Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thankful Thursday

I am a little late in the day to get my Thankful Thursday post done but here it is!

Here is my thankful list for the week:

~ my husband doing a wonderful job presenting the lesson at church on Wednesday night.  They have different men teach on Wednesdays and asked him to recently.  He did a great talk and received several compliments.  I enjoyed hearing him and his thoughts on the topic "Who Am I?"

~ getting to go hear my big boy with his band in a contest this week.  They did a good job and sounded good.

~ my little guy being okay after a couple bumps today.  Once he was running through the house and tripped and fell into the couch, hitting his forehead. Then tonight he bumped into the end of the tailgate of the truck.  It was just at his level where it his above his eye.  So he has a couple of marks on his head, poor guy. He cried a little and let Mommy hug him and then was okay both times.

~ celebrating my Mom's birthday with her last Sunday.  It was nice to be able to be with her on her actual birthday.  We had a nice lunch and cake after church before the boys worked on the floor in their house.

~ time for coloring.  It has always relaxed me to color and I've enjoyed coloring lately.

~ listening to CDs in the car.  I pulled out some old CDs this week and enjoyed listening to songs I haven't heard lately.  I took a break from my audio books and have enjoyed the music before going back to a book.

Have a day of blessings!
    Bethany

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thank You, God, for Grandma


Grandmas are important people!  Check out this new book by Amy Parker to celebrate the special relationship between a grandmother and her grandchild.

About the book:
Thank You, God, for Grandmas, Nanas and Mimis too, Gigis and Grams and Grandmommies—They’re great, grand gifts from You! 

No matter what you call her, there is nothing like the love between a grandma and her grandchild! With sweet, rhyming text and adorable illustrations, Thank You, God, for Grandma encourages little ones to treasure God’s special gift of grandmothers.

My thoughts: 
Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker is a sweet board book for little ones to share with their grandmother.  The grandmother and her grandchild in this book do all sorts of things together like play dress up and bake treats.  It reminded me of time with my Meemaw as a child and time my boys have with their Gramma.

The rhyming text makes it appealing for preschoolers to have read to them and also the illustrations are colorful and inviting.

This would make a nice gift for a grandmother's birthday, Grandparent's Day, or Mother's Day.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 


Have a day of blessings!

  Bethany

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We are enjoying this week of spring break. The weather has been nice, and we've enjoyed our time together.  

Here is my thankful list for this week:

~ celebrating my husband's birthday on Monday this week.  He took the day off too. We enjoyed the day, made him one of his favorite meals for supper along with cake.  Then Tuesday we took cake and a balloon to his office to share.

~ having my big boy home on spring break.  He's great company, helpful with his little brother, and helps me do things.  He's made me breakfast and lunch two days.

~ the consistent way my little guy does certain tasks.  He likes his routines and is cute to see him doing things

~ time to work on some of my "fun things", like reading, my Shutterfly books, and plans for Titus' birthday party that is coming up in a month.

~ checking our online bank statement this morning and catching some fraudulent charges.  This has happened before with our debit cards.  I will never understand why people do this.  It was on my husband's card so he went to the bank and signed a statement and got a new card.  I don't normally check it but did this morning and found the 4 charges.

The weather is so nice here.  I'm glad I've gotten to spend some time outdoors too.

Have a day of blessings!
   Bethany

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SSMT #6

I realized I have not posted my other verses I'm learning this year with the SSMT. I did verse #1 and haven't posted the others here.

Here is my new verse, it is #6.

"Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you."  Psalm 116:7

Have a day of blessings!
   Bethany

Friday, March 10, 2017

Be Bold


About the book:
Be Bold offers an outlet to simultaneously focus on God’s Word and express creativity. Using scripture as the foundation for her designs, Ellen Elliot takes readers through a series of inspiring verses reinforced with short devotional writings. Topics include joy, hope, self-image, peace, and more. Each coloring page and corresponding devotional will help the reader develop a closer relationship with the Heavenly Father. 

My thoughts:
I have used several adult coloring books.  This is one of my favorites.  I LOVE the way the pictures are drawn and the big letters.  There is a short devotional to go with each verse to color.  The book is designed for teen girls with devotionals applicable to them but anyone really could enjoy it.  I have enjoyed reading the devotionals and coloring in this book.  One thing I would have changed is if the pages would tear out.  They would be pretty to frame.

This book was provided to me by the Tyndale Blog Network for my honest review.  Thank you.


 Have a day of blessings!
  Bethany

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Once again I've gone another week with only a Thankful Thursday post. Oh well!

This week I am thankful for....

~ my husband's love for me and how he wants to help me and is so supportive of me.

~ snack day with my big boy.  He's been having track practice after school so we haven't been getting to have our normal Thursday snack day.  We got to go get snack today because high school was out of town at a track meet so junior high didn't practice.

~ taking my little guy to story time at the local library.

~ going to run errands with my Mom.  I was able to make several stops as one of us stayed in the car with Titus and didn't get him out every time.  Also I'm thankful we could go over and help her unpack a few boxes this week.

~ how my essential oils have helped me recently.

~ sunny days and seeing flowers in bloom around the neighborhood.  I have noticed the iris in bloom around here lately.

What is on your thankful list this week?

Have a day of blessings!
    Bethany

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Happy March!

Here is my thankful list for the week....

~ my husband taking the day off of work Monday to be with me on my birthday. He fixed me supper too and made me birthday cakes.

~ my big boy giving me hugs. He's almost as tall as me. Almost!

~ fun lessons with my baby boy. This week we started the letter C. I love to hear him identify some of the letters when we point to them.  He's able to write  a T now too.

~ successfully breastfeeding both of our boys. I say this because it seems Titus is weaned now. He'd been asking for milk when he woke in the night. A couple weeks ago he hadn't been waking and hadn't been asking to nurse if he did. (Of course when I said this aloud then on that night he woke and wanted to nurse!). I have told him the milk is all gone and he can have milk in his cup. I am thankful to have been able to breastfeed Caleb for 14 months and Titus for 22 months. I remember many worries that I wouldn't be able to but am so thankful I could and did and for the support I had along the way.

~ having a nice birthday this week. I was thankful for the wishes and cards in the mail.

~ the comfort from listening to praise songs and singing.

Have a day of blessings!
  Bethany