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Archive for the month “June, 2012”

Pirates Past Noon

Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4)

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

It’s a treasure trove of trouble!

Jack and Annie are in for a high-seas adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of deserted islands, secret maps—and ruthless pirates! Will they discover a buried treasure? Or will they be forced to walk the plank?


So this one…I didn’t get to read it with Addyson because she had already read it (at school). I read it on my own and man, where were these books when I was young?

Owen’s first dentist experience

The happy boy after his two fillings…with his balloon in hand!

Owen had to have two fillings in two baby teeth. We found a GREAT pediatric dentist, a bit of a drive away but TOTALLY worth it! Owen did great! The dentist was amazing and without anesthesia we did great!!

The Victory Club

The Victory Club by Robin Lee Hatcher

Official Overview:
In times of war, sometimes victory seems like an impossible dream. In 1943, the women of America banded together to make a life for themselves while their husbands and sons fought overseas. Even as the men engaged in war, these women faced battles of their own on the homefront. Margo, Dottie, Lucy, and Penny never expected to face the hardships they must now find a way to conquer. But through the power of Christ and the power of friendship, perhaps this Victory Club will achieve more than any of them could have ever imagined.

This is another great book by Robin Lee Hatcher. A great story of wives and women during the hard times of WWII. The love these women show each other through their difficult times of life really spoke to me.

Putt putt

Owen getting his first official lesson

Addyson’s turn

Playing in the arcade after we played 18 holes in the hot sun

Mummies in the Morning

Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3)

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Jack and Annie don’t need another mummy.

But that’s what they get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Egypt. There they meet a long-dead queen who needs their help. Will Jack and Annie be able to solve the puzzle, or will they end up as mummies themselves?

Great story…kept Addyson’s attention with the Mummies and the twists and turns in the adventure.

The Knight at Dawn

The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House #2)

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

A castle with a secret passage!

That’s what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren’t exactly welcome guests!
Great second book…can’t wait to read more!!

Pray for the Moore family

Please pray for Judy and the family of Boyd Moore. Here is their site/story.

You will need to register to read but it is free and you can get updates.

Here’s what happened….

Boyd had a stroke on Sunday, June 3rd. We created this to help us keep in touch with the many wonderful friends and family praying for him around the world.

Boyd is Judy’s husband. Judy is Justin’s administrative assistant.

Live-Lib Dub Proposal

Such a cool proposal!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Official Overview:
Begun a decade ago and encompassing six shelf-bending novels, the seventh and concluding volume of the international literary phenomenon that is the Harry Potter saga comes to a bombshell-packed — and oh so satisfying — conclusion in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, arguably the most wildly anticipated release in modern publishing history.

As the novel begins, Harry, Ron and Hermione are on the run from Lord Voldemort, whose minions of Death Eaters have not only taken control of the Minister of Magic but have begun to systematically — and forcibly — change the entire culture of the magic community: Muggle-born wizards, for example, are being rounded up and questioned, and all “blood traitors” are being imprisoned. But as Voldemort and his followers ruthlessly pursue the fugitive with the lightning bolt scar on his forehead, Potter finally uncovers the jaw-dropping truth of his existence….

Undoubtedly Rowling’s crowning literary achievement, this triumphant final installment not only answers any and all questions surrounding integral characters like Albus Dumbledore, Voldemort, Severus Snape, Neville Longbottom, and Draco Malfoy but also brilliantly deals with some decidedly adult themes — mortality, faith, duty, honor, etc. — with a lyrical simplicity that will touch the hearts of readers of all ages.
This book was amazing!! I was continually impressed with the storyline, how it bridged from book to book and can I just say, WOW…what an ending! I know I’ve said this over and over but if you or your tween, teen, young adult have not read these books. DO IT! I cannot wait until Addyson and Owen are old enough to enjoy these incredible stories.

Left or Right Brained?

Are You Left or Right Brain?
Via: Online College Advice

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