The Sunday Salon – April 27, 2014

sundaysalon2Time: 8:07 a.m., Sunday morning. I need to wake the kids up to get ready for church in about five minutes, so this will be short.

Thankful for: That this weekend is almost over. It’s been very busy, with training for this summer’s camp on Friday night and all day Saturday. It was interesting and enlightening, but long. I have drama practice with the youth after church today, so I won’t get to relax until about three this afternoon, at which time I see a nap as a definite possibility.

Reflecting on: How grown up my kids are getting! Last night was prom, and Natalie and James were all dressed up. They had a fantastic time. Here’s a couple pics of them outside the house before they left:

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Reading: The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp; Always Emily by Michaela MacColl; and Fallout by Sadie Jones

Just finished reading: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood – review and discussion post to go up on Wednesday.

Listening to: Same as last week – Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon and Fire and Ash by Jonathan Maberry

Watching: We didn’t do movie night last week, since it was Easter Sunday. I have no idea what we’re watching tonight, as Josiah hasn’t decided yet. πŸ™‚

Blogging recently: Mini-reviews: Dark Eden by Chris Beckett and Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci

Have a wonderful Sunday! I’m off to drag my kids out of bed.

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16 Responses to The Sunday Salon – April 27, 2014

  1. Beth Hoffman says:

    Love the photos of Natalie and James! Happy Sunday, Carrie.

  2. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    Busy weekend! (Is there anything else besides busy?) It was the end of our spring break, so we actually didn’t have as much going on and laid low. Which was nice. Natalie and James seem like such a nice, happy couple. Is there no drama? I just remember having so much drama at that age. Having none would be refreshing. Emma is pretty much annoyed with most boys, and terrified of the rest, so we haven’t dealt with this yet.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – not much drama, thank goodness. Natalie has always been a bit of an old soul, and with Running Start, working part-time, and other stuff, she stays too busy to get involved in much of the craziness.

  3. JoAnn @Lakeside Musing
    Twitter: lakesidemusing
    says:

    Aww, what beautiful pictures! Hope they had a wonderful time at the prom.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      JoAnn – they did. They came home all abuzz and full of laughter. πŸ™‚

  4. julie
    Twitter: aprilmom00
    says:

    what wow beautiful kids and I know getting kids up for church . I need to read more of the Diana series πŸ™‚

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Julie – There are so many in the Outlander series! I am doing a reread via audio of the last two books before book eight comes out this fall.

  5. Trisha
    Twitter: Trish422
    says:

    Oh the joys of Prom. I remember it fondly. Those kids look beautiful and happy.

  6. Love the photos of Natalie and James!

    I haven’t managed to finish Blind Assassin yet, but I’m still working on it. I kind of took a detour and read three other books last week instead. Bad me, I know. I have to finish it though because I really want to read The Moonstone!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Wendy – I just picked up my copy of The Moonstone at the library today. I’m really looking forward to it, as I LOVED The Woman in White.

  7. Wow. They are grown up. What cuties. I love her dress too!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Juju – she was so lucky – a friend of hers was giving it away, and her boyfriend’s mom was able to take it in and make it fit like a dream. πŸ™‚

  8. So what movie did you watch Sunday night? Anything good?

    We’re watching Broadchurch, Season 1, and it’s good so far. We have a couple of movies from the library, but haven’t got to them yet, including August: Osage County and Captain Phillips.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Bryan – we ended up watching Grudge Match, with Stallone and DeNiro – it was very funny. Captain Phillips is really good – hope you get a chance to watch it.