Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

See that handsome man?  That is my husband.  It's his birthday today!  Happy birthday, my love!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Book Review

I recently had the pleasure of reading In Front of God and Everybody: Confessions of April Grace, written by K.D. McCrite.  First and foremost, this was a fun book.

The book is written from the perspective of April Grace, an 11 year-old girl from Arkansas on her summer break.  The story is about trying to learn to live with Christ-like attitudes while dealing with the stereotype of a dumb hick from the new "big city" neighbors.  As April Grace likes to point out, just because you're from the sticks doesn't mean you are dumb.  

The multiple story lines are easy to follow as April Grace is trying to adjust to a sister who is becoming anorexic, a grandmother who wants to start dating again, and live-in neighbors who refuse to accept the house rules.  April Grace tries to emulate her parents in the grace she gives, but it’s a hard road to learn when everything seems to be against her.

This story is extremely funny.  It’s well written and comical at times and is an easy read.  I read it quickly, partly because of the easy read, partly because I just couldn’t put it down.  I definitely recommend this book to anyone with preteen girls in their life. 

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer Fun

It's been a while since I have blogged.  We've had quite the eventful summer.  It started with our oldest child moving in with us from California.  (Technically, my step-daughter, but I hate the word step.)  She's been here since mid-July and we've loved every minute of her being here.

I've had 2 trips to the doc, one for 4 stitches and one for crushing my opposite hand resulting in a bone bruise that has lasted over 3 weeks with me not having full use of my index finger.  Real fun when it's on my right hand and I'm right handed.

My hubby has spent time away with the National Guard in preparation for his upcoming deployment.  Sorry, not giving dates or locations away due to security reasons.

The youngest 2 have had a great summer playing and enjoying themselves.  They start back to school on September 6th and they are both pleased that they will be continuing to cyber school.  It works for us and we love it.

As fall approaches I hope to get back into blogging once we are back into a set schedule.  I miss the routine of school days, cub scouts, ballet and AWANA.  Yes, it's a busier time for us but all the things we do are worth while and fun.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!  I'll check back in soon!