10 years ago... I was pregnant with Julian, my first, and just getting over the all-day sickness. I was beginning to feel like I could suddenly become a gymnast (ask Camille.) My fourth grade class was SO fun and my family, who was in town, attended our 4th grade Mini-Society Activity. (When I look back at the pictures, I can't help thinking, "How could I have been that huge only half-way through the pregnancy?!)
5 things on my to-do list today... 1. Get to church on time - check! 2. Find someone to give stuffed mushrooms to - check! 3. Give back all the books I've borrowed recently - check! 4. Take a nap - check! 5. Finish reading Uglies - still working on it
What I would do if I were suddenly made a millionaire... Invest most of it so we could live off the interest. Use the interest to eventually pay our debts, buy new cars that don't break down, and go to Disneyland. (Hopefully we'll have enough to do that this summer anyway. Both kids are expecting it for Logan's "off-treatment" celebration.) Ulitmately, stop working and volunteer by helping other families with childhood cancer and visiting burn victims.
5 places I have lived... 1. Provo, Utah 2. Midway, Utah 3. Homestead, Florida 4. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico 5. Pleasant Grove, Utah
Something you might not know about me... I love road trips. The fact that I haven't been on any for many years is just a sign that the perfect time is approaching. Can't wait to show the kids more of the world!
Check out my goodreads section on the right! If you are a reader and would like to be on my friend's list, let me know. This is a great website to see what your friends are reading, to write reviews on books you've read and to keep track of the books you'd like to read!
I've had the opportunity to read some fabulous book lately!!! Here are some of my faves.
THE BURNING WITHIN This is an incredibly insightful book. Don't let the fact that it includes a near-death experience scare you away. It's only one chapter and very much UN-like the other wierd one I read several years ago. This book is a grabber from the beginning and gets better as you go. My favorite thing about this book is how the author, Ranelle, describes what she learns about love, life and herself as she begins to recover from her extensive and severe burns. Ranelle happens to have moved into a house a block away from mine a few months ago and I've had several wonderful conversations with her. As soon as you meet her you can feel love emanating from her, including you in its warmth. She is an incredible woman, who continues to live true to the lessons she has learned from her experiences. She's an example to me and all those who meet her.
BEFORE MIDNIGHT This piece of fiction is fantastically written and very much a "gripper," difficult to put down. I never imagined I'd read a semi-realistic Cinderella story that would be as deeply thought out and filled with so many clever surprises! Plus, I love fiction novels that are set in times when Ladies were lady-like and proper, Lords of the manor were absent and mysterious and people still travelled on horseback and in horse-drawn carriages. (ie. Emily Bronte types) There was one thing I easily predicted, but I had no idea how things would progress and turn out in the end! This is a must read, especially if you are a romantic.
If you read a fabulous book, post it in the comment section with a short review. Then we can all add them to our book lists and enjoy them!
This is way too facsinating...especially when I'm so tired. I must make myself stop. Hehe. I'm going to read a little, then turn in. Rest well, my friends...or are you going to check out this website now??? Come on. It's better when it's your own face!
I am an optimist. I try to find the positive and beauty in everyone and everything around me. My religion and my little boy with cancer are the filters through which I view life.
Perpective is everything.