Sunday, July 29, 2012

78th Birthday, Books I'm Reading, Christmas Shopping

Wow, this summer is flying by. I can't believe it is already the end of July...

I never got around to sharing pictures from last weekend's family birthday party for my Papa, so here they are.

Roxy, our party puppy. She is never quite sure how to respond to the attention she gets at family parties. Sometimes she takes off and hides under the desk in my mom's office. That is her usual sleeping location. In the picture she is sitting next to her daddy who will keep her safe from guests!

My dad and Annabel enjoyed posing with their hats, Annabel's hat was a little more flattering!

Everyone seemed to enjoy swimming in the pool. It was crystal clear thanks to my wonderful mom!

Vivian (my Papa's girlfriend) got to try on my dad's hat.

Roxy getting some love from Dan!

Cailean and his grandma playing some wii games!

Then it was time for singing and cake and presents! Happy 78th Birthday Papa!

The kids also like to torture their Uncle Bob!

And poor Roxy

There goes Papa with balloons on his car- hope you had a great party!

At the end of last week my papa, uncle craig, and cousins Annabel and Cailean left to go on a trip to Scotland. They invited the rest of the family to go, but it was such an expensive adventure and I had to worry about finding a job so it just wasn't in the cards for me. Someday I'll get over there! They are even going to be staying in a castle! I am so jealous! I do hope that they are having a fabulous time and I can't wait to hear all about the trip when they get back! Love them so much! =)

My job at a local daycare is just as challenging as ever. I have gotten quite attached to the kids though! One of the little boys yelled "wapow!" in his sleep on Friday and pumped his fist in the air. It was such a funny moment! A few of them cry and throw temper tantrums when they either have to leave me or I leave to go home for the day. It is nice to be loved. I definitely don't want to do this forever though, as much as I love to work and be with kids all day I would prefer to not change diapers! Yuck =p

Life has been pretty boring around here. I've been working so much that when I come home all I want to do is sleep! 
I have managed to catch up on Pretty Little Liars and Dance Moms though. I couldn't believe everything that is happening in PLL, it is so dramatic and makes me nervous every time I watch it!!!

I also finished the book I've been working on called On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah. It was excellent! The story follows a woman who deals with her failing marriage by going to her childhood home where she reconciles with a childhood friend who needs her help. The book had so many twists and turns. I honestly love everything that Kristin Hannah writes, she is such an amazing author! I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a nice summer read.  Right now I am reading the new Emily Giffin novel which I will try to remember to mention once I finish it! 

Yesterday I went shopping with my mom just for a quick run into Pier 1. I absolutely love that store. I picked up quite a few things for... (okay you're going to laugh at me)....Christmas Gifts! I am one of those annoying people who shop for Christmas all year long. I don't get any big gifts incase people end up buying them for themselves but I am well known for having all my gifts wrapped up in October eagerly awaiting the holiday season. Once my birthday (October 3rd) has passed, we are on our way to Christmas in my book! =)

I did however buy one little itty bitty thing for myself...

How cute is this owl mug?! I had to buy it for myself because it was too adorable to pass up! But everything else I bought was for gifts...

Well I'm off to get some things done and then watch some of the Olympics today, especially the gymnastics! Why is there no dance in the Olympics though? Just a thought.

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

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