Thursday, December 6, 2012

christmas party

Dec 13th, 7pm
Jorgensen Manor (Laurel's mom's house)

white elephant
gift exchange (if that's your thing)
pot-luck (bring whatever eatable tickles your fancy)

see you there!

Monday, November 12, 2012

For Every Mother

One of the best books I've read about motherhood. I went to high school with her son, and I think he was a lucky guy--wish I'd gotten to know his whole family. I like how she's pithy and brief with her reflections. Here are some parts I loved (in my own words):

She says that we can't take blame or credit for how our kids turn out. We take the blame or credit for how WE turn out through our experiences as a mother.

She says she writes because life is short and she wants to savor certain moments. Writing gives her a chance to live a moment, ponder the experience again while writing about it, and then relive it by reading what she's written. She makes me want to write more in the journal I keep for my kids.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Our own litte island paradise!

It's time again, ladies!!!

Tuesday, July 31st

1:30 to 4 pm

Woodbury Swim and Pogo Club

Hope you can make it! It' going to be a SWELL time!!!

We'll be discussing Nie's book, "Heaven is Here"

Monday, April 9, 2012

book for May/June

The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel [Book]

My Mom couldn't stop talking how much she loved this book, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. So, we are going to read it! It was such a lovely time meeting up at Savory and Sweet-- we missed you gals who couldn't make it.  I'm going to start reading it now and let you know when my copy is free.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ranger's Apprentice series

I've been reading these with our oldest boy (age 11--he loves them!). They're a lot of fun. There are 10 books in the Ranger's Apprentice series; I'm on number 7, and he just finished the last. I wish the characters didn't love coffee so much ;), but other than that, great books.

Friday, March 16, 2012

sisterhood everlasting

Devoured this all in one night.
You wouldn't be sorry if you did the same.

Heartbreak, rediscovery, lost loves, life changes. The Sisterhood, just turning 30. Amazing.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

March Bookclub Read

Hey Ladies...did we decide on our next read for bookclub? I was thinking it is time to do a self help book. My sister-in-law gave John and me this book and it has really struck something within me. I thought it would be good for all of us to read! It is Excuses Begone!by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I was thinking maybe we could start doing bookclub during the day? like meeting for lunch? for those of us with small kids, we can just bring them. That way it wont run into any conflicting schedules at night. If not, fine too. Just add your comments. There is a really yummy cafe that one of the Seminary teachers John works with owns. It is accross the street from Target on Center in Orem. It's a crepe place called Savory and Sweet. maybe we could meet there for march? and if we decide on this book or others, I was thinking the end of march would give us enough time? you can find this book for very cheap. I bought it on my kindle for three bucks.