Just wanted to share a few things I’ve found online recently.
You all might not know this about me, but I am a fan of the word games. Crossword puzzles, they make me happy. My good buddy, Amy, passed this Crossword Challenge on to me the other day and although it took me a while to get the hang of it (they don’t give you clues), I’m quite a fan of it now.
In other news, that same friend, Amy, has just adopted a beautiful baby girl. We have all been blessed to pray for them and follow along with their journey and it’s so wonderful to finally see little JGirl in their arms.
Likewise, I have another friend, Tina, who just adopted a little girl from Ethiopia. It was so precious to see these first pictures of them holding their little girl in their arms too. There is so much more to the story though. You have to just read through her blog to see all of it.
It’s truly been a blessing to follow along with their adoption journeys and to be reminded of how the Lord adopts each of us into His family.
And I’ve found another really interesting adoption blog too. I think I’ve told some of my local friends about Beyond Decaf. This family truly has an amazing story and a wealth of knowledge too. I was fascinated reading about how they are dealing with the attachment issues, the memory of the birth parent, and truthfully the reality of it all. Doing God’s work is hard sometimes, isn’t it? Yet, these folks follow Him bravely. I think you’ll be inspired by their story.
On a much different note, have you all discovered Melissa Markham’s Fabulous Freebie entries? Just scroll down through her entries and you’ll find all sorts of handy goodies. Samples from Arbonne, a Gooseberry Patch Recipe Booklet, Post-It Notes goodies, True Lemon samples, and somewhere on there was even a coupon for a free item from Bath & Body works. I just can’t find the link now. These are GREAT though. Way to go Melissa!!
And speaking of great freebies, if you all haven’t subscribed to our digital magazine yet, you really should! Our special offer is winding down, but if you subscribe now, you get one whole year of TOS digital, starting with the Winter issue, 2 BACK issues, and the International Geography Quest project pack ebook from Hands of a Child AND Organic Gifts ebook from Vintage Remedies!! If you’ve ever wanted to try unit studies or making your own gifts for others – or just making some handy organic herbal type things for your own family, you absolutely DON’T want to miss out. The price to subscribe is $14.95 for only 2 more days and after that it will go up to full price. And the prices of the Bonus gifts alone would be $37, so why not go ahead and save?!
And finally, (this may be one of my longest ever blog entries) I’ve got some links here that I’m always telling my friends about, but I just don’t get them updated on my sidebar like I should.
On Our Journey Westward – This is Cindy’s blog. She’s the one that invited me to go speak to their homeschool co-op and she is WAY organized. Here’s the link to the funny song, I told you all about. And you can find lots of other homeschool inspiration on her blog. Just check out all her different categories.
Confessions of a Pioneer Woman – She’s a homeschool mom too, but her blog isn’t very homeschool-y, it’s more ranch, cowboyish with bea-U-tiful pictures. I check her blog every morning to see if it has been updated. And if you’re a foodie, you might enjoy her delightful cooking blog and if you’re into photoshop, you might enjoy her photo blog too. In fact, she’s got a whole jazzy new site, so you can just have lots of clickable fun!
BooMama – If it was still the 80’s, I think I’d dub her Queen Laughs-a-Lot. She is a sweet Christian momma and she sometimes gets serious too – like her recent trip to Africa with Compassion, but boy, oh boy, she is FU-NNY, with a capital F! Sometimes I read her blog to Tony and sometimes, I email links to friends – like this one on the Home Hair Color Intervention. It’s good stuff y’all.
Antique Mommy – She calls herself an antique, but she’s not really. Of course, I’m getting older now so all of a sudden, everyone seems young and hip to me. Anyhow (putting my own issues aside), you need to read her intro to really "get" her story. Her story will touch your heart and her little boy – oh. my. word. he just says some of the BEST stuff.
Y’all have a great week!