Friday, June 14, 2013

Our Long Expected Party//Part Two

So, here is the second installment of my Hobbit premiere posts. Here is the first one.
Isn't she so cute!?!

Listening to the soundtrack from the movie!!

Playing Hannah's homemade Lord of the Rings game.

My kingdom and its armies. :) (I am Gondor, or the blue pieces)

An aerial view of our game.

We paused our game to eat this delicious trifle made my Julie.

The evil people(Mordor and Moria) won the game after three hours of playing.
 Then we headed downstairs to watch The Fellowship of the Ring(Extended Edition, of course.) Instead of starting the movie, we got sidetracked and translating the Dwarven and Elven writing on the top and bottom of the menu screen on the Fellowship. Can you tell we're obsessed? ;)

I don't remember what the top says, but I think that the bottom translates to:"Eleventy-one years is far to short a time to live among such admirable hobbits such as yourselves."Or something like that...


Ben and his Lotr-themed shirt

Homemade chips.(Keep your nasty chipses!) No, really, they were delicious, I just wanted to use a movie quote. :)


Most of our group

The sign on the front door

A picture of the Middendorfs and us in 2003.

And in 2012. (minus Daniel)
I hope you enjoyed my flashback to The Hobbit premiere. I can't wait for The Desolation of Smaug!
If you aren't excited for it yet, watch the trailer and you will be! And even if you are already excited for it, watching it one more time isn't going to hurt anybody!

Here is a link for the trailer. I couldn't figure out how to add it to the post and still be able to play it, so this will have to do.

6 months till The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Our Long Expected Party//Part One

Since today is the 6 month anniversary of the premiere of The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey AND 6 months until The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug comes out I though I would do a couple posts on our party to celebrate the premiere. And, I also didn't have a blog then so I couldn't really blog about it then. :)

Our family, along with a couple other families have an email group on which we discuss anything and everything Tolkien and Lord of the Rings related. We had been highly anticipating the premiere of Hobbit and were counting the days until we could see it.

I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked but here are some of them:


Waiting for the movie to start.

Left to Right:Me, Ben, Hannah, Ellie, Grace, Ellie 

The next day, watching the animated version of The Hobbit from the  70's(?).

Chains of the (One) Ring

Coloring our pictures of Lotr characters(because we're cool like that. :))

The whiteboard filled with quotes from the movies. We added more after seeing the movie and as we thought of more as the weekend went on.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

May According to Instagram

Here is the May installation of According to Instagram. These are not in order(because Blogger messed it up and I am too lazy to fix it), so certain events might not be together. I was going to do a photo per day but, as you can see, that didn't happen. :)

Reading the Two Towers on the way to Ohio for a wedding.

Oh, that's lovely! Snow on my recital! (Piano)

My piano teacher and I

Church History and Chocolate Pudding. :)

Pretending to play piano so Grace can take a picture.

Mint nails


Favorite picture of the night.

My great-grandma's confirmation class.
She is the one on the far right in the front row.

Lots of kitties!

Hehe. For my fellow "grammar nazis"

Aragorn. No explanation needed...
I have pictures from the wedding that I might get on when I get them off of Grace's camera.