Monday, November 16, 2009


Some twilight t-shirts are still available with the proceeds going to ALFS. Message me if you are interested. I am currently on my way out of town so please be patient. I have a New Moon event I will be working at assisting one of our sponsors.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

We're going Yellow! is going Yellow and you can too!!
Help us as we raise Money to fight childhood cancer!
You can help by attending our event or making a donation to ALSF yourself.
Click on the banner below to go to our Page and click Donate!
It really is that easy to make a difference!
Join us in Person Saturday October 17, 2009 In Sacramento!
Don't forget to wear yellow and show your support and help us fight childhood cancer

In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer,, Barnes and Noble Book Store and UA Arden Fair Theater Sacramento, will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 12-4 PM at 1721 Arden Way Sacramento, CA. We will be out Promoting Summit Entertainment's New Moon, Sequel to Twilight. is finding a way to give back. The twilight bus started as a small project of a Mom of 10 kids, many with special needs. Knowing the struggles of being a parent of a child who battles a life threatening condition, bus Owner Danielle Silva and her kids wanted to find a way to help other parents in similar situations. What better way to help another parent then to help find a cure for the disease. Many Business in the community helped to give the retired old school bus a new look and a new lease on life. So now we want to give back too. Let's help give kids fighting cancer their New lease on life.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). At the age of 4, Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of volunteers across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $25 million towards fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 100 research projects nationally.
T-shirt sales will profit ALSF.

WHAT: TheTwilightBus’s Lemonade Bus Stand
12 – 4PM

WHERE: 1721 Arden Way

Monday, October 5, 2009


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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Burger King Teams with Summit for New Moon Merchandise

"For fans hungry for another bite of the "Twilight" film franchise, Burger King Corp. is revealing a few details of what will be available in participating BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide this November as part of its multi-faceted "New Moon" promotion. A special gift of holiday value, which guests will receive free (while supplies last) with the purchase of a BK BURGER SHOTS® six pack value meal, will be packed full with "New Moon" merchandise offers, retail coupons and collectible cards. Additionally, a series of limited-edition "New Moon"-themed BK® Crown Cards featuring stars from the film are available for purchase at BURGER KING® restaurants and online at Once acquired, these collectible gift cards, which have a $5 minimum limit, can be loaded at BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide. These exclusive items are just a glimpse of what will be offered in BURGER KING® restaurants and are sure to be a hit with "Twilight" fans looking for hot gifts this holiday season. More information will be revealed in early November when the promotion launches in BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide."

“Curiosity among fans has continued since our exclusive ‘New Moon’-themed BK® Crowns hit the Comic-Con scene in San Diego in late July,” said Cindy Syracuse, senior director, cultural marketing, Burger King Corp. “While full promotional details are still to come, we can confirm that beginning Nov. 16, BURGER KING® restaurants will offer guests access to a number of limited-edition, movie-themed offers and merchandise.”

The first film in Summit’s "Twilight" film franchise was the action-packed, modern day vampire love story “Twilight” which opened in theaters in November 2008 and took in $69.6 million domestically in its first weekend and went on to gross over $380 million worldwide. Also notably the film sold more than 3 million DVD units in the first day of its release into the home entertainment marketplace.

Info thanks to Business Wire Press release..

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Moon Soundtrack

Here it is the much anticipated soundtrack for New Moon


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Keeping things running... Clarification and Shirts

Ok I really enjoy taking the bus places so everyone can see it and I think you will agree that (especially if you have seen us) the bus is a sight to be seen. I feel the need to tell you, to an extent, the going ons of a few things.

First and for most, all money up to this point that has been spent on the bus has been from my own pocket. All $6900 (approx) has come from our family. This does not include the gas I use in the bus.
I am trying to get to a few of the twilight conventions so more people can see the bus and enjoy all the things in and on it also. But that too comes out of pocket.
We are not rich, actually far from it and the time has come that if I want to continue to take the bus places for others, I need to figure out how to fund said events.
Someone has felt the need to constantly negativly post about my selling t-shirts (hense Comment moderation now being turned on).
I have gotten these shirts to help cover some of the costs of maintaing the bus. For example Engine work (it is a 1989 school bus after all) and new window when someone shot it out a few weeks ago etc.

No I did not buy these shirts @$20 to sell for $20 that would make absolutely no business sense.
So yes I am selling the shirts I bought in a VERY large quantity for more than I paid for them but still less than retail and even less than many people are selling them on ebay.
Seems good to me as many people cannot even find these shirts anymore and I was able to take out a loan to be able to get them and help others get great shirts while I maintain the bus.
Win win in my book.
If you do not agree then that is fine and this "someone" can go buy their shirts elsewhere.
NOTE to Anonymous: at least have the cahones to list yourself a name since your IP address and info is already recorded each time you post. Have a great day Anon and find a hobby you must have such a boring life to do nothing but sit on my site and bash me. :)

For those that wanna help and get a great shirt in return I will list some new shirts. Hope you all like them.

Ladies Cullen Crest/Family - $20

Man's Gold Twilight Edward - $20Ladies Bella Edward Poster - $20Blue Twilight logo Says "the forbidden fruit is aften the sweetest" on the back - $20
Ladies/Juniors Embrace Henley - $20.00

type size

Friday, September 18, 2009

Help fight cancer and see 100 Monkeys!



Check it out! I am so excited!!! Anyone wanna go?? You can bet I am gold packaging it all the way for Sac! OOOOH gotta find a ball gown. Any suggestions?

First Single from New Moon soundtrack

Monday, September 14, 2009

Need a T-shirt?

Official Twilight T-shirts are now available. I will post a few at a time so I do not get overwhelmed. First up:

I want you Blue Edward. $20 SOLD OUT
Blue Bella and Edward with "Of 3 things I was positive" saying on back. $20 Men's type shirt 2 left

Cullens and Crest. $20 (front and "are you afraid" on back) Ladies shirt

Friday, September 11, 2009


Monday, September 7, 2009


Well since my spritely, cute, goldy locks little 18 month old son knocked my laptop off it's perch and broke the charger cable of my Brand new laptop, I figure I should show you some photos I have collected over the past few weeks BEFORE it dies (The Computer NOT the 18 month old! ).. Enjoy..

And last but not least the Sparkley one himself..

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

1332 Entries!!

My eyes hurt! Wow you all were great! Thank you! Sorry it took me a bit to make sure all the entries were numbered. There were 1332 entries 1291 of them twitter followers and twits who referred people.

I announced the winner last night late on twitter since the winner was a twit. Here is my post:
WINNER WINNER WINNER!! Number random generator came up with 266 and the person in that spot at the time was... @ckara07 ckara DM me...

I also have a BONUS prize to give:
BONUS WINNER 4 most Referred followers (2 many 2 count!) @Tabithamichelle Tabithamichelle DM me I need your address to send you your prize!

Winners have been posted on Twitter and I am hoping they enjoy their prizes.

I am currently trying to get more things for prizes and will be doing more things here and on Twitter. I am going to be holding trivia on Twitter, some for fun and some for prizes so if you haven't yet, Follow me on twitter.

Not that I do not love you blog followers too. I will try to figure out a Blog follower only contest too. School has started again so I should be able to get more things going as we get used to the new routines.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Come inside..

Here is a Peak inside the bus....

Monday, August 10, 2009

Would you like one of these???

Ok so it is not a very good picture but the best I could do in the dark..
Ok Up for grabs is a Copy of our Signed Twilight Script. This script was signed by 22 of the Twilight Cast and crew.
Signatures include:
RPat, KStew, A. Greene, Billy Burke, C. Hardwicke, M. Rosenburg, (Can you make out who else because honestly I have forgotten.)
What do you have to do to win this script?
Easy as can be.
Simply follow us here and or follow us on Twitter.
Also let your friends know because for every friend you tell to follow us you will get an extra entry (as long as your friend tweets or comments your screen name to me.)
Our twitter can be found to the right of this post or find us by typing Thetwilightbus on
Easy right?
Like I said in the last post: easy as falling in love with a Vampire.
I will keep this open till the 30th of this month, August, for those who are lost in a time warp somewhere. On August 31 I will pick a winner and they will receive a high quality copy of the same script that is proudly hanging in the bus..
Have at it Twits and readers. I dare you...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Something big is coming...

Do you like to win??
Sure you do!
In the next day or two we will be posting a giveaway. What do you have to do to win? Comment, follow or twitter. As easy as falling in love with a Vampire (or a wolf for those on team Jacob).

Stay tuned and feel free to follow us on Twitter to see where the bus will be. (click on follow me in Twitter link in the right sidebar above the New Moon trailer.)

Monday, August 3, 2009

NEARLY finished bus...

I totally forgot to post pics of the NEARLY finished bus. Some things need to be redone but in the meantime...

A little laugh and FANS!!

OK I had to Tweet (we are on twitter) about the fact that we were laughing and contemplating taking pictures of the people literally hanging out their car windows on the freeway trying to take pictures of the bus!!

We went to Arden Fair Mall today and ran into fans of our own! More and more often we come out of a store to find people surrounding the bus and we are constantly having people snapping pictures. Well I decided we are going to take pics of some of the bus fans and post them here and perhaps have a section inside the bus to put fan photos. So here is our first official fan photo.

These fans are from Oregon..

Friday, July 31, 2009

OMC! (Oh My Carlisle!)

That was what I said when I opened the white cardboard envelope That arrived in our mail box today and revealed this:

Thank you Peter we cannot wait for the bus to comeback today so we can hang it up! Thank you!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Newspaper Article...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

First Glimpse...

Well after many problems... Here is a sneak peak at the bus so far.. It should be completed by Friday and our story should be in the paper tomorrow!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Moon Sneak Peak from Comic Con 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009


OMG I have the Peter Facinelli app on my iphone and today while in chat he came on!
I took a shot and asked him for an autographed picture of him as Carlisle for the bus.
HE SAID YES!!!!!!!
He took our address and now we are watching the mail for a photo made out to the Silva Bus!!
I am super excited can't you tell?!
Peter is awesome. He is super nice and he actually talked to me!
I almost died!
For those that don't know I would choose Carlisle over Edward anyday! I know I like the older men! Haha wow I guess Carlisle is REALLY older!
The bus was supposed to be done by today but now it should be done by tomorrow.
It is a frustrating process.
Ok well I am lurking on my app and need to get back to all my fellow appinellis!
Love ya appinellis!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Why A Twilight Bus??

OK so more people are asking why we would make a Twilight bus so I thought I would answer here.
First off we have 10 kids, a few who are special needs and medically fragile. We came across a small school bus for sale and it fit us all and the medical equipment and our strollers in it so we bought it.
I know it is embarrassing to be seen driving around in a "short bus" at least for my older kids so we thought of a way to make it less of an embarrassment and more fun to be seen in.
Me and most of my kids are HUGE Twilight fans so we decided to make it into a fan based sort of Mobile museum. The bus is our main mode of transportation so it is driven EVERYWHERE! We painted it black , With the help of a Local body Shop (Larrie Cain's Collision Center) and we got a sign guy (ICR signs) to make all the vinyl for it. We paid for materials and the companies donated their time.
Inside we are collecting Twilight memorabilia of all kinds to put on display. The only music that plays is the Twilight soundtrack of which we know all the words (even my 17 month old knows how to "sing" along).
We are teaming with to get some more things for inside the bus. So far we have 3 posters, a photo and a copy of the Twilight script (complete with facsimile signatures from Ebay!)

We have been stopped by people all over wanting to take a picture and it is not even done yet! This Tuesday the bus goes in to get it vinyl on it. We will be featured in the local newspaper on Thursday. We are so excited!

I am trying and hoping to maybe contact some of the actors from the movies to get some special things for the inside.
We do not charge anyone for anything, everyone who wants to can come see it take pictures ect. We are just trying to make a positive out of a negative and to bring positive attention to our family in a fun way.

So join us. If you have something you would like to donate email me and I will give you contact info and any donations of Items will have the donor's name on it on display inside (unless the donor does not want it on).

Hope this answers your questions but feel free to contact me if you have more!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mock ups...

So what do you think. Remember these are previews...