Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Lincoln's back ;), Jade and Mayci
Lincoln and Jade
When they brought out the desserts we ordered, they lit a candle in Andrew's flan and sang to him using a drum. Unfortunately my picture of that didn't turn out too well. :(
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
We'll definitely be there again next year! ;)
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The rural community of Roosevelt, Utah, was an idyllic place in the1950s. Everyone knew their neighbors and no one locked their doors at night. By all appearances, the Blaines are the ideal Roosevelt family. Father is the school principal and well-liked by everyone in town; Mother cooks and cleans and shepherds the children to church each Sunday. But appearances can be misleading. In reality, the Blaine family is a disaster.
In a time when children were seen and not heard, young Dianne Blaine wrestles with her mother's despair, her father's rage, and her older sister's sexual rebellion. To make sense of this place where nothing is as it seems, Dianne must confront the secrets her family keeps in the shadows and the hypocrisy that hides in plain sight.
For Cryin' Out Loud! is a breathtakingly honest, courageous, and moving tale of struggle and self-discovery.
More specifically about the book, I loved learning about how the town I live in now differed in the 1950's. I loved reading about the author's days at Wasatch Academy including that she didn't know what a muffin was before she arrived there! I also enjoyed reading about her experiences with her friends in her teenage years. She wrote this book about her young life very candidly. She doesn't hold back and just tells it like it is!
When I finished reading the book I texted Savannah and told her that she was so lucky because most people don't have these kinds of stories written down about their grandparents and I think it's really a treasure that she does. :) Until next month!
Thursday, June 7, 2012