Monday, July 23, 2007

46 and counting

46 days and counting until the Sarah and Kevin Cook family is officially established. It's hard to believe that it's so soon! There's still so much left to do. It seems very close and very far away at the same time. It seems like all we've been doing since January is wait. And wait some more. But we are so excited to finally be sealed in the temple and start our eternal family. We are also stoked for the killer party our wedding is going to be and the amazing time we are going to have on our Vegas honeymoon.

We are currently sending out invitations, so if you don't get an invitation in the next week or so, it's because I don't have your address. Send it to me and I'll be glad to send you an announcement.

Number 7

This probably shouldn't be on this blog, since Kevin hates Harry Potter, but since he doesn't post or really read it right now, I don't think it matters.

As most of you know, the seventh Harry Potter book was released Friday night at midnight. Sarah had never done anything to do with a book or movie release when it first came out so this was a first. Katie and Sarah went up to the local Oklahoma City Wal-Mart at approximately ten minutes to midnight. They waited in line and and at about 12:04 they had a book in their hands. Katie, of course, started the book right away, while Sarah slept through the night. When Sarah woke up the next morning and went to work, she discovered that her sister had stayed up all night and in fact finished the almost-800-page book already. Well, cool. Sarah started reading the book when she got home from work, and finished at about 2:30 am on Sunday. Of course the girls had to dissect and discuss the book after they both finished the book. So J.K. Rowling created a whole weekend of late nights for the Heitman girls, and they only just caught up on sleep by Monday.

Both enjoyed the book, although the "epilogue" was quite boring and cheesy according to Sarah. It's so strange to think that something we have all been waiting for so long has already come. It's hard to believe the HP epic is over. Although it might be fun to tell our kids about waiting in line for a book to come out. Who knows if this sort of craziness will ever happen again for a children's book.