Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Happenings

I love the holiday season. One thing I love most is that in general people seem to be more friendly. Today I went to the post office and sent off my holiday cookies (my new tradition). I told my daughter to go stand in line why I got the packages ready to mail off. When I joined her and my son, I was greeted by a lady who immediately told me how well behaved my children are and thanked me for how my daughter had calmed down her youngest. Her youngest was crying uncontrollably and stopped when my daughter started speaking to her. Then the lady says to me, "So I hear you are shipping vegan cookies." This sparked a whole new conversation in which I found out that her youngest was allergic to dairy and so she had been vegan for a while. The lady said that she couldn't take being vegan because she had a hard time giving up red meat.

Veganism is definitely a lifestyle change and is not for the faint of heart. :) We chatted some more in the line until it was my turn and then we were parked next to each other outside and chatted a bit more. She talked about how she noticed such a huge difference in her body while she was vegan. Her acne cleared up completely. She didn't have any flare ups with her asthma and her energy levels were higher.

I should have exchanged numbers or e-mails with her. Not sure why I didn't (maybe because I am moving soon?). At any rate, I sure did enjoy our short visit and she and her family will be in my prayers.

Have you ever met someone and felt like you should ask for them info, but didn't for one reason or another? I would love to hear about it!

Book Review: My Read and Rhyme Bible Storybook

I received an e-mail a while back asking if I would review a book. Being the book lover that I am, I happily agreed. The name of the book is My Read and Rhyme Bible Storybook by Crystal Bowman & Cindy Kenney. It is illustrated by Chritiane Engel

The book says that it is geared for ages 4-7 and I believe that it is great for that age range. Each Bible story included is told in poem form. What I like most about the book is that there are questions at the end and it gives an activity suggestion for each story. Also included at the end of the story is a list of words that the child can read and a list of rhyming words to match.

To take a peek inside, you can visit the Amazon link here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

2nd Annual In His Image Awards

This past Sunday was my church's second annual "In His Image" Awards. This is the end of the year banquet where those who have worked hard are recognized. My husband decided he didn't want to go so I made it a girls night out with just my daughter and me.

i had no intentions that we would match and didn't even realize that we did until I saw the picture! I found my daughter's dress at Macy's for $20. She absolutely loved it. I found my dress on sale at JCPenny. I wore the black wrap with it because I don't like to wear sleeveless clothes and the dress was a bit to big and reavealed a little more than I would have liked at the top. I really do like it though so I plan to have it altered and maybe wear a camisole under it to give me complete coverage. :)

I think this was my first formal event with my hair in its natural state. Loved it and can't think of any reason to go back.