books

reading books aloud

I started reading Mary Poppins by PL Travers outloud to Clara each night. A chapter a night, we’re now on chapter 3.  [As you can see, I use paint samples for my bookmarks.  I think this is my favorite one – I love mustardy yellow- but I had misplaced it and only found it when I reread the book I had left it in. This is also a new mug of mine – one of my favorites. From awesome store World Market. And you can’t tell, but in the mug is Abuelita’s hot chocolate.]

But just this afternoon I started another book, which so far seems like it would be a really good read-aloud book too.  The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.

How can you keep sentences like this to yourself? “Wiggins meanwhile pursued with his tongue the taste of the long-since-digested dinner that still lingered among his whiskers.” That right there almost makes me want to grow a beard. Haha, not.

And another gem: “And it was bitterly cold and they had been travelling for what seemed like a century, and still there seemed no sign of their ever getting there.”

As I told Clara, I read it out loud in my head.

audra!!!

“don’t hit me with your carrot!”

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^ michael phelps!

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^ frappucinos

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^ ???

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^ dancing in barnes and noble

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^ which owl journal do i like better?

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^ one foot still in barnes and noble (and of course i went all the way out to take the picture)

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^ scarves

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^ trying on things inold navy

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^ batman and superman

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^ supporting danny’s  trip to uganda!

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^ what??

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^ miley cyrus ain’t a christian.

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^ kj52 at Mardel

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^ picking basil for pesto for dinner

forever and always

best bookstore in the world

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^ books

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^ more books

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^ melissa.  i’m realizing how amazing this picture would be if i cropped out the ceiling.  i’m gonna have to do that.

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^ melissa’s favorite little room

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^ amy’s chair.  yes, she is home! if only for the weekend.  she brought many fun/crazy/awesome  friends.

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^ my Diana F+ lomography book

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^ melissa’s dress is so perfect for taking pictures of.  she is too.  and, of course, there’s the guy with the cool beard.

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the bookstore, called Recycled i think, is on north locust street in denton.  it’s in an old opera house.  it’s really mazy, like the antique store in downtown carrollton.  but more so.

so this week my aim is to take photos on a roll of film… with only  my fisheye lens on.  yeah.

road map.

retreat

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^the first caution tape fell off, so they put more on and tied santa on too, since legally to have things sticking out from your truck you have to have a red flag on it. i remember that from amy doing drivers ed. but then he fell off, and we were sad for him.

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^lunch.

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^reading LOTR

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^em, jen, and shleena

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^belly flop and sunburn

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^jenna

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^room 3

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^lake grace

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^saturday morning.

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^casey’s camera that i borrowed.

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^ropes course

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^second gfa pole throwing contest.  everyone had to wear a kilt.

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^uncle joel

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^jody and steve rescued santa!

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^jenna and i went to hang out in my room.

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^canoeing.

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^passing mom and dad.

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blobbing.

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^santa went blobbing!

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^shawn and santa

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^our lodge

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^notice uncle kevin…

class photos

these aren’t what you might think when you hear class photos.  these are photos that i’m turning in for my photography class.

this one is of melissa, cally, and darlene at a roller skating rink.

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this is reading books together.

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i took this one when we were at the antique store in old town, scouting out the place for the [upcoming] photo scavenger hunt for my birthday party.

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