Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Our New Release - Just on the Market today!

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The most important step a couple can take to build a strong, loving, and enduring marriage is to invite Jesus Christ into their relationship each day. This insightful devotional for couples is organized around 250 one-minute readings that include a probing question, an encouraging story or practical advice, and an appropriate Scripture verse.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Benny shows Bunny First Snow of the Year

Benny in the first snow showing Bunny.

He calls it "rain-snow" and he likes it.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Cookie the Clown's Car

In the late 1980's we were looking for a second car and had $500 to spend. We looked through the newspaper after newspaper and finally decided on a station wagon to go and look at that evening. When the man who owned the station wagon answered his door, it was Cookie the Clown (Bozo the Clown's sidekick) dressed in full costume. I laughed and screamed and acted like I had just seen Mr. Hollywood.

Cookie the Clown said he had just arrived home from work. I was imagining him driving down the Tollway in full costume. And, doesn't all that face paint itch?

We bought the car just to say we had Cookie the Clown's Car. (I can't say it was a great investment, but it did have four wheels). :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Top Excuse Notes Given to Teachers by Students

1. “Unfortunately I will not be able to turn in my science experiment for religious reasons. I attend a church that believes you should do no work on Sunday. Just to be safe, we also believe you should do no work any other days of the week either. Thank you for honoring my religious tradition.”

2.. “I would have turned in my quarterly report but straight line winds came through just our block last night and blew my computer into the upper stratosphere. I’m waiting for it to come down and then have someone call me and tell me where it is. Right now NASA believes it’s in a geocentric orbit somewhere over the Fiji Islands.”

3. “I left my homework in a suitcase over spring break and my parents couldn’t afford the $50 luggage fee to bring it back on the airplane. They even discussed whether they could afford to bring me back – but they did.”

4. “Our septic tank in the back yard backed up and no one can go in the basement (where my homework is) until 2014 when the Environmental Protection Agency says it will be safe to go back down there. I will turn it in three years from now if that’s okay with you.”

5. “I was doing my math homework when a call came in on my cell phone from the producers of American Idol saying that one of the finalists had come down with the flu and asked if I would take their place. It will require six weeks of rehearsal so don’t look for my book report until late summer and the ratings are in.”

6. “We ran out of dog food at home this week. Because my paper was on good nutrition, I decided to feed it to Bo the Dog in hopes it would help satisfy his appetite. You’ll be pleased to know his coat is shinier than ever and his eyes are bright. I’m thinking of feeding him my report on free range organic eggs next.”

7. “My Mom accidentally set the air conditioner too low and we went to sleep and it started to snow inside our house. I’d go into my bedroom and retrieve my social studies report but there are avalanche warnings in effect until next month.”

8. “I accidentally left my science experiment in the sun and it started to grow funny mold. Our house is now surrounded by men in bubble suits who say they plan to bury our home in black sand and evacuate the city. The Disease Control Center in Atlanta has warned me to bring nothing to school with me until toxology tests are finished. You would be at risk of growing two heads if I turn it in now.”

 As always, the science fair project!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tonight, Tonight... Join us Chicagoland Singles

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Free today on Kindle - Lexi's Homeschool Diary

Free today on Kindle through Saturday, January 12
Lexi's Homeschool Diary by Cheryl and MacKenzie Moeller is a chapter book novel written partly by a nine-year-old for 4-8 year old girls.  Other can read it, but that is who enjoys it most.
The best feature of this book is homeschooled characters throughout.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Free Stuff for Valentine's Day

Early Post but some of these items need to be ordered. :)

1.  Free Valentine's Font
Love Hearts Click here

2.  Let me count the ways.
Free online Calulator to count the ways Click here
The poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning:  Let me Count the Ways

3.  Free t-shirt from Vista Print
Only pay a small fee for shipping, but express yourself on a t Click here
Picture of your, Picture of her, Picture of her fav team or dog Click here

4.  Free Rubber Stamps
Only pay a small fee for shipping, but rubber stamp it everywhere Click here
"I'm Crazy" or "I'm Crazy about Maggie" or "Permanent Marker for Lou" Click here

5.  Wow! Magnetic sign for your car, bike, frig, or metal cabinet
Declare your love or your intentions on a small magnet sign Click here
"You are the Best!" or "Marry Me" or "I love Jack" Click here

6.   Denny's is kind of creepy, but you get a free email to send your love
and you both get a coupon for a free cookie topped with ice cream.  Click here
You can send to your Love, your kids, your friends... Click here

I am going to order everything here and have the 12 Days of Valentines' Day 
proceeding up to the big February 14!  More will be added to this list throughout
January, please check back. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

The New Year lies before you like a spot of trackless snow;
be careful how you tread on it for every mark will show!
~Author Unknown