Thursday, December 30, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Extra Credit by Andrew Clements
Listen by Rene Gutteridge
The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge
Saving Sailor by Renee Riva
I don't think that I could choose just one favorite out of the books, but there is a good chance I would read any of them again.
If you like mysteries read Listen or Anathema or The Thirteenth Tale. If you like adventure, read The Voyage of the Dawn Treader or The Mountain Between Us. I had to read Poetry Matters for one of my classes this summer and would recommend it to anyone that wants to get better at writing.
What good books did you read this year?
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Duck and Goose, It's Time for Christmas by Tad Hills is a cute board book for young children. If you have liked any of the other Duck and Goose board books, this one would be one to look for. A short simple story with great illustrations that I enjoyed.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
I don't buy candy to pass out to children, and it being Sunday, there was nowhere in town to go in the evening besides the grocery store or a fast food place. So after I got up from my afternoon nap, I walked to the grocery store to get some molasses and made gingersnaps. Then I put on my walking shoes, and took off on an evening walk with baggies of four to six cookies each. I stopped at a half dozen friends' homes and rang the doorbell. Most were surprised to see me, then even more surprised I was there to give them homemade cookies. It was a great way to avoid having to answer the doorbell and I got in an hour walk.
And just in case you like to sew, my sister is hosting a giveaway on her blog.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
1. Amana Colonies in Iowa
2. Herbert Hoover birthplace in West Branch, Iowa
3. Laura Ingalls Wilder place in Burr Oak, Iowa
4. Toronto, Canada
5. Niagara Falls
6. Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio to watch a Indians-Twins game
My favorite was Niagara Falls...we took a ride on the Maid of the Mist and got quite close to the waterfall, which was amazing. The waterfall doesn't seem that impressive until you get really close. But all the places were fun to visit and I would probably go back to all of them, except maybe the Laura Ingalls Wilder place in Iowa. It was smaller and less developed than some of the other Ingalls places I have been to.
Where did you go this summer?
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
On another note, I am not much for pictures of me, but my sister Amanda took this picture of us on our birthday earlier this week. We celebrate together most years...don't think it is the same any other way. This year we went out for lunch at Baja Sol. For supper we had grilled hamburgers, but that is almost a given for the fourth of July. We had ice cream a couple times too.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Do you have any summer projects?
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
some quotes from the picture book Love is a Good Thing to Feel by Barbara Joose
"Love is a good thing to feel. It makes a party in your heart." and "Loving someone is like a maraschino cherry. It makes everything just a little bit better." and a card made by Clair