Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ruby Sick

Ruby got sick a couple days after we came home from Phoenix. She's only been sick once with a little stomach bug and it only lasted a couple hours. This time a cold hit her hard...runny nose, fever, goopy eyes, the whole shebang. She was ultra snuggly, which was fun because she usually will just hug and run, but it was so sad to see her so miserable. Luckily she still slept really well and a couple days later all was well. But the first morning she was so sad and pathetic:

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I officially protest these lack of blog posts by all family members!! I have to resort to posting an entry myself. There have been some seriously cute events in the life of Ruby and if certain unnamed wives will not post them, then I am forced to do so :) I will start with this video of Ruby watching "Dancing with the Stars". I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Under the Weather

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Ruby and I took a trip to Phoenix, which was a blast, by the way and we got back last week. And of course, the day after we got home Ruby got sick. And not just a little sniffly, but really sick. She had a runny nose on Wednesday, then Thursday got walloped by a fever, and Friday got goopy eyes...seriously, they looked like boogers were coming out of them. Super gross. We took her to the doctor, got some antibiotics, and she's starting to do better.

She's still got a runny nose and a little cough but she's so much better than she was. But now I'm not feeling well and all I want to do is crawl in bed, pull the covers over my head and sleep. Which is a little hard to do when you have an 18 month old running around the house. So, needless to say, there won't be any updates until this house is illness free and healthy again. Which I hope is very very soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Burn

My sister Annie has just published her second young adult novel! I've been her sounding board on this one and I think it's her best yet. If you like young adult literature and are in the mood for a great read, consider giving this one a try. Here's the synopsis:

The Burn is full of nuclear fallout, roving gangs, anarchy, unreliable plumbing. That's what Terra's father tells her. She has lived her whole life in comfort in a colony at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. She hates it. And she would pay any price to leave. But when Terra finally escapes the colony, she finds out her father is right.

She finds a group of survivors that quickly become friends, and every day with them is a race for survival. When she witnesses and commits unspeakable acts, she has to decide where her loyalty lies: with the colony she despises or The Burn, where every day is filled with nightmares.

It can be purchased at either Amazon or Smashwords. Check out her site for more info: