Sunday, February 23, 2014

Books 10 & 11!

My 10th book on my Empty Shelf is "Storm Front" by Jim Butcher. This is my second time reading this book. My first time through I did not like it, but now that I have gotten more into fantasy literature Hubby wanted me to give it another shot. This is the first book of the Harry Dresden series. I understood it more this time though & therefore liked it more, but I definantly did not enjoy it as much as Hubby does :)
My 11th book to read this year was "Scraps - Adventures in Scrapbooking" by Wendy Bagley. This is a very corny book written about scrapbooking by someone who wants to scrap, but just can't get the hang of it. Also, her sister is a scrapbooker, I think the books main point was to make fun of her sister.

11 books already! Whoohoo :)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lanier is 1!

Today we celebrated this little cutie turning 1!
A big cupcake for such a little thing!
She was very prim & proper while eating her very first ever cupcake
She didn't want to make a mess in her adorable new outfit!

So Gram helped her out
She's sooo adorable!
Hello Daddy, this is a yummy cupcake!
Here mommy, you try some!
Sitting with her playmates, the lovely baby in purple on the end is Addiejane, our friends April & Eric's sweet baby :)

Hubby & I got Lanier a Darth Tater, because her daddy is a Star Wars nerd ;)

I can't get any reception!
She was waving at the camera :)
Luke was enjoying the present opening! :)
As was Lanier!
Look Aunt Angie, My own pony!!!

Suddenly my foot feels lighter!
It's mine!
Uncle Patrick is performing a science experiment...
It was a great birthday party! I still find it hard to believe my childhood friends are having children! But here's the proof!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Books 8 & 9!

The 8th book on my Empty Shelf is "The Lincoln Lawyer" by Michael Connelly. My mother in law has been telling me I needed to read this author for awhile now. This book has Matthew Mcconaughey on the cover which was a great reason to read it ;) I really enjoyed the book! Hubby & I will be watching the movie soon :)
The 9th book I added to the shelf was "Exposed - Confessions of a Wedding Photographer" by Claire Lewis. This was a quick read, I got through it in 2 nights. It is very interesting, mixing crazy wedding stories with her own life stories. All through high school I wanted to be a wedding consultant, and I really enjoy hearing wedding stories :)
I would definitely recommend both of these books!
How's your reading coming along this year?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thanksgiving was created by the turkey company!

Or how about: Fourth of July was created by the fireworks company!
Better yet: I don't celebrate Thanksgiving because I don't want "forced thankfulness" 
Do these sentiments sound as ridiculous to you as this does to me: Valentines Day is just a made up holiday started by Hallmark... Or I don't want forced love once a year...
Valentines Day is not about buying cards or being forced to show someone you love them. Valentines day is about celebrating the love you feel year round. Just like we don't only celebrate Jesus' love & sacrifice for us once a year on Christmas, we also shouldn't show love only once a year. But I feel that it is very nice to have one day a year where everyone is joining together in a huge celebration of all the love in our lives! And it doesn't have to all be romantic love, this blog would become way to long if I listed all the people I love (believe me I just tryed ;) )
I would just love to see more love spread today than hate :) so remember to tell someone today that you love them! Happy Valentines Day!!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Elias!

Little Elias turned 3 today!
We celebrated at Chuck E Cheese
We all had a great time!
It's hard to believe that 3 years ago today he only weighed 1lb 12oz!

Now look at the cutie!

I had to take this pic, as soon as the candles were blown out big brother swooped in & readied the cake for cutting :)

Proud mommy & big brother

Daddy the rock star
Mr. Cool

What color is this?

They got to go in the ticket grab & got as many tickets as they could while they blew all around them! Elias caught more with his hoodie than his hands! ;)
Already driving?! How did he grow up so fast?!
Ski Ball champ!

So many games!!!

I got to push the pedals while Conner steered :)
It was his idea, he's a problem solver!

Happy birthday Elias!!! You were a miracle baby, & you are growing into a wonderful young man! Bo loves you!!!