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Little House in the Big Woods

This is the book that I just finished reading to our 5-year-old. I can't believe that she just started kindergarten, it seems like she was just born. I loved reading this series as a child, our 10 year-old loves these books also. I think it's pretty fun to be able to read these books to our youngest child. Laura and Mary are 2 little girls that live with their parents in the Big Woods. Laura is the youngest and her hair is brown, Mary is the oldest and her hair is golden. Laura is jealous of Mary's hair and also that Mary is the oldest and gets all the wonderful things that Laura wants. One of my favorite parts of this story has always been the part about Christmas. Christmas now is so overblown, Laura and Mary's Christmas was a very simple day. All the girls and boys were given an orange, oranges back then were a luxury. But Laura was given a rag doll, she had only had a corn cob for a doll before Christmas, but Mary had a rag doll that she would sometimes let Laura hold. So amazing the joy one simple homemade rag doll can bring. I love to read about how life was for Laura and Mary. I enjoy reading about making maple sugar and syrup and how big of an adventure it was to go into town. Life was much simpler then. I really like that these books are based on Laura's life.

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1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
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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…