Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Soldiers Wife ****

A novel full of grand passion and intensity, The Soldier's Wife asks "What would you do for your family?" "What should you do for a stranger?" and "What would you do for love?"
As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship and her family safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.
Last month the Monday after Labor day my baby started preschool. Tuesday morning of course she sleeps in til eight when she needs to be at school at 9:30. That morning she wakes up and I try being really happy and cheerful tying to get her excited about going.... however she wasn't really looking forward to it. Lyric kept saying " Mommy can you just come with me?" of course I just had to keep repeating "I'll drive you there" :( But I dropped her off and she just went in and when it was time to pick her up two and half hours later she yells" Mom" right when she saw me, and it made me feel awesome, it was the kind of yell that meant she had lots to tell me. And I was right.... she loved it!! She is going two days a week and that's not good enough she wants to go everyday!!

 Second day of school... Since I took her picture the first day Lyric thought we had to have another!

For School Lyric's teacher Miss Dani wanted to have the class decorate pumpkins for the Benson Grism Mill Pumpkin walk and the theme was Dr Suese, and it so happened that Lyric love the Grinch!! ( The day Lyric had to turn her pumpkin in)

The day of Lyric's first field trip at the Pumpkin Walk. She was so excited to go and look for her pumpkin but was disappointed when we didn't get to take it home.

Lyric playing in the kids Hay Maze

Friday, September 16, 2011

Falling Home By Karen White ****

When Cassie Madison was twenty years old, she left her small Georgia hometown for an exciting life in New York City. Now she’s in her early thirties, is at the top of her game career-wise, and engaged to an intelligent, charming man. But a phone call from her sister puts all that on hold – their father is dying, and Cassie must return home for his final days. Cassie and her sister, Harriet, haven’t spoken since Harriet stole Cassie’s fiance and married him – inspiring Cassie to flee to New York. But when she gets to meet her nieces and nephews, spends time with Harriet and all the family members and friends she left behind all those years ago, she starts to question her glamorous New York lifestyle – maybe her new life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

I love this book.... prob my favorite book of all time. Must read.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hot Trip to AZ

Last week Lyric and I travel to AZ with Conner's family( my in-laws) We left Sunday Aug 7th and came home the following Sunday Aug 14th. It was a fun trip but was also hot, but not as bad as I thought it would be. We swam, fished, went rock hoping in the creek, did puzzles, and went shopping in Sedona. We had a big group of us so it was fun for Lyric to play with all her cousins. So many thing happened that it would be a lot to tell.... so I thought I would share the Pictures and you could get the idea of all the fun we had.

 Cousin Koda and Lyric

 Spider we found outside the house we stayed at


                                                  Lyric playing at the park
 Gavin being silly
 Grandpa Nelson Fishing with Lyric
 Helping Hunter catch a fish
 Gavin and Lyric
 Me and Lyric getting ready to swim
 Lyric and Hunter
 Roman and Desi
 Lyric, Gavin, Koda and Hazel
 Grandma with the Girls
 Diane and Bill
 Roman and Lyric at the Creek
 Bill and Desi

Fair With The McNairs

 Lyric and Layne

Front Layne & Crew 
Back Lyric

Lyric's Birthday Party

 Cousin Luke from the Nelson side

 Alisha and Janiece

 Cousin Luke from the Kelson side

The 4-wheeler we bought for Lyric

Desi's Trip to Utah

When Desi came to Utah we decided to hike Ensigns Peak. Then came home and went swimming at Desert Peak Complex. Had lots of fun!!