Friday, July 25, 2014

Get to Know Apostle Paul by Nancy I. Sanders {A Book Review}


Recently, I reviewed Get to Know Jesus by Nancy I. Sanders and I loved it. At that writing, I made mention of purchasing the other books in the series. Imagine my excitement when I went to request my next review book and saw Get to Know Apostle Paul! I was thrilled and this book did not disappoint. 

Get to Know Apostle Paul by Nancy I. Sanders is a full-color biography written specifically for children. Our son is only 9 months old but I know we will use these books often as he grows and we teach him about the people of the bible who shaped our faith. 

I loved the way Nancy shared about Paul's life and journey of faith. Each chapter is easy to read with full color pictures. Throughout the book there is various information provided in addition to the regular chapter material. Bible hero blurbs introduce other heroes of the Bible. Eyewitness account appears with there is other information from other philosophers etc. Did you Know? provides fun facts. Word bank defines difficult words that may be found in the main text. 

I think this book is a great resource for parents, grandparents, sunday school teachers and the like. Well done, Nancy! 

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Mason: Week 38 {Photos}

Day 260: This boy loves his toy corner

Day 261: Hey Mom, Buy this Duke's Mayo for Dad! 

Day 262: This boy LOVES bubbles! 

Day 263: My shopping/walking/stroller partner

Day 264: Breakfast at the Beacon. 

Day 265: Shenanigans! 

Day 266: Hop on Mom! 


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Montgomery: July 2014 {Super Duper Duper Picture Heavy}

We went to Montgomery from July 4th-July 12th to spend the week with Matt's parents, sister and her family, brother, and grandmother who lives in Pennsylvania. Here are some pictures from the week. 

We headed down to Montgomery on July 4th. We left that evening and it ended up being an excellent decision because there was no traffic! Here is one of the funny billboards for Chick-Fil-A as we passed through Atl. 

Friday evening and Saturday morning, we were the only people there so we just did a little chilling out. Mason dug it. :)

Saturday afternoon brought Mason's first time in the swimming pool! 









It also brought Mason's first popsicle! 

Mason met his Uncle Ben for the first time as well as his first cousins Luke, Kieran and Emelia, his Aunt Holly, Uncle Mitch and his great grandmother Mom-Mom.

Matt enjoyed some play time with our nephews and niece that evening. 



Sunday morning, we got up early and Matt had a photo shoot before church. 

We got there early and that called for a little swinging and play time at The Waters. 



After a long morning with only a short nap, this guy fell asleep right after church! 

Sunday evening, Matt's dad treated all of us to a baseball game. Mason's 1st! 






Mason's 1st frozen lemonade. 


Then a sweet boy took a cat nap. There was a little too much noise though because he was only asleep about 15 minutes!

We were sweating!! 



Mason ran the bases at the end of the game. 


Monday morning brought an adventurous little fella who needed to see what the suitcase contained! Then....more swimming! 










A little attempted play time with cousin Emelia. She wasn't very interested. haha. :)










A little more play time with niece and nephew. This time...sidewalk chalk!





A few early morning tv show watching pics. 



Then a little time out with my crazy guys! 







We went on a walk with Luke on Tuesday evening before dinner. 


Wednesday morning we spent time together just the three of us to celebrate 4 years since Matt and I got engaged! 





Then, a little more swimming! 



Wednesday evening, we went to go see my great aunts/Mason's great great aunts! 





Mason and Mom-Mom had a little play time that evening, too. 

Thursday morning brought about more suitcase exploring for this guy. 

And raft riding. 

And eating...

Friday morning we got up and went to Prattville for another photoshoot as well as to meet up with our friends Rick, Rachel and Charlie for brunch. It was such a blast! 






Best one! 




We made a quick stop by the nursing home in Prattville for Mason to see Mr. Law again. What a treat that was. We even got to see his son, David, too. 





Friday night brought a few video games for Matt with Luke and Kieran before we had to head out the next morning. 


Saturday morning, we got up and left about 6:15 to head back home. We made a stop at Sublime Doughnuts in Atlanta and made it back by 1:30. It was a nice trip and we enjoyed seeing everyone. It was great for Mason to meet his cousins, great-grandmother and Aunt Holly, Uncle Mitch and Uncle Ben. Thanks again Mr. Rob and Mrs. Claire for hosting!