Sunday, April 1, 2012

Our Weekend

The forecast for this week calls for rain and cooler temperatures, so we spent the weekend soaking up the sunshine and 70-degree temps while we could. This meant long walks, time spent at the playground, and of course more barbequing.

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a library run + more ya lit for mama

I've been on a binge reading/ young adult novel kick lately. Up next-- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I've actually read this one before, but our local library is hosting a book discussion. Since it's been a couple of years, I decided to reread it so I can remember all of the details.

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bookmaking class + inspiration

A friend of mine, who used to teach art at the facility where I work and currently works as a counselor there, was offering a bookmaking class through the community education program in our region. I really enjoyed the class, and I'm inspired to make more of these bound journals.

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more maps + let the birthday packages begin

The first of Liam's birthday packages arrived on Saturday-- it was full of maps. I'm looking forward to trying this, this, and this (and another book). On Saturday afternoon, Craig's parents called to let us know we should be expecting another birthday package in the next couple of days.

I'm going to let you guys in on a little secret-- I love getting mail. A package on my doorstep or a brightly colored envelope in my mailbox seriously brightens my day, so having a baby who gets mail is twice the fun.

6 comments:

  1. Well if you ever want a penpal...I started it up last year because I agree, there is nothing nicer than receiving a letter in the mail :)
    Happy reading!!

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  2. I was just going to say the same thing as Kerry! :)

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    1. I may have to take you guys up on that.

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  3. How did you make that book? It looks amazing!

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    1. I've got instructions. I'll send them to you. :)

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  4. I love that book! It's beautiful. And I can't wait to see what you do with the maps!

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