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Monday! Its the first week of Summer break and the kids are already bored. Its going to be a long summer. I've been trying to get them more into reading when they are bored, or art or something other than vegging on the computer or tablets. We shall see how that goes.

This weeks book is going to be My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. I have to read a book that is set in the decade that I was born in for my summer reading challenge at the library and this book looked interesting. So far, I'm not disappointed. The kids just did some acid. One stripped naked and jumped into a half full lake, before getting lost in the forest all night (still naked I might add). When they found her, she was in a creepy abandoned building. I'm wondering if that is where she becomes possessed... If you know, don't tell me. What are you reading this week? Leave your comments below.

This weeks menu is going to be delicious and easy, so enjoy!

Monday - Sausage and Pepper Spaghetti
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Monday! The last week of school. I can't believe it. Its been a long school year and there have been a lot of ups and downs, but we made it. I'm so proud of what the boys have accomplished.

This weeks read is going to be A Knight in Shinning Armor by Jude Deveraux. I've started my summer reading challenge this week and this is one of the first books I picked up. This will take care of the time travel and my heritage books in one swoop. Score!!

Here is this weeks menu, enjoy!

Monday - Cajun Chicken and Rice Bowl
Tuesday - Bacon Mac and Cheese
Wednesday - Korean Beef Bibimbop
Thursday - Chicken Pineapple Quesadilla
Friday - Sausage and Pepper Spaghetti
Saturday - Chicken Caesar Salad
Sunday - Leftovers Night

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Monday! We've made it... A week and a half to go until summer break. The one thing i'm excited for is the summer reading program at the library. Its starts this week and I'm totally going for it. I won a really cool pillow two years ago and last year I won a t-shirt that says "Talk Dewey To Me." Hahaha so right, so right. What will I get this year? Of course, I'm up against my mom, who read as much or more than I do so. Tough competition. Its on, mom!
This week I'm reading If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I saw the preview for the movie and of course checked to see if it was a book first. Looked like a very touching story and for some reason I'm into a good tearjerker. I'll let you know how it goes. This weeks menu is going to be delicious. Enjoy! 
Monday - Cuban Pork Burgers
Tuesday - Crispy Parmesan Chicken
Wednesday - Cajun Chicken and Rice Bowl
Thursday - Bacon Mac and Cheese
Friday - Marinated Steak Tacos
Saturday - Korean Beef Bibimbop
Sunday - Leftovers Night