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The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3)

Finally. Lia became the girl I wished she was in the first two book. This book started off really strong. I laughed, I cried and I yelled at the characters. There were time my heart broke and Mary Pearson were put back together…only to break my heart again. I loved the first half of the… Continue reading The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3)

Christian · Family · Outreach · Uncategorized

Feed the Need. Us pack 10,000 meals for starving kids in Haiti.

  Help support Bethany Christian as they pack 10,000 meals for starving kids in Haiti. Feed the Need is working with Bethany Christian to help pack and box up over 10,000 meals for children in Haiti. Bethany Christian School will be hosting the Feed the Need Packing Party May but we need your help!  We… Continue reading Feed the Need. Us pack 10,000 meals for starving kids in Haiti.

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The Remnant Chronicles By Mary E. Pearson – Book 1 & 2 Review

What am I reading? I haven’t posted a book review in quite some time. I’ve read a lot but just haven’t had the time to review a book…so here goes... I’m currently reading the Remnant Chronicles books by Mary E. Pearson. I’ve read book 1 & 2 but only just started book 3. Kiss of… Continue reading The Remnant Chronicles By Mary E. Pearson – Book 1 & 2 Review

Arizona · Family · Kids · Uncategorized

Holy week stomach bugs and Easter egg hunts

Ok. I’ve been a bad blogger and haven’t posted anything in a few weeks...so lets just recap the last week. So the week started off shitty…and I mean literally. Not to go into any details but at one point between Friday and Wednesday we all got a 24hr stomach bug. Friday Bam had a very… Continue reading Holy week stomach bugs and Easter egg hunts

Family · Kids · Uncategorized

“Unfriended” a Mom and son’s Facebook battle

Last week my husband and his mom got into on Facebook because apparently that’s the place to hurl insults and the truth at family. The conversation ended with his mom telling us to have a nice life then, blocking and unfriending both of us on Facebook. She claims to be about La Familia…but she hasn’t… Continue reading “Unfriended” a Mom and son’s Facebook battle

Education · Family · Kids · Uncategorized

We finally found a preschool for Bam.

I know what you’re thinking. I’m one of those neurotic moms that tries to look for everything wrong with a school. That mom that thinks nothing is good enough for her snowflake child. That mom that calls daycare up 10 times a day because she’s worried about her child. Or that helicopter mom that make… Continue reading We finally found a preschool for Bam.

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Life of a book worm with kids

So this weekend we went down to Tucson for a toy convention. While Tyler went looking for toys and collectibles he can sell, I went there for books. Its safe today that I am a book worm. I enjoy reading to my kids everything from picture books, to middle school chapter books. I’m often up… Continue reading Life of a book worm with kids

Arizona · Education · Family · Kids · Uncategorized

Renaissance festival..the good…the weird…and the bad

In keeping with our New Year’s goal of doing one big family adventure a month, we went to the Arizona Renaissance festival. We try to go every year in February when the festival first opens. For the first few weekends of the festival people forget its that time of year and so the line are… Continue reading Renaissance festival..the good…the weird…and the bad

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Time is ticking…let’s do 1st grade Math!

I hate, hate, HATE timed math test. I’m not talking about standardized test, which I also loath for different reasons, but I hate timed test. You remember the ones where you have a list of 25 to 100 math problems and you have 90 seconds to complete them before you can move on to the… Continue reading Time is ticking…let’s do 1st grade Math!

Arizona · Desert · Education · Family · Kids · Uncategorized

Scorpion Stings, Dry Heat, and Wildlife

Tyler got stung by a scorpion at work.   Ok. Lets back up a little. For those of you who do not live in the Southwestern United States (or Arizona) let me just clarify things.   Yes Arizona is hot in the summer. So hot that it feel like you are going to melt and… Continue reading Scorpion Stings, Dry Heat, and Wildlife

Arizona · Family · Kids · Uncategorized

Our family weekend in Payson AZ.

One of the many things I love about living in Arizona is the scenery. As we were driving the 80 miles up to Payson from Phoenix I couldn’t help but think how lucky we are to live in the beautiful state of Arizona. Besides the three summer months of hell… the weather is nice. Almost… Continue reading Our family weekend in Payson AZ.

Arizona · Education · Family · Taxes · Uncategorized

Do you know where your AZ State Tax dollars are going?

Dear Friends and Family, This is the time of year that I use my blog to humbly ask for your help and support. A year ago, Tyler and I prayed fervently about where to send Scarlett to 1st grade since our local school district was not giving her the academic support she needed to excel.… Continue reading Do you know where your AZ State Tax dollars are going?