Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring Break with Jeffrey here

We have enjoyed having Jeffrey home since last Thursday; he will be flying away Easter morning. Late morning on Wednesday, we took off and went to the mountains so that Jeffrey could have some mountain time before heading back to Ohio, and then to Missouri for the summer. We had Lincoln Brown with us, which was a very unusual situation. He usually is babysat at our house or his house; this was the first time we ever took him with us to the mountains. He seemed to have a good time, and we did too.
We ate our picnic lunch at Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park, and spent some time there enjoying the day.

These next two pictures of Lincoln were taken to mimic the pictures of Quil and Micah from last June at the same location! Click here to see one of those pictures. I guess I didn't blog the one of Quil and Micah in the window.

Later we drove up past Drake on Glen Haven Road and turned off on Dunraven Glade Road and hiked awhile on the Dunraven Trail. We ended up at this stream where Jason walked across the log and Emily and Lincoln really wanted to...

but we got him stopped in time!

It was just a little chilly with the breeze, so I wore a hat.

It was a gorgeous day and we were so glad to do something special with Jeffrey. He has spent a lot of time on his spring break studying.

Book Review: Eyes of Justice

Eyes of Justice (by Lis Wiehl with April Henry) was a different kind of book for me. I have read mysteries and murder mysteries, but usually they have been more outspokenly Christian. This book had some “Christian” content, but not enough to really satisfy me. I like Christians to be more separated from the world, and not drink alcoholic beverages. That being said, this is a very enjoyable book, in a terrorizing sort of way. It is a book that I raced through to find out “who dun it” and I want to read it again, more leisurely next time.

Cassidy, Allison, and Nicole went to high school together, but didn’t connect until their ten year reunion when they discovered they had something in common. Cassidy covered crime on TV; Allison prosecuted crime for the federal government; and Nicole investigated crime for the FBI. In the following six years, they became closest friends and allies in pursuit of justice. During that time, they made enemies of the folks who were “put away” by their efforts. Until Cassidy was murdered, they hadn’t dealt with the possibility of there being real danger in their lives. Allison and Nicole are desperate to find out who killed their friend, and the authorities don’t want them involved in the investigation. The truth was not at all obvious, and then they discovered their lives were also in danger!

I enjoyed the wording of this book. For example: “When I got in my car to come here it was like getting into a blazing oven. A blazing oven that was on fire. Inside a volcano.” (p. 10) There were places like this that made me chuckle, even while I was ‘scared to death’ about what was happening. The characters were natural and real in their conversations, and I enjoyed knowing them.

I don’t want to spoil this book by giving anything away. If you like “Who dun it?” type books, you will enjoy this book.

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