Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"The Bible" Miniseries on the History Channel and a GIVEAWAY *Closed*

From Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes The Bible — an epic 10-part miniseries retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television event is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family! Where will YOU be 3.3.13?

I'm a little disappointed that I only have basic TV, so I won't be able to watch this when it is airs, but I still wanted to share it with my readers so that you may watch it!  "The Bible" miniseries premieres Sunday, March 3rd at 8:00pm EST on the History Channel and will air two 1 hour episodes each Sunday night for 5 weeks.  I hope you check it out and if you do, let me know how you like it! :-)

To learn more about "The Bible" miniseries, to purchase study guides, church kits or watch clips, please visit The Bible resource website.


Unfortunately, the first winner didn't leave a way for me to contact them, so random.org then came up with #6, who is Anonymous!  Congrats to them! :-)

I also have one of the following "A Story of God and All of Us" books to give away to a very lucky reader! (The prize will be chosen randomly from the books listed.)
• A Story of God and All of Us (HARDCOVER)
• A Story of God and All of Us (REFLECTIONS)
• A Story of God and All of Us (YOUNG READERS)

To enter to win, please leave a comment below with your results from taking the Bible-scene Quiz in the The Bible Blog App. (When taking the quiz notice that the time it takes you effects your results, so the quicker you are the better your score!) OR you can let me know what your favorite story is in the Bible that you'd like to see portrayed in this miniseries. Please be sure to leave your e-mail address, so that I can contact you if you're the winner!

Giveaway will end Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 10:00pm EST. Winner will be chosen that night and contacted via e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise I will have to choose a new winner.

*Disclosure:  The information in this post and the book to giveaway was provided by the History Channel.  I was not compensated in any way for sharing this information with you.  Any opinions are my own.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Upwards Basketball & Cheerleading 2013

The kids are a little over half-way through their basketball & cheerleading season.  Morgan played basketball last year, but liked the idea of cheer leading more this year and knowing her personality it was definitely a better fit.  She has loved everything about it, from dressing up in a skirt each week to shouting out the cheers.  She is all smiles the whole time.

Blake is also all smiles with playing basketball, but it's a different kind of smile.  For some reason when Blake plays sports he just thinks it's funny the whole time!  He'll be out with his team practicing dribbling while another teammate is guarding him just laughing like it's all a funny game.  Watching him enjoying basketball in his own way just cracks us up!  :-)

There are a couple other changes from last year as well.  Last year there were eight Saturday games and they cut it down to six Saturday games this year with a break the Saturday of President's Day weekend.  We're liking the shorter season as the time commitment isn't so overwhelming. 

Another difference from last year is I was asked to read the devotions for Morgan's cheerleading team.  That was kinda huge for me since I DON'T talk to groups, but I thought that maybe God was taking me in a new direction and I accepted.  I prayed a lot the first couple weeks of practice for God to help me calm my nerves and I'm finally coming around to enjoying it and the interaction with the girls.  It's been an eye-opener for me that I can do more than I give myself credit for...with God's help of course!

Yet another big difference from last year is we're actually meeting other parents.  Last year all the parents sat spread out from one another and didn't interact, but this year it's been nice to meet some great new people!  (I have to admit that last year I didn't interact as much either being a bit of a helper with the team I didn't have as much of a chance to talk to others.)

Beyond that the season has been going well!  Of course I have some pictures to share of their first game day too! :-)
They're a bit hard to see, but they're each pretty close to the center of their pictures.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Another Year Older

I recently had another birthday.  For some reason they just keep coming? ;-)  This year didn't bother me as much as last year...probably since it isn't a milestone birthday and I've had a whole year to adjust to entering this new decade of my life. :-)

For the most part, my birthday was uneventful.  Started off at 2:00am with Blake saying he didn't feel good.  He ended up throwing up twice and sleeping on the couch.  I spent the rest of the night on the floor next to him to make sure he was okay.  Thankfully that little episode was all of it and he was completely fine after that.

I was awoken again by the phone ringing around 6:00am.  It was the recording of the superintendent of the school that it would be closed due to the snow storm.  (We got a tad of the Nemo storm.)  Rich had already taken the day off due to the storm, my birthday and having personal hours he had to use up by the end of the month.  So in a way I had a snow day with my whole family for my birthday! :-)

We ended up spending the day doing very little.  I threw together some waffles from scratch (so yummy!) for breakfast.  Rich shoveled snow and made it out to a local town to get some groceries and run another errand he'd been wanting to do.  When he came home, it was dinner time and he brought me home a cute little red velvet cake.

My present this year is going to be a puppy!  Rich's mom has been breeding Morkies for several years now.  This is the last time she bred her dog, Mae, and I had kinda liked the idea of having one of her puppies for quite a while.  She is the sweetest little dog and has some super cute puppies!  She ended up with 2 males and 3 females that are all different colors and I'll be choosing one of the females!  She'll be ready to leave around the beginning of March unless we can convince my mother-in-law to house train her for us before she comes here ;-)  All I have to do is decide on my favorite.  Which of these sweet little faces would you pick?
Tough choice, huh?  Morgan had her heart set on the little white one, but I love the markings of the one with the black eye.  I also like the idea of the brown one...won't show as much dirt ;-)  I hope to make it back to visit them soon and make my decision.  I'm pretty excited! :-)
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