Saturday, August 20, 2011

Missing in Action!

Not sure if anyone noticed...BUT I just realized I haven't blogged in a month and a half. Thought I'd give ya an update about what you've missed in the Brockbank life.

Ben started school again! He was ready to start back up so it was a good thing. It was nice to realize we have 1 year down but bad to realize we have 3 years left! This year started out stressful and with a lot of work and I am fearful that the whole year will be like that. It will definitely be nice when we can say year 2 is done with :)

This summer I have not been working a whole lot so I have had lots of time to go to the pool (my white skin doesn't show it) and to read. I've read some way fun books that you might want to try. They were:
  • Wither by Lauren DeStafano - it reminded me a little of Hunger Games. It's set in the future and cancer has been cured but along with that another huge problem has been created.
  • Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - If you liked Twilight you'll like this. I loved it and couldn't put it down!
  • A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard - You probably have heard of Jaycee Dugard's story. She was kidnapped when she was 11 and was help captive by a man for 18 years. She had 2 children with him before she was rescued.
  • The Room by Emma Donoghue - This book was so interesting! It was written from the point of view of a 5 year old boy. His mother had been kidnapped when she was 19 and this little boy and his mom lived in a room his whole life. He didn't realized there was an outside world. Definitely worth reading.
I got to go to Florida to see my brand new nephew! My mom was awesome and bought me a plane ticket to see my family. I was there for a little more than a week and my nephew made his debut smack dab in the middle of my trip! It was perfect. The first half of my visit I got to spend lots of time with my sister and her kids and the second half of the visit I got to spend lots of time with my mom (when we weren't bugging Alyson to come see Dominic). Here are the pictures from my trip!

A trip is never complete without the beach. Went once with my mom and once with Sarah :)

Hanging out with my niece and nephew at the pool!

Marina Jacks!


He looks just like his older brother when he was born!

Christopher was sick of hanging out at the hospital so my mom treated Christopher and I to a movie (Smurfs) and a yummy BBQ dinner.

Dominic's brother and sister love him tons!