Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I'm So Excited

Oh, and Hammer wasn't smiling big due to braces... lol

Even though I don't like the Pointer Sisters...lol...

There are quite a few countdowns going on in my house!

First, the countdown until school is over.  Thankfully, one more full day tomorrow, and a 1/2 day Friday, and then... It's OVER.

Then, Hammers countdown to Transformers: The Movie, which is the Steven Speilberg/ILM collaboration of live-action and computer animated characters of the successful cartoon series.

July 4th, coming to a theater near you.

There was a even a prequel novel, that Hammer, myself and Hubby, have all read.

Big doings around here, as you can see.

But that isn't the BIGGEST countdown in the house...

This is the biggest, most exciting by far, because it involves the most family members, and there are actually 2 Harry Potter related countdowns.

First, on July 11, is the US premier of the movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, based on the 5th book in the series.  This is a much different time in Harry's life.  He is a teenager, and there is a lot of danger and action, as Voldemort (the personification of evil) is now in bodily form and out to get Harry.

Second, on July 21, is the final installment in the book series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Dumbledore is gone, it appears Snape has turned to the 'dark' side, Hogwarts may close, Harry and Ginny have broken up, and there are 3 more pieces of Voldemort's soul that Harry must find in order to stop him forever.

I will probably buy the book at midnight again and read all night long! 

We will buy at least 2 books, so Hammer and my dad can read, also, then Fuzzy.  Pumpkin has read up to book 4, so she needs to get going!  LOL

Uh oh... the kids are back from the pool with Hubby... gotta bolt!

be well,
Dawn

 

21 comments:

candlejmr said...

We have alot of the same countdowns going on in our house...except for the end of school...my kids finished yesterday!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

sugarsweet056 said...

I love Harry Potter too, go figure! LOL
Sugar

ksgal3133 said...

Justin is counting down to the Transformers and then I have Caitlin who LOVES Harry Potter and is trying to talk me into taking her and her friend to the bookstore that night it comes out,lol.

Hugs,
Gretchen

tenyearnap said...

Lex is waiting on that book, too. And I am sure that my husband will want to take the boy to the Transformers movie. Happy summer! --Cin

coelha said...

I cannot tell you how thrilled I was when school was out!!!  A huge chunk of driving time is off my agenda for a few months...thank GOD!  Now instead I have my son calling me at work from home..every other hour, but that is okay...  Julie :)

jckfrstross said...

have a good weekend:)

Deb

astoriasand said...

My Grandaughter loves Harry potter books.She will have her nose into whatever book comes out new.I have a picture of her where she has fallen alseep she had been reading one of the Harry Potter ones for such a long time she finally crashed .Haaaaaaaaa.She is 12 but a very avid reader of books since a little toddler.Have a great Thursday If possible.The pic made me laugh Haaaaaa.Best get on my broom now LOL!! Take Care God Bless.
Kath Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

toonguykc said...

The commercials for "Transformers" look incredible!!!  I bet Hammer will love the movie!

Russ

cherry2sweet2eat said...

i cant wait til the transformer neither.

thebaabee said...

I love the Transformers.  Whoever thought them up must be a genius.  Love Harry Potter too.  School ends here on the 28th.  My son works for the NYC DOE so that's his last day at work.
Hugs, Lu

eml625 said...

My son just this year got into the Harry Potter series. So he too, better get moving!!!!
Big hugs,
Ellen

deshelestraci said...

It is really exciting to have two Harry countdowns this summer!  But we will have very little to look forward to after that!  sniff.
Traci

randlprysock said...

I am excited for you about the summer countdown... we don't watch Harry Potter but I am happy for you that you are excited.  I guess it was just such a controversy when it came out I never really got into it.  Plus my kids were so little when it came out and I didn't want them to get too confused yet.  Probably when they are a little older I will let them watch it.  Hugs,
Lisa

sunnyside46 said...

I cant wait... I predict Harry will sacrifice himself to save the world because he and Voldemort are somehow linked and one of them must die to destroy the ohter. I also predict that there will be a plot twist and Snape will turn out to be on the good side.
I don't remember the part about the piece of Voldemort's soul, I need to read the last book again, but it is so heartbreaking when Dumbledore dies I can't bear it.
Marti

acoward15 said...

Even with Speilberg's involvement, I'm still not tempted to see Transformers.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/acoward15/andy-the-bastard

luddie343 said...

Sounds busy and exciting.  So you're into the Potter phenom, eh?  Interesting!  Thanks for your support, Dawn, you know how much I appreciate it.  Sapere aude.  CATHY

luddie343 said...

Sounds busy and exciting.  So you're into the Potter phenom, eh?  Interesting!  Thanks for your support, Dawn, you know how much I appreciate it.  CATHY

rdautumnsage said...

I have seen the first two Harry Potter films, yep I'm behind. Hopefully I will catch up when the last one is released. Kinda hate the fact I have to wait till everything comes out on DVD as I need to watch with close captioning due to my deafness. Yes, they do have equipment in the movie theatres so deaf people can have the theatre experience just not in my neck of the woods.

The Transformer movie is something that I know I definitely want to see just for the comp. animated parts alone. Wishing you love and peace! (Hugs) Indigo

helmswondermom said...

I'm rather looking forward to the Transformers movie, myself!  I can't believe your schools are still going!
Lori

psychfun said...

Love the cat pix! I know I can't wait to see Harry Potter either!  I also can't believe they are still in school. How come? Snow days?

lindaggeorge said...

Aaagh! That cat on the broom is my Morgan, I KNEW she had magical powers.

Linda.