Book

Just last night I finished reading (for the second time) my absolute favorite book: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. If you like to read, you have got to read this book. Anything I can say about it can’t even come close to giving it the amount of praise it deserves, but here goes … it’s a love story and a suck-you-in drama, with a twist of sci-fi, that will make you laugh and cry (and any book that can get bawling-my-eyes-out emotion out of me is a keeper!). You get so involved in the characters, and the story is just so darn good and amazingly put together that it’s unlike any book out there. I have seen online that it might be made into a movie, which would be a very good movie if it’s done right (or, it could be really bad in comparison … have you ever read the Michael Chrichton book Sphere … and then seen the movie?) I am just putting this out there like you would a box of delicious cookies your mom made — you know they taste soooo good and you just want to share them with all your friends! I hope you all get the chance one day to experience this novel.

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Coach

I’ve never been one to buy things just for the name-brand and high-price tag, and this is no exception. I was out shopping, and this purse caught my eye. It is so beautiful that I had to share it with you, and, of course, buy it. It’s my first designer bag. I feel so, I don’t know, impuslive! I have to enjoy these things while I can … dropping $$$ on something I want without thinking about it. One day we’ll have kids, I’ll be staying at home, and all these things will be but memories. Oh well, at least I’ll still have my new purse :)

Patio

Here are the final photos of our patio “before and after”. Ace and his buddies cleared out all of the old cement and dirt, and I helped him lay the sand and bricks. It was our first project together! We both think it turned out quite nice, especially for never having done anything like it in the past :)

Tonight Ace and I are celebrating our anniversary … a little late. Our actual anniversary was last month, but with all of the patio-building and hectic holiday time, we decided to put it off until this month. It will be a wonderful evening of good food and wine (Santa Margarita Pino Grigio, to be exact) and then we are staying at a hotel downtown, since the drive back is around 30-45 mins.

Ace just recently started a new blog, if you are interested. I have it posted on my links as well. Yay! He finally succumbed to our ways!