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?



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Candace's Playful Puppy by Candace Cameron Bure

 Help kids learn more about patience and dedication in this cute new children's book!



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Actress and author Candace Cameron Bure is back with another children's book that teaches a relatable and relevant lesson:

The Berenstain Bears Learn About Heaven

Help little readers explore their curiosity about heaven with The Berenstain Bears!

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We've sadly experienced some recent family member deaths, so this book arrived just in time to help follow-up some of our current conversations:






Near by Sally Lloyd-Jones & Jago

A charming board book that reminds children God is with them no matter where they go!



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Sometimes board and picture books are worth having, no matter how old you are:




Valentine's Day Treats by Tara Knudson

Sweet rhymes, adorable illustrations, and a cherry on top abound in this new board book focused on Valentine's Day!

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We're still not ready to completely pack up all our board books around here, so even though this one arrived over a month after its holiday, we still excitedly added it to our Valentine's stack:






Project Snapshot - February 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:

Wow, another month passed without picking up my camera once! We did continue to enjoy tons of games, though...

We finally added in the Giants Expansion to our Kingdomino game...

Our friends moved back up to our neck of the woods (yay!), so we were able to more easily meet up with them at our favorite park...

I'd given G this cool Exit game for our anniversary with the idea that it could be for a date night, but Gv wanted to play it so badly that we just turned it into a family date...

We got home from church and by the time we'd changed our clothes, Gv surprised us with donuts!


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



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Project Snapshot - January 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:

I couldn't believe it, but I didn't take a single photo with my camera all month! I knew things were boring around here due to Covid, but geez, that's just crazy!

One thing we did do a lot of was play games. LOTS of games. And I actually do have photos of those, because I document all our game-playing with my phone to stick on Gv's SeeSaw portfolio that I set up (because games totally count as school!)

Here are a few of the games we've been playing the most lately:

Catan Dice - which is in the same "world" as the regular game, but also totally different, so they are both worth having.

Munchkin (although, be warned: your family will totally gang up on you!)

Trekking the Parks - this is probably our current favorite, seeing how we've played it at least once every single weekend for the past two months!

Carcassonne - We got the Big Box full of a bazillion expansions and we still have like five or six we haven't incorporated yet. I highly recommend the bazillion expansions, as they add SO MUCH more fun to the game!

Parks - I am still totally in love with this game. It's just so pretty and loads of fun and we've probably played it almost as much as the other one. 


Besides these, Gv usually asks to play Sleeping Queens or Kingdomino, Final Touch has been a fun new addition, Cat Crimes has turned out to be fun for all of us (one at a time), and we continue to enjoy lots of Dragonwood, Dutch Blitz, Mancala and Sushi Go. We also usually play at least one game from outside this list each weekend and those are always fun, too -- except for a recent game of Upwords that is about to join the "giveaway" pile because we all basically wanted to get the game over with immediately after we started playing it.

Edited to add that I don't think it'll be going in the giveaway pile after all, because I just noticed that my 1983 edition is worth a ton of money now! 😲

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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Project Snapshot, December 2020

    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:

Gv makes a Christmas craft or ornament for a gift each year and we always integrate a current photo into it somehow. Here's this year's photo:


Speaking of ornament/craft gifts, here she is working away at them in Santa's workshop:




We spent our anniversary hiking around the park where we got married. Here's a photo of us all together at the precise location where it all happened:



We've had this game on our wish list for what seems like forever and Grammy & Papa got it for her. I don't know which one of us is most excited over having it, though, and it is the most gorgeous and cool game ever! Grab one for yourself here!




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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Project Snapshot - November 2020

   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:


Our out-of-town friends stayed a bit into November, so we got a bonus day together to explore a new park! Gv & the boys built a palm bridge across a stream so they could explore the other side (don't worry, they put everything back how it was when they were done.)
   


Welcome to FL weather, where we don't get seasons, but only occasional doses of "non-summer." This is one example, where the day before saw temps in the high 80s, but some freak front came through (thanks Eta!) overnight that warranted this get-up just to let the dog out in the freezing morning chill.

And yes, this was a short-lived front, which meant we had the A/C blasting again the next day.



Amidst all the craziness that was life in this country on Election Day, we experienced a much calmer voting scenario over here, where we voted for which family game to play together that night.



Eta cancelled two days of school (everyone suddenly had to go virtual), but wasn't expected to impact our area too badly. It didn't, but still managed to knock down a couple sections of our fence, which Gv and G worked hard to repair.



After two days of nonstop cooking for our just-the-3-of-us Thanksgiving, I got to take a break while Gv made the desserts. She made pumpkin pie and my yummy Pecan Pie Bites, which all turned out delicious!

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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