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The Wounded Shadow by Patrick W. Carr

In the third book of The Dark Water Saga by Patrick Carr, the kings and queens of the northern continent lay siege to the Darkwater Forest, frantic to contain its evil. But rumors of gold and aurium have lured deserters and the reckless into its shadow, creating a growing army that can see in the dark and fight like the gifted. Desperate after the death and dissolution of their greatest ally, Willet and the rest of the Vigil seek the truth of what lies at the heart of the evil they face. They delve the mind of an ancient enemy and find an answer far worse and more unimaginable than they had feared.  But while they seek to understand their past and peril, danger stalks the cities of the north striking at the rulers of the kingdoms. As Willet and the rest of the Vigil search for answers, the Vigil is scattered with an ever-growing darkness around them. They must discover a path to keep their land safe or risk losing the world.
Having read the first two books in this series, I was eager t…
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March Books

Here are the books I read for March. It was a very diverse reading month for me, but so fun. Top three would be Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo, and I really enjoyed Lab Girl by Hope Jahren as well. It was a fun, informative non-fiction for something different.

Gideon - 23 Months

M(om): Gideon, how are you today?

G(ideon): I am great mom! I am feeling silly. Shall I do some silly things?

M: You have been doing lots of silly things lately, like making silly faces, sliding backwards and trying to spin around on your head.

G: I like to make you laugh, Mom.
 M: And you do a good job of that Gideon. What else is new?

G: Well, I have lots more words and you are understanding what I want more often. Just the other day I said ,"Vrmm, boots, Giddy, go," and you knew I wanted to ride on the tractor with Dad.

M: It was a very nice first sentence you did there. What else are you enjoying?
G: I like to look at books and magazines, especially those with tractors and bales in them. I also really like playing with my tractors and bales and feeding some of my animals. And I like to drive around cars and trucks too. There are so many fun things to do!

M: There certainly are and I love seeing you explore new things every day. I love you, Gideon!

G: I love you too, Mo…

School Spirit Days

It is that time of year again for school spirit days. Mataya had crazy hair day on Tuesday. We went for the braided look.

Today was Flannel Friday at Joash's school. I really had to document this day because I convinced Joash to wear jeans to school!

February Books

It was another great month of reading. Though I will admit the Olympics took up some of my normal reading time. I love the Olympics and watching all the different athletes and sport. Even curling...Top three reads for the month would be Glass Houses by Louise Penny, Left Neglected  by Lisa Genova and What Alice Forgot  by Liane Moriarty.

Gideon - 22 Months

M(om): Gideon, can you believe it! Another month has passed. You are 22 months now!

G(ideon): I know. I am getting to be very big. I would like to do things by myself now. Can I please walk in a parking lot now?

M: Ah...no.  You are too small for that yet. What other things do you like to do by yourself?






G: I really like to undress myself. And pour my own drink. And get in my chair by myself. But I really don't like to feed myself so much. Who has time to sit at the table for a meal when there are so many other fun things to do?

M: I know. You are certainly growing up. What else is new?




G: I have lots of new words, so it is really nice that you guys are starting to understand some of the things I am saying. I also have my favorite books. And I love to play with the tractors and bales. That was so nice of Joash to show me how to farm in the house.

M: It certainly was. We all love you, Gideon!

What's Going On?

So I have been really bad at blogging lately. Anyway, here are some highlights from the last little bit.




And the biggest news is that Joash's other front tooth fell out. He was pretty excited about this and now has a pretty big hole in his mouth.