Pure Flix Family Camp Fun!

Strengthen your faith and family this summer by joining in on all the Pure Flix Family Camp fun!

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I actually had never heard of this faith-based video streaming service before:

Project Snapshot, May 2021

         Each month, Project Snapshot captures memories from the past weeks - either with a camera, words, or both.  


Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this month:

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My Snapshots

What have we been up to this past month? Take a look and see:

We're starting to come slowly out of our quarantine cocoon: 

We explored a new wildlife area during a state-wide nature scavenger hunt.

Gv donned an old dress of mine for Cinco de Mayo - I'd gotten it at a Mexican border market way back in 1985!

It's a little fuzzier than I'd like, but we always have to take a photo together on Mother's Day.

This is 8! She made & decorated her own cake for her Into the Woods-themed birthday celebration.

Learning all sorts of tricks on her new trapeze bar!


And that pretty much wrapped up our month! I wonder what wonderful memories next month will bring?


What were your favorite memories from this past month?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Pugtato: Let's Be Best Spuddies! by Sophie Corrigan

 A fun board book that celebrates friendship!

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Another Pugtato book means we'll have another item to pack in our bags the next time we visit our Pug-loving friends:

Project Snapshot, April 2021

        Each month, Project Snapshot captures memories from the past weeks - either with a camera, words, or both.  


Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this month:

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My Snapshots

What have we been up to this past month? Take a look and see:

Life's certainly not back to normal, but we did manage to do a few normal things this month, like take our annual family Easter photo: 

Note to self: check daughter's hair before taking photo, because most likely she's racing around with the dog the entire time I'm setting up the timer on the camera...

G decided to "try out" Gv's new Xmas bike to make sure it worked before letting her give it a go...

"There's a tornado headed right for your house!" a friend texted one night. Sure enough, we watched it head down the street on radar after jamming ourselves (G claimed he was "too tired to worry about it and I'm just going to bed!") into the closet. Happily, the twister never made it down to the ground.

The state fair was delayed (it's normally in February) and we still weren't sure we'd go, but finally decided to briefly check in so we could see how Gv's sewing entries did.

And that pretty much wrapped up our month! I wonder what wonderful memories next month will bring?


What were your favorite memories from this past month?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Stay This Way Forever by Linsey Davis

 Celebrate the joy, wonder and innocence of being a child with this sweet book that encourages kids to carry their own special qualities with them into the future!

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How many times have you as a parent uttered these words to your child:

Love You, Little Peanut by Annette Bourland

A non faith-focused board book from author Annette Bourland that reminds children just how special and loved they are!

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We will forever love collecting adorable board books by Annette Bourland and Rosalinde Bonnet:

Leo: Inventor Extraordinaire by Luke Cunningham

Enter a world where X-men meets DaVinci in this exciting middle-school mystery that's perfect for puzzle solvers!

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Imagine a kid who's a genius inventor attending a school for incredibly gifted orphans, all set in a world inspired by Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance and you'll wind up with this intriguing new novel:

Vooks: Storybooks Brought to Life

A streaming library of storybooks brought to life that will encourage the love of reading!

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It's no secret that we're pretty wild about books over here, so we were pretty excited to get the opportunity to investigate this online children's resource for books:

Glory Girl by Jess Connolly

Jumpstart your young lady's search for purpose with this inspirational, tween-focused title!





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It's amazing to see how many books have come out in recent years focused on the tribulations of being a tween girl. This one looks like a great one to start with:

Project Snapshot, March 2021

       Each month, Project Snapshot captures memories from the past weeks - either with a camera, words, or both.  


Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this month:

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My Snapshots

What have we been up to this past month? Take a look and see:

So besides still not really doing anything or going anywhere, it seems my camera has decided that it's just done and I'm just not sure it makes sense to invest in a new one. 

I've been having problems with it for years and pretty much figured out that it's a lens-connection issue (I've purchased two replacements over the years, because that has been cheaper than a new camera), but as much as I love hauling around my "fancy camera" to take photos, I think I might just give up and rely on the phone...

I just can't justify spending all that money when these silly phones nowadays take photos that are just as good...

Sigh. It took me forever to give up my 35mm and go DSLR, but I just don't know if I can take the phone-camera-only plunge...

Anyway, on to the photos:


My pretty girl, who wanted me to "take a photo of me in this beautiful new dress!"


The cousins came to visit and we enjoyed a much-needed dose of silly fun.


We had the goal for G's spring break to finally tackle some giant home improvement projects, but managed to get out for a hike along the river to start the week off with a little fun family time.


For the second year in a row, Gv has worked on her leprechaun trap contraption virtually with friends, although these particular friends live a zillion states away, so the trap-building would be virtual even if the rest of life wasn't.


Gv has been a piano-playing fool lately, which means I get to enjoy lots of great concerts. She caught me and the dog napping for one of them, though, so it must've been a lullaby. {grin}

And that pretty much wrapped up our month! I wonder what wonderful memories next month will bring?



What were your favorite memories from this past month?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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