28 July 2010
Engagements and Other Entanglements
We had a very busy week and weekend. Henry sums up my feelings at the end of it in the picture above. First there was a s'more filled family reunion. . .
During which Henry did not achieve his goal of eating my camera between a marshmallow and a graham cracker.
After much fun, we came home, cleaned, ate, and had some friends stop by on their way through town.
I have mentioned Grace's desire to marry two of her cousins in the past. Lucky for her, the handsome young thing on the right is her actual betrothed. We agreed with his parents before they were born—a few weeks apart—signed the contract in blood, etc. They aren't even first cousins. He held her hand on the way to Sunbeams together. I feel this is a good sign.
Just finished These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 (P.S.)* I enjoyed it. I don't usually like pioneerish stories, but this one drew my attention from the beginning, and kept my interest to the last page. I liked the strong female protagonist. The book did not follow the typical, romance, fall in love, get married, the end plot that I prefer in my marshmallow reading ways, but I was okay with it.
* I have enabled Amazon Associates, so if you go through that link and buy the book, I'll probably get like 25 cents. I have avoided monetizing in the past because of some of the funny things I've seen on friends' google ads. Also, I didn't want to be a sellout. However, this Amazon thing seems like a good fit for me. Maybe I am really just a sellout. And if any of you do the Amazon thing, let me know, and when I need to order something through Amazon, I'll be sure to tell you to blog about it first. ;)