Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Love of Reading

It is an understatement to say I like reading..  I love reading.  I do it late at night while the girls are in bed or on long car drives (while Ben is driving, of course.)  I get panicky when I don't have the next book picked out.  For our anniversary, Ben bought me a Kindle, which I have enjoyed immensely.  I read all kinds of genres, from historical fiction to autobiographies to medical mysteries.  I don't read trashy romance novels or many westerns. I'll even read cookbooks!

For 2011, I plan on listing each book I've read.  I have already read The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  It was entertaining and well written.  The trilogy was considered teen literature, but any age would enjoy. 

Haven't found the next book yet, I need to do some research on Amazon! I'm always open to suggestions about books worth reading.

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Monday, January 10, 2011

Our First Amaryllis

Tillee 12/26

At the beginning of December, Grandma Hjordis gave us an Amaryllis.  This was the first one we have grown, and it sure did well in our house.  We have all enjoyed its glittery, red flowers.  Tillee asked me if I sprinkled glitter on the petals!  It just fits into the holiday season perfectly.

It grew 21" tall, and had 5 flowers.  Its stalk amazed the girls and led to some conversations about how interesting a field of amaryllis would look!   Can't wait to grow another one next year :) 


Tillee 12/28

Quincee 12/28

12/29 morning

Tillee 12/29 evening

Full Bloom 1/2/11

Thank you so much, Grandma Hjordis!
Muffett girls

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Holiday Happenings

This holiday season was a fun and bustling one!!  We were lucky to have spent a lot of quality time with friends and family. 

Quade cousins

Cousin Max

Karsyn & I

Tillee and Clayton

Muffett girls

Grandma & Grandpa Muffett

The girlies in front of the tree...Yes, Tillee is elbowing Quincee!

the stockings

Carrie & I with the apron she made for me!  Love it!

Amber in her Christmas hat... picked out by Tillee

Angi photographed by Tillee in the Party Palace

Quincee, Natalie, and Tillee at Clarkes Christmas program
Ben,  Mom, & I
Littlest Pet Shop 3 Game found in their stockings
Santa brought Tillee some Zoobles

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season.  Happy New Year!!!