Friday, December 31, 2010

Fall Into Reading 2010 wrap-up

Things were pretty crazy through December, what with my earlier than usual Christmas party, the anticipation of the arrival of my newest niece, and then of course, heading home for Christmas.  So, I never did get around to blogging the end of the Fall Into Reading challenge.

My list of books to read was pretty thin in the beginning.  And, truth be told, I didn't read anything on that original list, except to finish the book duo I was reading when I started!  So, without further ado, here is what I read this fall:

Even Now - Karen Kingsbury
Ever After - Karen Kingsbury 
God's Gift - Dee Henderson
Before I Wake - Dee Henderson
The Silent Sea - Clive Cussler
Firestorm - Iris Johansen
Just Beyond the Clouds - Karen Kingsbury 
Three Fates - Nora Roberts
Eight Days to Live - Iris Johanson
Plan B - Johnathan Tropper
Kiss - Ted Dekker & Erin Healey
Black Hills - Nora Roberts
Our Red Hot Romance is Leaving Me Blue - Dixie Cash
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
Bed of Roses - Nora Roberts
Savor the Moment - Nora Roberts
The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson
Born In Fire - Nora Roberts
Born In Ice - Nora Roberts
Born In Shame - Nora Roberts
Cosmic Christmas - Max Lucado
That Perfect Someone - Johanna Lindsey
Happy Ever After - Nora Roberts      

And yes, that is 23 books in total.  I read fast, so sue me!  (and that brings me to a grand total of 72 books for the year - the most I've read in a single year since I started keeping track in 2007) 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Emily's Kitchen Sink Shampoo

When we were little girls, my dad would wash our hair in the kitchen sink for a special treat.  He has started doing the same with Emily sometimes when he is the one bathing her.....I managed to capture some of the fun!


I'm not sure she is completely sold and able to relax and enjoy it while in the midst, but she keeps asking for him to do it again, so I guess she does like it!









Thursday, December 23, 2010

Baby Anna



I made it in town on Tuesday just in time to visit at the hospital for a few minutes and capture the new addition leaving the hospital to head home.




She's a little peanut......6 pounds 3 ounces at birth


She found her thumb! It hasn't been constant yet, but I bet she will take after her big sister!


Grandpa's pretty smitten.....




Pearlie, Great-Granddaddy, Anna and Mommy



First time in the bouncy seat while we were eating dinner tonight.....not sure she really liked it. Maybe later....






Monday, December 20, 2010

Auntie - part deux!

Anna Pearl - born 12/19/2010 at 8:40pm. She is 6 pounds, 3 ounces, 19 inches long.  This pic looks so much like her big sister to me!  Can't wait to get home and snuggle up with this cutie-pie!




Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Color Week - Green

Saw this idea on my friend Kelly's blog and thought I'd play along


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thanksgiving photos

So, I spent Thanksgiving playing with my new camera....taking lots and lots of photos and a few videos as well.  So, word of warning....there are lots of pics here.


Helping Grandpa load the important diet coke drawer....


Getting tickled by aunt Jenni!



Riding Trigger!  He finally has made the move from Grandpa and Pearlie's house back to Emily's house (only 6 months after she got him for her birthday).



Engrossed in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney. It's about the only show she will watch on TV - which is not entirely a bad thing.



Doing the Hot Dog Dance!! Wish I had video of this one.



Picking our her Toms shoes - we all got a pair courtesy of Grandpa - and so children on the other side of the world got new shoes too!



Heather, Phillip & Emily went to be with his family on Thursday, so we celebrated on Friday.






Emily had a sleepover Friday night and woke up Saturday to help Grandpa bake bread and make waffles.  Yum!





This is Emily telling me she is ready for me to stop taking pictures!!



Taking care of Lambie and Dottie....


Reading with Pearlie!



I've got a couple of fun videos as well....am going to try and post them in a separate post.