Sunday, February 21, 2010

Where will YOU be on 8-24-2010?

I will be at the bookstore getting THIS...... and then reading the remainder of the day until the book is finished!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Camping... sorta

A few months ago, Ben set up the tent in our backyard for a Father Son campout :) They never actually slept in the tent (because mean ol'mom said NO - this was in November and it was cold at night!) but Ryan did enjoy taking his toys out to the tent and playing :)

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Wild Animal Park 2-2-2010

My awesome friend Janae took me and Ryan to the Wild Animal Park this week! It was a ton of fun - we saw the lions, gorillas, giraffes and cheetahs, went on the tram ride, the petting zoo and the play area! I didn't have my camera with me and my stupid phone doesn't take pictures, but luckily Janae has a fancy iPhone (that yes... I almost stole from her) and we were able to get a few pictures of the kids :)

Friday, February 05, 2010

The Time Traverler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
So I really liked the idea of the story. I did not like however some of the content and language in the book. That's why I only gave it 3 stars. Someone as creative as Audrey Niffenegger who can come up with a story as creative as this can surely think of other words to use rather than the constant F-bomb. That was a disappointment because otherwise the book would have been fantastic!

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Thanksgiving... Finally!

We had Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year! (well last year... you get the idea) We were so excited to have our own house that we thought it would be a good idea to do something crazy like having the Hoy and States families over for the big event! It was a lot of fun and dinner was really good - cook a turkery by myself (almost!) and it was yummy! Good pies and Ben made homemade cranberry sauce that was very yummy! Don't have too many pictures but trust me it was fun!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Something Good to Read

A few months ago some friends started a book club and it has been such a treat! I really love it! My brain has felt mushy lately because I'm not working and spend my days with a 2 year old (whom I LOVE) but I never really have to THINK about anything. With that said, I love my book club! We have read some amazing books that I think EVERYONE should read.

Number 1: The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games and Catching Fire) If I tried to describe to you what the book was about you wouldn't want to read it... but it is seriously one of the BEST freaking books I have ever read! There are some slight similarities to the Twilight series, but Hunger Games in my opinion is about 100x better! Yea that's right... BETTER THAN TWILIGHT! I said it! There is a 3rd book to the series that is due to come out August 24, 2010 and I seriously cannot wait! Ben even read these books. Usually he is a SUPER SLOW reader but he couldn't put these books down and read them fairly quickly!

Number 2: The Help by Kathyrn StockettThis book is not at all what I thought it was going to be. It's a great story that makes you want to get off your bum and do something productive.

Number 3: The Summer Kitchen By Lisa WingateThis book is pretty much like The Help - completely different story but it makes you want to help others.
Another good read along the lines of The Help and The Summer Kitchen is A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick. All three books are written similarly and I couldn't put them down!

Right now I'm reading The Time Traveler's Wife and it is pretty good, but has some choice words that are necessary... which makes me bummed. Won't make me HAVE TO read list.
I'm seriously obsessed with reading right now so if you have any great book suggestions please let me know! Also a great site is

Disneyland in November...

Yup... It's now February and I think it's about time to blog about last November :)

My mom's birthday was the Monday before Thanksgiving so we went and had a blast... We went on a few rides, saw Santa, Mrs Claus and Woody and Jessie... Ryan and I did an interview for for their Santa's Reindeer Roundup - Never actually saw the video so I don't know if they used my clip or not :)