Uncovering Great Stories …

24 Apr

Celebrating words and their magical effect on our lives under the California sun created a moment for the Jar of Awesome.

Every year, we find our way through the mazes of people and books to create our own weekend adventure. Sometimes the moments are simple, other times they’re exciting fireworks style encounters, either way we always look forward to this book lover’s tradition.

We look forward to what this festival will uncover. Sometimes it’s all about meeting a special author, other times it’s about discovering a new story, or running into my kid’s favorite super hero, sometimes it’s about exploring the science stations, or cooking demonstrations, and sometimes it’s about witnessing a great performance on stage. This weekend we were lucky enough to experience it all, although the Caped Crusader was missing … probably solving a crime though.

It was our yearly outing to the Festival of Books and the fact that we didn’t have a meltdown definitely ranked as a Top-10 Outing.

But the one special surprise that snuck its way into our hearts was discovering The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Now if you know anything about kids, you know that rock, paper, scissors is a major tie-breaker decision maker around here. So when we uncovered the origins of this very funny story, mom scored some points. If you have kids I strongly encourage you to read this one. The fact that we met the author and got it signed? Mom got a high-five for that one. The fact that we got four of our books signed? Yup. It was chocolate time.

So as I sat there on the grass, under a tree, listening to the band on the nearby stage, unloading our reading treasures and eating the goods from our homemade picnic, I thought … definitely a moment to be captured on film. Definitely a moment to be grateful for … definitely a moment for the Jar of Awesome.



The Adventure begins …


Checking out some authors …



Hitting the stage to rock some children’s music …


I loved checking out this wall … can you find ours?



My kids thought this would be a great book for me …



I decided to pick that up plus a couple of freebies 🙂


We stopped by to spread some kindness during our book loving tour …


Before departing we left our mark on the wall of books …


Our awesome loot at the end of the day …

Yup … it was a 10 out of 10. High five mom.




5 Responses to “Uncovering Great Stories …”

  1. The Good Greatsby April 27, 2017 at 9:34 AM #

    I love a good book festival, book fair, book sale, or bookstore. I’ll keep my eye out for the rock, paper, scissors book. I’m worried the author might steal my idea for a history of the high-five book.

    • The Guat May 8, 2017 at 10:35 PM #

      The history of the high five! HA! I love it! That’s a great idea. Duuuuuude I can’t believe I missed your comment. It got lost in the shuffle, otherwise I would have responded sooner. I must have gotten lost in the rock, paper, scissors magic. Thanks for hanging out and reading. I need to stop by and see what laughs you got going on. 🙂

  2. Cayman Thorn May 1, 2017 at 4:48 PM #

    Double high five mom!

    What a special day, delivered up by a special mama. And there ain’t no rock, paper, scissors debate about that.

    • The Guat June 6, 2017 at 9:10 AM #

      That book is funny. I can’t believe someone hadn’t thought about it earlier. I love the fact that I can discover new books at this fair, kids or grown-ups, and it just makes my day. I’m on to Grandpa’s Great Escape, which my son finished and is reading over again with me, and it’s so good. Love discovering awesome writers.

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