Monday, February 25, 2013

You know you're a homeschooler when... have an old-fashioned pencil sharpener screwed to your mantel.

Until next time...


Sunday, February 24, 2013

birthdays and prayer requests

 This past week is one of the busiest in our family; we celebrate two birthdays!  Our oldest son turned 12 on the 19th and our baby turned 1 on the 22nd!

she really liked her pink cake

And  now, I have a couple of prayer requests if you please:
My friend Kat over at Art's Chili Pepper is having a hard time with her pregnancy.  She is a super sweet friend and I would so like it if you could say a prayer for her time to get easier as she nears her delivery date.  Read her updates because she can explain much better than I. :)

Also, pray for us as we are planning our annual two-week trip out to TX/OK for a homeschool conference and to visit family.  Every year we have to figure out the cost because the registration for the conference changes depending on which class each child attends (sometimes the prices change too), the cost of gas is constantly fluctuating, and there are extras to add in; clothes, food, etc.  We have until the middle of April to make sure we have it all together.  I have a couple of girls changing classes/events so they will need different clothes this year.  I didn't realize how hard it was to find a black skirt for a 13 year old. lol

Busy days ahead!!

Until next time...


Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Chase

I entered a giveaway a couple of weeks ago and then forgot about it.  Ha!  I won!  Wow.  I almost missed the email saying I had won.  I'm so glad my husband decided to figure out how to get into my old email account that I had thought was lost to me forever.  He forwarded the email to me and I contacted the author.  I soon received this book in the mail.  Autographed and everything!  To say the least, I was so excited!!

This book has been on my "to-get" list for quite a while.  It has many of my favorite elements in it; it's suspense, it has a touch of romance, it's set in Texas :).  Let me tell you a little about it.

Kariss Walker is a TV reporter turned women's fiction author turned suspense author.  As a TV reporter in Houston years ago, she had reported on a case that continues to haunt her; a little girl discovered dead.  The girl was never identified and the case was now an FBI cold case.  Kariss decides to write a book about it and enlists the help of local FBI agent Tigo Harris to learn more on FBI procedure.  In tagging along with Tigo and his partner she becomes involved in their current case; illegal gun-running into Mexico.  The clues point to what just may be a connection between the two cases.  The gang they are trying to catch is mercilessly brutal and the danger mounts for both of them. 

What more can you want in a suspense book?  I must say I was pleasantly surprised that the element of romance was so low in this book.  Kariss and Tigo are still just friends at the end of the book, but a second book is coming out that features these two characters again.  So it makes me wonder - will their relationship step up a notch?  DiAnn Mills' second book in this series; Crime Scene: Houston, is titled The Survivor and it has just been put on my "to-get" list.

If you want to read this exciting Christian Suspense book just follow either of these two links; or CBD.  You can also check out DiAnn Mills' website to see about her other books.

This review is totally my own idea and I am not being paid by the author or publisher or anyone else. 

Until next time...