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Henry Huggins

This is another one that I read with our 5 year old, and our 10 year old is wanting to read it too! Beverly Cleary's characters are timeless, and I never tire of reading their adventures! Henry is in the 3rd grade and he rides the bus by himself around town, he has a lot of adventures, but he also gets himself into a lot of trouble. He finds a dog running around that doesn't have a collar and doesn't appear to have an owner, so he gives it a name, Ribsy, and a home with him. But first, he has to get Ribsy back to Klickitat Street, on the bus. None of the bus drivers will let Ribsy on the bus, the first one says that dogs have to be in boxes, so he finds a box big enough for Ribsy, the next bus driver won't let Henry and Ribsy on the bus at all, so Henry waits for the first bus driver to come back. But he has a small problem, Ribsy doesn't want to stay in the box! Pretty soon, he's escaped the box and is busy terrorizing the other riders of the bus. Henry is worried the bus driver is going to make him get off the bus, when all of a sudden, a police car comes up behind the bus with flashing lights, and you'll never guess who they're looking for on the bus! That's right, Henry, he's late for dinner by now, so his mother and father sent the police looking for him. He gets to ride home in the police car that's a plus! This was a fun book, a keeper!

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About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Blog Tour - Compassionate Soldier

About the bookCompassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure …

Halloween at Disney and Getaway Today Sale

I know I already posted once today, but check out this great deal that Get Away Today is doing right now!
Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth, but what about during the fall? In mid-September, Disneyland turns into the most Spook-tacular Place on Earth during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! There is so much to do while at Disneyland during Halloween so I’ve gathered the top 5 things you have to do.

Before you get to the park, you have to book your trip. Let my friends at Get Away Today help you get there. They have discount Disneyland tickets and if you book before August 21st, you can save $13 off your 3-Day Park Hopper tickets with their Lucky 13 ticket sale! Tickets are only valid for travel from September 15 through October 31, 2017.

Now that you know who to book your trip with, let’s talk about all there is to do in Disneyland during Halloween Time.

#1: Take pictures with the fun décor

Disneyland really goes all out with their décor, no matter the season. Hal…