Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Narrow Path

So I used to have a whole blog dedicated to book reviews.  I loved it.  But for some insane reason I deleted one day after not posting for a while thinking I was doing myself a favor by cleaning out my blogger dashboard.

Um, no.

I have regretted that decision more times than you could possible ever imagine.  I plan to one day start another blog dedicated solely to my great love for books.  Until then, you'll have to suffer through my musings and reviews here.

Think of it this way: you might actually find a good book or two to read.


I'm generally not one for Amish or Mennonite books. I read a few as a kid, but not since.  They've just never appealed to me much, but since making those Monster cookies and climbing up into my family tree I couldn't resist this today when I saw it at the library.  The cover looked too cute (and you really should know that I DO judge a book by its cover), and the blurb on the back cover was completely charming. 
Can two people from different worlds find love somewhere in the middle? Miranda feels like she's been transported back to the Little House on the Prairie. Ted's head spins when Miranda reads her Bible on her red cell phone. Yet Miranda Klassen and Ted Wiebe must find a way to make peace in order to meet their common goal of opening the doors of Ted;s old Order Mennonite church and community. Will the also find love in the process?
Gail Sattler weaves a delightful little tale of opposites attract in The Narrow Path.  What it lacks in depth and literary savvy, it makes up in endearing and sweet characters.  It's a great afternoon read for a lazy summer day. It will make you laugh, maybe cry, but will definitely entertain.  I would most definitely read more from this seasoned writer.  You can read more about this book and even preview the first chapter here.

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 
Rent it from your local library today!

Friday, June 11, 2010

An Ode...

What I love about this man...

1. He has a splitting headache. He proclaimed it to be "the worst headache short of a migraine" that he's ever had, yet he's escorting me to Costco. (NO ONE, I repeat no one should ever have to go to Costco alone. On a Friday. With two small children. Cranky children. Ever.)

2. He's on the phone with AT&T trying to get me eligible to upgrade to the new iPhone. (Coming soon to Apple lovers everywhere. Yay!). This is the 349,877th time he's called them in the pas few weeks. He's a magician when it comes to getting service providers to do what he wants. (Hello free HBO, Sunday Ticket, iPhone, and Omaha Steaks!)

3. He wearing his South Africa FIFA tshirt he scored at the airport in Johannesburg back in January. He is a die-hard football (of the American variety) fan and has never cared for soccer. Says he doesn't understand it and has no need for it in his sports-lovin'-life. But for some reason he has totally gotten into the World Cup festivities, which blesses this soccer-lovin'-girl. Next step: signing the Boy up for soccer insead of t-ball. (A girl can dream, right?)

4. Did I mention he's getting me a new iPhone? I happened to mention in passing that it would be cool to do the facetimr thingy if we both had the new phone and BAM!!! Mamacita's gettin' a new phone. (We hope!)

5. In conclusion, he is the ultimate provider and protecter. I am completely confident in his ability to care for this family. Lately, he's been under mass amounts of stress and frustrations and while we have struggled during these times, he has remained completely dedicated to working things out to the best of his ability and for the greatest benefit to our family.

He is simply the most amazing man God has ever made. I am blessed beyond measure just to share his name.

Love you, Babe.

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Give up the funk!

So last night my husband informed me that I'm in a funk.

{{{annnnd cue Parliament}}}

In order to get out of the so-called funk I'm apparently in, I decided to try these little beauties from a pretty cool life.

This is how mine turned out...
(Sorry about my complete inability to take a nice picture.)

Hey Music Man! Still think I'm in a funk?

I tore the roof off, Baby!
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