Monday, February 23, 2009


Triaminic has come out with a new Sick Day guidelines list to help us mom's out. If you'd like to see these guidelines, click Here

You can also get a coupon for your next Triaminic Purchase by visiting Triaminics site OR clicking the following image.

While your browsing the cold/flu medicines, why not check out the newest product for your kids

These thin strips deliver the perfect amount of medicine in an easy manner -- perfect for when you are in a rush or out and about.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday -- Check these out


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Friday, February 13, 2009


Yep I just got some delivered to me at work.

Say it with me now....Awww.

Izzie's Best Friend (and cousin)

Izzie just loves Miss Emmy. They get along fantastically. SO much so that Emmy usually has to attack Izzie with kisses and face suckage


Occasionally a little hair pullage

But mostly they just play together

See Dad -- Your granddaughters get along famously (Much like their mom and dad did back when we were kids!)

PSF -- The making of a Bedroom

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Photo Story Friday : The making of a Bedroom

I know I've been MIA (hey I did warn you) But I've been busy building a house. Or rebuilding I guess is more accurate. So today's PSF is to show that while I've been offline -- I acturally did accomplish some stuff.

This story picks up AFTER the removal of the old sheetrock and flooring and the putting up of the new sheetrock.

First -- You put on the paint. Picked out by oldest child.


Paint the whole room

Add wall decor

Add some flooring. Put up trim and add beds

Make sure to add a couple of dressers too

Hang Curtains, Add comforters, and Voila -- It's a bedroom

Keep on the look out for the playroom next :D

For more PSF, click here

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cry In The Night

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Cry In The Night

Thomas Nelson (February 3, 2009)


Colleen Coble


Author Colleen Coble's thirty novels and novellas have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA award, the Holt Medallion, the ACFW Book of the Year, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best awards. She writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail and love begin with a happy ending.

2004 More Than Magic winner for Best Inspirational Romance
Without a Trace, Thomas Nelson
2004 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year


The highly anticipated novel that delivers what romantic suspense fans have long awaited-the return to Rock Harbor.
Bree Nichols gets the shock of her life when her husband-presumed dead-reappears.

Bree Nichols and her search and rescue dog Samson discover a crying infant in the densely forested woods outside of Rock Harbor, Michigan. Against objections from her husband, Kade, who knows she'll become attached, Bree takes the baby in. Quickly she begins a search for the mother-presumably the woman reported missing just days earlier.
While teams scour the forests, Bree ferrets out clues about the missing woman. But she soon discovers something more shocking: Bree's former husband-long presumed dead in a plane crash-resurfaces. Is he really who he says he is? And should she trust him again after all these years?
An engaging, romantic suspense novel from critically-acclaimed author Colleen Coble.

If you would like to read the first chapter of , go HERE

Monday, February 09, 2009

Thank you AT&T

For finally figuring out why I had no DSL at my new residence. It only took about 20 phone calls and over a month to figure it out -- but Thank you for finally getting it resolved.

It's always nice to actually RECEIVE the service you are paying for.

Against All Odds

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Against All Odds

Revell (February 1, 2009)


Irene Hannon


Irene Hannon is an award-winning author who took the publishing world by storm at the tender age of 10 with a sparkling piece of fiction that received national attention.

Okay…maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But she was one of the honorees in a complete-the-story contest conducted by a national children’s magazine. And she likes to think of that as her “official” fiction-writing debut.

Since then, she has written more than 25 romance and romantic suspense novels that have sold more than 1.5 million copies. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA award from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romantic fiction), the HOLT Medallion and a Reviewer’s Choice award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine.

Irene, who holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism, juggled two careers for many years until she gave up her executive corporate communications position with a Fortune 500 company to write full. She is happy to say she has no regrets! As she points out, leaving behind the rush-hour commute, corporate politics and a relentless BlackBerry that never slept was no sacrifice.

In her spare time, Irene enjoys hamming it up in community musical theater productions. A trained vocalist, she has sung the leading role in numerous musicals, including “South Pacific,” “Brigadoon,” “Oklahoma” “The King and I” and “Anything Goes.” She also regularly performs with a six-person musical review troupe and is a cantor at her church (where she does NOT ham it up!).

When not otherwise occupied, Irene loves to cook and garden. She and her husband also enjoy traveling, Saturday mornings at their favorite coffee shop and spending time with family. They make their home in Missouri.


For FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Evan Cooper and his partner, dignitary protection duty should have been a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Monica Callahan isn’t making it easy. Estranged from her diplomat father, who is involved in a sensitive hostage situation in the Middle East, she refuses to be intimidated by a related terrorist threat back in the States…until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real—and escalating. As Coop and his partner do their best to keep her safe, David Callahan continues his work—triggering an abduction that puts his daughter’s life at risk. And with every second that ticks by, Coop knows that the odds of saving the only woman who has ever managed to breach the walls around his heart are dropping. Because terrorists aren’t known for their patience—or their mercy.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Against All Odds, go HERE


4 ½-star, “Top Pick” rating from Romantic Times BOOKreviews!

"Brava! Award winner Hannon debuts the heroes of Quantico series with a wonderful
array of believable characters, action and suspense that will keep readers glued to each page. Hannon’s extraordinary writing, vivid scenes and surprise ending come together for a not-to-be-missed reading experience.”
~Romantic Times BOOKreviews~

“I found someone who writes romantic suspense better than I do. I highly recommend Against All Odds as one of the best books I've had the privilege of reading this year. This is a captivating, fast-paced, well written romantic suspense destined for my keeper shelf. I loved this book, and highly recommend this author."
~Dee Henderson~ Author of the O’Malley Family Series