Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Forever My Girl Movie Trailer

Have you heard of Forever My Girl?  It's a film about second chances and finding your way back home.  It's a romance film and perfect for those who believe in courtship and love enduring all things.  The amazing music soundtrack included CMA New Artist of the Year nominee Lauren Alaina, Travis Tritt, and Alex Roe who stars in the film as country star "Liam Page."  In Forever My Girl music super-star Liam Page leaves his bride, Josie, at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead.  However, Liam never got over Josie nor did he forget his Southern roots and the small community where he was from.  When he unexpectedly returns home after tragedy, Liam is faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.  This uplifting film about second chances releases in theaters on January 19th, 2018.

In the age of social media and dating apps, courtship can seem so different from what I think of and imagine.  David and I had more of a traditional courtship during our relationship.  Believe it or not, we didn't rely on cell phones to text or communicate.  Now don't get me wrong, cell phones and social platforms can be a tool to use but they are not as powerful as good old face to face communication.  Make sure to spend time with your loved ones and put away the phones.

Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Timberdoodle's Human Body Cube Review

I have a fun homeschool product to share with you, Timberdoodle's Human Body Cube!  This clever cube book unfolds to reveal 12 different illustrated "pages" full of images, facts, and figures all about anatomy!  This includes muscles, bones, and major body systems.  Depending on how you fold the cube the sides will reveal different topics - eye, brain, skeleton, muscles, etc.

D was super excited when I showed her our new cube as she is currently taking an Anatomy Physiology class in our co-op.

There are 2 views when the cube is stretched out long ways.  This is the view of the bones and muscles.

This is the view of the nerves and blood.

This picture shows you the thickness when the cube is stretched out long ways.

When the Human Body Cube is in cube form there are eight different views - the brain, the ear, the eye, the heart, the lungs, the skin, the digestive system and water works (kidneys/bladder).  

 View of the brain

 View of the ear

 View of the heart

 View of the lungs

 View of water works

The Human Body Cube is a fabulous resource and tool for students studying anatomy/physiology, biology, premed, nursing, etc.  I love that this cube is small, lightweight, portable and super engaging.

The cube has great portability!  Above A is studying the cube in our car!

My kids enjoyed thinking of it as a puzzle.  Currently the Human Body Cube is $9.95 and recommended for grades 3rd+.  A-D have really enjoyed playing and learning with the Human Body Cube and they are currently in 3rd grade, 5th grade, 6th grade and 8th grade.

 B studying the cube

And C checking out our Human Body Cube

To order your own Human Body Cube or to read more about it click this link - Human Body Cube!

The Human Body Cube is part of Timberdoodle's 6th grade curriculum kit.

Disclosure:  Huge shout out to Timberdoodle for selecting me as a Timberdoodle Blogger.  Timberdoodle sent my family the Human Body Cube for a discounted price in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Golden Dragon Acrobats Feb 11th at Long Center

I'm super excited about this!  Golden Dragon Acrobats! - Making their premiere at the Long Center, the Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago, combining award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and beauty.  Special Family 4 Packs available here.

Disclosure: Thanks so much to USFamilyGuide and the Long Center/ Golden Dragon Acrobats for providing my family with 4 complimentary tickets in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own.

F's Biggie Space Themed Birthday Party

Birthday Boys - F had his party on Uncle Kent's Birthday!

We had F's space themed birthday party over the weekend and it was so much fun.  We had a petting zoo set up in our front yard and the animals were a hit.  F liked the bunnies the best.  I thought the baby pigs were adorable and the chickens kept everyone entertained.

Enjoying his petting zoo.

F posing with the sheep.  

They look like goats but apparently they are a hybrid and actually sheep.


I enjoyed when the bunnies stood up on two legs.

Baby G loved the animals!

B petting the bunnies.

The bunnies and the pigs.

A baby pig enjoying a belly rub.

My favorite chicken.


Baby G

My view in the petting zoo 💙

Me with the birthday boy!

Our birthday chalkboard

Our party food table

We served Moon Pies.

Milky Ways

GoGo Squeez - my kids love these!

Fun party plates, you can see the Starburst bowl nearby.

I decorated the table with space figures.

F posing with inflatable astronauts.

Party drinks

 Astronaut Ice Cream and Strawberries and Bananas

Toy Rocket Ship

F's Rocket Ship Cake

David did a great job with the cake!

 Blowing out his candles

 I think F had a fabulous birthday to remember.  We really enjoyed having his party space theme!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Paddington 2 Release Date and Movie Trailer

I have a fun upcoming movie to share with you, Paddington 2!  Here is the synopsis - Following the worldwide hit Paddington, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.  While seeking the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundredth birthday, Paddington discovers a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it.  But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.  This films stars Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Sally Hawkins (Jayne Eyre), Brendan Gleeson (Into the Storm), Julie Walters (Mamma Mia) and Ben Whishaw (The Hollow Crown) as the voice of Paddington.

This film releases in theaters January 12th!

Check out the Paddington 2 movie trailer below and let me know what you think!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy Biggie Birthday F

Birthday  Collage

Today is F's Biggie Birthday, he turns 4 on the 4th!  He is such a joy to our family and we love him dearly.  We will be celebrating him this weekend at his Space themed birthday party complete with petting zoo!  Stay tuned for photos.

 Our Baby F

F as a 1 year old, check out those teeth!

F at his robot themed 2nd birthday party.

 F as a 3 year old

 And Mister F today - the BIG 4