Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Post - 255

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This week has been another crazy one! Monday the crew was back to work on our bathroom. We spent the day at Husband's mom's house. We had a funeral to go to also. Tuesday we also spent at Husband's mom's with his family. This was the second anniversary of his dad's passing so that added a layer of melancholy to the atmosphere. However, our niece was baptized into Christ Tuesday night, and so that added a whole new level of joy to our day. Wednesday morning we left for Gatlinburg, TN. This was our first long trip with Little Girl. 6 Hours. Wednesday was essentially just a travel day. She did wonderfully which was a surprise since a simple 3 hour trip has been difficult for us in the past. I did ride in the back with her while Husband drove so I was able to attend to her every whim. Thursday, we went to Ripley's Aquarium. She loved the "big sharks." Friday, we spent a couple of hours at the indoor waterpark at the resort and then stopped by one of those places with carnival type rides. And then Saturday, we stopped by Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo before we started the drive home. Little Girl surprised us both in how well she handled the whole vacation thing. Traveling, sleeping away from home, napping, eating out, new experiences...all of it. She was beyond what we could have imagined. We originally intended to split the drive home between yesterday and today, but she did so well on the trip there that we decided to chance it. And I'm so glad that we did. We had a great time, but I'm so glad to be home. Also, our bathroom is finished. Minus the punch list of small details the guys will touch up for us.


Tuesday: Happy 4th of July!!
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, # 6) by Sarah J Maas
Thursday: Review of Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas (3.5 Stars)


Monday: Review of Full Tilt (Full Tilt, # 1) by Emma Scott
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

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That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!


  1. My son was also a good traveler when he was little. I guess that thing about driving them around in a car is for real. LOL Sounds like you had all kinds of fun adventures. And yeah for the bathroom being done!

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  2. What a busy week, my two girls are touch wood really good travellers, thank goodness but they do insist in asking "are we nearly there" far too much!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful trip.

    sherry @ fundinmental
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  4. Glad you had a wonderful time in Gatlinburg! I haven't been in ages but it was such a great place. I'm off to go check out your review of Punk 57. I have been on the fence about that book!

  5. My daughter normally complains if we're in the car for thirty minutes so to go for 6 hours and not complain was a shock for all of us. It was a good trip though. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Laura!

  6. Haha...we're not to the "are we there yet" stage. I'm sure it's coming though. Thanks for stopping by Heather!

  7. It really was a good trip! Thanks for commenting Sherry!

  8. We weren't even married (8 years) the last time we went to Gatlinburg so it had been a while for us too. I hope you enjoyed the review of Punk 57! Thanks for stopping by!