Monday, September 21, 2009

Trying to catch up

So since it is alot easier to post things on facebook, I have kind of been neglecting my blog. But today I thought about my reason for blogging being that it is somewhat of a journal for me, so I have decided I need to try to be better about it.
Ward Campout
About a month ago we had our Ward Campout and since it will probably be the only campout for the summer I feel like I should post some pictures. I am (or was) in charge of it so in all honesty it was more of a stress then it was really fun. I went early that day to actually set up our little campsite, because I knew that later I would be busy organizing and what not. So this was the first time I ever set up a tent all by my lonesome. I was pretty proud of myself. I was excited and optomistic that Sydney would be a good little camper like the rest of my kids...So just about when everyone started to head to their tents for bed time, Sydney freaked out, lets just say it was a good thing that home was only 15 minutes away. I had to be back by 6:3O am to start breakfast, so the whole night I was afraid my alarm would not go off, so I barely slept a wink.

I go through phases in my life were I read...I just recently got into one of these phases again (yes even with the start of tv). The first book I read was the Time Travelers Wife, although the story is good I did not love it because in my opinion it was an R-rated book (don't get me started on my I wish books had ratings thing). Next I read My Sisters Keeper, I liked this book, obviously it was not very uplifting but it definelty got me thinking about a lot of things. After that I read The Undaunted about the Hole in the Rock pioneers. I had never heard of this little expedition so it was really interesting to learn the history behind it (I'm a sucker for historical fiction). It overall was good, but certainly not my favorite. Today I just finished reading Hunger Games, so good. I was into it from about page 3. If you haven't read this I highly recommend it. When I heard the plot I never in a million years thought I would like it, but I never thought I would like books about vampires either. So next up on my reading list Catching Fire (which is the sequel to Huger Games) and then the These is my Words series. If anyone has any other recommendations I'm open to some more suggestions.


Sydney is getting big she is almost 6 months. That is just crazy. Time flies when your having fun. She has just recently learned to sit up. I am not sure if she is getting teeth but she has been very fussy lately.


Chiapelli Family said...

So I really liked the book "Outliers" by Malcome Gladwell. It is not a story but lots of stories that make up some interesting facts about life. I found it interesting. Our book club does a lot of "classics", but I would love to read some of those books! Sydney is so cute! She'll be a camper some day!

Chiadeb said...

Didn't like The Time Travelers Wife either--you should have asked me. I'm always reading! I just read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society", "The Help" and "The Pillars of the Earth". The first two are highly recommended and the last one I enjoyed too. We are reading Magnificent Obsession for our book club, but I haven't started it yet (I better--it is in 2 weeks).