Friday, August 24, 2012

Five for Friday

 1. So, I'm back. The vacay was great. We went to the beach (Santa Monica Pier was crazy busy, Redondo Pier, and Malibu). My husband and children had their first planetary experience at the Griffith Park Observatory. The boys loved it since the Transformers have hung out there before. We visited Universal Studios and took a tour where I got to see Wisteria Lane and the Bates Motel. On the way down and back we stayed in Las Vegas and went swimming because walking in 116 degree weather is like a death wish. And we all got go to the Hoover Dam! We had delicious food and good company. The only down part was not spending as much time with my dad as I would have liked. He was working the first half of the trip and sick the last half. Oh, and we also broke down in the middle of Utah...yeah, that was fun. But I guess you can't have a family vacation without some sort of car trouble.
That's me and the babes in front of the Hoover Dam. The sun was glaring in my eyes so I'm kind of squinting.
2. Wanted to let you guys in on an awesome even taking place in September lead by the awesome Deana Barnhart Gearing Up to Get an Agent. I've already signed up (lucky 150) and it sounds awesome! So if you're looking for an agent or getting ready, Click Here for more details.

3. School starts back up on Monday and I'm kind of freaking because I'm going to have a child in first grade and my baby boy is going to be gone ALL DAY. I'm not sure how many tears I'll shed, but there will be many.

4. I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and holy crapoli! Fabulous, in a word. I can't wait until Novemeber. BTW, the covers are beyond gorge.

5. My wonderful husband got me a Kindle for our seven year anniversary. It came in the mail right before we left for our vacay so it was perfect timing. I was able to download a few books and read them on our drive over to Cali. Good times.

Hope all of you had an awesome month! Can't wait for GUTGAA!


  1. Sounds like you had an awesome time!

    Yup, 115 degree weather sounds like a quick way to get heat stroke.

  2. Ooooh it sounds like an amazing holiday and I love the photo! (She's beautiful!)

    My husband got me Kindle last Christmas. Gotta love husbands who pick great presents, right? :-)

  3. How Cute are you both! Sounds lik an awesome hol.

  4. Love that photo! Nice husband to get your a Kindle. :) I love that Laini Taylor book too. So original! Have a good weekend!

  5. I am SO JEALOUS! What a wonderful vacation! And the agent event sounds great! Good luck!

  6. Great picture! I have been to the Hoover Dam and really enjoyed it! Congrats as well :)

  7. Love the picture. You and the baby look so cute! Glad you had a good vacation. I used to live in LA so I've been to most of those places. Haven't broken down in Utah, though. That sounds like a mess. Welcome back!