Friday Reads (and talks with loved ones): April 3

This week I’m reading ‘Get a Life, Chloe Brown’ by Talia Hibbert. So far I’m really liking it. I didn’t expect for the book to be so humorous! The chemistry between Chloe and her family (most especially the handyman) is very vibrant! Throughout all the craziness of working remotely, and establishing a new work/life routineContinue reading “Friday Reads (and talks with loved ones): April 3”

Reading Blog: Crawdads and Admiring Nature

Today I made good headway in reading ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’. I was supposed to read this for my book club meeting this week, but a notice came out today that due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Hunterdon County libraries will be closed until the end of the month. I’ll definitely have time to finishContinue reading “Reading Blog: Crawdads and Admiring Nature”

‘A Wedding in December’ by Sarah Morgan

A Wedding in December by Sarah MorganLength: 384 pagesAcquired through NetGalleyPublisher: Harlequin (HQN) BooksGenre: Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: October 31, 2019 Synopsis: In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding. First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone theyContinue reading “‘A Wedding in December’ by Sarah Morgan”

Blogmas Day 25: Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas! Today marks the joyous occasion of Jesus’s arrival. Many people gather to worship the birth of Jesus through song and prayer. Christmas Day also brings family and loved ones together as they share gifts, laughter, and precious memories. However you spend this day, I hope it’s anContinue reading “Blogmas Day 25: Merry Christmas!”

Blogmas Day 24: Christmas Eve Traditions

Christmas Eve usually brings a flurry of activity! Many families do preparations for their evening meals, while others frantically complete last-minute shopping for loved ones. Andy’s family takes part in celebrating a traditional meal that occurs every Christmas Eve. It’s wonderful to participate in the meal, and also have a nice visit from my sister-in-law’sContinue reading “Blogmas Day 24: Christmas Eve Traditions”

Goodreads Monday: December 23

I’m taking part in Goodreads Monday. This was started by Lauren’s Page Turners, in which you choose a book listed on your Goodreads TBR and talk about it. This week’s post: The Whispers by Greg Howard Synopsis: A middle grade debut that’s a heartrending coming-of-age tale, perfect for fans of Bridge to Terabithia and CountingContinue reading “Goodreads Monday: December 23”

Blogmas Day 6: A Special Christmas Memory

One of my favorite Christmas memories has to be my family gathering during the holidays. Nothing made me happier than meeting with my grandparents and cousins during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here is a photo of me and my cousins Phillip and Brittany during a Christmas gathering in 2010. I was very close with Phillip andContinue reading “Blogmas Day 6: A Special Christmas Memory”

Time With Family Is So Valuable

This post is a Six Word Saturday contribution. Please check out Debbie’s source post here. Thanksgiving is coming around the corner! My husband and I spend Thanksgiving with both families. During the day we spend time with Andy’s family, and the evening is spent with my loved ones. Since my grandfather is enduring some healthContinue reading “Time With Family Is So Valuable”

September 11, 2001: Eighteen Years Later

I remember exactly what I was doing that day. I lived in Northern NJ. I just finished breakfast, and turned off the television to go online. Since it was 8:30am, the horrible news hadn’t broken yet. I was just checking email, readying myself to take the train to South Orange that afternoon to hang outContinue reading “September 11, 2001: Eighteen Years Later”

My August Wedding, and Mini-Getaway

Mini-Getaway A couple days after the wedding, Andy and I traveled to Pittsburgh, PA. Since we’re saving up for a extended honeymoon next year, we set aside a couple days to relax and enjoy Pittsburgh for a few days: Grandview Overlook We visited the Grandview Avenue Overlook, which has gorgeous views of Pittsburgh and itsContinue reading “My August Wedding, and Mini-Getaway”