Monday, April 9, 2012

Booking it - March

This month I got a chance to read Finding Our Way Home it was my blogging for books selection this month.  I enjoyed it, but it was not my favorite book.  The story was good, but there were a few parts I would have written differently (of course I am a horrible writer, so maybe that wouldn't have been a great ida).  If you want to read more about what I thought check it out here.

Homespun Bride by Julie Hart . It is a story about a young woman who is injured in an accident and loses her parents and her sight.  She lives now with her extended family and is suddenly reintroduced to her first love.  I loved the story.  I loved the horses and the wilds of Montana.  I especially loved the characters.  It was great. 
Threads of Honor by Gordon Ryan.  This is the story of a flag that was flown over the captial building, and then given to a boyscout troop.  The troop and their scout master are on a mission to get their flag flown into space. I loved the storyline.  Sometimes it was hard to follow because it went in between the flags point of view and the story of the troop.  Heads up though, you may cry. 

I read parts of two other gardening books, but neither one was pheonmenal.  Not even good enough to review. :( 

I have been keeping up with my daily bible reading which is great and have finished 2 samuel.
Next month I am hoping to read more.  I am currently working on three that I think will be great. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

It is a new week.  We have had a great week, and I didn't totally keep to the plan, but not because I gave up and went and ate out, because we had lots of great family things I forgot to put down on my plan.  :) Now for next week.

Sunday - Easter Sunday! 
Monday - Chicken Terriyaki, stirfry veggies, butterhorn rolls, rice
Tuesday - Italian Chicken, buttery bread machine rolls, greenbeans
Wednesday - Church
Thursday - Family Night
Friday - Chicken, Rice and Broccoli Casserole
Saturday - crockpot roast

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Blogging for Books

This month I had the opportunity to review Finding Our Way Home by Charlene Ann Baumbich. It was a wonderful story of how love and grace can help a person grow and heal and LIVE. The novel actually has two main characters that take their turns playing lead. A dancer who has been injured and is recuperating and the young woman who is helping her at her home. I loved major portions of the book and I loved the story line. There were a few small portions of the book, that made me just a little bit uncomfortable, I just didn't love the way she handled certain situations.  That being said, it was agreat story of grace and love. 
Sasha is recovering from more than her physical injuries,  she needs to heal a lot more.  Even when she is difficult to live with Evelyn just keeps her plucky attitude and keeps doing what needs to be done.  As the story progresses we find that the women need each other and the support they provide one another. 
Check it out.  You will love the book. 
If you want to see more check out the Author's Website, Author's Bio, and More About the Book.
Thanks WaterbrookMultnomah for providing me with a copy to review. My opinions are my own.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Menu Plan Monday April!!

It is Monday again!  We had a great week last week and even stuck mostly to our meal plan, minus a few meals that we ended up at relatives homes :)  Now we need a plan for next week. 

Sunday - Pork Chops, Rice, Green Beans, Drop Biscuits
Monday - Chicken Alfredo, herb bread, vegetable
Tuesday - Roast, Green beans, Drop Biscuits
Wednesday - Family Night
Thursday - Italian Chicken, broccoli, Pasta
Friday - Birthday Party
Saturday - Terriyaki Chicken, stir-fry veggies, white rice

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