Thursday, July 16, 2009

I am leaving my husband for the weekend. He will be very very lonely and sad. He will also waste away with nothing to eat in the house other than rice crispy treats and fruit snacks. Poor Jeff.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Luxe Series

If you know anything about me, you know that I love to read. I'll read just about anything, but one of my favorite genres is young adult/teen fiction. I know, I know. It's like a guilty pleasure. Anyway, my most recent journey into this genre has been The Luxe Series. The series is set in New York City in 1899. It follows several teen girls of various social status and explores how complicated and intertwined their lives are. From lavish balls and Florida vacations to secret midnight meetings and backstabbing best friends, things are never quite as they appear to be in this series. Each chapter begins with a newspaper clipping, a note from one character to another, or an exerpt from a book on ettiquette of the time. I have read all three books and cannot wait for the fourth and final book to be published in October (the 27th - my birthday!). If anyone knows of another good young adult series that can satisfy my addiction while I anxiously await for October, please let me know!!

PS - I would definitely not recommend this series for any of my fourth graders. Not for several years even. The books are very tateful, but they do get a little racy as the series progresses.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Coming (Back) to America

I cannot wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day that my sister will start being just a phone call away again. For the past two weeks, my sister and my dad have been serving the Lord in Africa. I am so proud of both of them. Even though I don't get to see my sister as much as I would like, I do talk to her on the phone almost everyday, and sometimes more than once or twice a day! Not being able to call or text her these past two weeks have been killing me! Even though nothing at all exciting has happened to tell her, I still feel like she has missed so much. I know exciting things have been happening in her life and I cannot wait to hear all about them when she gets back. Hurry home, guys!
This picture was taken on their last trip to Africa. Both Dad and Heather take such great pictures over there!