Friday, November 30, 2012

November Book Club

 

Last night we got together again for book club. Savannah chose this month's book, "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks.

An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life.

Savannah fed us dinner while we discussed the book and then, since this book has been made into a movie, we decided to watch it as part of book club. The movie was fabulous! Afterward I thanked Savannah for a good cry. ;) I've now added the DVD to my Christmas list. Until next month!


 

Cutting Christmas Trees 2012

Andrew didn't have to work the day after Thanksgiving this year so we took advantage of the opportunity to spend that morning up in the mountains with my family getting our Christmas trees. It's something I really look forward to every year, but this year we decided to take our dog Amber with us as well. She had so much fun with Andrew searching for the perfect tree. :) 

 


 Off to find the tree!

 Doing the trick Andrew taught her...dancing. ;)


 
Doug helping us carry our tree the rest of the way to the truck.


 Amber is still ready for more!

 Pointing...

Lincoln and Kinley loved Amber! Kinley wanted to be in one of the pictures with Amber and then she told us how cute she was and gave her a kiss on the head. It was the cutest thing. :)



Amber slept the whole way home and didn't make a peep. Probably the first time we've ever worn out all her energy ;), but she loved every second of being out there with us!


Friday, November 9, 2012

November Tuck Swap



Tuesday night our swap group met for the months of November and December since December seems to be such a busy month. Since we were meeting for 2 months, we swapped 2 tucks! Our theme for November was Thanksgiving. The tuck I made is above and the one I received is below. I got Laura's tuck this month and it's such an adorable little pumpkin complete with curly stem on top! I also love the little polka dot fabric she used. ;)

  
 

For December our theme was Christmas. The tuck I made is below and the one I received is right below that. I got Kim's tuck for December and it's so perfect with its jingle saying and snowman holding a jingle bell. :) I also loved the cute fabric Kim used for the back of her tuck. It reminds me of Christmas trees!





This month I also won the monthly giveaway! We decided as a group a couple months ago that the giveaway should just be one thing so nobody felt like they had to make themselves crazy thinking of this elaborate giveaway. I've loved it too because then the giveaway seems to be just the perfect primitive piece and this one is no exception. I love it! Also, I am so into burlap right now so I'm even more in love. :) Thanks, Katie!





Richard Paul Evans Book Signing



Last Saturday I found out that my favorite author, Richard Paul Evans, was having a book signing! His new book, A Winter Dream, just came out and even though it's one of my Christmas presents so I'm not allowed to read it until then ;), I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to have my copy of it signed along with some of my copies of his other books. We arrived at the location a little early and I was the first one in line! I've met RPE before, but I was still a little nervous. He's always so kind and appreciative of his fans though. :)










 Notice the special embossing they did in my new book? How cool!