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Kabul 24 - Book Review

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I chose to read and review Kabul 24 by Henry O. Arnold and Ben Pearson.
I have to admit, I do not watch much of the news, so I was not familiar with the story. This book tells the FAITH that held this group together. They were kidnapped by the Taliban and forced to live in very poor conditions. Their FAITH is what brought them home, safe!

The headlining sentence on the back says...
YOU CAN'T KIDNAP SOMEONES HOPE.
That right there grabbed my attention.

Kabul 24 is the story of members of Shelter Now International. (SNI) This group was composed of 8 Christian workers, from Western Countries, who answered Gods calling to come and help the refugees of Afghanistan learn to rebuild and relearn. Once in Afghanistan, they had 16 Afghan's that joined with them in the reconstruction of their country.
The Taliban set out to kidnap them, as they thought that they were a threat to them.
The Taliban felt as though the SNI members were trying to convert them to Christianity.
When taking th…

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!
I will be posting pictures of B soon!

Tonight was supposed to be fun...
I was looking forward to giving out the candy to all the trick -or- treaters...
You know, after working so long on Halloween, it was nice to be able to enjoy the kids!
I took B to see my grandma and to the neighbors..
I mean, come on, he is only 8 months old... He can't eat any of the candy!
It was so sweet, my grandma bought him a cute little toy for his T-O-T "candy"
We waited till the neighbor put their light on and then we went to do an official trick or treat...

I was going to take him to a few other neighbors, but I have to be honest...
I got a bit emotional...
Yeah, I know...
On Halloween?!
But, yes, I did!
I just got to thinking about how M. is missing B's first Halloween...
and will miss the first Thanksgiving... and Christmas... and New Years...
It just took me by surprise!
So, we went to the one house and then came home...

B was all Mr. Nosy wanting to see the…

Bath Luve - Review and Giveaway!

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We all know how difficult it is to keep a baby warm while giving them a bath...
The water has to be so low, they are shivering cold... Well, Amy Seckinger decided that she would come up with the solution.
Amy came up with the idea of the BATH LUVE. The bath Luve comes as either a duck, a frog or a fish.
The whole concept of the bath Luve is this... You place it over your baby as you are bathing them. It keeps them warm during bath time.
Warm and Happy Baby = Happy parent!
Once they are older, you can use the bath Luve to place on their back during bath time to still keep them warm.

Amy sent us a fish for B to use.
I lay it on his back as he plays in the water... Then, when I lean him back to wash his hair, it covers the area... Mommy really does NOT want to get sprayed! :)
The great thing about the Luve is that Amy is still branching out!
Besides the Luve, she now has Bath Luve buddies (use them as a sponge while bathing, then they can also be used as a play toy!)
T…

Aloha Friday # 7

Its FRIDAY!
Time to relax...
In just a few minutes...
Before you do..
Please participate in Aloha Friday.


Kailani over at Island Life has a great meme going on!
You just post a question, answer hers with a link to yours... and then visit everyone else and leave some comment LOVE!!!!
Not much easier than that...
THEN RELAX!
It is Friday!


My question today...

What do you call the "wound" on a child? LOL, I could not think of another word to post in the question...

I call it a boo-boo!
It has been a boo-boo in my family for EVER!
My husband (and his kids) call it a bo-bo!
I have never heard it called that before!
Some people I have even heard call it an ouchie..
So, what exactly DO YOU CALL IT?!

Thursday Thunks... This should be interesting...

The Halloweeney Version of Thursday Thunks
Welcome to the October almost Halloweenth version of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want.
Write about it on your blog... simple as that.
Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!Please only leave a link if you have written a Thursday Thunks post.
Please mention us in your post, and link back to the blog here.Don't forget to go visit the other participants' blogs. Read and comment about all their Thursday Thunks! Thats what all this is about afterall, isn't it? We'll have so much fun and become lifelong friends....
This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the color Blood red and the number 31.

1. So Halloween is this weekend, if you haven't heard. Are you gonna open your doors up or not?
If I plan on taking B trick or treating, I have to…

Thankful Thursday 2

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Today is Thursday and after a LONG night...
B refused to sleep...
I am tired, but I know to be Thankful. My list today is going to be a more simple list.
Truth for the Journey has this (today she has her 50Th Thankful post! Way to go!)
You list 5 things you are Thankful for.
1. As always, my husband and son. I really am blessed with the wonderful life I live. 2. My family and friends. Although there are many miles between some and none at all with others, each and every one of them have a significant place in my heart. 3. My hearing. Without it, I would not get to hear the sweetest sound ever, B when he starts to laugh!
4. My sight. I get the joy of looking at all the great things God has given us. I get the added bonus of seeing my baby boy as he experiences new things everyday. 5. The nap that B just took. I took it with him... and I LOVED IT!


Rubbermaid Lock its - Review UPDATED....

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I do not know about you all, but I have a huge mess when it comes to the kitchen...
You know pots and pans, open the cabinet and out everything falls!
Or, go to find a storage container, only to find you have the container but no lid, or a lid but not the right size container... Enter, RUBBERMAID LOCK ITS!
I received a canister set for review and my mom has fallen in love!
:)
They come in several different sizes and the lids fit more than one container. They are safe in the dishwasher, microwave and freezer! I was very relived when I took it out of the dishwasher to see it was as good as when I first got it! You know, how sometimes when they come out a little warped and not exactly the same shape as when you put it in? :) I will say, I put it on the top shelf, just to be safe.
I used one for vegetable beef soup and I have to say, there are no stains on it. ***** Although this is not a "stain - proof" line (as I earlier stated, sorry about that, I looked at somethin…

UPrinting Stickers Winner

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Congrats to LIGHTHOUSE 27~
You are the winner of the UPrinting Customized Stickers!
The winner was selected from Random.orgComment number 15 was drawn.
Lighthouse27 said...I'd say use them as a sticker to put in Broxton's books, maybe he'd like that.
lighthousee27{at}gmail.comOCTOBER 19, 2009 5:44 PM

Nice things happen

It is getting cold over there..
Marc asked me to mail him an electric blanket.
So, today... B and I headed to the post office to get it sent on over...
We can't have daddy cold over there!
We got to the counter and paid, while there, we were talking to Andrew (we go weekly, so they know us now) about how Marc was doing and the weather change... As we went to leave, this lady approached us (she was the next customer in line) and asked if my husband was in the service.
I PROUDLY told her that yes, he was ... He is in the ARMY!
She then handed me the money and said that she wanted to pay for the postage. Okay, if you know me... You know... I am emotional... That being said, I said thanks and walked on outside. Once outside, I got a bit teary eyed and B and I waited to thank her again. She came out and I said thanks. Her response was that there was no thanks needed, she was thankful for us!

How nice is that?!
She then told me to come see her tomorrow and she wants to get a care…

UPrinting Postcards Winner

Thank you to all who entered the UPrinting Postcards Contest!
The winner was selected by random.org

Colleen is the winner!
Random.org picked comment # 3

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Congrats Colleen!