Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Murry :)

Murry has grown a lot since December. Now he likes to run around outside and play keep-away with sticks. We love little Murry !

Book Review: Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

One of my favorite things to do is to go to the public library and pick out random books. I read the back or the flap, and if it sounds interesting, then I check it out. I like to pick out books that aren't popular. Last week, I came home with Fairy Tale. I like books that have mythical aspects so I decided to give this one a try.
Fairy Tale is about a girl named Morgan and her boyfriend Cameron. Right before their shared 16th birthday, a rather odd kid named Pip shows up and announces that Cameron is really a fairy prince and has to cross over to the fairy world at midnight of his sixteenth birthday to take his rightful place as Fairy King. Cameron and Morgan do not want to be separated, but Cameron's magical fairy powers are slowly starting to appear and he looks less like a human each day, which means he can no longer live in the regular human world. It's the biggest trial of Morgan's life.
I was not overly impressed with this novel. The story line was pretty good, but it seemed like a shallow sort of book. Kinda fluffy. And compared to the other Fairy/Magic/Mythical novels out there, it wasn't very original or outstanding; I was able to predict the ending. Balog works as a magazine writer, and I think this was her first novel. Personally, I hope her magazine writing is better than her novel writing.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Aang, meet my friend, Foofoo-Cuddly-Poops."

"Water, Earth, Fire, Air.
"Long ago, the Four Nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar - master of all four elements - could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years past and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an Airbender named Aang. And although his Airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world."
Jessica and I have become huge Avatar: The Last Airbender fans. We have seen every episode in order and we went to see the movie together. She gave me Book 3 (season 3) for my birthday and we went together to buy our t-shirts, which is also when I bought Book 1. We highly recommend the show to everyone. During each episode, we pick out one funny quote and that goes up as my Facebook status for the day. Some of our favorite quotes are these:
"Do you want to go Penguin Sledding with me?!"
"I don't think my parents want me dancing in caves..."
"We are in enemy territory; these are enemy birds!"
"Aang, meet my friend, Foofoo-Cuddly-Poops."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

about a dozen trips to Safeway...

This year the Mitton's ended up on the Oregon Coast for our family reunion. Mitton family reunions are always an adventure. One year we had a Mitton's in The Mountains reunion in Colorado where almost everyone got the flu. Another year, we congregated around Mt. Hood and had a Root Beer tasting competition. We've gone on hikes, eaten at Mo's, and of course, at each reunion there is a contribution night.
This year we went on a hike that had a suspension bridge.

There were also some Tide Pool excursions.

It was a very fun reunion. I know I was sad to see every family go back home to their corresponding states. One thing we'll remember about this Mitton Family Reunion? The trips to Safeway. I think in one night, there were five trips to Safeway, all made by different people. And everyone failed to get me lollipops. But Todd did get his Chips Ahoy! :)

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything

It took a couple of practices, lots of costume planning, and one dress rehearsal. And the Scott Mitton family's rendition of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything rocked your socks off! We had a blast singing it, especially since we had costumes!
And good luck to Allie, who really is going to Boston in the fall!