Sunday Post #36 – Babies, Anniversary, and #NoogaStrong

Posted July 19, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 6 Comments

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things you have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

What a week!!! I don’t think that statement even begins to cover the week we’ve had. It all started Sunday night when my beautiful niece decided to arrive a month early!!! She wanted to surprise us all and boy did she ever 😀 I can’t wait to make another trip down to meet her and my new nephew who will be born tomorrow!!! Lots of babies this week in our family.

12 years ago I met this boy who refused to take his sunglasses on indoors and was a shameless flirt. A year later I saw the same boy again, but his corny jokes and relentless flirting won me over, plus I thought he was kinda cute 😉 2 years later I married that boy and on Wednesday we celebrated our 9th anniversary! I wouldn’t trade a single day I’ve had with you baby. Love you!!

9thanniversary

 

That was the first half of our week. Then the second half took a nose dive. If you live in America and don’t live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of the shooting in Chattanooga, TN. I was born and raised in a small town just to the north. On Thursday, I was on my social media when friends and family back home started posting all this crazy stuff about what was going on. Tuning into a local news station who has a live stream online I realized I really didn’t want to know. I’m devastated for the families of the four marines and one naval officer who lost their lives. It’s despicable and heartbreaking! And for those of us from the area it’s so surreal, at least to me it is. I never imagined anything like that happening in our community and it makes me heartsick. I pray for peace for those left behind and I’m so thankful for the police officers and first responders who worked that day! #NoogaStrong

Currently Reading

Book Cover for "the dragon of the month club" by Iain Reading
Book Cover for "The Assassin's Blade" by Sarah J Maas

Little man and I revamped Children’s Corner this week and started reading the dragon of the month club by Iain Reading. It’s cute so far and it keeps little man’s attention, no easy feat!

I started The Assassin’s Blade yesterday and so far I’m loving it. Got it from the library because I was needing a Celaena fix. I don’t know what I’ll do after Queen of Shadows comes out! I’ll be all caught up. Love this series 😀

Last Week on the Blog

Coming Up this Week

  • Merry Mondays | Favorite Christmas/Summer Activity
  • The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey – review
  • Through Glass Episode 8 by Rebecca Ethington – review
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – review
  • Phase Three Phase Four by Rose Wynters – review
  • Feature & Follow Friday | “What is your favorite movie?” via Alison Can Read and Parajunkee’s View
  • Weekend Reads | The Selection by Kiera Cass – series review

Christmas in July

Merry Mondays Summer Edition

With the year a little more than halfway over, I couldn’t resist bringing a little holiday cheer to the summer. Merry Mondays is a weekly feature that I started last December and I thought would be fun for July as well. Each week will have a different theme all centered around Christmas and the holiday season. Want to participate? Click here for the dates and topics. Also if you participate, be sure to come back here and link-up your post!

This Week’s Book Fix

Book Cover for "E" by Kate Wrath

by Kate Wrath (Kindle Freebie)

Book Cover for "Courtlight Series Boxed Set #1-3" by Terah Edun

The Courtlight Series Boxed Set (#1-3) by Terah Edun (Kindle Freebie)

Book Cover for "The Conduit" by Stacey Rourke

The Conduit by Stacey Rourke (Kindle Freebie)

Book Cover for "Truths and Roses" by Inglath Cooper

Truths and Roses by Inglath Cooper (Kindle Freebie)

Book Cover for "The Heartbeat Thief" by AJ Krafton

The Heartbeat Thief by AJ Krafton (Kindle Freebie)

Book Cover for "Entangled" by Nikki Jefford

Entangled by Nikki Jefford (Kindle Freebie)

Book Cover for "As Black As Ebony" by Salla Simukka

As Black As Ebony by Salla Simukka (eARC via Netgalley)

Book Cover for "An Inheritance of Ashes" by Leah Bobet

An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet (eARC via Edelweiss)

Book Cover for "Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter" by Elle Boca

Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter by Elle Boca (eARC via Author)

Book Cover for "This is Where it Ends" by Marieke Nijkamp

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (eARC via Netgalley)

Book Cover for "A Taste of Sugar" by Marina Adair

A Taste of Sugar by Marina Adair (eARC via Netgalley

What are you reading this week?

Last week I felt quite accomplished with my reading. I read 5 books, all COYER eligible, now I just need to get to writing reviews! I’m behind on that (like about 8 books behind!). Does anyone else have that problem?!

This week should (crossing my fingers and knocking on wood) be a bit calmer. No storms to keep us locked indoors and our pool is now open again!! So I plan to spend some time out there. Little man and I have a couple of playdates lined up too so all in all it should be a fun week!

I plan to finish my library book and read at least two review books this week. Also I’d love to catch up on my reviews 😀 So we will see how that goes. What are your plans this week? Reading anything good?

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6 responses to “Sunday Post #36 – Babies, Anniversary, and #NoogaStrong

  1. Lo

    Wow sounds like you had a crazy week and that’s scary that shooting happened so close to where you live! Congrats with your 9th anniversary! That’s good news the pool is open again, I hope you can go to the pool again this week! I am behind a bit on reading, but I always write my reviews imemdiately, so at least I am up to date with that. I started a new book yesterday evenign, but I am afraid it’s going to be DNF, the writing style is crazy. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!
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