Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cozy Up With Some Good Books

My Little Prayers is a fun book for little ones. There are different prayers for different events in life. Birthday, Christmas, and everyday are just a few.

My daughter has loved to flip through this book. We will enjoy getting to flip through this book over the next many years.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of My Little Prayers in exchange for an honest review.

 Simply Calligraphy makes me feel like I am back in Kindergarten learning how to write! There are lots of pictures that are in this book that will help me learn how to do calligraphy.

The tools are listed in this book that I will need. They book also starts with some easy letters and then goes on to more difficult. They also show how to do punctuation.

This book is a great resource for one who is learning how to do calligraphy.

Thanks to Blogging for Books for a copy of Simply Calligraphy.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

We Made it to 5 Months

I amazed how much maturing has happened since you were 4 months.

You love to carry on conversations. Raspberries have been fun! 

You like to be upright sitting or playing in your exercauser. 

You have discovered yourself in the mirror and like to giggle at yourself.

First roll from belly to back, on Mother's Day, at 2:45 in the morning! 

You can compare Maggie to Esther at 5 months.

Esther's Wild Hair

Who doesn't love this smile!

Best Friends

Monday, May 9, 2016

Cozy Up With Some Good Books

My Little Bible is a cute little book. There is a picture on one page and a short little story on the other page. Great for a time that you don't have much time to read to your little ones. My almost 2 year old daughter has loved getting to flip through this book.

This book will be added to our pile of bedtime stories. We love reading different Bible stories before bed.

Thanks to BookLook Blogger for a copy of My Little Bible in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed getting lost in Undaunted Hope. Historical romance when done well is something that I like. This book filled that need.

I like to imagine myself living in the olden days. This story took place in a coal mining town. The main characters revolve around the life in a lighthouse. When tough times come, character has to step up. Encouraging me to step up when things aren't the easiest.

Thanks to Bethany House for a copy of this book.

The Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers: Practical Answers To Your Questions on Nutrition, Starting Solids, Allergies, Picky Eating, and More (For Parents, By Parents) was a great read. I would have loved to have this book as a first time mom trying to figure out things. Yes, as a second time mom, I tend to not worry as much, even if I don't really remember what we did the first time,,,I know it hasn't been that long ago.

This book recommended taking away a pacifier at 6 months. I started a good debate on facebook by just presenting this idea! Something to consider.

Thanks to Blogging for Books for a copy of this book. 

 Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage is a great read. The Smalleys present great real life advice. I have been challenged by the mindset that is presented in this book. I don't know about you, but I always have room to improve my marriage. I definitely am a little selfish and forget that I am here to serve my husband.

Thanks to Tyndale for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Girl's Slimline Bible NLT is a fun Bible for a girl! I took the Bible to church with me on Sunday and my husband quickly handed it to me after Sunday school because it is very girly.

Even though this Bible is very girly, I love that the inside is still very much the Bible. There aren't cheesy things inside.

Thanks to Tyndale for a copy of this book for a copy of this Bible.

Friday, May 6, 2016

April Mortgage Update

Breakdown of Extra Money 
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Since our update in April, we have been able to pay $346 from our principle. Giving us a total of $3802 for our year. Leaving us with $2198 in order to reach our 6k for the year.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Cozy Up With Some Good Books

What a great story of redemption and forgiveness. Also, a great reminder that our choices do have consequences. There are several people who live in the town in this book that you get to experience. I got caught up in being part of the town.One of the women was abused by her husband. I had never thought about all the emotions that went along with that tragedy, so it was good to get a little bit of a feel of what they may be going through.

Thanks to Bethany House for the opportunity to review The Midwife's Choice.

Ron Blue presents the money truths in this book differently than Dave Ramsey does. Refreshing to see something different. Still the same principles just a different presentation. He also presented a lot of Biblical truths in the book.

Since this book was written 30 years ago, Ron and his son give a summary of how that chapter has affected their life after 30 years. Kinda fun to see how these truths have impacted their lives.

Thanks to Moody for a copy of Master You Money in exchange for an honest review.

I have read a few minimalist books over the last few months, and this one was by far my favorite.

Joshua talks about getting rid of stuff so that we have more time and energy to invest in what we want to invest in. I love that. Less things to dust, less things to mop around, less things to organize, and the list could go on.

I also liked how Joshua included several Biblical principles into his book.

Passing this book on to my mom to make her read it.

The More of Less was provided by Blogging for Books in exchange of an honest review.

If you are in to politics and all their involvement, then you would enjoy this book more than I did.I am not really into politics, so I had a hard time getting into this book.

Thanks to Moody for a copy of Hawaiian Crosswinds in exchange for an honest review.

Jesus Today is written as if Jesus is talking directly to a child. What a fun way to write a book. There are several verses that are included with each day.

This book is a little too old for Esther. I would say designed for maybe an 8 year old. We will definitely be tucking it away to pull out later as it will be a great encouragement to her later.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of Jesus Today in exchange for an honest review.

FishFlix: Torchlighters: The John Wesley Story {Movie Review}

FishFlix is a great place to go if you are looking for Christian Children's DVDs. They have a great selection and even have several recent releases.

One of the DVDs they have is Torchlighters: The John Wesley Story DVD. This DVD is recommended to a 8-12 year old age range. I would say that this DVD is pretty limited to that age range. The story line is very good, but is probably geared towards at least 8 year olds. John Wesley's life, salvation, and ministry are presented in this 30 minute movie. Great example for your children. The animation is a little limited which would not be appealing to people over the age of 12. 

Thanks to FishFlix for a copy of this DVD in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Maggie is 4 months

Time has flown. Maggie is now 17 pounds 4 ounces and 25 inches long. 

You have really started to talk and sometimes like to talk for about an hour in the middle of the night. You also have the cutest little giggle. 

You enjoy sitting up and are trying to figure out how to balance to do it yourself. 

Scott and I were talking about Esther at this age. Anyone want to take a trip down memory lane?

Oh, these precious two girls. Here is a few pics for you all of them! 

Do these two look like they might be ready to get into trouble together?

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