enjoyed this morning’s Move It Monday post! I hope the upper and lower body compound exercises I shared will help keep your workouts fresh. At the very least, I hope they help you easily fit in a quick, but effective, workout during this busy time of year.
Some of you may remember this beautiful lady from my life.
I sure do love my sister! I also love our sisterly traditions.
We used to have weekly sister dates where she would come visit on Tuesday nights. I would make her dinner. We would watch The Biggest Loser, while chattering away incessantly about things going on in our lives. Then, schedules changed and we couldn’t make the weekly event. That doesn’t stop us from still hanging out as much as possible and keeping our other traditions.
Way back when, my sister and I both read through the Twilight Saga of books around the same time – her while nursing a bad case of pneumonia. Me while nursing an infant that just would not put down the boob. Around the same time, the Twilight movie came out to theaters. We ventured out for a girls’ night and have repeated our little tradition with each movie release since. The tradition continued this past Saturday evening.
We met up at a movie theater between the two of us, picked up our movie tickets, and then killed time with some food. The location we went to provides a variety of dining close by. We didn’t have time for one of our favorite sit down restaurants, but didn’t want to go the likes of Chick-Fil-A either.
That put us at another favorite spot of ours – sandwiches at Which Wich.
Which Wich sure does make a mean sandwich. Yum!
I ordered a hummus sandwich on wheat with a slew of toppings – lettuce, tomato, onion, green peppers, black olives, avocado, jalapeno peppers, balsamic, and I’m sure some other things I’m forgetting right now.
We spent our thirty minutes like usual, talking away about her upcoming wedding, about the kids, about our special plans for later this week, our mom’s Multiple Sclerosis, our brother’s upcoming move…anything and everything we could cram into the short time before we would have to quiet down in the theater.
After our meal, we headed on over for the main event. Breaking Dawn Part 2!
After taking our seats, we pulled out our traditional movie goodies.
I don’t know why, but it would feel so wrong to go to a movie with Heather and not share some Hot Tamales. We’ve done it for as long as I can remember! Perfect movie treat to both of us.
Now for the movie. What did we think?
We both always deem the movies relatively cheesy, and aren’t near as into the whole Twilight saga as we used to be, but the excitement for watching the final movie got under our skin. Mainly, we couldn’t wait to see how they would do the ending. If you’ve read the books, then you know what I mean. The book series kind of just ends…with no real closure. I found it extremely frustrating in the books.
The first two thirds of Breaking Dawn Part 2 wasn’t my favorite. In fact, I found it just as ridiculous with the special effects as some aspects of the first movie. My sister and I chuckled to ourselves quite a few times. It also seemed to move very slowly, while also somehow skimming over a lot of the meat of the actual book with the backgrounds to the various new characters. I think if you hadn’t read the book you would feel as though the movie lacked some essential information.
The last thirty minutes or so made it all pretty worth it. I really liked how they managed to keep true to the book, but still make the ending more interesting and provide that sense of closure. At first, I was a little shocked at how things were starting to play out, until it suddenly all made sense. In sum, if you’ve seen the others and/or read the books then I definitely recommend seeing it in theaters. Otherwise…meh. I should so quit my day job and write movie reviews, huh? Ha!
Your Turn: Do you have any traditions like this with a sibling/friend/parent? Have you seen Breaking Dawn Part 2? Thoughts?