Friday, August 17, 2012

August Book Club

Last night we got together again for book club. Vanessa chose this month's book, "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Vanessa fed us dinner while we discussed the book. We had barbecued shish kabobs, which I thought was perfectly fitting for the last month of summer. :) Until next month!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Birthday!

Since my birthday was not during UBIC this year, Andrew suggested we take the day off work and spend time enjoying the city life in SLC.

The night before my birthday, Andrew brought home flowers for me and a cute container that I can use for all my organizing endeavors going on at home recently. :)

On the morning of my birthday we headed to the city. I got to eat at my favorite lunch spot and do some shopping, but the highlight of my day was going to Clark Planetarium and seeing a show in the dome. This may sound a little silly if you don't know me well, but I am fascinated about space and the universe. I've been to the Houston Space Center and spent an entire day there just soaking it all in. For some reason, learning about space has always captured my attention. Since I had never been to Clark Planetarium, I figured it was time to explore my local "space center" so it couldn't have worked out better for me to spend part of my birthday there. :)

Andrew being his usual self. ;)

On Mars...

On the moon...

When we got home that night, a present from Andrew was waiting for me on the doorstep. The other present he bought me came the next day. He got me a KitchenAid glass mixing bowl and Coach shoes!

For the most part though, I spent my birthday enjoying all the cards, Facebook messages, phone calls and texts from family and friends. I felt so loved and that is the best feeling ever. :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August Tuck Swap

Last night our swap group met for the month. Our theme for August was Primitive. The tuck I made is above and the one I came home with is below. I got Savannah's tuck this month and I love it! Andrew pointed out that owls are very prim right now and this one is just down right adorable!

Kim brought an extra giveaway this month and I was lucky again and won it! Little saltbox houses perfect for a new shelf I just got. :) Thanks, Kim!

Next month I'm hosting swap group at my house so now to come up with a fun fall treat to serve for dessert. :)