Sunday, October 18, 2009

Book Giveaways

Several weeks ago, I started checking out different blogs for book reviews. With all the wedding planning over, I have a lot more time for reading, especially with the weather getting colder too. So, I've just been looking for books that have received good reviews and keep a list for when I visit the library. In the process, I came across online book giveaways and entered a few of them. Lo and behold, I received an e-mail last week that I had won one of the contests, and I just received my copy of Crossing Washington Square by Joanne Rendell, which I'm looking forward to reading. :) So, I've added to my sidebar various book giveaways that I have entered.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lila Marie

My niece, Lila Marie, entered the world this past Wednesday! All through my sister's pregnancy, I was petitioning for an October 8 delivery, so we could share our birthday. It didn't quite work out, but she was a perfect, little, early birthday gift. :) My sister's water broke late Tuesday morning and they admitted her to the hospital. They had to give her medication to start the contractions, although it was a long stretch from there. Unfortunately, they did have to do an emergency c-section because Lila's heart rate dropped. But, at 3:55am on October 7th, Lila was born at 7lbs 10 oz. Such a cute little baby. :) Congrats Lisa and Danny!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

October Is Here!

Fall is my favorite season, October is my favorite month, and a busy month it is going to be! My sister's due date is in 10 days, and I'm hoping she comes a little early so my niece and I can share the same birthday! :) I know it's a long shot, but I keep hoping anyway. And we'll be spending quite a few weekends up north. Jim started bow hunting last year and now Nathan is beginning to hunt this year as well. Jim had two deer last year and I was just informed that we are down to our last pound of ground venison, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they do well this year too! It's been ages since I last bought ground beef and it is so convenient to have all the ground venison in the freezer (and a lot less fattening). And sometime this month, I'm hoping we can visit the cider mill for some cider, doughnuts, and pumpkin-picking. :)