Monday, March 17, 2008
It's a book I've been wanting to read since it was published in 2002, but I just never had. While I was in Michigan I saw it on my parents' bookshelf and decided to sit down and read it. I'm so glad I did. It is a very fast, easy read, with an abundance of insight and personality from President Hinckley. It's written obviously for a youth audience, but I felt it was still very applicable to all of our lives. While reading this, I felt a desire to rededicate myself to be more grateful, smart, involved, clean, true, positive, humble, still, and prayerful -- and I believe that was the exact intent of the book. I give it 5 stars!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Just to clear up my Eclipse comments: I know she's not done with the series, nevertheless...I felt like there was some unfinished business in that book. I'm obviously being too critical here, but ya know. I was unfulfilled. I must rant and rave!:) I am still going to read all of them I'm sure because as flawed as I think the books are, I somehow still drawn to the story. My friend left a comment that better wraps up how I felt during my reading....thanks Emmi. You have always been more articulate -- even in Hungarian.
I'm a little behind on giving my book previews for 2008. Eclipse was the first book I read of the new year. I agree with many others in the fact that I was sorely disappointed. I, unlike some of my friends, am an Edward fan. I am intrigued with him, and I kind of like the idea of the sexy vampire guy who is trying to give vampires a good name by not sucking blood out of people. Interesting new concept. And I liked it. And even though I felt that Jacob was a great guy -- let's face it, I think he had the upperhand on maturity most of the time, in the 3rd novel, he lost it. He became annoying immature, and I think we all can concur that Bella pretty much topped the cake on immaturity. I couldn't handle it. When performing of any kind, they say it's good to leave the audience wanting more. At the end of the book, I felt like things were missing. I wanted more because I felt like Stephanie Meyers didn't adequately wrap the story lines up to a sufficient conclusion. She still had a little more to tell, but I felt she just thought "That's about good for now. I'm tired of writing. I'll end it like this."
Friday, March 14, 2008
Good news folks! We are coming back to Utah to be a little Green family again! I just got off the phone and both the Utah and Michigan state offices have approved whatever it is they needed to approve, and we can come home. I am so grateful for my parents and all their help -- and quite honestly, I will probably cry quite a bit when I leave, but I'm really excited to see Marcus again. My mom will be flying out to help me with 2 kids on the plane. What a wonderful set of parents I have. Now, it's been a rough day as Samantha has been having seizures every 1/2 hour - 45 minutes. But, let me tell you, knowing that I'll be with my husband in a few short days gives me a boost of strength to make it through this cycle of seizures. I feel so blessed!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Well, it feels like we've been waiting forever to finalize the adoption in Michigan, and we are still waiting. A court date was set for Friday, and that didn't happen. We are all extremely disappointed but know that with adoption comes its issues. Things don't always run smoothly. So many people are involved and if one person is "off", we all are. Such was the case Friday. A new hearing has been set for Tuesday and everything needs to go perfectly in order for us to make our flight on Monday, March 17. We are praying that all goes well.