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April 29, 2010

Happy Birthday!

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April 28, 2010

National Parks

I have a goal (it is not on my resolutions list) to read 36 books this year. I am well on my way to the goal.

I, Alex Cross, by James Patterson
Alex Cross's Trial
, by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo

Galatians: Breakaway to Freedom (Bible Study), by Sarah Howell
Julie and Julia, by Julie Powell
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Run for Your Life
, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan

The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan
Worst Case, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Since my last entry, we went to a spice factory and we took advantage of the week of free admission to the National Parks. We also went to the botanical gardens and we are going back on Friday to see the butterfly exhibit.

Some of the grounds at Tumacacori.

The church at Tumacacori.

Saguaro National Park

Tucson Botanical Gardens

We are taking Alex to have his picture taken tonight. I need to have everything ready when Gabe gets home so we can leave right away. I guess I should get started.

April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day Graphics

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April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday!

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April 19, 2010


This past week was pretty low key. I went to a current events meeting on Tuesday and scrapbooked with Katie (I am still on September 2009). Wednesday Myra and Anya came over for dinner. Thursday was a trip to the dentist for both Gabe and me. Friday I went to a jewelry party with Carrie. Saturday Alex had his first haircut. We went Darryl and Michell's for dinner. Sunday we relaxed. This past week we spent a lot of time outside playing in our yard, taking walks, and going to the park. Alex would spend all day outside if we would let him.


I finished reading Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. It is pretty interesting.

I am almost finished with The Time Traveler's Wife. I like the ending of the movie better than book.

I have a lot to finish today, so I had better get going.

April 14, 2010

Happy Birthday!

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April 12, 2010

Easter Recap

Our trip is planned! I worked and worked figuring out what we are going to do at each place we are going. Gabe finished up the last of activity planning a couple of nights ago. We are going on an organized tour at one location.

On April fool's day I had a cookie exchange. There were some pretty yummy cookies. Since it was so close to Easter, I made egg nest cookies. I found the recipe on a jar of Jiff peanut butter a long time ago. I have made them several times and they always turn out cute.


Gabe was home on Good Friday. We played out in the yard a lot.

Hanging out in the grass.

Saturday we went to two more Easter Egg Hunts.

He still doesn't like the Easter Bunny.

Hunting for eggs.

Sunday Alex tore into his basket. We had Belgian Waffles for breakfast (Gabe makes them for special occasions). After breakfast, we headed to church and after the service, Alex hunted eggs again. We came back home had a yummy meal and then Alex hunted eggs at our house. He had a lot of Little People eggs to collect, a few with gummy fruit snack, and a couple with bubbles.

Alex and his basket.

Getting ready for the hunt.

Hunting eggs at home.

Monday morning I went to a couple of stores with some friends. After shopping I went to the grocery store. The day after a holiday, they give the holiday balloons away for free. I picked on up for Alex and he loved it...actually, he loves it because it is still around.

Alex loves balloons.

Alex stayed home with me on Wednesday and I went walking with Debbie on Thursday morning. Friday Cindy and I went for breakfast and on Friday night, Carrie, Debbie, and I all went scrapbooking. I am not finished with August and I have a partially completed September.

Saturday we did some grocery shopping, Alex flew a kite for the first time, we had dinner at Kevin's, and I went to a Southern Living at Home Party.

Gabe flying the kite.

Alex having fun flying the kite. Some of the neighbor kids and adults even came over to fly the kite.

Sunday was fun. We went to Madera Canyon and walked around. We also attended Anya's birthday party at the park.


Gabe and Alex at Madera Canyon. This time I made it home with my camera.

April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!


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