Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Marvel Comic’s Sense and Sensibility

IMG_3630 My sweet husband recently bought me the hardbound edition of Marvel Comic’s Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. It is so fun. I own the Marvel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and it appears some critics didn’t like the way the Bennet sisters were drawn. I didn’t mind it, but seriously they were some hotties.

IMG_3636 But those critics won’t have the same problem with the sweet style of Sense and Sensibility. The drawings have a different style, and it lends a real charm to the book, which despite it’s condensed nature, is pretty accurate to the story line of the book.IMG_3637

IMG_3634This book is on ‘The List’ for the Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge, which I will tell you about soon (but if you can’t wait for me to post about it, click on the gorgeous link button on my sidebar!).


PS. My husband FINALLY joined me on my weekly trip to the sushi bar today. However, the guy on the other side of him was totally DISSING Jane Austen!!!! Are you kidding me? He was reading Pride and Prejudice for the first time and said the women were ‘overdramatic and catty’. I honestly don’t think he’s really reading it. I mean, sure Mrs. Bennet may be over the top, but that’s her character! That guy almost ended up with his face in the wasabi jar!

PSS. I finally broke down and got reading glasses. Small print was causing me a lot of eye strain lately, especially reading the scriptures. SOOooooo, I got some magnifiers. I figured glasses were better than wrinkles :)


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Hillary and Nick at Homecoming BYU 2010My oldest daughter is engaged! I am so excited. She is to be married in July, here in Washington, then we will go down to New Orleans to celebrate with her fiancé's family.

Hillary's Engagement RingI am having typical Mother-of-the-Bride episodes of stressing out and not being able to focus on much else. I want everything to be beautiful and perfect for my daughter, I want things to run smoothly.

My worry is that I am not that great of a planner or organizer. Jon is a big help making a lot of phone calls and scouring the internet for things we need. I am so grateful. And if I do get worried and overwhelmed (and yes, that happens even though it is six months away) I just think of how happy my daughter is and how grateful I am that she has found such a good man.Hillary little

This was her just yesterday!

Could it really be almost 20 years ago?

Hillary and NickAnd here she is with the lucky man!


Wish me luck everyone!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Love Stories for Valentines

Karen Valentine is having a blog party on Valentines day where you can link up and tell your own love stories. Doesn’t that sound sweet and fun?

Go to My Desert Cottage and grab the button for your sidebar to spread the word. Then prepare your own story, and on Valentines day you can link to the blog and tell all about your special someone.

Love-Story-Linky-Party -Lynnae

Monday, January 17, 2011

Picasso Exhibit

The Seattle Art Museum has had a Picasso exhibit running and on Friday night my husband and I and our youngest daughter went to see it. IMG_3585We could not take photos in the Picasso exhibit, but later we found a place for a picture or two.

IMG_3590I’ve decided the woman in the picture represents ‘Utah’ which is holding my two other daughters.

It is very interesting having only one child at home. Whenever we are going to do something cool I feel guilty for leaving the others out. I have to remind myself that they are having their own new adventures, and they also had many opportunities when this one was too little to go. Still, I think of them when we go, and I suppose I always will.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Tag Swap

IMG_3518 This year the several of the women in my family had a Christmas Tag Swap. The theme was ‘The Music of Christmas'”

I was nervous about a swap when everyone is so busy, but at the same time I loved the idea of the Christmas theme, so we dove in. We did have to be forgiving and let the deadline slip a little bit, but that’s the nice thing about swapping with family.

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All of my tags were variations on one of these two vintage pictures. The back reads “Merry Christmas Darling”. I was going to go in a different direction but with my husband gone, all I could think about was Christmas couples and being together again. (As I mentioned in a previous post he was at an Army Reserve training and because my blog is public I don’t like to mention when he is gone until he is home again.)

In the swap were several sisters, my daughters, a sister-in-law, nieces and my mom. Almost as fun as getting the tags was decorating with them.





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