Monday, September 27, 2010

What's one more?

I just finished reading this:

At 1007 pages including illustrations and endnotes, it is the longest book I have read in quite a long time. However, I started it Saturday afternoon, and finished Sunday evening. I didn't spend all my time reading either. Whew!

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

This book is an epic saga, of which Way of Kings is the first of a planned ten-book series. (According to Wikipedia). Goodness that is 10,000 pages! What a stack of paper. The story follows several different characters for the main story lines. I'm expecting them all to weave in together. However, in a 1000 pages, the story was only just beginning! Sword fights, special powers, unique plant life, and a diverse culture and religion all give life and depth. My favorite two characters are Shallan and Kaladin. They lead very different lives, but seem to have the same determination to succeed. When the story ends, both have just embarked on a new era in their lives. One which Sanderson left wide open to his creativity. Here is hoping the new one arrives quickly!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Busy, Busy!

I had such a lovely weekend. It was such a busy weekend! :D My grandpa came through Friday, then he came through again on Sunday and brought a friend. Mike taught him how to play Wii bowling. It was great.

I also got to see my friend Candice. Yeah!! I haven't seen her in almost two years. We stayed up late.... talked, caught up. It was lovely. Anybody have an adventurous weekend??

Have you ever had Peach Nehi? It is peach flavored soda. My husband introduced me to it, and it is yummy. Particularly with vanilla ice cream! I had it for dessert yesterday.


Saturday, September 18, 2010


Congratulations Gary and Stephanie!!
Sparklers in the dark.

Who us? We're adults. :D

Some Photos

Some photos I never got posted....

Katie, Malachi, Mike and I all went camping in Oregon. It was beautiful! And a bit chilly. : )
Katie hanging out with the bear at the lumber museum.

She's beautiful!

I like this one even better.

Oh! Smoochies!! : )
Glacier Lake. GORGEOUS! And snowy in June?

Family Vacation!
The curviest street in the world. According to some people. : )

Monkeys in the trees!

Giant Sequoyia
What's your wingspan?
The Bay Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

Looks like a Cali girl.

Green Beans!

I have green beans! I just picked them out of my garden. I have some corn coming along too... here is hoping I get to it before the squirrels do. I didn't get much lettuce from garden. : ( I think the rabbits ate it and the carrots. Oh well. I need a better fence. : )