Tag: Luka Joe
This week’s Throwback Thursday features our Luka Joe. Luka Joe was the baby that my niece Chloe and I spoiled the hell out of. He’s such a brat now and well, it’s not my job to discipline him. LOL. But goodness, he was such a cute baby. Here’s a picture of him right out of the shower when he was about 2. He’s in second grade now and the boy is bad and smart and bratty but we still love him. He used to have a thing with playing with people’s ears. He used to fall asleep playing with your ear or if he was with his Mom, pulling on her skin tags. Haha, what weirdo.
Kainoa & Luke
He’s our weirdo though. Lukey is grown now and plays golf and basketball and still hates going to his sisters basketball games.
My family has a lot of kids. I mean, a lot of kids. At last count, there are 25 Wilson grandkids. You read that right. The oldest grandchild is 26 (I think) and the youngest is about 5 months. Family gatherings are chaotic and loud and there’s always kids yelling and adults yelling at the kids to shut up but through it all, there’s a lot of happiness and laughter. Last week, Chloe (Wilson Grandkid #2) got married so the family is in town and with Chance’s (Wilson Grandkid #4) homecoming this past weekend and then Jenna’s (Wilson Grandkid #9) high school graduation, the family is…still in town. So like we always do, everyone congregates to Blanche’s (Wilson Kid #2) house for dinner so we make a lot of food. Luke (Wilson Grandkid #22 and pictured on the far left) is finishing up his Kindergarten year in school and at dinner the other night, he proved to be a…sore ass loser. LOL. Everyone was over for dinner so we grilled burgers and hot dogs. It’s summer and the sun goes down a lot later than normal so after dinner, the kids were still playing outside. Lots of noise, games of basketball and on this particular night, lots of crying kids. Luke came into the house scream crying and sporting a bloody nose. I didn’t hear what was happening because I was working on Book Binge blog stuff but I was in the midst of all of the chaos so I knew that he was pleading his case with his Mom. Apparently, Ahbrey (Wilson Grandkid #18) and Luke were playing basketball against each other and Ahbrey spanked Luke. She picked his pocket, made more points and then when she packed him, Luke couldn’t take it anymore so in his anger, he lunged for Ahbrey and his nose connected with Ahbrey’s shoulder which caused the bloody nose. That explains the scream crying and the bloody nose. After Luke is patched up (toilet paper shoved in his nose to stop the bleeding), everything calms down…at least we thought it did. Pete (Wilson Kid #9 and Ahbrey’s Dad) and his kids go home and I’m still working on Book Binge stuff and Luke is sitting across from me on his Mom’s lap. Conversation is flowing around us and Luke is playing on Delene’s (Wilson Kid #4 and Luke’s Mom) phone, or we thought he was playing on Delene’s phone. He’s not. He’s talking to Siri, venting about Ahbrey. His conversation with Siri goes something like this: Luke: Siri, I hate Ahbrey. Siri: Sorry, I do not understand. Luke: I hate Ahbrey, Siri. Siri: Searching for Abrey. I couldn’t help myself. I started laughing. This kid is something else. But, wait. He’s not done. Luke: Siri, call Cousin Ahbrey. Siri: Sorry, I cannot locate Cousin Abrey. Kainoa: You have to say, call Ahbrey Wilson. Luke: Call Ahbrey Wilson. Siri: Calling Ahbrey Wilson. On speakerphone, Siri calls Ahbrey and she picks up. Ahbrey: Hello? Luke: *silent* Ahbrey: Aunty Delene? Luke: This is Luke. Ahbrey: Oh, what do you want? Luke: I hate you. Then he hangs right up on Ahbrey. I’m sorry, but I about died laughing. That kid is one sore ass loser! Of course we had to have a talk with him about being nice and getting over stuff but dude, that made me laugh so much so I had to share it on the blog. Gotta love these kids!
This week went by really fast but I got a lot of reading done. This week was also Lukey’s 6th birthday so we celebrated that at Disneyland (on Thursday) and then again on Saturday at Mulligans (a family fun center for all you non-So Cal residents). Here’s our turn up picture at the ever famous Birthday Green Wall. As you can probably guess, we had load of fun for Lukey’s birthday. …and now, on with the books. Eight Ways to Ecstasy (Art of Passion #2 ) by Jeanette Grey.
Nobody but You (Cedar Ridge #3) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5
All Chained Up (Devils Rock #1) by Sophie Jordan | 4 out of 5
Ignite (Wildwood #1) by Karen Erickson | 4 out of 5
Undecided by Julianna Keyes | 4.25 out of 5
This One Moment by Stina Lindenblatt | 2 out of 5
Dirty (Dive Bar #1) by Kylie Scott | 4 out of 5
My favorite read of the week is hands down Undecided by Julianna Keyes. The romance between Crosbie and Nora was too freaking sweet. I loved it. I adored Crosbie and thought he was such a fantastic love interest. I loved that she fell for the best friend, the wingman and not the main attraction. I loved that Crosbie was afraid he wouldn’t get the girl and that Nora proved him wrong. I loved these two even when they were getting on my nerves with their boneheaded thoughts and actions. The feels were real in this book.
My least favorite read of the week goes to This One Moment by Stina Lindenblatt. I could not connect with either of the main leads. Nolan’s reasons and thought processes made me want to punch his lights out and Hailey got on my nerves too. They were best friends, they should have talked more…especially since they were trying to find their way back to each other and the whole thing with the actress and Nolan going back? Hurting Hailey the way that he did? Ugh. Wasn’t a fan of that. He should have handled that a lot better than he did. I just…wasn’t a fan of a lot that happened in the book.
Fully Ignited (Boston Fire #3) by Shannon Stacey
Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
I didn’t get any new review books since I went a little crazy requesting books last week. I’m waiting on one eARC but I haven’t gotten that yet. I’ll list it next week.
There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?
In this stunningly sensual sequel to Seven Nights to Surrender, acclaimed author Jeanette Grey reunites readers with a young artist and the man who’ll stop at nothing to have her . . . EIGHT WAYS TO ECSTASY Kate Reid’s whirlwind romance with billionaire playboy Rylan Bellamy complicated her life in ways she’d worked to avoid. She’d fallen hard for his flirtatious charm and given him the one thing no other man had: her trust. Just as Kate began to imagine a future with Rylan, everything fell apart. Now she’s starting over in New York…but even the glittering streets of Manhattan can’t erase the memory of Rylan knocking her off her feet and sweeping her into the most erotic, unforgettable week of her life. It’s been months, and Rylan still can’t forget Kate. Months since he bared his soul at her feet. Months since he drove away the only woman to ever make him feel. Kate changed his world and now Rylan is determined to win her back-no matter what it takes. After crossing an ocean to reach her, he makes a deal with Kate: One more week, for one more chance. Now it’s up to Rylan to show Kate all the ways they fit together . . . and prove that this player has met his perfect match.I’m just about done with this book and it is just as enjoyable as the last book. Rylan is just as sexy and mysterious though he’s trying to be less mysterious so that Kate (and us, the readers) can get to know him. He wants to share himself with Kate and it’s hitting me right in the feels because he was so standoffish in the last book, so reserved and seeing him let go…I’m digging it.