Thursday, November 29, 2012

Referred Reading

This book was given to me a while ago to read and I never quite got a chance. I thought now would be a good time to give it a read! This book is called Blink of an Eye and it is by Ted Dekker. I have seen some of the movies based on his books, so I was fairly certain this would be a good story, and I was right!
This is a very suspenseful story. It is about a man who has a special gift of seeing the future. It is not just one future either. I'll let the book explain that idea to you. This man is on a mission to save a girl he doesn't even originally know, They get to know each other as he uses his gift to save their lives. There is a LOT more to this story. I would highly recommend this story to any and everyone! It has suspense, action and some mushy stuff too!
Thanks to my good friend Pam for the referral!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Give Thanks!
In the month of November we like to do a project to remind us of what we are thankful for in our lives. I decided to share a few on our blog.
Pools, sisters, daughters, cousins,

flowers, Pants,
Daddy, Pie Pie,
my nephew, Knoebels, smiles,
birthdays, my parents, food, friends,
Grammy and Grumpy, cozy hugs,
God's love, the Bible, Jesus, Church, Awana and Bible Study!
This is just some of the things we are thankful for today and every day!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Birthday Pants!

We recently celebrated a very special Birthday! Our very own Pants is now a full hand old!

Here she is with her bestie!

In preparation for her Birthday, we made a countdown chain that she could take a loop off of each day. This solved the problem of her asking me how many days it was until her Birthday. Which she asked a lot, until I put the countdown chain up for her. Once this was up, she could figure it out on her own.

We also read some fun Birthday books we checked out from the library.
 Birthday at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson 
Cake Soup by Richard Scarry
Otis and Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever by Laura Numeroff
Angelina's Birthday by Katherine Holabird
Little Mouse's Birthday Cake by Thacher Hurd
Ladybug's Birthday by Steve Metzger
Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake by Eileen Christelow
Little Mouse's Birthday by Jeanne Modesitt
The Biggest Birthday Cake in the World by Elizabeth Spurr
You Have to be Nice to Someone on their Birthday by Barbara Bottner

 On her actual day, we had a little party. My Mom made her a fabulous pink bunny cake! It was, of course, chocolate. Pants loves chocolate.

She blew out the candles on her fourth year and got ready to start her fifth!

She's growing up way to fast!

Happy Birthday Pants!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


I have some pictures of some of the fun things we have been doing.  They are completely random, but super fun!
 Pants making new kitty and people friends on the farm.
Mickey out Trick-or-Treating with Ballerina Minnie.
My girls enjoying their treats and balloons.
My friend and me.

My Nephew's favorite Birthday present!
I leave you with a stinkbug on a cupcake!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Referred Reading

I recently posted about a list of books that I want to read. Just so everyone knows this is My List. I made this list up all on my own in my head. I don't know why, it's just something I want to do. Well, anyway, I asked for some ideas for books to read too. You can never have too many books to read! One of my friends referred this book to me. If anyone else has any suggestions feel free to give them as well. You can post them in the comments on my blog or on one of my Facebook pages.
Flowers For Algernon
by Daniel Keyes

This book is a happy and sad story. It is about a man and a mouse. A mouse named Algernon. This story is written in journal form, which I personally love. This book tells the story of a man with very low intelligence who is given the opportunity to have very high intelligence. Unfortunately things do not always go as planned. I wouldn't recommend this book to everyone, but I enjoyed it. (There are some parts in it that I know some of my friends would not like.)
I just want to say thank you to my friend Michael for referring this book to me!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Deep Roots Valley Farm Field Trip

For the second adventure of our little learning group, I thought it would be fun to visit a farm. Everyone loves animals and farms are always a fun time. It just so happens that my cousin and his family live on a farm and they invited us all to come and visit.

First we said, "Hi!" to some cows, while everyone arrived.

Then it was time to take a hayride. I love hayrides and made sure we could have one when we visited. It was a great, bumpy ride!
After the hayride we visited the rest of the animals. There was
turkeys (yummy for Thanksgiving!),
and the Happy Hens!
We got to hear a little talk about how they raise their chickens. We also got to see the difference between their eggs and the ones you buy at the store. There is a big difference in taste as well as looks.
We got to feed the chickens and then it was time to feed ourselves.
We ate lunch by their pond. It was great weather for a picnic. The bees loved our lunch too! The kids had a great time running around and playing. The moms also got a chance to talk a bit too.
All of the families went home with a dozen, delicious eggs! We had ours for dinner.
If you would like to know more about Deep Roots Valley Farm please check out their website here.
We all want to say thank you for the hospitality of the Smith family in letting us take a trip to their farm!