I can’t believe summer is almost here.  5 more days of Matt working, and then we are off for our summer vacation.  We will be spending 2 weeks straight up at Matt’s family cottage in Burk’s Falls.  While we are there we are planning on:

  • RELAXING!! The first few days will be spent just vegging out and letting Alex explore. 
  • Introducing Alex to the water and the boat – should be lots of fun!
  • Going to Burk’s for Canada Day celebrations – now that should be interesting.  Burks is… shall I say… a little on the red neck side of things.
  • Going up to North Bay to ride the beautiful carousels and miniature railway at North Bay’s Waterfront and explore the town.  Matt went to University up there so we are going to check out Nipissing and the trails behind the school.  If you are in the area please let me know!
  • READ! 

For the rest of July we will be:

  • attending the annual Brickman’s Picnic on July 11!  This is a picnic for those who have adopted from South Korea in Ontario
  • checking out the local water parks
  • going to Storybook Gardens in London
  • going to Wings of Paradise in Cambridge
  • enjoying lots of family time – Matt and I will be home the whole month of July with Alex!

In August…

  • I’m going back to work, only 6 weeks left at home which makes me very sad
  • Matt and Alex will have the month together
  • we hope to go to Matt’s grandmother’s cottage in Bayfield for a few days

What are your plans this summer?

On my nightstand…

A few days ago I finished Twilight – and LOVED it!!  I am now addicted as some of  you predicted – New Moon is one of the items on my nightstand.

Other books on the go:

Babyville by Jane Green (for my book club)
For the longest time I didn’t want to read “baby” focused chick lit because I was dealing with the issues of infertility and found it too difficult to read about the joys (agony) of pregnancy, childbirth, etc.  I thought this book was going to be like that from the title – but so far Julia, the main character is dealing with the exact same emotions and reactions to difficulty conceiving that I was dealing with – and it is kinda nice for a change!  I am a big Jane Green fan and can’t wait to read more of it.

Informers by Bret Easton Ellis
I enjoy a twisted book once and a while and hope this one does the trick.

Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah
I heard from a fellow reader that this books is supposed to be VERY GOOD so I’ve added it to my collection for the next little while.  I have not read this author yet, but I know from working in the library that her books are super popular.

The Dead Room by Heather Graham
I need a little mystery to help round out my reading collection so this one should be good – I like my mysteries to include a little romance….