Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm back! It's been awhile since I've posted anything new, I've just been taking a bit of a break from the computer lately. That should mean that I've accomplished all kinds of wonderful things, but of course that's not so. :)

I've been playing a lot with these two sweetie pies of course. They are doing good by the way. Leo has to go for his booster (regular) flu shot this afternoon. Right in the middle of nap time naturally! I can't believe how many shots these poor kiddos have had this fall, and they are both still due for their booster swine flu shot in a couple weeks. Ughh!

Jesse has been sick the past few days with a fever. Today he seems to be doing much much better so I'm hopeful that we will still make it up to my parents' for Thanksgiving, we'll see.

This is what I've really been doing lately. Reading way too much! I love to read except that I just get so sucked in and I can't put the book down and I get nothing else done. So I'm done with my little pile of books and I'm done reading for awhile.

So here are my book reviews :)
I've read quite a few books by Nicholas Sparks and usually enjoy them, but The Choice disappointed me. I liked the falling in love story that most of the book is about, but I had a hard time appreciating the conflict of sorts that it built up to. I guess I didn't like his 'choice'.

The Lovely Bones was really good. I'm not very into horror/crime/murder mystery kinda stuff and I was skeptical this book would be along those lines. It is after all a story of a dead girl after she dies. This is a really beautiful story though more about the lasting effects her passing had on the people around her.

And lastly the Twilight Saga. Yeah this one is kinda embarrassing, but I enjoyed them so much that I'll own up to reading them ;) I was searching for anything decent from the grocery store book selection and saw Twilight. I really had no idea what it was, I thought it was a TV show. Anyway these books really pulled me in and I could barely wait to run out and get the next one. The books reminded me a little of the romance between Buffy and Angel in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer show (yes, I liked that show ;) The idea is similar, Bella is a high school girl and Edward is a vampire- although in her eyes he is more of an angel. It is of course very silly, but such a fun story. There is a lot of humor in this very powerful love story along with the vampires, werewolves and supernatural.
I made one big mistake and rented the first twilight movie after finishing the books. The trailer looked awful, but I held out hope. It was so terrible I had to go back and re-read half of the last book just to reset the characters in my head. Don't judge these books by the movies.

Jacob and I are working on painting the kitchen, I will put up pictures when It's done. And this old toy box belonged to Jacob and his mom before him. I just got a new coat of paint and I still need to do the lid, but it's already getting used. I really like this color. It reminds me of the walls of my ancient elementary school.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!


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