1.10.2012

My Katniss Everdeen Moment

I have this really cool little brother named Paul. He is my kids favorite Uncle.
When we were in St. Louis, he wanted to practice his archery so we all piled in the car to see what this was all about. He gave me a lesson, and I must say....
I had my Katniss Everdeen moment.
I think if I had one of these in my backyard it would fast become my stress relief outlet.
It was quite exhilarating.
{My sister Jana (aka Primrose), and her amazing scarf..}
{My beautiful sisters Angela, Jana, and Madeline}
My sisters make everything an adventure. They were climbing trees and causing a scene in the archery fields at Forest Park. It was all very entertaining:) Can't imagine life without them.
Paul was very patient with us. He has such a big heart.

So, speaking of Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games movie comes out in 71 days...just an FYI;) I tore through the trilogy last year. Definately the must read of 2011. However, now I am in need of some new must reads! Let me know any books you have read recently that were fantastic. Not just okay.... but FANTASTIC! 


53 comments:

  1. Haha you're hilarious. So excited for the movies too!

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  2. Elbow patches are the cutest :) I read this post and then quickly realized 1) I've never held a bow and arrow, and 2) I've not read The Hunger Games. I must be missing out on something here!!

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  3. My ears perked up with your title. I am just now reading the books, I am in the middle of the second one. So good! Have you read The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, it's my favorite.

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  4. OMG! So awesome :) And look at how cute you are. My ex boyfriend was into archery, it's cool. SO EXCITED FOR HUNGER GAMES!!! :)

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  5. Ok I have 71 days to read the series! Looks like such a special family you have!

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  6. I think I will put The Hunger Games on my reading list for the summer.
    Jane Eyre is fantastic.

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  7. Ahh, that looks so fun! I'm reading Start With Why by Simon Sinek, and it's incredible. It's completely changing my views on business, marketing, relationships and how the world works. Hands down fantastic. Xo, Katie

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  8. It looks freezing there! I can't wait for the Hunger Games movie either!! Going to be epic:)

    http://heatherellashappiness.blogspot.com/

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  9. Looks great fun! Unfortunately, I haven't read anything that I've thought is fantastic recently..

    Emma xx

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  10. If you like YA dystopian fiction, I LOVED Divergent. Loved loved loved.

    ps. Could your outfit be any cuter? I love your style.

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  11. This does look like it could be a great stress reliever! And your outfit is ADORABLE! The most fantastic book I've read recently was The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. I couldn't put it down!

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  12. loved these pictures!! archery is def harder than it looks!! book recs: Divergent, Matched, and Clockwork Angel!!! happy reading :)

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  13. I can't wait until his movie comes out--it's going to kick Twilight's butt outta here! Now you made me want to try archery...my husband and I need a "sporty" hobby, and this is about as sporty/athletic we will get! *haha*

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  14. This looks fun.
    Totally can't wait to see the movie!

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  15. You're totally channeling Katniss here - and 71 days is sooo close!! Such an adorable family.

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  16. Jana...or Primrose? ;) Loved that series. Mourned when it was over.

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  17. Haha love katniss!! Archery sounds like something I'd love to try

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  18. I would recommend, "Katherine" == the ultimate love story (swoon, swoon) could not put it down and have read it 3 times sice last year. Based loosely on actual historical characters. Also an interesting peak into Catholicism at that time period.

    Or the Kristen Lavransdatter trilogy (liked the first and third). Be sure to get the translated version by Tina Nunally. The Swedish author, Sigrid Undset, who wrote this won the Nobel Prize for the series. Am currently reading this author's (Sigrid Undset) "Catherine of Siena" - very gifted writer and great storyteller!

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  19. okay, what a gorgeous family you are! archery is pretty tough stuff! we were given lessons in high school, and gosh, you are sure gets sore from when the rod (not sure of the proper terminology) hits it! (aka, I totally didn't have the right technique!).

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  20. Haha. Awesome! :) And love your sweater!

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  21. What a great post! So excited for the Hunger Games Movie! Aaaah!

    Libbie

    http://mylovelysurroundings.com

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  22. you dress way cuter than miss everdeen, anyway! but this looks fun.

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  23. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! haha I LOVE that. :) I'm about to dive into a the Murakami book IQ84. It's 1,000+ pages. Can't wait! Other than the Hunger Games, though, I tend to read more memoirs and off beat things. Have you read Tina Fey's book? It was awesome. And I still want to read Tim Gunn's book…oh and Mindy Kaling's book! She's hilarious.

    oh oh oh Sloane Crosley - I Was Told There Would Be Cake. umm can you tell I read a lot? ;)

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  24. Ahhh how amazing! I was always bummed we never had archery classes at school!

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  25. I took an archery class in college and loved it! I have been wanting to go out again and try it. I wish my back yard was big enough to do it in.

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  26. JenMarie knows what I'm talking about...currently reading Kristinlavenstatter trilogy. LOVE IT! Please join. We'll make it a book club via Skype, then visit Norway. Just saying...it's amazing

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  27. Looks like you guys had a great time!

    I haven't read Hunger Games yet, but I got it for my bud for Christmas and she loooooved it. I may have to borrow it!

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  28. Aww your brother is so sweet - and I must say, you look like you could do some damage with that boy and arrow!

    I just read the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and surprisingly got really into it. If you're looking for a quick read, it's the way to go!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  29. I am scribbling down these recommendations in the comments! So many good ones... I just finished Kisses from Katie (and actually wrote about it on my blog today!). It was really good and gave lots of food for thought.

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  30. Your brother is adorable!! I also have much younger brothers who make life so much more fun. I love the beautiful family pictures too.

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  31. This looks like so much fun, girl! And I loooove your outfit, and esp your sweater. Where's it from?

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  32. And you are perfectly stylish through it all:) Love the elbow patches!

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  33. your sisters are very pretty! :)

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  34. Yay, Katniss! I absolutely LOVED those books. On the search for another great read myself. Let me know what you find! :)
    Love, Leigh

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  35. Haha. My daughters reading it right now so she's been filling me in, otherwise I would be lost.
    Just did a little archery myself, I did not look so chic...

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  36. I love that yellow sweater with patches!

    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

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  37. Such fun! Those are great shots too. (Can't wait for Hunger Games!)

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  38. How gorgeous is your family? how cute is your outfit? answer: very. I still have to read the hunger games (can you believe it...) I'll get on it right away!

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  39. These pictures are too sweet of you and your brother and sisters!!
    What a bond! and FULL HOUSE ;)

    I need to start the Hunger Games!! I've heard nothing but great things about them. I've read all of Emily Giffin's books (Something Borrowed) and they're pretty addicting but not of too much worth since theres cheating, etc. going on :/ ehhh other than that they're easy reads. haha how convincing, right?

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  40. omg love - can't wait for that movie to come out :)

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist

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  41. I'm sooo excited for the film to come out. I read the trilogy in 3 days (I was laid up in bed, so I have an excuse), and I really loved the way it ended.

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  42. hooray for paul and his help/teaching :) this looks like such a fun thing to learn, i've always wanted to try and use a bow and arrow.

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  43. i always thought archery would be something fun to try!!! love that you shared this :) XO brynn

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  44. I love this! And it's so neat your brother is into that! Kinda jealous.
    And you and your siblings are so adorable!

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  45. those first 2 images are SO cute.

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    1. I love archery it's really interesting game try it now........
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  46. P.S. Someone just sent this to me. I thought you'd love! http://hungergamesmovie.org/7148/capitol-couture-introduced/

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  48. Ana, I am SO envious of your Katniss moment! I just finished reading Divergent, if you loved Hunger Games you will love this book!
    -Amy @Maple

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  49. oh Anna, seeing you and your family really makes me feel warm inside. it puts a smile on my lips, the kind of quiet, wishing i could have a slice of that sort of smile. you are blessed beyond belief, there's not a more deserving soul either. the sister pack is beautiful and Paul is such a handsome young man. this looks to be quite an interesting day, sure wish i could plant myself there along with you. it's joyous to see from afar! xo ♥

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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