Reading: I am reading Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica. I’ve been on a psychological thriller kick recently. I don’t remember where I had heard about this one, but I’d been waiting for awhile on the hold list at the library for this one. I started it over the weekend and haven’t made a big dent in it, but so far so good!
The Weekend Chef is currently reading Chew On This by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson. Our daughter found this at the library and thought that her dad might be interested in reading it. He hasn’t read Fast Food Nation, but thinks it might be a junior version of that book.
Our Daughter is reading The Candymakers by Wendy Mass. This is the second time that she’s reading this, since she enjoyed it so much the first time. It’s a chunky 453 pages and she keeps telling me that I need to read it. It’s about four children who are participating in a national candy competition. I’m not sure that I’ll have time to read this before she finishes it again and it has to go back to the library…..but I’m adding it to my to be read list!
Our son just started Race The Wild: Rain Forest Relay by Kristin Earhart. This is the first book in the new Race The Wild series. I had read about it and requested the first book from the library. He’s only 27 pages in but is liking it so far. Russell is competing in a race around the world, with the first stop, the Amazon rain forest. I’m very curious about this book and am planning on reading it after he finishes it!
Making: Well, I haven’t officially started making it yet, but I am planning on making a scrapbook of our Disney vacation. I literally spent hours over the weekend downloading all the pics from Memory Maker and our camera, deleting the duds, adding special effects to some of the Memory Maker photos. I bought the pictured scrapbook from Michaels before our trip and picked up a 2015 Disney kit while at Disney World. Now, I just need to purchase some additional paper and embellishments and actually start working on it!
The Weekend Chef has been continuing to work on finishing building our front deck.
Our son is an amazing artist and is always drawing pictures of Pokémon characters.
This summer, our daughter was on a rainbow loom charm making streak – making a minion, the letter A and many other charms as seen above.
Pinning: Lots of fall crafts and recipes including these Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Scones from Cooking Classy, even though I’ve never had the originals, LOL!
The rest of the family doesn’t “pin”!
Anticipating: Fall! I can’t wait for the cooler weather. Fall and Spring are my favorite seasons. I love the in-betweens, where it’s not too hot or too cold. I’m looking forward to sweaters and cooking lots of apple and pumpkin recipes, as seen from my pinning! My birthday is also in September, though I’m not actually looking forward to getting another year older.
The Weekend Chef is anticipating a new job. He’s been unhappy at his current job and has been job searching and networking for awhile. We are keeping our fingers crossed that he can find a new job before the end of the year.
Our son is looking forward to our Hershey Park trip this upcoming Labor Day weekend. Our daughter won tickets over the summer and we picked this weekend to go.
Our daughter is looking forward to a great school year. She came home from her first day of school yesterday super excited and happy. Her elementary school only goes up to 4th grade, so she’s excited being “top dog” in the school.
Loving: This song. I found this song via a Friday Favorites post from another blogger and ended up loving the song. I haven’t heard it on the radio so I have to play it on Vevo/Youtube.
The Weekend Chef has started watching Daredevil on Netflix and is enjoying the show. It’s based on the original Marvel comic book and according to him, “is action-packed with an excellent cast.”
Our son is loving his Yoda Stitch. This was one of the souvenirs that he picked out on our recent Disney trip. He loves the character Stitch from Lilo & Stitch and he likes Star Wars. When he saw this guy, it was love at first sight!
Our daughter is loving her new teacher. She came home gushing about what a nice teacher she has. From her two answers, can you tell she loves school?!!!
What are you currently loving?