Sunday, October 31, 2010


I got some pictures of Luke when he got his bath today. I was talking to him while he got his bath and he smiled at me. These are straight out of the camera no cropping, just resized.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Susanne is the host for Friday's Fave Five.

My Fave Five this week.

1. My Grandbabies, Bella and Luke. They are growing so fast and yes they are twins.


2. My computer, my son just updated and added new hardware, he's a computer engineer and keeps my computer working, he's awesome, so now it's better and faster.

3. I've been working on some scrapbook pages this week. I love to scrapbook. So I guess I am thankful for my camera, which gives me the pictures to scrapbook.

4. We've been having some wonderful weather this week. Sunny and temps in the low 60's. Well, except for Monday, a really bad storm blew through.

5. And my bagels and cream cheese. They are so good! I usually have one in the evening while I'm reading. They are very tasty!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


This is my Great Nephew Noah. Shopping for his Halloween costume. Scarrrrry!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Over at Should Be Reading WWW Wednesday is going on. What is this? Here is some info for you.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

Recently Finished
The Bride's Farewell - Meg Rosoff

Reading Next
Season of Water and Ice - Donald Lystra

Monday, October 25, 2010


We had some chilly days last week. The little heater in the laundry room comes on the makes it toasty warm. It's also where the dogs, Katie and Bubba like to hang out. They lay or sit in front of it when it comes one.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Luke likes to look at my flannel shirt. He will even "talk" to it. So this morning his mom laid him in the crib and wrapped the flannel shirt around him. He was very happy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


"The Bride's Farewell" by Meg Rosoff
Product Description(
A young woman runs away from home and finds love in the most unexpected place
In Meg Rosoff's fourth novel, a young woman in 1850s rural England runs away from home on horseback the day she's to marry her childhood sweetheart. Pell is from a poor preacher's family and she's watched her mother suffer for years under the burden of caring for an ever-increasing number of children. Pell yearns to escape the inevitable repetition of such a life.
She understands horses better than people and sets off for Salisbury Fair, where horse trading takes place, in the hope of finding work and buying herself some time. But as she rides farther away from home, Pell's feelings for her parents, her siblings, and her fiancé surprise her with their strength and alter the course of her travels. And her journey leads her to find love where she least expects it.
# Hardcover: 224 pages
# Publisher: Viking Adult (August 6, 2009)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0670020990

MY THOUGHTS: I got this book as a review book. I have read a couple of Meg Rosoff's books before. This one I loved. It's set during the year of 1850 and Pell is suppose to marry Birdie, but she runs away before her wedding. Pell is determined not to be like her mother. Having too many babies and living in poverty. Pell loves horses and knows everything about their care. She wants to be a blacksmith in a time when women didn't work outside the home. And being a blacksmith is a man's job. Hard times fall on Pell as she is at the horse fair. She loses her little brother, her horse and gets cheated out of her money. As Pell wonders the countryside from town to town looking for the man that took her money she finds lots of folks that don't except her for what she is. But Pell finds one of the men she met at the horse fair and stays the winter in his barn. Waiting for the man who took her money. Does Pell find her horse and brother? Does she find love? You'll have to read the book to find out. I highly recommend this book if you like reading about this century and the people and ways they live.


[This is a free review book.]

Friday, October 22, 2010


I have been working on a couple baby afghans for my niece. She is having twins in December. I finally got them both done.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


The picture says it all.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


"Labor Day" by Joyce Maynard
Product Description(
With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, lonely, friendless thirteen-year-old Henry spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming with only his emotionally fragile, long-divorced mother for company. But everything changes on the Thursday before the holiday weekend when a mysterious bleeding man named Frank asks Henry for a hand. Over the next five days, Henry will learn some of life's most valuable lessons, about the breathless pain of jealousy, the power of betrayal, and the importance of putting those we care about above ourselves—and that real love is worth waiting for.
From acclaimed author Joyce Maynard comes a beautiful, poignant tale of love, sex, adolescence, and devastating treachery as seen through the eyes of a young teenager—and the man he later becomes.
# Paperback: 272 pages
# Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (August 3, 2010)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0061843415
# ISBN-13: 978-0061843419

MY THOUGHTS: This is my book clubs choice for this month. I really liked reading this book. It was an easy book to read. About a boy coming of age. Henry is a lonely boy growing up with his mother, with visits with his dad and his new family. Henry isn't into sports but he is beginning to look at girls in a whole different way. And then Frank, an escaped convict, comes to stay with them for 6 days. His mother falls in love, Henry finds a girlfriend and Henry also learns about betrayal at the hands of a girl. What Henry doesn't realize is that love is a powerful emotion and can change your life. Joyce Maynard wrote a beautiful book about a young man coming of age. I really liked all the characters in the book. They all played an important part in Henry's life. Does Henry find his love for life? Does his mother find love? You'll have to read the book to find out. And the ending of the book is totally unexpected, at least on my part.


Monday, October 18, 2010


We tried to feed Bella last night from a spoon to see if she was ready. Well, she wasn't! Here is her say on the matter.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I worked yesterday afternoon on several scrapbook pages.

I collect chickens of all kinds. They are all over my kitchen. This page shows the ones sitting in my kitchen window. The title is Collections.

A few years ago my hubby and I went to Canada for vacation. This page is of the train ride we took. It was a 3 hour ride into the mountains. Beautiful! The title is Road Trip.

A couple months ago I was playing around with my new camera. I took some pictures of myself. It's really hard to take pictures of yourself as your arm isn't long enough to get a good picture. The title is Just Me.

This one is of a family gathering at my house a couple of years ago. The title is Gathering.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Today is my Nephew's 17th birthday. It doesn't seem possible that he's 17. I was there when he was born. Wow, where does the time go. This is Brad's picture when he was about 4 or 5.

This is Brad now. All grown up, well, he thinks he's all grown up. But teenagers always think their grown up no matter what age they are.

Happy Birthday Brad!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010


I was taking some pictures this week and got these of my hubby and Katie, she's the dog. LOL Katie likes to lay behind you on the pillow. That way she can see if anyone comes in the house or walks by. She's always on guard duty. She thinks she's a Bull Dog! LOL Anyway here's Katie and my hubby.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I've been working on a baby afghan for my niece. She is expecting twins in December. Twin boys. I've got one done and have started the other one.

This is Megan, David and Noah. Noah is 5 now and is really happy about getting some new brothers.