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“Fab Friday”

So basically, my volunteers are models…

More seriously, I had a really fun evening at the park with a core group from my office. I am truly grateful for all the time and effort they give (and all the fun we have!)

Tuesday Teaser #TuesdayBookBlog

Tuesday teaser is a weekly bookish meme hosted by http://www.booksandabeat.com

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers ~ make sure what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.

Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teasers!


“I was twelve years of age when I chopped of my hair, dressed as a boy, and set off to save my family from ruin. I made it almost to the end of my front garden.” (1)


Isn’t that a great intro? I’m only half way through but this book has been super charming and fun so far. I can’t wait to find out what happens next. When in a reading slump, it never hurts to head back to Juvenile fiction. 

Costume Party

I shared some pictures earlier but here are a few of my favorites from the costume party on Saturday: 

 (my bodyguards!) 

Myra’s costume was so cool!


What a great group!

Siblings <3

Although Siblings Day is long past, busy schedules prevented my siblings and I from meeting up until today. I was pretty stressed about it. I had a headache all afternoon and felt like I wasn’t prepared to leave the office yet. I forced myself to leave work, mentally fretting about everything left undone. 

It was totally worth it. I am so glad I had this evening with my siblings. I needed a chance to laugh and play and not be stressed. We exchanged gifts and swapped stories; it was really fun and encouraging. Siblings are the best kind of friends. No matter how different we may be, our shared memories, personalities, and interests always bring us back together! 

Road trip! A real one this time

I am currently in the middle of a 21+ hour road trip from Florida to Wisconsin. There are 8 of us in a 12 passenger van. It is bringing back so many memories…especially of the time 7 of us squashed in a minivan and drove from Minnesota to Virginia for iGovern camp. There were three of us teenage girls stuffed in the back seat. It is almost a wonder we became best friends and not mortal enemies. That was a fun trip. 

However, 12 passenger vans aren’t new to me either! 4 times I made the non-stop trip from Wisconsin to the Louisiana bayous in high school. That is where I learned to sleep in a moving vehicle. 

There was the trip to Colorado in a 12 passenger van with the same minivan friends…and the time I roadtripped with my aunt, brother, and cousin to Canada and out west. There was every long trip to school in Tennessee and the drive back at the end of the semester. 

Road trips are fun. They illustrate a person’s character like little else. You either crazy bond or end up loathing your now former friends. 

With 13+ hours to go, the jury is still out with how this trip will end, but I suspect it will be positive. After all, we have already survived one late night, sleep deprived night! What can one more do?

Team Fun and Fulfillment Day

Today the AFP-WI team had a team bonding day and went shooting! It was my first time shooting a shotgun. 

While I will be the first to admit I wasn’t very good at it, I had a lot of fun and I definitely want to do something like it again in the future! 

Zoo Day!

Dad may be out of town, but that didn’t stop us kids from going to his company picinc! It was good to be joined by my brother and sister in law. Three cheers for family, free food, and free zoo!