Monday, June 22, 2015

My Summer Reading List

It has been awhile since I have blogged. Between work, my two kids and trying to train for a half marathon things have been pretty busy around here. However I am now officially on summer vacation and that means endless days spent at the pool watching the kiddo's splash around while I enjoy a good book or two!
The Reader "Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." - Roald Dahl re-pinned by:
So here is my official Summer of 2015 reading list.
1. All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank. I read my first Dorothea Frank book last summer and loved it. Looking forward to her latest release
2. The Summer's End by Mary Alice Monroe. This is the final book in the Summer Girl's trilogy and I loved the first two. A book about sister's, a summer spent at the beach and a side story line about dolphins. I'm in!
3. The Santangelos by Jackie Collins. Nothing says beach read more than a Jackie Collins novel
4. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. I've heard good things about this book and the sequel was released this past week
5. American Wife by Taya Kyle.
6. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
7. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  I read After I do by this author last year and loved it so much. Def in my list of top ten books. Can't wait to read her latest
8. The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
9. Enchanted August by Brenda Bowen
10. The Rocks by Peter Nichols
11. Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
12. The Idea of Love by Patti Callahan Henry
13. Summer Secrets by Jane Green
14. Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
15. Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews
16. Anchored by Kayla Aimee. I love books written by bloggers. Especially memoirs about pregnancy and motherhood. Can't wait to read this one!
17. The Good, The Bad and the Grace of God by Jep and Jessica Robertson. I love anything written by the family members of the Duck Dynasty clan
18. Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard. This books is along the lines of Bringing up Bebe and French Kids eat everything. Both of which I really enjoyed.
19.Yell Less, Love More. I def need this book. I feel like my days are spent referring and breaking up fights between my kids or begging them to listen to me. As you can figure out by this book choice I may sometimes have a problem yelling at my children rather than pausing and speaking calmly to them. Hopefully this book will be helpful
And there is my list. Any other books I should add?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Disney Bound

We leave for Disney in four days!!!  Words cannot describe how excited I am to take the kids. I may have even packed yesterday

We are staying right outside Downtown disney and although we got a four day park hopper will probably only do magic kingdom and Hollywood studios. I hear you can spend days at each of those parks. 

I'm so excited to spend some quality family time at the most magical place on earth!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekend recap

And It has been forever since I last posted. I'm trying to make a habit to blog more frequently and figured I'd start with my weekend recap

Friday's I'm off so I use the day to clean, catch up on laundry and relax with the kids. This Friday I even squeezed my first run in two months in. It was amazing

Saturday the kids and I slept in and they spent the day playing with play dough and kinetic sand. Love things that will keep them occupied for hours. Saturday night I dropped the kids off at church for Parents night out. Since my husband is gone I went out with some friends. Shopping and dinner without kids was the perfect way to spend the night
And this view never gets old 

Sunday we for up and went to church. Then came home and I went for a run with the kids. Well they rode their scooters while I ran. So much easier than pushing a double stroller
And in keeping with my New Years Tradition I curled up with a good book. 
Loving this read so far

And I finally went and saw This movie
I made it through without crying! I thought it was very well done. Bradley cooper was amazing. 
I've read some reports where people think that the wife came across as negative but I disagree. When your spouse is always gone, in a war zone no less it's only normal that you wish things were different. 
All in all its a movie everyone must see