Monday, October 29, 2007

Update on the Fall Reading Challenge

So I've been working on my list. Here's the update :-)
  • Mosaic by Amy Grant: Finished. Great book!
  • Bygones by Kim Sawyer Vogel. Fantastic book! Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. Also read the sequel Beginnings-- both in about 48 hours total. I honestly didn't think I'd enjoy books that deal with the contrast between Mennonite and current culture, but I LOVED these. Kim is such a talented writer! I'll have an interview with her up in the next week or so.
  • Void by Mark Mynheir. Ohmigosh! Amazing. What a high concept book. Very enjoyable read!
  • Several new books that have come in that I am really looking forward to reading include: Splitting Harriet by Tamara Leigh, When the Morning Comes by Cindy Woodsmall, and The Road Home by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen.
On Thursday the kids and I went to a neighbor's house to make homemade applesauce. It has become one of our fall traditions -- the surest way I know that fall is here regardless of the weather outside. This isn't something we did growing up, but I love the way the kids look forward to it. Frankly, even if they didn't, I'd make them help us. But they both dive in and we have such fun cranking the cooked apples into sauce. And after eating homemade, all natural applesauce, it is incredibly hard to eat the regular old store bought variety.

Football. What can I say? It's a good thing Husker football does not dictate my emotions. (Hey, quit snorting, Janna!). You see, we should have won on Saturday. Both the offense and defense showed up and played really hard. But we still lost. The only good news is I actually got to watch the game. Sigh. Oh well. GO HUSKERS! And the Purdue Boilermakers are still on a roll (6-2). And how about them Colts! Let's just say next Sunday's game with the Patriots is going to be amazing. Tom Brady (let's throw as many touchdowns as possible) colliding with Peyton Manning (it's all about team). Everything will have to work perfectly, but it should be a great day.

Back to our regularly scheduled blogging :-)

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