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Books I Read in February (#3-5)

In the month of February, I finished three books and continued with my reading of The Story {which I am reading throughout the year in conjunction with our church}. Be sure to read the last section of this post as there is a BOOK GIVEAWAY that you might be interested in.



The first book I finished this month was Song of Redemption – the second book in the Chronicles of the Kings series by Lynn Austin. I find this series to be fascinating. It gives me new incite into what it might have been like for Hezekiah to become king in the time period that he did and how difficult it might have been for him to choose to follow God and remove all of the other worship of gods at this time. As I have said before, I love historical fiction and this really gave me a new perspective on a biblical event. I gave this book 4/5 stars on Goodreads.



The second book I read this month was another historical novel – The Contessa's Vendetta by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer. I read this book because it was a free K…

See Jack {late January 2013}

This is an ongoing series of videos that I am sharing so that our extended family can keep up with how Jack is growing and changing in these early years.

See Jack walkin shoes for the first time. He was not a fan to start with, but has adapted... recently he even brought us a pair of rubber soled tennis shoes to put on him.{late January}

See Jack ride his tricycle {forward}...
{late January}


See Jack ride his horse {in reverse}.
{late January}

On a side note, I say, "Hey buddy, whatcha doing?" way too often. 
I guess it's my go-to phrase for Jack.

Weekend Project: Sign Art

UPDATE 01/07/16
This project is by far my most viewed post thanks to Pinterest and also this blog post from Make Magazine in 2014. If you are interested in purchasing a PDF of the words from me, you may do so for $20. Contact me at cheree dot moore at gmail dot com to make the purchase. If you make your own sign, I would love to hear about and see your results!


For some time, I have been intrigued by the idea of transferring printed art to wood. Specifically the transfer of words (or typography). Sign art is all over the internet – be it blogs I follow or Pinterest – and I have had an itch to try my hand at it. 


Daniel and I had some scrap wood from pallets from our move to Alabama that was in good shape and I thought that this wood gave me the perfect opportunity to create a (cheap) sign for our living room.


It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to go on the sign and then it took even longer to research how I would do the transfer. Actually doing the project took even longer sin…

See Jack {mid January 2013}

This is an ongoing series of videos that I am sharing so that our extended family can keep up with how Jack is growing and changing in these early years.See Jack play with his truck and blocks.
He thinks that throwing blocks is hilarious.
{mid January}


See Jack squeeze in a few minutes of playtime before bed.He currently calls me "C" or "She" and likes to imitate how
Daniel and I turn on his sound machine -- using his foot.
{mid January}


See Jack and I chat after our last hike to DeSoto State Park.{mid January}   
This is an ongoing series of videos that I am sharing so that our extended family can keep up with how Jack is growing and changing in these early years.

Thursday Things: Valentine's Day 2013

10 Things You May Not Know About Me and Daniel



1) We met on a caving trip in the spring of 2001 – shortly after Valentine's Day, I believe.

2) The only year we bought Valentine's gifts was the first year we were dating {I think we knew that we would get married}.

3) That gift {investment} was rapelling gear. 

4) We took my family rapelling at "B" Rock in Searcy to celebrate this day of love.

5) We ran into my parents on our first date – this was probably the biggest negative to going to college in the same town your parents live in. 



6) Daniel was the first {and only} person I ever dated, so I felt very awkward seeing my parents.

7) Our first date included dinner at Colton's Steakhouse; Taming of the Shrew at HU {where we saw my parents during intermission and Daniel may have called my Canadian mother "ma'am"}; followed by an epic amount of time talking and drinking coffee at Midnight Oil.

8) Daniel does not enjoy plays or musicals. Especially musicals. I …

See Jack {early January 2013}

This is an ongoing series of videos that I am sharing so that our extended family can keep up with how Jack is growing and changing in these early years. 

See Jack try to remove his shirt after a meal. Typically he takes off {or tries to take off} his bib when he is finished eating. If he doesn't have a bib on, then, well...{late September 2012 -- just found this video}
See Jack show off his newly acquired walking skills.{early January}
See Jack walk, crawl and navigate stairs. These days he rarely crawls and he walks with ease. {early January}

See Jack's amusement with a Christmas ornament. It doesn't take much to entertain a toddler!{early January}
See Jack rock on his horse.{early January}

Jack is 15 Months Old!

After Jack turned 1, I decided that it was too much to keep up with the monthly updates, but I thought that quarterly updates would be a good way for me to write down the things I want to remember this year.It is so fascinating how quickly Jack continues to change and grow. He is developing by leaps and bounds.


Jack started walking around Christmas and within a couple of weeks, he was into everything. It amazes me how sure he is of himself and his steps. He occasionally falls, but he is quite adept.
He has been climbing down the stairs for some time, but shortly after he turned one, we allowed him to start climbing up. He has embraced the stairs and has never fallen.


Now he wants us to hold his hand so that he can go down the stairs standing up {and facing forward}. We allow him to do this on the 2 steps leading from our bonus room to his nursery. They are carpeted and relatively safe. Of course he is more interested in going down the big stairs this way, but his parents are not ready fo…

Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party

Once again, my sister hit a home run with her party planning. For her son's first birthday she decided on a "Very Hungry Caterpillar" theme.


I helped design her invites and she took care of the rest. Pinterest is an amazing place for ideas -- the hard part is knowing how much to try to take on.
She made the cutest caterpillar decorations.


And an adorable cupcake cake that formed the shape of a caterpillar.


We were glad to be able to go to the party {we missed Izzy's first birthday because we lived too far away}. Daniel didn't feel that great the day of the party, but Jack had fun eating chocolate cake and playing with cousin Levi's new toys!


A few videos from the party... these kids kept us entertained!


 Opening a box of blocks from Grammy and Grandpa Voyles. 
We missed having my parents there.
The Dancing Hamster -- courtesy of Uncle Mark.

Jack shows off his wrench skills. 
Only 15 months old and he is working on fixing a toy truck.

Roller Coaster with Uncle Mark.