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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Book I’ll Be Reading Over Christmas Break

I love to read! As I child I was often found with my nose in a book. Sadly, since going back to school via online college classes I rarely get a chance to read “for fun” anymore. But I’ve heard that Santa Claus is bringing me a certain book that I am very eager to read.

The book is “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Biography” by my cousin Laura Ingalls Wilder.

‘Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography’ hits stores Nov. 26.

I don’t imagine I will be too shocked at the written contents as my great Aunt, Mildred Ingalls Kenner, was our family’s oral historian and made sure we knew the stories of our inspiring ancestors. Indeed my entire set of “Little House” books given to me as a child came from her on various birthday’s and Christmases.


Still, I am looking forward to a bit of quiet time and will no doubt find the book quite compelling.

My cousins and I are planning a book club review via Skype.

Anyone interested in a blogging book club review of the novel?

This is the first time in seven years of blogging that I will be taking a planned break.

Sweet Guy is home on break as well. We have plans to see this movie…

The Fashionista and I will be watching this movie:

While the entire family will be going to see:

Mr. Décor will also be off for the week and we have several home improvement projects planned.

I have two large pieces of furniture to paint one of which is the French hutch.


There is also my father in laws 80th birthday party to plan, schoolbooks to buy for my upcoming semester and my grandmother’s estate that I need to begin to settle. But while it will be rather quiet on DTA I do plan on visiting YOU dear friends.

In the meantime I have written a end of year review post for next week. (So much has happened!)

I am also looking VERY forward to the future!

So much to look forward to in 2015!! Can't wait

There will be SO MUCH to discuss once I return! What are your plans for the week?



Jane said...

Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Laura!

Marianne said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family! Enjoy your book and down time--- I, too, am such a reader and know the joy of getting lost in story and place. What a wonderful family legacy you have.

Lorrie said...

Merry Christmas, Laura! The book looks wonderful - I've not heard of it before. Have a relaxed and joyous break.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I am so thrilled you have another book to read, so fascinating. Sounds like a fabulous week with your family. Merry Christmas, God Bless and tons of love. Marty

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Laura! Little House On the Prairie brings back so many happy memories. I loved those books when I was a little girl! Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

diana said...

Loved those books as a child and read them to all of my children. Happy break and Happy Christmas, you will be able to enjoy your family in your new home sweet home. diana

Redhead Sadie said...

I am on the library waiting list for it and can hardly wait! I did get a copy of "Free Land" and am saving it for Christmas to read. Happy Christmas to you and the family, my dear!!

Terri Steffes said...

I would definitely do a book club on this book! I am a huge fan!

Terri Steffes said...

You'll probably see me on Facebook, if you are logging on... but we have movies planned, massages and I have a nail appt. We'll be traveling to the boyhood home of Walt Disney (Marceline, MO) to have Christmas with my mom and then to Springfield (MO) to have Christmas with Bob's brother and family. We all love to read and I'll probably begin to take down Christmas decorations and do some cleaning!

nonie everythingsewing said...

Merry Christmas Laura,
I would love a book club blog on this book. Thank you for being such a wonderful, supportive friend.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Merry Christmas in your new home! Sounds like you will be really busy over the next week.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Have a very Merry Christmas, Laura! Enjoy the break with your family.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Have a Merry Christmas Laura

Auntie Em said...

Wishing you and yours a very sweet and special Merry Christmas and a very peaceful and Happy New Year. It's certainly been a busy and stressful year for your family but you are always amazing at making the best of the situation and making it all look so easy (and stylish!)
Thank you for sharing your journey. {{{hugs}}}

Auntie Em said...

Oh yes, my go-to book from my childhood that I read over and over is Anne of Green Gables. Such a sweet spunky little red head.
My Great Aunt Amanda gave me a copy of the book for Christmas when I was about seven. I can't count anymore how many times I have read it and laughed over her antics. I still cry every time I read the part where she loses Matthew. When I open that book I am back in my old bedroom, tucked under the old heavy quilts and hate to put it down. I wonder if my aunt ever realized what a wonderful treasure she had gifted me with that Christmas!

Liz Hockamier said...

Hi Laura,
I might have to pick this one up. I also picked up "A Wilder Rose" I'm going to start that one tonight. :)
I hope you have a wonderful Merry Christmas! :)

Lana L. said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you have a wonderful break!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your family!

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'm ordering the book for sure and would love to do a book club blog!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I've always wondered if there was a connection with you - besides the name - to the "other" Laura Ingalls Wilder! What a fun ancestor!