February 25, 2011

Camera Strap

So I was very eager to sew me a cute little camera strap for my camera. And let me say I do not sew very much and this is not by any means perfect. Bryanna picked out the pattern and of course it has pink in it and I added a pink fleece material to it and I love it. I cant wait to sew more and maybe figure out how to make it a little fancier!

February 24, 2011

The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari

The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari
After reviewing the book The Dragon and the Turtle I knew we had to reveiw the sequel, The Dragon and the Turtle Go On  Safari. As expected this book was a very good read. BW enjoyed it so much. The illustrations are excellent.

This book is about two friends who want to spend the night at Mount Sillymanborrow. They enjoy the time they are together but as the night goes on and it becomes darker and the noises start it becomes scary. But even though they are scared they figure out that their friendship is very strong and they take care of each other.

Just as with the first book there is a bible verse at the end of this book too. The verse tells us to not be afraid, God is with us and will never leave us. Such a strong message and a great one to teach our kids. I recommend this book for you to read to your little one.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

February 22, 2011

More Pictures

Yesterday I told you I was going to take some pictures of the kids with the camera. We have an old smokehouse in our yard so I decided to takes some shots of Bryanna there and I hope you like them, I do. BW was not really wanting to take pictures yesterday but I managed to get a few of him outside too.

February 21, 2011

A few Snapshots

I know I have the best hubby ever, I love him so much. This weekend he bought me the camera I have been wanting for a long time. I got the Nikon D3100 and already I really, really like it. I have a lot to figure out in using it but I know I can do it. I told Bryanna I wanted to go outside and take some pictures today and she has already started to say, "Do I have to dress up", Poor kids I guess they know that they are going to be in a lot of pictures. I told them they probably would be tired of me taking their pictures.

I played around with the camera yesterday and took some snapshots and thought I would share a couple with you. Remember I am not a professional, and I have a lot to learn with this new camera.

Close up of my sweet little boy.  Love those eyes!
My Bry is always smiling!

This boy loves his daddy!

And of course a picture of BW'S pokemon.

February 18, 2011


Wow, its been a while since I posted. There has just been so much going on. I told my mom this morning that I need to slow down a little.

This month already we have had a homeschool meeting and a field trip with our homeschool group. There has been a doctors appointment, birthday party 2 out of 3 weekends, Chuck E Cheese, circus, and basketball games every Saturday. Might I add that basketball has been so much fun for the kids and for us to see them play and enjoy it as well.

Oh yeah and some big news for us this month my brother and his wife announced they are expecting baby number 3. Due Date is September 19!!!! Can you tell that I am happy excited.

Then yesterday we got a phone call that one of my cousins found out she has cancer and they are going to do surgery today. So mom, my grandma, and I are heading up to the hospital in a little bit. Please say a prayer for her and the family. Her health is not that great so pray that everything will go well with the surgery.

Hope you all are doing well and wishing you all a great weekend.

February 3, 2011


In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple-then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful"  surburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.

Finally, he urges  you to join in The Radical Experiment-a one year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.

My review: I think that this is a great book to read and would recommend it. One thing that stood out to me was the differences that was shown between our culture and other cultures. It is amazing that in our culture how we strive to have the best and not only want the best in our personal lives but also in our church. In other cultures they just want to hear the gospel. As a christian that is what I should want as well to hear the gospel but also spread it to others. At the end of the book you are challenged to join in on The Radical Experiment doing these five things for one year..1.  pray for the entire world, 2. read through the entire word, 3. sacrfice your money for a specific purpose, 4. spend your time in another context, and 5. Commit your life to a multiplying community.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review