Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

And The Winner Is....

Congratulations to JohnZ for winning A WowieBOZowee Christmas DVD!

My family is sure you will love it! Look for an email or message from me this evening.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Don't Forget About the Giveaway!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win you a copy of the BOZ Christmas DVD, A WowieBOZowee Christmas! It is a family favorite of ours, and I would love for you to have the opportunity to win one for yourself!

You have 6 different opportunities to enter - in other words, you can enter up to 6 times easily!

To enter, click here.

Thanks for checking it out!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Till ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”

Praising God today that he is not dead and that he is not sleeping. He is aware of all that is going on. Remember that today, in whatever circumstance you may be facing.

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Great Purchase

**the picture link above shows the price as $29.99. However, if you click on the picture you will see it is $16.99!**

This morning on Amazon I saw this Scotch Laminator is the Deal of the Day! It is a great purchase that I made many years ago. I have used it for home projects, church projects, kid projects, and gift projects. It has been such a useful item. And what better time to buy one than now, when it is less expensive than I have ever seen it!

Be sure to check it out. Maybe it would be a good Christmas gift for yourself or someone else! 

(Just click on the picture to check it out.)

Have you made any great purchase that became more useful than you ever expected?

(Don't forget about entering my giveaway a few posts down! You can enter up to 6 times!)

Sweet Song

While I was putting Carter to bed last night I told him I was going to sing him a song. Here is how our conversation went:

Me: I am going to sing you a song, buddy.

Carter: Can I sing you a song, first?

Me: Sure!

Carter: (to the tune of Jingle Bells)  I love Mommy! I love Mommy! I-I love my Mommy! Everyone loves my Momma!

Isn't that super cute? It is just that kind of encouragement that always comes at the right time! I didn't have a rough day, but it is always good to hear those sweet words.

What ways have your kiddos told you of their love for you this week?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A WowieBOZowee Christmas by BOZ GIVEAWAY


**You can enter to win this giveaway until Monday night! Also, you can enter 6 times...check it out! 

Today I have linked up with Hip Homeschool Moms to bring you a giveaway!  

Giveaway Day 

My children have both always loved the Boz DVD series. If you haven't seen it yet, I suggest you check it out! Boz, the Green Bear Next Door, is lots of fun!

A WowieBozowee Christmas has Boz and the Baxter family enjoying the fun traditions of the Christmas season, including the true meaning of Christmas - the birth of Christ. With wonderful music, lots of action, and positive character interaction, we give this DVD a big thumbs up! If you want to look closer at the DVD and other reviews, check it out on Amazon.

I have an extra copy that I want to give away! I will use to pick a winner! Here is how you can earn chances to win A WowieBOZowee Christmas:
        1. Leave a comment sharing about a favorite Christmas DVD your kids love, or you love!
        2. Subscribe to my blog (through the sidebar) and leave a comment telling me you did so.
        3. Share and link this post on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so.
        4. Share and link this post on your blog or website and leave a comment telling me you did so.
        5. Twitter about my blog and this post and leave a comment telling me you did so.
        6. Become a follower of my blog (in the sidebar) and leave a comment telling me you did so.
You can enter up to 6 times. I can only ship within the United States and Canada. The Giveaway ends on Monday, December 17, at 8 PM, in hopes that it can be delivered to the winner's home by Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012


I love walking through the living room and seeing Carter's toys left out and his prosthesis laying there -  left from when he was playing with Caroline. Well, ok, maybe I don't love that he left his toys out, but I  love the reminder that he is such an awesome kid. I love that he doesn't need his prosthesis for ANYTHING and that God has enabled him to do whatever he wants.  It is also incredible to watch him use his prosthesis and to be excited when he is successful with it.

Just last night I was thinking about how, almost 4 years ago when I found out I was pregnant with Carter, I never would have imagined that this picture above would be of MY living room floor.  That my child would be born missing his hand and forearm. However, it is incredible to see that God's plan was bigger than mine.

Just today I have learned of a family who found out the child they are expecting has some physical differences. It flooded my mind with memories of the day Carter was born and flooded my eyes with tears. I wanted to go back and read what I wrote concerning those days. I thought you might want to read it too.

If you start on this link and scroll all the way to the earliest date in 2010, that is the best place to start!
My story.

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