Bethany House provided me with another book to review. I did not receive compensation to review their book. All views expressed are my own opinion. The book Another Dawn caught my attention as the back cover talked about the subject "Grace" dealing with the consequences of her decisions and being given second chances. I sat down and read the whole book in one day. It was hard to put down as I wanted to find out what happens next! The book presented one of her decisions and went through the different reasons WHY she chose to do what she had. It also presented opposing opinions and viewpoints. It was a blessing to me and I would thoroughly recomend this book. I will be keeping this one on my "read again" shelf.
Bethany House publishers sent be the book Hatteras Girl by Alice J. Wisler free of charge to review.
It is the fictional story of Jackie Donovan. A woman that prays for 2 things. A honest, wonderful man to marry and to own a bed and breakfast. Not just any bed and breakfast will do however. She has her heart set on The Bailey House. Jackie spent many childhood afternoons at the Bailey house. When Jackie meets Davis Erickson, the man who owns the Bailey house, she thinks God has answered both of her prayers at once. Will she risk her dreams to discover the truth about Davis?
This book was a fairly easy read. It is written in the first person-which I didnt particulary care for. I did see the ending coming not very far into it but it was an enjoyable read even so.
I don't believe that I have read any books by this author before and will be seeing if my library has any of her other books.
Life has been a little bit hectic lately. H has been having trouble nursing.. or should I say I was having trouble nursing. He is 4 months old now but the last 2 months of nursing have been torture for me. He had a tongue tie when he was born but it was clipped the next day so I hadn't really taken any notice of his tongue. When every other possibility for the problems in nursing had been ruled out we finally looked at his tongue again. Yep, That was the problem. After a couple visits to the Dr., they finally told us that the were really suggesting that we wait till he is at least 6 months old to have his tongue taken care of as it is a full blown surgery. There is a possibility that when he turns 6 months old he may not even NEED the surgery....Long story short I am not able to nurse my baby for now. We purchased a pump and I have been pretty busy trying to get enough milk for my littlest man. We are having to supliment with formula right now but I am hoping to get him off of that as soon as possible as I believe he has a problem with the dairy/soy in the formula.
Talk about being busy! I sit at the computer while I am pumping and then as soon as I am done I have to feed little man, clean up from pumping, and then run around doing other house stuff before sitting down to pump again. This week I am needing to get my supply back up so I will need to sit and pump every 2 hours instead of every 3 or 4 hours. Thankfully my husband is available to do crowd control on the bigger boys. I don't know WHAT I would do if his office wasn't in the home.
Yes, It has been a LONG time since I have written anything here. No, we did not fall off the face of the earth. We have a new baby in the house! Our newest little guy is about 6 weeks old now. We are doing great and the big boys love the little guy pretty well I think. We are getting back into the swing of things and trying to keep up with the never ending laundry and dishes. Daddy put in a dishwasher for us around Christmas as he had the forsight to see how busy we would be with 3 boys 3 and under. THANK YOU! I am so glad we have some of these machines in the house.. I dont know just what I would do without the washing machine and dishwasher.. for that matter the drier either. I normally hang clothes outside to dry this time of year but this year I havn't been able to quite fit that into an already packed day. Maybe later this summer? Or next year? Well, I guess we will have to see how it goes. For now we are just enjoying the new one.
Both of our boys have been fighting some type of bug lately. It started out with a full week of MAJOR blowout NASTY diapers. Bedding and toddler clothing laundry multiple times a day, (forget even thinking about doing Mommy and Daddys laundry) multiple loads of cloth diaper laundry, and even getting puked on once. Not fun! J had self potty trained but had to be put back into diapers for a while. The next week was a week full of coughs and runny noses. J spiked a fever on a Wednesday-Thursday. Thankfully it didn't get too high. A on the other hand.... He spiked a fever on Sunday afternoon. Sunday night it got high but we didn't get all that concerned about it. Monday however was a different story. He woke up with no fever but by lunchtime he had spiked again. We kept pushing liquids. He wasn't all that interested in food. Not to long later I decided to check his temp. It had started to creep past 102. In the end we think it stayed around the 103.5 range. We ended up giving him a tepid bath and then an oil rub to try to keep him hydrated and reduce the temp a bit. It worked for a while but then his body decided it wasn't done burning off whatever bug he had so the temp went back up. A lot of prayers went up that his body would fight off the bug and that the temp would come down. We kept an eye on him and by bedtime it seemed that the temp had leveled off. It was still high, but it wasn't acting like it wanted to shoot high again. We put the boys down to bed and I put some GOOT on their feet. When I went in to check on them when my husband and I went to bed his fever had gone down quite a bit. By morning he was back to normal. He ate a good breakfast, drank most of his water, played, napped, ate a good lunch and is back down to nap again. So far no fever! Thank you Lord! This Mommy was really praying that that was enough fever to get the job done. He is back to his cheerful self. They still have the coughs but that is it. In other news... I got caught back up on laundry (and I didnt have to do it all by hand!), the light in the back entry is working again, my bathroom is almost ready for the final coat of paint (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), I got some chicken stock made yesterday and today, and the snow is melting! A lot of blessings if you ask me. I bet I could come up with a whole lot more too! Thank you Lord God Bless!
I started following another blog today and thought that it has been a long time since I wrote anything here... So!! Here you go!
I dont believe that I have mentioned before that my husband has to be Gluten free. As far as we know he doesn't have celiacs but rather a gluten intollerance. Accoring to family history I need to be GF as well.... I just havn't forced myself to go all the way yet. I am working on it though!!! We are also working on cutting out white sugars and such from our diet. I just found a source for local honey today! Pretty exciting! My Dad had honey bees while we were growing up untill we decided that my brother was probably alergic to their sting.. Each time he got stung the swelling got worse and worse... Not fun! Though I think he got a kick out of the sting he got on his arm... He was going around showing off his "Muskles" (intentional spelling:). Another change is that we are in the middle of purchasing a water filtration system for our city water. Chlorine and Flouride just don't really sound that great to drink. When the house smells like a pool after anyone takes a shower after they re-treat the water tower.......... You know there is too much chlorine there. We are also concerned about the possible health risks of ingesting those and other substances that could be in our water supply. We settled on a Berkey system after comparing the may different kinds of systems that are out there.. We scratched them off of our list one at a time for various reasons and are praying that we made a wise decision. Hopefully I should be able to order it yet today! My husband is still thinking about what we will do for the shower water..... Hope you have a great day! God Bless!
We did end up getting the van that I believe I mentioned in the previous post! So far we are pretty pleased with it! Jerry was out there this afternoon after eating trying to see if it had a remote control box on the bottom. How he went about that was by trying to program the remote from the car to the van... He found out that it does work and then decided to push each button to see them all work.. Lock, CHECK unlock, CHECK panic, Check..... Jerry gets out of the van to see if the trunk works.. He pushes button and hears a click.. But wait! Its not coming from the van...??? IT'S COMING FROM THE CAR!! WAIT A SECOND HERE! Come to find out that the programing programs the van to the remote.. not the remote to the van..... So now the remote opens both the car and the van... Side note.. I thought the horn sounded funny earlier and when he came in and told me that the remote operates both the car and the van it made sense. When you push the panic button it makes both horns go off! End of story.. Now we have to work on selling the car. Too bad.. We really have liked it! It has been a good car for us. The van was definantly a blessing from the Lord. God Bless