Friday, December 3, 2010

Another year, another goal not met

So far: 23
Goal: 48
1 Waking Rose - Regina Doman
2 Midnight Dancers - Regina Doman
3 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
4 The Practice Effect - David Brin
5 Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
6 Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
7 The Saturdays - Elizabeth Enright
8 The Four-Story Mistake - Elizabeth Enright
9 Then There Were Five - Elizabeth Enright
10 Spider Web for Two - Elizabeth Enright
11 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
12 The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
13 Gathering Blue - Lois Lowry
14 The Prince of Omeya - Anthony Fon Eisen
15 Anne of Green Gables
16 Anne of Avonlea
17 Anne of the Island
18 Anne of Windy Poplars
19 Anne’s House of Dreams
20 Anne of Ingleside
21 Rainbow Valley
22 Mocking Jay - Suzanne Collins
22 My Own Two Feet: A Memoir - Beverly Cleary
23 The Birchbark House - Louise Erdrich
Maybe I'll reach 50 next year. I don't think I can read 27 books in December (and I mean chapter books!)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Camping: Take 3

Our 3rd camping trip this year was our annual family campout at Cape Lookout State Park over Labor Day weekend.. I love that place! I think we started going when I was in middle school or early high school. We always have so much fun. I took Sabrina when she was 5 months old (that’s actually been the easiest camping trip I’ve had with her, go fig.). Last year was fun because she was walking and showing some independence.
However, this year she screamed in the middle of the night for no reason every night we were there. I still don’t know what was up. It’s not like it was her first time camping. We did end up having a good time, but it’s hard camping with Sabrina when Richard isn’t there. (he had to work)
The weather was nice, we swam in the ocean, took a small hike, rode bikes around, sat by the fire… just general camping stuff. It’s kind of like our last hurrah for the summer.
And, we took a little class on cooking in dutch ovens. That was pretty cool. The ranger guy that lead it was a sweet boy scout type. In the end we got to sample the food we made: pizza and peach pie. I'll be getting my self a dutch oven before next summer. Of course I took a picture of my piece of pizza:
I really love this picture. That's my Aunt Teri (Aunt T as all the kids call her).
That one looks like a good Christmas card picture? I hope J.P. & Erin use it!