Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Book Club!!

I have decided in my quest for intellectual stimulation I am starting a book club. We are going to meet every last Tuesday of the month to discuss the book we have read. I have chosen a book this month:

After the Dancing Days by Margaret Rostikowski

Description of the book: Is war a thing to be forgotten? That's what Annie's mother would like to do. She wants to forget the pain and heartache--and to keep it away from Annie, too. But Annie cannot forget the death of her favorite uncle, who was killed in France. She cannot forget Andrew, the angry young veteran she meets at the hospital where her father works. Can Annie find the courage to help Andrew? And will she ever be able to make sense of a war that took so much from so many?

Drawn to the Kansas hospital where her father cares for wounded World War One veterans, Annie meets Andrew, a disfigured young soldier. As Annie helps Andrew slowly adjust to his wounds, she also faces devastating truths about war and the complex world of adulthood. ‘A girl on the brink of womanhood comes to terms with the brutal aftereffects of war in an absorbing novel.

If you can't meet with us stil read the book and just make comments here or whatever. If you want to chose a book you can get on Orem Library's website and see their list of book club books they have and I can get a dozen books to pass out. Or you can just pick a book and we can find them on our own. Let me know. I think this could be a great way to get out once a month and have some fun.

Also If you need a book I have a bunch that I can lend you for the month. This should be an easy read and hopefully it will be a good one. I hope you everyone can get involved.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

my baby is going to school

And this is
This is a picture of Xander on the day he was born.
And this is my baby on his first day of preschool. It was way more traumatic for me though. When I got there he said "Mom can I get out of the car now." So I took him out of his seat and he took the teachers hand and walked right into the building without looking back. I almost cried as I realized that life would never been the same. He is getting so independent that he doesn't need me to hold his hand anymore - and this is only preschool. I got over it pretty quickly when I got home and I realized how quiet it was.