Monday, September 13, 2010


(That's Missing In Action, not Mutual Improvement Association)

I realize I haven't blogged in a while. Why? Well, I've been reading a couple of "can't put down" books.

First, I read the fifth "Fablehaven" book. I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I've read them all. I'll blame that on my brother John E. While I wasn't impressed at all by the first couple (the writing style especially), surprisingly I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The worst part was the last chapter where Brandon Mull desperately tried to add a bit of romance. Don't get me wrong, I love romance. But if it's awkward enough that you feel embarrassed for them, don't add it. All in all, it was a great book. Nothing like a good world saving every once in a while to brighten your spirits.

And yesterday, I finished "The Help". Despite the occasional cuss word, I loved reading this book. It truly was an experience. It feels like it's been a while since I've read something that was really well written. (This post is making me look like a literature snob. Not so!...too much.) I loved the voice, the story line, and the subject matter. Great book.

And to move on from the book review...

Some other things we've been up to:

Being cute

Deciding on a possible future career as a hair stylist,

And laughing. A lot.


sara said...

I love the laugh! I don't know what's worse: You're snobby review of those books or the fact that I've never heard of either.
Um... we're you guy just hanging out in a self storage facility? A family past time perhaps?

sara said...

I meant to say "were you guys"

We're you guy...that's a whole other topic.

J/K, I realize I made absolutely no sense just now. Just go with it.

Anonymous said...

We were helping some friends move stuff from a storage unit.

Molly said...

AWESOME laughing!

Brian and Shara's beautiful family said...

childrens laughter are like heaven. I think it's seriously the best sound someone can listen to.

mlents said...

So cute! She's growing so fast. :)

Brooke said...

Millie is getting so big! She's adorable. Mary, I loved "The Help" too. I was completely addicted for 3 days until I could finish it. Glad I'm not the only one who couldn't put it down. :)

Emily Conkey said...

I loved "The Help"! I can't get over how adorable Millie is. I just want to love her sweet little chubby face! Man, you built a beautiful baby, Maria. I love you and miss you so much!