Friday, June 28, 2013

Super amazing blessed moments!

When we went to the American Girl store for Atiras birthday celebration we were told that there was a one day only release of Saige's new movie being shown in the theaters at the end of the month. Sadly, all of the tickets had been give away. The clerk recommended we try calling in and seeing if there were cancellations in the meantime. Which we did. Faithfully. There were not any cancellations. Last night Atira asked me if we could just go and see in person, which one of the operators recommended to us from AG. They were also having a celebration at the store that day because they were also releasing new items. I am so glad I said yes! We headed out nice and early so we could wait if need be for the first showing at 10:30AM, we said a prayer as we left. When we got there we were a little later than I had originally planned for, but not late for the movie, I was a little stressed. I then proceeded to make a wrong turn into the parking lot....I decided to just go with the flow. We ended up parking right by the theater, walked up the steps and saw the red carpet (literally) all laid out, with velvet ropes lining it. Off to the side was an American Girl wall for photos of all the celebs coming up (which would be US!) In addition there was a hot air balloon made out of balloons to have a photo done as well, which they even had a photographer there to shoot all these photos! We walked up to the sign in table, where two ladies were just going over a list they were holding. We explained our situation and this sweet lady just handed us tickets and a flyer with the biggest smile! We were stunned! Neither of us quite knew what to say and honestly I was not sure we were actually getting in. I finally came up with words and asked if we were in and she said YES! She told us they had JUST finished calculating the number of seats still available and we were IN! WHAT A MIRACLE! Atira nearly started crying and truthfully so did I! We were both so utterly surprised!

We entered the theater and were told we have tickets for popcorn, we headed up to concession, and were GIVEN each a popcorn, drink and candy! I was amazed as this is all FREE! We then went in and got ready for the movie. We found two seats together in a GREAT spot in the theater and the movie then began. Atira had seen a trailer and was not sure if she was going to like it as much as some of the other movies, as it turned out, it was great! We both really enjoyed it. Great story and message.

We headed out after lots of giggles, some sad moments and a few whispers between us. As we exited the theater there was AG staff waiting and giving away gift bags to all the girls! Atira received 2 posters, a Saige drawing pad, doll tshirt, doll popcorn, sticker, doll size tickets and the latest edition of AG magazine.
It was quite an incredible blessing!

We then, of course, had to head over to the AG store and take in all the new release items. On our way we popped by the photo studio to pick up our prints(above). Atira takes pictures to update her blog of all the new items and reviews them for her followers. Once at the store they were giving away cupcakes! YUM! She had a quick snack and then we made our way through the store getting photos and some hands on checking out of the new merchandise! It was truly an amazing morning and afternoon with my girl.

I should add, all the time while we were gone, Jordan mowed the lawn twice because it was so long, emptied and refilled the dishwasher and put in laundry. What an incredible young man he is becoming! I brought him a slurpee when I got home. He deserved it!

(total side note, but I do believe I am STILL TALLER than she is in that photo of us against the AG wall, right?)

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