Monday, August 25, 2014

The Missing Weekend!

Or should I say, the FULL weekend! (I’ll make this a long weekend and include Friday! lol)

I went to the library on Friday morning and checked out a book by Nancy E. Turner. I didn’t even need to read the cover to see what it was about. Anything that Nancy E. Turner writes, I will read. Even my husband has read her books, too. We read These is My Words, Sarah’s Quilt and the Star Garden a few years ago. This is a trilogy that should be read in order. We still remember the stories and certain scenes and sayings from the characters.

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My Name is Resolute

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And even though I am a fast reader, I am actually trying to slow myself down to enjoy this book to the fullest. But having said that, it has almost 600 pages and I am already over halfway through. It is amazing and will get the highest rating I can give it in Goodreads.

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We watched the old Alfred Hitchcock movie, ‘The Birds’ over the weekend, too. I think I had nightmares just THINKING about watching it!

Did you know that Alfred Hitchcock makes an appearance in all of his movies. We have fun looking for him. He was walking some dogs in the very beginning of this movie.

And we spent some time with our growing grandsons, J and B!

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Aren’t they handsome? (and also incredibly smart and talented!)

Did you have a nice weekend, too?

36 comments:

Cindy Scaife said...

Wow, I can't believe how big the boys are getting!! B is almost as tall as you!!! The three of you look so happy and I love the intertwined fingers!

Patty Sumner said...

Nothing like a a good book for a great weekend.. I love to read too. I am going to have to check out this one.. Your Grands are handsome.. Love your header pic.. Blessings!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love your book recommendations and what a darling picture of you with your handsome grands.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

We are still on our weekend with it being a bank holiday - but I am cheating a little as I am off this week anyway :-) The book looks interesting even before it has been opened. I can remember watching The Birds many years ago and was terrified (I still can't go within the walls of the Tower of London because of the Ravens!!). Have a wonderful week xx

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a great weekend, Diane! And thanks for the book recommendations - I will have to check my library out :)

Happy Monday to you!

Sam I Am...... said...

I've read the first book of Ms. Turners and I think I may have the second but did not know about the 3rd or that it was a trilogy. I'll get right on that as the first book was excellent! Nancy Jo got me interested in her.
I knew that about Alfred Hitchcock and love his movies. I definitely remember The Birds!
Your grandsons are too cute! B looks like he is going to be taller than you in no time! I need to catch up with you today....take care!

ann said...

Your grandsons are handsome boys. we did a bit more yard work over the weekend. probably the last of it. Fall is certainly letting us know that she is tead to make her enterance. Have a good week.

PatC - All is Bright said...

Looks like I'll have to check out this author. When do you get the time to read! Oh, yes - those are some handsome grandsons you have and I'm pretty sure they are grateful too have you as their grandma.

Sweet hugs my friend
Pat

Debby said...

I love the pic of you and the boys. Very cute. The Birds movie is like my house in the winter with the buzzards. Oh I hope we sell before they return. 200 plus roost in u our trees. They don't attack but leave slot of unpleasantness.

TexWisGirl said...

the boys are so cute!

i watched the movie about hitchcock's obsession with tippi - i think it's called 'the girl' or something like that. CREEPY!!!

Debby Ray said...

Sounds like a great weekend and the books look wonderful! Those are couple of handsome boys you have there! We also enjoyed our time at the beach with our two oldest ones. We consider it a blessing that at nearly 16 and 14 they still want to be around and enjoy their Mawmaw & Pawpaw! Have a fabulous week, friend!

Arlene Grimm said...

Love seeing your grandboys and I am going to look for Nancy Turner books. The sad thing about a good book is that is has to come to an end.:) My husband and I caught The Birds on Cable tv the other week and I have to say that it still gives me the Heebie Jeebies too!!

Laurie M said...

you always have the best book reviews, I have taken your advice many times on books, I checked our library and they do not have anything by that author, so maddening!!!! Very handsome grandsons!! Lovely photo of you too!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Fun weekend and always special if it's spent with Grands!! The boys are getting so big. Love Hitchcock movies and never heard of this author but will put this book on my list!
hugs,
Linda

Donna said...

Good looking grandsons! Thanks for the book recommendation. I'll see whether it is available at our local library.

Vee said...

They are handsome! Where do you keep those guys hidden? LOL!

You are a voracious reader! Amazing.

Nope. No way am I ever watching The Birds again. Not going to do it. You can't tempt me!

Jane and Chris said...

Almost as tall as Grandma!!
Jane x

Susie said...

Your grandsons are growing almost as tall as you are. I like spotting Hitchcock in his movies. Sounds like it was afun weekend. Blessings for a great new week. xoxo,Susie

Primitive Stars said...

Very sweet picture of you and the Grands.. Creepy movie, Blessings Francine.

Betty Sneeringer said...

I am writing down the names of the books you mention - hoping to check them out someday. I have had a big slump with book reading. Not sure what the problem is. I did reread Christy this summer - one of my all time favorites. Now reading Now reading Ordinary Grace by William Krueger, my book club's selection for September.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Love seeing you with your handsome grandsons, sweet friend. I am writing down that author. Thanks so much for the tip. xo Laura

Jeanne said...

Hi Diane, It has been an age since I have visited you. I have been on a long blog break. It is great to be posting again. I love the photo of you and your grands. It won't be long before those handsome boys will be taller than you.

I am very intrigued with your love of your favorite author, Nancy E. Turner. I am going to the library to find her books. I love to read and I am not reading a book right now. Thanks for sharing.
xo, Jeanne

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

They sure are handsome boys, you must be so proud. Sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy the weekend, a good book and good company.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, I love your new header. It sounds like you had a nice weekend and I'll have to check out the book you are reading. Your grandsons are so cute. Take care.
Julie

Incipient Wings said...

what a nice post!
how fun that you and your husband can share certain books...it's great:)
weird, I was just talking about the birds, this past weekend...there were about 400 pigeons perched on some power lines near the grocery store and it made me go off on a story telling spree with my seven year old...she wants to watch it now:)
your grandsons are very handsome..and tall!
have a great week!

Pat said...

I love the movie "The Birds". A favorite :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
I've heard that about Alfred Hitchcock making an appearance in all his movies, how interesting. I remember THE BIRDS! I've seen it several times, and every time it gives me the chills. How nice that you got to spend time with your Grandsons. Spending time with family is one of the greatest gifts.

love,
~Sheri

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What handsome grandsons you have. What do they call you?

Cranberry Morning said...

Those grandsons are soon going to be taller than you, Grandma. :-) You are a fast reader! I always like getting book recommendations from other people. Have a wonderful evening...oh, I see that the evening is just about over!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Handsome guys you've got there.

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh Diane...this brought back memories of staying at my cousin's house and watching The Birds. My brother and cousin John thought it would be funny to scare my cousin Roxie, my sister and I by throw some stuff birds into the room. Of course, we screamed!! LOL...
~Cindy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I did. I did have a nice weekend!
Your grandsons certainly are handsome young men!
A quiet weekend, sitting on the lawn swing reading my book. Lovely!
Have a wonderful and peaceful week, Diane1
Love,
Mona

Elle Gallatin said...

I love The Birds! I'm going to try and spot A.H. the next time I watch one of his movies.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a precious photo of you and your good looking grandsons - I'll bet they grew a few inches over the summer, too! (I like your sandals) Thanks for the book recommendations - I will add them to my book list.
I spent the weekend weeding my messy gardens and re-stocking the cupboards. Things have gotten away from me! Enjoy your week! xo Karen

Doreen@househoneys said...

Your grandsons are indeed handsome, but why wouldn't they be? ;)

Marcia Pilar said...

Yes, your grandsons are handsome. LOVE all your sunshiny smiles in this photo.