Wednesday, July 20, 2011

{Then Sings My Soul} a book review

Then Sings My Soul is a great collection of hymns sharing the historical facts and background surrounding each hymn.  This book does a great job of compiling a wide variety of well know, and not so well known hymns.  The aesthetic style of the book in and of itself is beautiful.  The pages are nice and think, and the edges are given a faux worn and rustic feel.  I received it back in December and gave it as a gift to my father in law, who is a lover of hymns. 
I suppose the one thing I might change, or that I didn’t really enjoy about this book, is that it does not provide the entire hymn.  It only gave a piece or a selection of the hymn and not the whole thing.
It is fun and exciting to be able to learn the historical background of a hymn.  If feel like it simply enriches and brings depth to the hymns and generally heightens the experience.  
Overall, I would give this book an A- on the grade scale, deducting only for the lack of full hymns.  I think it is the perfect coffee table gift for any parent, grandparent, or hymn lover.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Friday, July 15, 2011

{crazy aunt millie}

it's been a while since i've had anything to post on my {crazy}girl.
her hair is pretty long, so  it's been surprisingly {tame}.
until last week.
she is a hot sleeper, and often wakes up covered in sweat.
this is how her bangs dried the other day.

totally 80's.
how rad is she?

of course, i couldn't resist turning this photo into {pop art}.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

{Hillybilly Bone}

Press play on the video, but don't watch it, just listen while you read and enjoy the pictures of remi d.

with a daddy from {sterling}
a mama from {lochbuie}
remi couldn't help but have a little {hillbilly bone} down deep inside.

he worked on this tooth for several day.
several days of fever, diaper rash, and pure {cranky} baby.
but i have to say, it's so worth it.
every single time i see this tooth i can't help but giggle.
he's such a hillbilly with his hilbilly tooth.

please, mom, no more photos.
oh, ok.  just one more.

this kid.  he is so great.
he is a {wild} man.
at 11 months old:
he is obsessed with his bottle.
he has several words:
ba ba (for bottle, of course)
hi! {with exuberant arm waving thrown in}
aaahhh-dun (all done)
he is a crawling machine.
he always has a bruise on his forehead  (from trying to stand up on his own too near tables)
he attempted his first step a few days ago.
he is {terrified} of the bath.
i mean, i know boys like to be dirty, but geeze!
when i say terrified, i mean full body shaking, screaming at the top of his lungs to the point of nearly vomiting.
so right now bath time is few and far between (stinky boy!)
and when we are forced to plop him in, it's a 2 man job.  one to wrestle the boy still and the other to quickly soap up and rinse off.

oh. and he LOVE love love love's his mama.
and i'm ok with that.