"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

-Shel Silverstein



Days 86 - 93:

I want to go back to Florida now!! We went (as always) to Cape San Blas and stayed in the same house that we've been in for a few years now. Although the weather wasn't great because of the tropical storm, we still had a ton of fun. We spent our time...

eating out at our usual restaurant Papa Joe's in Apalachicola

taking family pictures

playing cornhole (bean bag toss) on the beach

swimming at the neighborhood pool

making sand castles

laying out

sleeping...A LOT

walking on shells instead of sand

taking pictures of the beautiful clouds

dealing with the rain

and witnessing a rainbow on out last day

You can see why I would rather be there. :)

Day 94:

Happy 4th of July!! I hope everyone has an awesome and safe holiday!


Now on to books.

I finished a really good detective novel that was written back in 1930 by Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon. The story follows the legendary Sam Spade as he is recruited by a woman who tends to cover the truth and then contacted by many other characters as they all search for the same thing: a maltese falcon. This book was pretty good even though there were some parts that I struggled to get through. When the scenes were action packed, I found it hard to put the book down, but there were moments that the story was hard to follow and it was quite boring. Overall, I think this is a good book to read; since it's short, it won't take long to get through either!

After finishing The Maltese Falcon, I attempted to read The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo. To be honest, the first chapter of this book was brutal; I couldn't make it through the second one either. I decided to put off reading it because Sara said that it gets better after those two chapters, so I'll try it again soon.

Now, I'm currently reading Bag of Bones by Stephen King. It's really good so far. I read it most of the way home yesterday. I think this book is going to be both a thriller and centered around a custody case. I'm only about 150 pages into it, but it feels like I just started it!


I also received a couple awards while I was on vacation! I would follow the rules like I normally do, but I think I'll just acknowledge the awards and the givers this time :)

Thanks Island Gal for the first award: You're Going Places! And thanks to Veronica for the other You're Going Places award! Yall are too sweet! :)


  1. LOL at that picture of Adam. Looks like ya'll had fun! And yes, the first two chapters were completely brutal.

  2. Oh my gosh I love those pics, they make me want to go swimming!!

  3. I would SO love to visit Florida... I haven't been there in years! And congratulations on all of your awards.
    xo Josie

  4. I love the pictures! So much fun!
    There is an award for you on my blog.


  5. lovely pictures, i hope you had a great vacation!

  6. Great photos...looks like you had a blast!

  7. Loooooooove all the family fun pics. And that fireworks shot is amazing!

  8. love your pics! looks like you had a blast! and i am in awe of that beach full of shells! :D

    <3, Mimi