Monday, November 24, 2008

I had quite a weekend!

First this:And then this:So I went to the new movie theater at our mall on Saturday afternoon to see Twilight with about 10 girls from my ward. It was awesome. Then we went to the new food court to eat. We had all just gotten our food and sat down to gush about the movie when we heard a loud bang. Then came another loud bang and I looked over in the direction of the sound across the room to see a wave of people running toward me screaming! It was like I was in a movie and it was freaky. It registered sometime in this split second as someone yelled "gun!" that we needed to react. We all hit the deck and huddled under the table, putting chairs around us. I had never been to this new part of the mall and I realized I didn't even really know where an exit was. Lots of the people around us went out onto a balcony by us, but I felt safer where I was. I did not want to move. We were only under the table about a minute when the panic diffused and people started getting up, looking around, locating loved ones, etc. There wasn't any more commotion but nobody knew what was going on. Before we could decide what to do, a security guard came around asking everyone to evacuate. So everyone calmly filed down the escalator and out the door. Then, because we were parked on the top floor of the new parking structure, we sat in a line of cars waiting to get out for 2 1/2 hours. When we finally started moving, it took 1/2 hour to actually get out of the parking lot. Here's the news story if you're interested. The shooting was gang related; one kid was injured the other died, and the gunman got away! The news reports now say that they're closing in on the suspect. Anyway, it was scary stuff. We just kept thinking about how worse it could've been. We could've been separated from each other, we could've sat closer to the incident, we could've had our kids with us! Thank goodness we were all alright.

But after all that drama, I have to say that I loved Twilight! I think for the most part, the casting was great and it just made me fall in love with the book all over again after hating Breaking Dawn. Bella was a klutz and not too pretty, Edward was gorgeous and charming and James was sooo creepy! It helped that I read the book over a year ago because the stuff they had to leave out didn't bother me. It was that cheesy high school love that is so dramatic and awkward. I loved it and I thought they did a great job capturing the book. So there's my review.

10 comments:

Emily said...

I was telling Steve about this and he's like, "She was there?!" I guess he heard about it on the news or something. SCARY STUFF!!

I'm glad you liked the movie, and I liked what you said about falling in love with it after hating Breaking Dawn, because I have been worried that my love for the series has dwindled since I hated the last book. So I'm glad that there's still hope. I'm going on Wednesday with the Rogers girls.

Have a super fun weekend with the fam!! Happy Thanksgiving!

kelsey said...

That is so scary! I can't even imagine. I'm glad you are all o.k.

Breanne said...

That is so scary!! I would be shaking for days!
I'm glad that you are all okay, and that you liked the movie.
I'm going to see it tonight :)

J.Frey said...

THat is so scary! I am so glad that you are ok!

I am going to the movie on Friday and I definitely looking forward to it!

Jonathan and Michelle said...

I'm so glad that everything was okay and mostly I'm happy that none of you guys had to go to the bathroom while sitting in the parking garage for so long!

Carol and Bruce said...

That WAS so scary! I'm glad that you didn't have the boys with you and that you are safe. Too close to home. I loved the movie too and was so worried that I wouldn't so that was a relief. I can't say I hate Breaking Dawn quite yet but it's not my favorite that is for sure. Hopefully, I can finish it soon. Miss you already, it is too quiet here.

Carter Family said...

That is so scary! I have always wondered what I would do in that kind of a situation. Yikes! You look great and your boys are such cuties!

Mark and April Sullivan said...

I;m so glad you're okay... how scary!! I loved the movie too!

Kimball said...

Glad to hear that you are ok. Crazy that you were there when that happened.

Regarding the movie...did Darren cry? :)

The Stefanek Quints said...

geez, what a scary experience. that is my worst nightmare. glad you are ok. the boys are so big and so cute. your guys pictures turned out really good.