Book of the Moment: All the Missing Girls

Oh. Em. Geeeeeeee.  I intended to review this book while I was in the middle of it- but between life and the way the story sucked me in- I’ve already finished it! Oops!

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda is an excellent book about Nic (Nicolette) who grew up in a very small town in rural North Carolina. After she graduated high school, one of her close friends went missing and was presumed dead. Nic took off in the middle of the night without. word to anyone. She had to get away from small town life, an unhappy home, her high school sweetheart and all the gossip that goes on in small towns. 


Now, Nic’s father is not doing well. Nic goes home to visit and get his house prepared to go to sale. And then another girl comes up missing.   

Nic tells us what happens currently and also revealing bits of the past. The story is told backwards over the course of 2 weeks. Which was a little confusing to me at first, but I got used to it. 

Seriously an excellent read. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good mystery! 

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Memorial Day 2017

Hi guys!  What is everyone doing this Memorial Day weekend?  

Saturday I spent my morning cleaning and running errands.  And I had a friend come over for lunch. It was so nice catching up with her!! She even brought me a housewarming gift. She is so sweet. We used to work together, so we went from seeing each other everyday and this is the first time I’ve seen her in months.  For lunch I made tiny meatball subs. It’s a recipe Hubby shared with me from Facebook. I think it’s one of those Tasty videos. I didn’t take any pictures- I am terrible about that. I really have to remember to take more pictures. Anyway- they were delicious!! 

My housewarming gift- 

Saturday night, Hubby and I went on a date!! We don’t do that often enough, but it was so nice. He bought tickets at The Roadhouse Theater. It’s a movie theater here in Tucson, they have reclining love seats and you can order dinner and drinks while you watch the movie. We went to a late showing of Pirates of the Carribean. (We LOVE those movies!!)  We ordered some of their gourmet popcorn and beer.  

Date night! 


Sunday is always family day. We had a cookout with burgers and hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans, strawberry pretzel salad and chocolate cake for dessert. (Again- no pictures)  It was nice to hang out and eat yummy food. 

Today, we are relaxing. Hanging out at home, and remembering those who gave everything for our freedom. β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend! 

It’s May already??

It’s been a while since I checked in. About a month and a half, I guess. It’s really true that time flies. 

We ended up closing on our house on March 31st. April was spent moving, unpacking, and organizing. I’m very relieved to be in, I still am completely in love with our new home. We have beautiful mountain views, we’re in a great neighborhood and our kids are happy here too. Win, win, win. 😁

Celebrating our new house with family πŸ₯‚


The view from our backyard ❀️


We hosted Easter dinner after moving in 2 weeks before. We pulled it off and everything was perfect. My hubby was a huge help!  He got all of my pictures and wall decor hung up, organized the backyard and even did some cleaning.  Everything turned out lovely for dinner, and we had beautiful weather. I wish I would have taken some pics of the food and table settings. 

Also in April- my youngest daughter had her school play. This year she didn’t have a part in the play- she was in the stage crew. She really loved it! The kids did such a good job. It was Seusical the Musical. You never really know what you’re going to get at an elementary school play. πŸ˜‰ But they really did a nice job. 

I hope you all had a beautiful Mothers Day weekend!!  Saturday my hubby had a golf event, so I hung out at home, did some cleaning and caught up on my dvr. Also, the a/c went out!! That could be a terrible thing in May in the desert, but thank goodness we had some cool days. The a/c guy was able to get here on Tuesday  and everything is fine now. Sunday started with breakfast in bed (the first time ever- I am always the first one up) and then we took the girls to Mt Lemmon. It’s kind of become our Mothers Day tradition.  We went to my sisters house for lunch after (since our a/c was out) and had chicken ceasar salads. So delicious. 

Hubby and I at one of the lookouts. Ignore my hair- the wind was crazy!

Not quite the top-  but still an amazing view. 

I’d love to hear about your Mother’s Day. I hope you all felt loved and appreciated. ❀️