Saturday, November 14, 2009

Meet the Author

The Book Group I belong to got together this past Monday evening and it was my turn to host it.
It was the first time that everyone could make it.

The book we chose to read was "While My Sister Sleeps"..and we were fortunate enough to have the author, Barbara Delinsky, join us as a guest speaker....

by phone! We called her personal cell number and she was gracious enough to talk with us for an hour! We put her on speaker-phone and the questions began flying. How fun it was to speak with a "real" author who sounded like she could fit right in with our group.

When the evening ended, we posed for a group picture that we will enclose in our thank you card
to Barbara Delinsky. What a fun evening it turned out to be.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Shaelin on a sunny Sunday afternoon..

Our favorite visitor spent a weekend with us. What a beautiful day it was. Lots of sunshine and exploring going on.

Here is a picture of "the apple of my eye."

Shaelin took my camera out in the yard to capture anything exciting or dangerous!

Here he found a very appealing catterpillar and snapped this great picture.

After running off a ton of energy outside, he and his dad relaxed..

To watch the Packers lose..again!

Meet Ranger!

After my friend, Vonnie and her family had to sadly put their lovable Riley down last summer, they immediately decided to get a new "family member".

Here is Ranger..a lovable black lab. He is barely 8 weeks old and just learning to walk. What a cutie he is!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat...

Saturday was Trick or Treat in our neighborhood. It was super fun because it fell on Halloween.

This ghoulish character popped up on our front lawn!

Here I am in my Halloween finery (3 layers of clothing underneath) getting ready to pass out the goodies to the "trick-or-treaters" brave enough to step up to our front door!

Of course we can't forget the "Master Monster of the House, who lives for this day every year. I think we get the biggest kick out of scaring the wits out of the adults who accompany the little ghosts and goblins..It's truly a Scream!