Friday, October 26, 2012

Our new outdoors

 I don't know why but he looks like he is strutting....funny guy

 Savvy loves flowers

 This is how Savvy plays....
....This is how Judah plays.

Art and Secret Places

Judah thinks this is a great place to play

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Book Reviews from the Summertime

Summer Book List

"I have actually never made a summer book list before but this year I decided to because I had to pack certain books in storage while we are here at Glenn's mom's house, so I kept a small selection out for me to read." May 2012
Well the summer is now over and despite how busy it was I surprised myself when I discovered I read 15 books this summer! I didn't read every book on my list but I did end up reading quite a few that were not on my list. Here are my reviews for the books.

7/10 It was a good book. I thought she had really amazing points of view on the subject but there were some parts of her writing style I didn't really like all that much.
10/10 Sheri Dew is seriously incredible! She is so empowering and I love that she lets us learn from things she has learned. She really opens her life up to the reader and I think she is more persuasive because of it.
9/10 I really enjoyed reading a book from Sister Holland for a change. I usually read her husbands talks and books so it was really fun getting to know her through her book. I earmarked and underlined SO MANY passages from this book! I would definitely recommend it!
10+/10 This book gets my favorite of the list status! This book explains the Atonement of Jesus Christ in a way that completely relates to your own life. He really has a way of connecting to you and helping you feel a deeper relationship with the Savior.                                                                  
6/10 Matched was a fun quick read.  

I actually never got to either of the sequels. They didn't have them at Barnes and Noble when I could have bought it and then it was just never a priority. Maybe when they get out on paperback.
same as above

This one is a text book and I have read 100 pages out 750 so far....That is as far as I got. I will get into it some more later.
8/10 I really love reading Sheri Dew. I think she is one of the most incredible women!
8/10 I think I liked No One Can Take Your Place the most. But I still loved all three of these books by her.
I did not get to this one. I don't think I was quite in the mood for something quite like this.
I did not end up reading this because Glenn read it first and said it had some not really good parts in it so I decided to scratch this one.
10/10 President Hinckley's book was so good! I cannot believe I had not read it before now! He teaches in such a straight forward manner. He also helps you see through the worldly fog and gives a more clear definition with situations about virtues we should be living. 

Summer List

3/10 This book was the type of book that anyone from the age of 10-13 would LOVE! But it was definitely not geared toward an adult.
 8/10 Little Women is such an all time great book! It is the type that you can read several times over your life and not get bored.

9/10 This book was so extremely thought-provoking! Loved it!

 8/10 Fantasy Book-this was a really fun story-it was a little graphic at times. But it had a really compelling storyline and was very creative. I really enjoyed the characters.
Same as above and I also read number 3.

It is not much but it is something

 Grammy let Savvy take the wheel for a while ; ) She thinks she is pretty hot stuff!
 Savvy loves cleaning with the swiffer...she was helping me so much that day...
 Judah loves sitting in cupboards.
 Savvy and her little dollhouse

 Home from church-church clothes are off and playtime begins.
 Savannah loves to color. I love her hair!

 Taking care of her dollies

 awe! I just love this one!
She did this pose all on her own!