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A Month of Reading: January

Best reads of the past month: A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb The Book of Mordred by Vivian Vande Velde The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris Shakespeare's Christmas by Charlaine Harris Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris Shakespeare's Counselor by Charlaine Harris Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Once there was a snowman

I posted Will's first jack-o-lantern, so I thought I should post his first snowman. Adam, Aaron, Will, & I labored over this big guy for an afternoon and were pretty darn pleased with the finished product. We call him....Frosty.

So long Shakespeare...

I miss Lily Bard...I miss Jack Leeds. And I miss Shakespeare, Arkansas and all its freaky, endearing inhabitants. For Christmas my mom got me the new Berkely Crime edition of the first Lily Bard mystery, Shakespeare's Landlord , by Charlaine Harris . This is the second series I've read by Harris, the first being the deliciously funny Southern Vampire series featuring the irrepressible Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic barmaid extraordinaire. Lily's story is much darker than Sookie's (despite its distinct lack of vampires) and I was delighted to find myself immediately sucked into Lily's world as she seeks to carve out a life for herself in the not-so-sleepy town of Shakespeare. The next day when I'd finished it, I sat down anxiously at my computer to search out the four remaining books in the series (no small feat, I discovered). The 2nd book, Shakespeare's Champion , is out of print and hard to find, though I managed to secure a decently priced copy through g

Light Touch

This is one of my favorites examples of Aaron's Photoshop editing skills. Originally it was just a shot of the two of us sitting outside a club waiting for the Death Cab concert. Now....well, now it's magic.

Winter Walk 2005

Every December 27th (our anniversary) we go on a short photo shoot with my parents in Malad, Idaho. The only exception was the December Will was born and neither he nor I were interested in traipsing about in the snow. We go to the same little tree-lined lane and pray for snow and it always comes out beautifully. Here is this year's offering.

A Month of Reading: December

Best reads of the past month: Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope Best reread of the past month: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer