Friday, September 19, 2014

Random Five Friday September 19 2014

 1. We took a day off this week and went to the zoo with Grandma. It was a lovely day. Definitely worth the trip. The zoo is our favorite field trip. We have a season pass and try to go every month. The boat was still open so it was a real treat.

2. Captain America has taken to the water like a fish. Tonight the were doing time trials (they do these once a month) and after he had swam 5 lots of 25 yards I had to decide he was done. He looked SO tired, and yet would have kept on going. He has been sleeping like a log, and eating a lot more since swimming started. I LOVE IT!

3. We have been watching a Harry Potter most nights this week. My older kids LOVE them. Captain America of is always packed off to bed before we start.

4. Captain America has been playing Skoolbo he really likes it. Although it says it's common core I haven't found anything unusual in it yet. Just reading and simple math for him. If you want to sign up do so before Sept 30th as it is free until then. You can sign up as a Homeschool even though it says for schools (I clarified that on their facebook page).

5. Benefits of spending a lot of time sat at the swimming pool - I have time to read books! I love to read but always felt guilty, because I have so many other things pulling at my time. The good thing is that while sat at the pool, I can't do any of them. So I read my books, and watch my kids - I love it.


The Pebble Pond

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

In the arms of our Savior



One day Heather walked into a room and saw this Christus in front of her. Before we could stop her she ran up to it and threw her arms around the legs. She stayed that way for sometime, it was a very special thing to witness.

It was her first instinct and we can learn a lesson from it. We are told to receive the kingdom of God as a little child. We need the Savior in our lives, we need to rush to him and fling our arms around his legs just as Heather did.

When I took this picture I was of course unaware that Heather would return to live with her Heavenly Father just a few months later.

I find comfort that she knows her Savior.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Suzanne Woods Fisher - Christmas at Rose Hill Farm {Litfuse Publicity Group Review}

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm Suzanne Woods Fisher

I loved loved loved this book, and it's definitely one that I will let my daughter read. Such a sweet simple love story, with a few little twists and turns. I am a definite lover of Amish fiction and this one does not disapoint.

Bess Riehl loves roses, but she also has a green thumb and can grow them too. Not just your usual run of the mill variety but really special ones. She learned to love and care for roses from her Grandmother along with her childhood sweetheart Billy Lapp.

Now Bess is preparing for her wedding. However, part of her is still wondering what made Billy Lapp leave the community and her a few years earlier. Although her head has moved on and is preparing to marry Amos Lapp, who just happens to be Billy's cousin.

All seemed to be going well until an 'lost' rose turns up on Rose Hill Farm and Bess's dad asks someone from the local University to come and identify it. Billy turns up and Bess's heart is awakened to her old feelings for Billy Lapp, leaving her in turmoil. Billy's plan is to solve the mystery of the rose and disappear as quickly as he did before. Of course things never go according to plan. Did he leave because he didn't love Bess anymore or was there something deeper, a bigger problem he couldn't share.

What will Bess and Billy decide, will she marry Amos - will she find out why Billy left. You will have to read the book to find out the ending.


This is a sweet little book perfect for the Christmas season and a reminder that miracles can still happen.

Suzanne Woods Fisher doesn't disappoint in this Amish Christmas story.

Check out more reviews here.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway before September 28th.

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm Suzanne Woods Fisher

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CHRISTMAS AT ROSE HILL FARM iPad Bundle Giveaway & sign up to host a Book Club Brunch!

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm Suzanne Woods Fisher

Join best-selling, award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher for an Amish Christmas to remember. Filled with heart-twisting moments amid the sweet anticipation of love, Christmas at Rose Hill Farm will charm readers into the holiday spirit.

Suzanne is hosting a "Christmas Rose" iPad bundle giveaway and a nation-wide Christmas at Rose Hill Farm Book Club Brunch in November. Enter the giveaway below and sign up to host a brunch HERE.
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TWO grand prize winners will receive:
  • An iPad
  • A Rose-patterned iPad case
  • A Rose-patterned phone case (for any model phone)
  • A Christmas wreath
  • A set of Christmas hand-towels
  • Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Five second place winners will receive:
  • Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 28th. All winners will be announced September 29th at Suzanne's blog.

rosehill-brunchbuttonHost a Christmas at Rose Hill Farm Book Club Brunch! This fall Suzanne is inviting book clubs across the nation to throw a Christmas at Rose Hill Farm Book Club Brunch. Sign up here between now and September 29. If you’re selected as one of the 50 hosts, you’ll receive a copy of the book plus two other Revell titles (give them away as party prizes or door prizes or keep them for yourself), a complete party kit, and a discount code to purchase copies of Christmas at Rose Hill Farm for your book club at a discount. Suzanne is also encouraging each book club brunch to collect non-perishable items for their local community shelter. She will be making a donation to her favorite charity (helping abused women and children) for every brunch that meets their goal. Click here for more details and to SIGN UP!

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Suzanne's blog on the 29th to see if you won one of the great prizes! (Or better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Magnificent Tales -Treasury of Bible Stories - Review and Giveaway

For the last couple of week Captain America has really been enjoying this really cool picture book full of bible stories.

Captain America has really loved these stories. In fact the very day this book came in the mail he made Dad read it from cover to cover. Just about every day since, he has convinced someone to read at least one to him.



The stories are all told in rhyme which make them really fun to read as well as listen to. The pictures are also very bright and fun.

The book retails for $14.99 it's marketed for ages 4-8 and it makes the perfect book for bedtime.

You can check out the book trailer below...


The book contains the stories of;

Adam and Eve
Noah's Ark
Joseph
Moses
Escape from Egypt
Tower of Babel
Joshua at Jericho
Gideon
David and 
Esther
Daniel and the Lions' Den
Jonah
Birth of Jesus
John the Baptist
Jesus walking on water
The Good Samaritan
Parable of the Wayward son
Last Supper
Jesus on the Cross
Jesus Resurrection

I love the fact that the book also tells you where in the bible to story is found. For example under the fun titles "Tricked by a Snake" (the name of the story about Adam and Eve) it says "Based on Genesis 2-3".

Captain America's favorite story was "Dreams That Were Dreamed" The Colorful Story of Joseph and His Brother, based on Genesis 37-47. We had to read this one over and over.

If you like the sound of this book. I have you covered. You can win your own copy below.






"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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