It's FRIDAY!! What are YOU up to?

For those of you in the US, have a safe and happy 4th of July. I am dog sitting for my sister while she heads up to the northern part of Arizona for a rodeo. Phoenix is supposed to be around 108 on the 4th. YUCK! I have a serious love/hate relationship with this state. haha. However, my brother and I are going to throw some stuff on the grill and then I will be taking Emma out for fireworks. It will just be too hot to really do much.

On a fun note, I have located my childhood best friend! I have been looking for her for 10 years! We grew up in Kansas and have literally been friends since we were toddlers. She and I were like sisters. Then tragedy struck. When we were in 7th grade, her father was arrested for sexually abusing her. She and her brother were placed in foster homes. We saw each other once after we graduated high school (1996!) , then we talked in 1998 right after she was married and I moved to Phoenix. That was the last time. I have been searching for her on the internet for 10 years. I found her yesterday on myspace! I cried when I saw her photo and knew I finally found my best friend/sister again! The best part? She is in the Navy and is stationed in San Diego which is only 6 hours away! YAY! Oh my goodness, we were the biggest book worms! We read the entire Babysitter's Club Books, Sweet Valley High, Sweet Valley Twins, the Archie and the Betty and Veronica comics and of course all the classics!

So I am off for the weekend but I would love to know what were your favorite books in junior high school/middle school, or high school? As we grow, our tastes change.

I loved the ones mentioned above, and add to the list:

The Lord Of the Rings entire series
A Wrinkle In Time
To Kill a Mockingbird
RL Stine's books
VC Andrews' books
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys
6 Months to Live (about a girl with cancer who falls in love with another boy in the hospital)


  1. Hi Jaime, Happy 4th to you.

    Some of my faves back in the day were:

    The Catcher in the Rye
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Bright Lights, Big City
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  2. The thought of driving in this hot weather doesn't sound like fun.

  3. That's so great that you found her!!

    My friends and I also read all the babysitter clubs definitely and most of the sweet valley twins and high ones. I also read one of the sweet valley university ones when I got older. I loved Goosebumps and Fear Street... I remember my favorite was the cheerleader series -- 1st evil, 2nd evil, 3rd evil, and new evil, lol! I don't think I really read any classics or anything until I was older.

  4. Oh, wonderful news finding your friend, I am very pleased for you -- you deserve to have found her after searching for her for so long.

    Have a safe journey and enjoy yourself!


  5. I've been looking for one of my school friends for over 15 years. I sure wish I could find her!! Hope you have a blast with your friend!!!!

    I loved The Dollanganger Series. Still do!!

    I have an award for you HERE

  6. Frank- I still can't believe I haven't read "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"! I loved the movie (I know, I know LOL). Great books!

    J Kaye- put it this way, I didn't leave my sister's house once this past weekend except to take my daughter to the ER!

    Jennala9- I didn't know that there was a Sweet Valley University *runs off to*

    Sassy Brit- Thank you!! It was such a long search and I am so glad it paid off!

    Vicki- Awww, thank you so so so much for the award! I am beyond thrilled! I hope you are able to find your friend too!


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