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Few and Far Between: Moments in the North American DesertFew and Far Between: Moments in the North American Desert by John Martin Campbell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ok… I have a confession. John Martin Campbell is my grandfather. My moms dad. It’s true. So I suppose you could say I “have” to like his books. Truth is though… I really just love the pictures! Some more than others. This book, for instance, is all about deserts – and I love anything to do with the desert. I actually had to ask him in particular for a copy of this book. I love it! The pictures. The fact that my grandfather took the pictures. I don’t usually even bother to read the words. I just drink in the pictures…

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Party Time!

The weather is finally cooperating and staying nice enough that I can plan and throw all of those parties that wouldn’t fit in my teensy tiny house!
My mom and I just had a fun ladies brunch for some of the women from church… We made open face cucumber and sprout sandwiches, caprese skewers, little BLT sandwiches, chicken curry salad sandwiches and chocolate truffles with strawberries and whipped cream!

*Unfortunately all of our cameras are either broken or have gone missing (mine), so I am unable to document any of the fun party happenings.*

The next party that’s in the works is… My 26th Birthday Fiesta! *Gasp* I’m going to be 26.
I have big plans for this shindig… I’m making: tacos de lengua and carne asada tacos (tongue and steak tacos)! Mango, jicama and cucumber salad. Green chile salsa, chunky guacamole and homemade refried beans with corn tortilla chips. Several kinds of ceviche and oyster cocktails (if I’m lucky)! And don’t forget Jarritos (for the kidos) and plenty of margaritas and caipirinhas. Yum Yum! I’m excited.

I’m working on some great decorations… I’m making these pom-pom things (only all of mine are going to be hanging) and I’m making………. a PINATA! It’s going to be fun 🙂 I only wish all of my Moscow friends could be there.
I am going to try to dig up a camera to take pictures of the actual party – so hopefully I’ll be able to show you how everything turned out!