Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thankful Thursdsy

Thursday before Thanksgiving edition of Thankful Thursday. We are looking forward to the time with family and being off school for a few days plus my "big" sonogram is next Friday. We are praying everything goes well with that.

This week I am thankful for...

~ my husband cleaning the floor. I was helping Caleb with homework, and I appreciated him sweeping and mopping. Just a little extra that he did besides the normal, and it made me smile.

~ having Thanksgiving lunch at school with my boy. My husband came too as is our tradition, and we were glad he could come.

~ having so many people that already love our baby.

~ mix of weather this week. I guess this should be expected in Texas. We had below freezing temperatures, snow and ice Sunday night. That meant we had a late start for school Monday. I felt so rested that day!  Now it is warmer and sunny again. I don't mind the cold, but I appreciate the sunshine too.

~  finding bargains and good deals when shopping.

~  enjoying roast from crock pot for super. Plus it was a big one so we had enough for leftovers.

Have a day of blessings!

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible

Book Description:
The stars of the hit TV show Duck Dynasty are committed to upholding five core values both on and off the screen: faith, family, fellowship, forgiveness, and freedom.

The Duck Commander® Faith and Family Bible features new stories and testimonials by Phil, the Robertson family patriarch, and his son Al, a pastor with more than 22 years of experience. Together they offer fresh wisdom on biblical values and how everyday people can apply them to their lives.
Powered by relentless dedication to sharing the gospel and celebrating Christ’s kingdom, the Robertson family has become influential to contemporary evangelism and discipleship. The Duck Commander® Faith and Family Bible unleashes the power of their practical insight into critical faith issues, founded on God’s Word.

Features include:
  • Full text of the New King James Version Bible
  • A personal welcome note from Phil and Al Robertson
  • 125 articles on the top 24 most-searched topics on BibleGateway
  • Life application and scripture references supplement each article
  • 30 days of life-changing testimonials
  • Topical index and reading plans
My thoughts:
I was happy for the opportunity to review this Bible. I enjoyed using it and learning more about the Robertson family. Through the stories what stuck out to me was this family is always open to sharing their faith with everyone that comes into contact with them. There were some truly amazing stories in the 30 days of testimonials. I also enjoyed the articles throughout the Bible covering the topics of faith, family, fellowship, forgiveness, and freedom.  They are written in easy to understand language and are so enjoyable to read. 

I would have preferred that it was not written with New King James Version of the Bible but that is just a personal preference. 

This would make a great gift for any Duck Commander fans. 

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!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pack your shoe boxes!

Next week is the drop off week for Operation Christmas Child.

Our family has enjoyed participating in this project for several years.  I wanted to post a reminder that it is time to get your shoe boxes ready to drop off.

You can find more information here on how to pack your shoe box and to find a drop off location near you.

Have a day of blessings!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thankful Thursday


I intended to do the Wednesday Hodgepodge yesterday but didn't get around to it!  It is COLD here this week with temperatures in the 20s/30s!  That is quite a change for us here in Texas.

This week I am thankful for...
~ my husband taking care of me in the cold weather by starting my car in the mornings and filling up my gas tank.

~ my boy's excitement for the baby.  He talks to the baby and prays for the baby.  Over the weekend he made burp cloths for the baby with my Mom.  He had so much fun doing that!

~ the sound of our baby's heartbeat. We got to hear him/her kick also as we were listening at my appointment this week.  So fun!

~ all the thing we have to keep us warm....heaters, blankets, fuzzy socks, coats.

~ being able to have lunch with my forever friend.  We had a nice visit, and I was so glad to see her this week!  I miss our weekly lunches together.

~ getting the floor done in Caleb's room.  It looks nice!  Now we need to move the furniture back to that room. He's been sleeping in the baby's room.

Have a day of blessings!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Being still

As the weeks of this pregnancy have progressed, I’ve started to feel tiny baby movements. I wasn’t sure at first, but now I’m pretty sure the baby is what I’m feeling. Some days I realize it’s been a while since I’ve noticed feeling anything. I know at this point I won’t feel as much movement as when I’m further along. But I’ve noticed that when I’m busy I don’t notice them. I’m more likely to feel them when I’m still, sitting on the couch relaxing or at the table enjoying a meal.

Join me for the rest today over at Laced With Grace!

Have a day of blessings!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thankful Thursday

We've had an enjoyable week.  As I mentioned yesterday the rain was so nice for us. The temperatures have gotten noticeably cooler, and it is feeling like fall now.  I'm glad it is November and look forward to the holidays.

This week I'm thankful for...
~ my husband being back home. He was only out of town one night, we always miss him when he's gone and glad to have him back!

~ my boy preparing a presentation for his science class about ham radio.  He has done a good job, and I thought it was nice of his teacher to allow him time to share this with the class.

~ being 16 weeks pregnant now. I still can't believe this is real sometimes and just feel thankful!  My stomach is getting larger I can tell.  A lady at school asked if I had a baby bump this week when I was wearing a coat cause you can sort of see it now depending on what I'm wearing.

~ taking a nap.  I was tired and knew I needed one so I was thankful to be able to rest this afternoon.

~ being able to do things to help others in the community.  Our church recently had a food collection for needy children.  The school is having a canned fruit drive.  I'm glad for opportunities like this.

~ having warmer clothes that still fit, especially my pajamas for the chilly nights!  Along with the warm bed and blankets.  I know it will be colder soon!

Have a day of blessings!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Random 10 things

There is not a Wedneaday Hodgepodge today to I thought I'd post a list of random things!

1.  It rained most all day yesterday. It was a nice, gentle rain. We are grateful to have it. The local cities have recently started stage 2 water restrictions which is limiting when you can water your lawn to every other week.

2. I like the new sounds made on the new download of Words with Friends.

3. Our church had ladies night out last night. We are going to start doing this once a month. We've done it off and on in the past, and now are trying to make it a monthly thing.

4.  I get mixed reactions when I tell people we aren't finding out our baby's gender. Some clearly think we are crazy and tell me they could never do that. Others think it is so neat that we are waiting in a world were it's so common now to find out.

5.  My boy is working on a ham radio presentation for his science class. He asked his teacher at the beginning of the year if he could talk about it, and now the time has come. He made a PowerPoint and is going to talk on the radio to his Dad in his demonstration.

6. I bought a small block of cheese last night at the grocery store, and my husband's reaction was so funny. I never buy a block, I always buy shredded. I told him it sounded good and sometimes lately I feel like I'd just like to cut off a chunk of cheese. I guess this is pregnancy related!

7. Today is my aunt's birthday. I have fun memories of her from my growing up getting a Big Foot Pizza from Pizza Hut when I spent the night with her and playing the board game Life at her house. I didn't have that game so it was a treat to play it at her house! She dropped me off at school each morning for several years, and it was always fun when she'd come to drop off my cousin with my Mom and bring us croissants that were on sale at Burger King.  There are many other memories, but those came to mind!

8.  I was pleased to see so many voting yesterday. I saw a lot on FB that said they voted. When I went to vote there was a line and more steadily coming.

9.  Yesterday I watched some 5th graders do a presentation on the colonies. Each group was assigned a colony to research and make a poster telling about the geography, industry, etc. of that area. I was reminded we haven't always had the privilege to vote. One of the groups said in their colony you can vote if you own land and another said you can vote if you are a man.

10.  My boy had his first Dr. Pepper last week.

Have a day of blessings!