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Joash Lately

Joash has been doing many things lately that have been proving how much he is growing up.
He loves going to school and learning. He really likes the idea that he is learning to read. Last week his class had a sound party because they have learned all of the their phonics sounds. They made some really cool party hats!  Yesterday Mataya and I went on a field trip with his class to have a sleigh ride. We actually do not have very much snow on the ground, so it was a horse pulled wagon ride instead, which was still really nice. They also had a small petting farm, had hot chocolate and cupcakes for everyone, a fire pit area where we could roast marshmallows. It was fun to watch how Joash interacted with his classmates.
It has also been such a joy lately to see how Joash interacts with his sister. The majority of the time they get along quite well. And what I really love to see is how he cares for Mataya. Being pregnant this year, I haven't really been as able to play with the kids in …

Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

In Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey, Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet–until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern–a young social justice lawyer missing since spring–and all evidence points to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Gray takes over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he’ll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he–and those he cares about–are going to escape a downward spiral of murder that crosses continents. This was a very engaging read and one that keeps you guessing until the very end. I have a read a few of Dani Pettrey's novels in past, I must say this has been my favourite so far. I found that the characters were interesting and not too predictable…