Saturday, June 20, 2009

Chillin Squirrel

caught this squirrel just chillin in the tree.....he actually let me walk out on the deck and get real close......


















Spring Reading Thing Wrapup

I didn't have much of a list to start with .....so here is just the recap of what I did read:

The Shack by William Paul Young
--interesting read - my prior reading of Frank Peretti made it pretty easy to embrace the imagination of a different perspective of God

--I have loved watching Heath Ledger since 10 Things I Hate About You - it was an interesting read with lots of fun pictures

Tribute by Nora Roberts
The Villa by Nora Roberts
--definitely found a new favorite author. saw the TV movie of Tribute not long after I finished it and was reminded why I prefer reading books to seeing movies of books (it was a lot different with lots of missing pieces)

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
Second Glance by Jodi Picoult
--another new author for me....not sure what I think. Her books take me longer to get into than I ususally prefer, but they are not bad.

Amazonia by James Rollins
The Last Oracle by James Rollins
The Judas Strain by James Rollins
Excavation by James Rollins
--another new favorite author, courtesy of my Phillip-in-law......mystery, thriller, medical, spy stuff, etc

Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch
--chick lit, but not very uplifting and had more language and sketchy scenes than I usually prefer

Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs
--I love the TV show Bones, which is based on these books. I like the TV show better.

Memory in Death by J.D. Robb
--Nora Roberts writes under this nom de plume.....this one was a futuristic cop drama. Didn't love it so much. Probably will just stick to Nora Roberts writing as herself.

Currently I'm reading The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes by Bryan Burrough. It was recommended to me by a friend at church and since I work for a descendant of one of the 4 men profiled in the book, thought it might be especially interesting. So far so good, though it is a slower read than normal for me.

That's it for now.....tune in come Fall for more book reading posts!




Sunday, June 14, 2009

Emily's birthday

Spent the past weekend out in the country to celebrate Emily's first birthday.....can't even believe it has been a whole year already!  Enjoy a glimpse into our Saturday!


video

and for those interested......here is what I made for Emily's present.....a repurposed cardboard box.....and of course, it was full of toys and clothes! :-)








Thursday, June 11, 2009

Stormy Weather

Almost 4 inches at rain at my house in the last 24 hours.....lots of wind and maybe almost a tornado in my part of the state.

Thankfully, I never lost power (there are still 250,000 people without power) and only had two casualties in my yard.

A tree branch from the neighbor's yard is hanging into mine.....





















and the most sad.....my new wind chimes snapped. I think I can fix them though - just some good wood glue should do it....

















Sunday, June 07, 2009