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Love is Spoken Here

What a week it has been -- filled with excitement, hard work, laughter, tears, and love. I was able to spend quality time with my sisters as we shared our hopes, dreams and thoughts with each other. Each of my amazing sisters has found ways to shine. Beryl is optimistic, kind and creative, with a… Continue reading Love is Spoken Here

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Cinderella

A few nights ago, we went to see Cinderella. What a beautiful movie! The settings and costumes were stunning, rich with color and detail. The acting was good, and I absolutely loved the music. Though Ever After (1998) remains my favorite retelling, I enjoyed this version, even if the prince (Richard Madden) was a little… Continue reading Cinderella

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In Remembrance

Today we remember and honor all those who served our country, who sacrificed their time, health, and sometimes their lives so that we could have a peaceful, safe, and free land.  My father and grandfather both served in the Canadian Armed Forces.  They understood the price of freedom.  They loved their country and were willing… Continue reading In Remembrance

Book Reviews, Personal updates

Hope Springs

Book Review: Hope Springs, by Sarah M. Eden (Longing for Home, Book #2) Katie Macauley gives up her goal to return to Ireland in order to make a difference in Hope Springs, Wyoming, where she has become a beloved friend and a rallying beacon for the Irish half of the town. As Katie endures the… Continue reading Hope Springs

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America the Beautiful

Independence Day was the beginning of a fun holiday weekend, with family and friends gathered together to eat, play games, go swimming, watch the latest FIFA game, and talk. The best time of all was at dusk on July fourth when we all piled in the car, drove to a good spot, and watched the… Continue reading America the Beautiful

Book Reviews, Personal updates

Dogsbody

Book Review -- Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones The Dog Star, Sirius, is falsely accused of murder. His sentence is to be reborn on earth as a dog until he can redeem himself by finding the Zoi. Unfortunately, Sirius (or Leo as he is now known) has no idea what a Zoi is or how… Continue reading Dogsbody

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Warbreaker

I stayed up really late last night to finish Warbreaker, by Brandon Sanderson.  This book was incredible!  If you’ve read any of his other books, you know that Brandon’s world building is amazingly rich and complex.  He does this by weaving the details of his carefully constructed fantasy world into the story, gradually revealing a… Continue reading Warbreaker