May 26, 2010


The kids finished 2nd grade on May 20th. They had a great teacher this year. We will miss you Mrs. Zackery!!

We went on our first 2010 camping voyage last weekend. It also happened to be our wedding anniversary! For those of you keeping count it's now 16 years of bliss. :)

Here's a few pictures of our camping weekend. Abby was the only one in the water when I finally got the camera out. But the boys had fun in the water too. It was to cold IMHO, but Abby was in it everday.

This is the view I had of the lake. :) Loved it!!!!

We also did some fishing, but Wyatt didn't feel like it. So he stood on the bank and pouted.

May 09, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!!

Last night the kids went to Kids Night Out at the YMCA and Troy took me out for supper at Red Lobster! He asked where I wanted to go and I told him I didn't care as long as the fries were not served in a bag. It was fantastic! The kids had a great time at the Y swimming, playing games and watching a movie.

Happy Mothers Day to all women in the world who play a role in a child's life. Whether you be an aunt, a grandmother or a mom. This day is for you!!!

May 08, 2010

"Flirting with Forty" by Jane Porter

Im Jackie Laurens and 18 months ago if you looked at my life on paper, you'd think it was fabulous. Gorgeous husband, Daniel, 12 years of marriage, two kids and a big house. The not so good part? I discorvered Daniel was having an affair.

He got the 2nd home and the Porsche. She got the kdis and a broken heart. Now Jackie, post-divorce and heading toward the big 4-0, is on vacation in summy Hawaii and staring down her upcoming birthday alone. But not for long. She's soon falling for Kai, her gorgeous, much younger surf instructor, and the wild passionate fling they have becomes the biggest surprise of Jackie's life.

Back home in Seattle, Jasckie has to struggle with single parenthood and memories of Kai. He hasn't forgotten her. Yet thousands of miles of ocean-not to mention an age difference that feels even wider-separates them. And, of course, her friends disapprove. When a choice must be made, can she, will she risk everything for her chance at happiness?

Really fun light book! I enjoyed it. It was all tied together in a big red bow in the end and the journey was pretty funny. Considering the book I just finished, this is exactly what I needed.

May 02, 2010

"The Hour I First Believed" by Wally Lamb

When forty-seven-year-old high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his younger wife, Maureen, a school nurse, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, Caelum returns home to Three Rivers, Connecticut, to be with his aunt who has just had a stroke. But Maureen finds herself in the school library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed, as two vengeful students go on a carefully premeditated, murderous rampage. Miraculously she survives, but at a cost: she is unable to recover from the trauma. Caelum and Maureen flee Colorado and return to an illusion of safety at the Quirk family farm in Three Rivers. But the effects of chaos are not so easily put right, and further tragedy ensues.

While Maureen fights to regain her sanity, Caelum discovers a cache of old diaries, letters, and newspaper clippings in an upstairs bedroom of his family's house. The colorful and intriguing story they recount spans five generations of Quirk family ancestors, from the Civil War era to Caelum's own troubled childhood. Piece by piece, Caelum reconstructs the lives of the women and men whose legacy he bears. Unimaginable secrets emerge; long-buried fear, anger, guilt, and grief rise to the surface.

As Caelum grapples with unexpected and confounding revelations from the past, he also struggles to fashion a future out of the ashes of tragedy. His personal quest for meaning and faith becomes a mythic journey that is at the same time quintessentially contemporary—and American.

This was my least favorite Lamb book. It drug on and on and Im really not sure why I kept reading it and ended up finishing it.

Camping! YEA!!

This week Dh brought the camper home from storage! YEA! I spent about 2 hours out there that night just hanging out and airing out. No little insect visitors were found so I was very thankful for that!!

On Friday night the family spent the night in the camper. So I guess you could say we have 1 night camping already! :) Yes it was in the driveway but it was still a lot of fun, but darn was it COLD!!

Friday dh also traded in our truck for a new truck, new to us truck. It will work much better for towing so we'll beable to camp farther from home. We are VERY excited about that! I think another camping trip to Minnesota is on the agenda for late summer.