March 31, 2011

God Gave Us So Much

For this review I was so excited to read this book to BW, I have heard great things about the other books written by Lisa Tawn Bergren. Not only was we getting one book but there are 3 stories included in this little treasure.

This is such a sweet book it starts out with the story God Gave Us the World. In this story Mama Cub tells Little Cub about how creative God is and how he made things different. She goes on to tell Little Cub that God made this amazing world we live in and it is Gods gift to us and we have to protect it.

Our next story was God Gave Us Love. Grampa Cub and Little Cub were fishing and Little Cub gets upset with the otters because they are scaring away the fish.  Grampa tells Little Cub that we are to show everyone love. He explains to him about God's Love for us and how God sent his son to save us.

Finally we were able to read God Gave Us Heaven. In this story Little Cub has lots of questions for his Papa about Heaven. He explains to Little Cub that even though we cant take our earthly things to heaven the things in Heaven will be so much better. No bad things would be in Heaven. Papa also talks about seeing our families in Heaven as well as how we get to Heaven.

Very Cute story and BW really enjoyed this book. The pictures are so pretty and colorful. I would recommend this book to others.

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

March 28, 2011

A Little bit of what we have been doing

Last week I was getting things back to normal after a trip to Greenville for a 3 day homeschool conference. I enjoyed my time at the conference, and let me just say that Carol Barnier was awesome. She gave so many tips that I cant wait to put to use. The last time I went to a conference I came home with all of the kids curriculum. This time not so much, I only came home with science, Bryannas language arts and BW's next phonics book. So I have quite a bit of research to do to figure out the rest of our next school year. Right now I am looking at doing Galloping the Globe for BW. Seems like I have so much to do, I think we are going to start in July since it is so hot and take a couple of weeks in September and October off. Where are you in your plans for the next school year?

We were invited to attend a study with other homeschoolers about medieval times. Last Thursday was our first time going and the kids had a great time. They talked about for a long time after we left. They talked about castles and made castles last week. This week they get to learn about knights. Cant wait to hear there stories after they finish that day.

This past weekend my wonderful hubby surprised us with a 3 day weekend. We had such a great time with him. We spend 1 of those days out on the town, took the kids out to eat, and went shopping. The other days we celebrated my grandmas birthday (she turned 80) and went to church. Such a great weekend.

March 11, 2011

Hot Water Heater, Conference, and Anniversary

One morning this week our hot water heater gave out and leaked in our floor..ugh. So after I got everything cleaned up out of the floor and found out what the problem was I had to thank the Lord that I was home. Had I not been home we would have had a mess. So we have had to change our daily routine up a little, spending time at my moms some for use of water. The plan is to have this replaced in the morning and hopefully things will be back to normal.

Next week, well in 6 days, me and two other moms will be heading to Greenville, SC for the Southeast Homeschool Conference. Can I tell ya I am so excited about this trip! I am so looking forward to spending time with other homeschoolers, getting some great tips from seminars, and attending the book fair. Looking forward to the fellowship with my friends too! Did I tell you, I am really excited about going on this trip, well if I didnt I am very excited!

Also next week while I am away it will be mine and my husbands 11 year anniversary. I know I wont even be here with him. He has to work the whole time I am gone so we are going to celebrate another weekend. We thought about this weekend but with the water heater issue it may have to be the weekend after the conference.  I cant believe it has been 11 years since we said I do, I love him more today than ever. He is the best and I just love him so much. I couldnt have asked for a better hubby and father for my children.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!