Tuesday, July 16, 2013

An Elemental Thing

I initially read An Elemental Thing by Eliot Weinberger as assigned reading for a non-fiction class in college. It is in a short-story/prose format, with each piece able to stand on its own. I didn't find the reading to be quite poetry, nor do I ever really find myself liking poetry, but it was more like "Interesting Facts Weinberger Knows (and now you do, too)", which was okay by me. It's a fairly easy, semi-quick read, and I liked learning all the random facts. But at the same time, It wasn't especially meaningful. It isn't necessarily a book I'd recommend, but it's not a book I'd stop anyone from reading, and it's not a waste of time. So, three stars. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The 4th of July

We spent the 4th of July at my parents house. We got up bright and early to go watch Matthew play the cymbals in the Provo Parade.
We hung out at home during the day, then the cousins came over and we barbecued for dinner. That night Dad and Matt set off some fireworks in the driveway and then we watched more fireworks from the patio.

The Great McCoy Weekend

Two weekends ago was our Great McCoy weekend. Cassidy's Grandpa Harry had his 75th birthday and a lot of family came out to help celebrate. On Saturday, Harry was given the best present of all as he baptized his younger sister. It was really neat to be at the baptism. Everyone was very excited ad a little emotional to see Ann be baptised. 

That night there was a "luau" to celebrate Grandpa Harry's birthday. The Soaki family made us a yummy dinner and then performed for us. 
Sunday we had more festivities. Ann was confirmed in church and we barbecued for dinner. It was a fun weekend! 

Ellie loved being the center of attention!