It’s Been Two Years…

Posted May 11, 2016 by Rowena in Family | 4 Comments

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…since my brother Seko died and I can’t believe how fast that time has gone.

In the last two years our family has been extremely busy. We added a new baby nephew to our family (shout out to Baby Rocky!), we have two missionaries out in the mission field, the 97’s graduated from high school and started college. The 99’s and Meg won Championship rings, Chelsea started trainingto be a flight attendant and Maleah started high school. We’ve been busy planning Chloe’s wedding to Markus and 2016 has just been one thing after another but today, I’m not thinking about any of the million things that I need to do for work or stressing about Chloe’s wedding. Today, I’m thinking about my brother. Today, I’m missing him something fierce.

So I thought I’d share some pictures of Seko, just because I’m thinking of him.

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Seko and I posing at Ingrid’s wedding in Vegas. This was the last picture that we took together and it’s my favorite one.

Team Wilson Gang

This was at our first Relay for Life. The only RfL that Seko made it to as he was sick the next year. We now walk in remembrance of him. I’m not in this picture. I don’t even know where I was…not walking on the track though. Haha.

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The Wilson brothers and Dad. These guys fought all the time but in the end, I’m glad that they were all at peace with one another and the love they have for each other shines. They fought a lot because they all cheered on different football teams.

Team Wilson Gang II

The Wilson 9 with Chloe on her high school graduation day.

It really bums me out that we’ll never again get to take a family picture with all 9 of us but I take comfort in the fact that you’re no longer in pain and that you’re resting in peace with Mom, Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Pete and Uncle Johnny and all of our other family members.

I love and miss you brother and God be with you til we meet again.


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Week in Books (20)

Posted May 10, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments

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Before I start this post, I need to give a birthday shout out to my sister Ingrid so…

It’s your birthday Inks and I’m sure you’re going to party like its your birthday so here’s a creepy white boy shaking his thang for you, hahahahaha!

Now, on with the books…

Currently Reading


Bonds of Justice (Psy/Changelings #8 ) by Nalini Singh.

Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy-dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor’s closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of a catastrophic mental fracture…

Sophia Russo is a Justice-Psy, cursed with the ability to retrieve memories from men and women so twisted even veteran cops keep their distance. Appointed as Max’s liaison with the Psy, she finds herself fascinated by this human, her frozen heart threatening to thaw with forbidden emotion. But, her mind filled with other people’s nightmares, other people’s evil, she’s standing on the border between sanity and a silken darkness that urges her to take justice into her own hands, to become judge, jury…and executioner…

So I finished both 26 Kisses (it was cute but not OMG worthy) and From this Day Forward by Lauren Layne (really short read but another cute romance) and now I can finally start Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh. I’m two chapters in and I’m excited to be back in action with this series.

Read

Troublemaker by Linda Howard | 4 out of 5
Good Girl (Love Unexpectedly #2) by Lauren Layne | 3.5 out of 5
26 Kisses by Anna Michels | 3.5 out of 5
From this Day Forward (Wedding Belles #0.5) by Lauren Layne | 4 out of 5

My favorite read of the week goes to Troublemaker by Linda Howard. It was a great suspenseful romance with great characters and the witty dialogue I remember loving from Howard. I’m super glad I read that book.

My least favorite read of the week goes to both 26 Kisses and Good Girl. I ended up enjoying both books but the hero in Good Girl needed a swift kick to his balls multiple times during his book and the kissing challenge should have ended long before it finally did in 26 Kisses so while they were enjoyable books in the end, they still frustrated me and I just didn’t love them the same as I did Troublemaker and From this Day Forward.

Reviewed

Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott
Calling It by Jen Doyle

New

Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein
The Obsession by Nora Roberts
Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers
Ruby Prince (Books of Imirillia #2) by Beth Brower
Just One Kiss (Black Alcove #1) by Jami Wagner

For Review

The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen
Stay Until We Break (Hub City #2) by Mercy Brown

There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?


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Man Crush Monday (12)

Posted May 9, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Man Crush Monday

They’re doing a remake of Ghostbusters and Chris Hemsworth looks like a totally adorable nerd in the movie. I saw a picture of him and thought about this feature. He’s hot as a nerd but he’s just hot period so there’s your reason why he’s this week’s man crush. He’s just so stinkin’ hot!

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Until next week…you’re welcome. 🙂


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