Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saving Madeline

I have just finished a book that will stick with me for maybe the rest of my life you may think I am joking but I am not. This book has something that I think everyone needs to be aware of. I don't like to think about people doing drugs and how it effects their lives but that is reality. In this book I learned how drugs can effect not only the person doing them but the people that love them the most. Rachel Ann Nunes has done a excellent job giving me a in site of what goes on when someone is trying to protect their loved ones who might be in trouble due to their drug addiction like Parker did with Madeline. It's tragic that Madeline's mother was more concerned about he next "hit" than she was about her children and in the end it lead to her being in jail for neglect. In this book you will learn that Parker was accused of "kidnapping" his own daughter to keep her out of danger from her mother when he found some meth sitting on the top of the T.V. when e picked her up for his weekly visit. Parker was doing what any parent in his situation would do and he took Madeline to keep her safe. Well as you can probably guess that didn't work out so great. Caitlin is Parker's attorney. I love the way that Rachel Ann Nunes give you a love story in the middle of trying to learn what happens to Madeline. There is one part of the book and I won't tell you what part it is, that I cried, I felt so helpless to the character and what was happening at the time.

This book helped me see how drugs effect your life and what they do to the families. I know I will be buying this book when it comes out. It is my favorite book of Rachel Ann Nunes. She did a excellent job telling a story about a hard subject.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Great 8

My how time flies when you are having fun. The last 8 years (on 8/3) been the best all thanks to my wonderful husband. I am so glad that we met. So I am a little bit late but he knows how grateful I am that he is in my life. I just wanted to let him know how grateful I am for him and for all that we have together. I am looking forward to spending eternity with him.
Thanks Babe.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I was sitting at work and I get a text message from Brett asking me what my shoe size was, I was SO busy(yes State workers do work) getting ready for a meeting I replied what my shoe size was and it wasn't until I was on my way home it clicked in my head wondering what he was up to and why he wanted to know my shoe size. Well when we got home from our camping trip there was a box sitting on the back porch and of course It was so HOT that all I wanted to do was unpack. Well he opens the box and calls my name to come and look what had come. When I was walking out the door I asked him what he had ordered now and he said it was a surprise for ME! Now let me back up for a minute to his defense he sent me a link to what he got me a few days before we left but like the text message I hurried and looked at it and went to a meeting and put it out of my mind until that Sunday afternoon when he showed me my very own pair of KEEN! I have been way jealous of his for about 2 years and he was so kind a loving to get me a pair. He is always surprising me like this. I have really enjoyed them. It's nice to have some protection for my toes. Here is a picture that was taken of them last night.


We had a GREAT 24th of July. We had a family reunion on my mom's side of the family down at Fish Lake. We didn't leave to go down until the morning of the 24th. We packed the dogs, Brett's pontoon boat and some camping gear and we headed down for 3 days of fun. Brett dropped me and the dogs off at Fish Lake and went with his dad over to the Boulder Mountain. In ONE afternoon of fishing he caught over 100 fish. He brought 7 Brooke Fish(which are my favorite fish EVER) so that we could have a fish fry. My favorite part of camping is the camp fire. I can't wait for next year when we get to go again.