Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cozy Up With Some Good Books

Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty has been a great book to read. I know that obviously most of the book is fictional, but still based on the time period. I love getting more of a feel of what Bathsheba went through in being a wife of David. I cannot imagine being in her shoes. The feeling of being used and then losing your child based on someone else's sin.

Great and informative read.

Thanks to Bethany House for a copy of the book Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty.

We were just finishing up The Jesus Storybook Bible, which I absolutely love, and were needing something else to do. I have several Bible story books, but none of them were making me want to reread them right now. So, when God's Good News Bible Storybook came in the mail, I was excited to get to reading the book with Esther.

I love the pictures that are in the book. The pictures are realistic, but not the same everyday picture that you see in every Bible story book. The stories do tend to be a little theological in nature, but we are still enjoying the book.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of God's Good News Bible Storybook in exchange for an honest review.

Treat: 50 Recipes for No-Bake Marshmallow Treats makes your mouth water. The pictures look so good. Another one of those books that make me wish that I had someone over to make all of the recipes for me. Any volunteers?

Thanks to Blogging for books
for a copy of Treat: 50 Recipes for No-Bake Marshmallow Treats.

The Reckless Love of God was a good read. My favorite part of the book was where Alex was talking about just as a wife is not perfect, the church is not a perfect wife for Christ. Sometimes, I need to be reminded that I cannot expect perfection out of any church that I am part of because it isn't going to happen this side of heaven.

Thanks to Bethany House for a copy of The Reckless Love of God.

Friday, November 13, 2015

35 Week Bump Post

Sorry, I didn't realize that you couldn't see my belly super well. Scott and I were just talking about how hard it is getting to keep my belly covered. I feel like an old man with a beer belly that hangs out the bottom of my shirt. Pretty sight!

We had our ultrasound this week. Everything looks great. Head is down and fairly low. We could see hair in the ultrasound pic. Baby didn't want to show their face though!

I read a friends post about things she is fearing about baby coming. Some of these same thoughts go through my mind, but I am glad I will only have 2 in diapers!

Friday, November 6, 2015

32 to 34 Week Bump Posts

Someone said to me yesterday, just two more weeks and you will be ready to go anytime. Yikes! I am not ready for this next little one! Were any of you ever ready for your little one when you were pregnant?

I am a few weeks behind on posting belly shots, so you get a little progression.

I am measuring small, although I did the whole time with Esther, so we are going to get an ultrasound next week to make sure the little one's growth is on target. Always fun to get to see the baby again. technology is pretty amazing isn't it?

32 weeks

33 weeks

34 weeks

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Goodnight, Manger {Book Review}

My first reading of Goodnight, Manger did not impress me. The angels are depicted as real men that kinda float in the air. I have to admit it kinda creeps me out, and it took a little bit for me to get past this concept.

I did go back and read it again after my daughter spent a long time just flipping through the book. I was interested to see what that first night may have been like with all the animals in the stable. After reading the second time, I was more impressed with the book. I really like the pictures in the book as well, except those angels!

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of Goodnight, Manger in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

November Mortgage Update

I have to admit, I have been pretty lazy to cook. Really has not helped our entertainment budget at all! I know I need to work on making more and also work on making some meals for after baby comes. Anyone have any good freezer meals that they love. Bad, but I thought this morning that I need to freeze some cinnamon rolls before this next little one comes. Priorities right!!

We are still only putting half of what I make on the mortgage. We are still saving up for a water heater, but we had another expense this month. Will share more on this one later. I have never been so thankful for an emergency fund!

I was able to mark off the next thousand from our mortgage this month, which brought me some joy, but we have a long ways to go to reach our 6k for the year! 

Breakdown of Extra Money

$10 selling on etsy
$12 selling on facebook
$12 change
$5 selling books
$17.50 selling on ebay 


Since our update in October, we have been able to pay $353 from our principle. Giving us a total of $1297 for our year. Leaving us with $4703 in order to reach our 6k for the year. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cozy Up With Some Good Books

Win or Lose, I Love You! is a great book that I am sure will get a lot of use in the upcoming years. I loved the moral of the story that it doesn't matter if you win or lose, it matters how you respond. My favorite line in the book is "Coyote, you behaved badly, but you aren't bad."

One thing we have been trying to correct in our speech with Esther is when she does something good to say "good job" and and "good girl." Praising the character and not the person. Hard, because that is not what we as Americans do. This book went right along with that.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of Win or Lose, I Love You!.

I really enjoyed Nine Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage. I love Sheila's openness in discussing areas of marriage. I have enjoyed her blog To Love, Honor and Vacuum, and this book presented the same truths.

I know I needed these truths so that I can work on implementing them in my marriage. This book is one that will end up on my bookshelf for future reference.

Thanks to Blogging for books for a copy of Nine Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Cozy Up With Some Good Books

 Recently, I reviewed the book How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird. Once I started reading, Staying is the New Going I couldn't help but wonder if God was trying to teach me something. Both of these books have to do with reaching out to those people who are around you. Scott and I talk about potentially moving at of our house. Because of this, sometimes, I forget that I need to invest in my neighbors.

This book had the main point of trying to find people where you are to reach out to. I was intrigued by the story of some young adult girls who moved into a rougher trailer park in order to be a witness to the residents. They had kids knocking on their door the day that they moved in. I know I don't view my city as enough of a mission field.

One quote I really liked in the book was "are you a character in the story of your neighborhood?"

Staying is the New Going was given to me by Tyndale in exchange for an honest review.

 Five Traits of a Christ-Follower is a quick little devotional. The format kinda reminds me of the daily bread. What is different is that everything comes with a theme.

I have to be honest thought that I wish that the book were a little more in depth. Would be great for a quick devotional.

Five Traits of a Christ-Follower was given to me by Tyndale in exchange for an honest review.
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