Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Chris' 10th Birthday & Interview



Chris turned 10 years old on Friday.  It's hard to believe that I have a child in the double digits now.  My boys are growing up so fast.  :(   

That afternoon Eric and I took cupcakes to Chris' classroom.  He really enjoyed that.  His teacher had him stand up at the front of the room with us and everyone sang Happy Birthday to him.  That still embarrasses him a little, but hey....it does me too, so I don't blame him one bit.  ;)  

On Saturday we had his birthday party at a local park.  The weather was great and he had an awesome turnout.  All of his family and bunch of friends showed up and everyone had a blast together.  Chris had a Skylanders themed birthday party this year.  

I set up a table buffet style with Skylander "themed" food.  I thought it was pretty cute.  We had "power up" pizza, Hot Dog's hot wings, Whirlwind's Rainbow Bombs, "upgrade" chocolate coins, and things like that.  After everyone ate and had cake (Skylander themed also), we played a couple of games.  We played Smash the Chompy, where everyone took a green balloon and had to smash it.  That was a big hit.  Then we played Give the Potion to Pop Fizz, which was also really fun.  

Chris got a lot of great gifts and also racked up on money and gift cards.  


Here are some pictures:


some of the food at the party


his cake

getting his free yogurt from Sweet Frog

getting his free meal from Ihop
(he's in costume because we just came from a trunk or treat lol)

me and my not-so-little-anymore birthday boy
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Here is his 10 year old interview:

Grade:  4th
Party theme:  Skylanders
Best Friend:  Dillen and Preston

What are you afraid of?  Spiders
What do you want to be when you grow up?  A police officer
What makes you happy?   Listening to music 

Favorites:
Color - red
Toy - Batman figure
Animal - bear
Food - cheeseburger
Drink -  Mountain Dew
Snack - applesauce
Dessert - Reese's Cups 
Season - summer
Holiday - Christmas and Halloween
Restaurant - McDonald's
Game - Disney's Beat the Parents
Video game - Lego Batman 3
TV Show -  Once Upon a Time
Movie -  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
Book -  Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Thing to do - go outside and play with legos
Thing to do at school - Math, Reading, Recess, and Social Studies  (geez, what a nerd LOL!)
Subject in school - Math, Reading, and Social Studies 


Monday, October 19, 2015

Freeing Destiny - Blurb Reveal

BLURB REVEAL + GIVEAWAY
FREEING DESTINY
BY FAITH ANDREWS
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Freeing Destiny, Book #2 in The Fate Series by Faith Andrews
Publication Date: Early 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Blurb:
Words to live by:
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Don’t break the rules.
I’d managed to fail at both by fraternizing with the enemy’s brother. Guess I’d followed in my mother’s footsteps by ignoring all the rules when it came to love.
Mom was marrying a man only six years older than me. A man who was also her student. But the biggest surprise that came out of their wedding wasn’t my new stepdad’s academic status or his age.
It was Jack Davis—my stepfather’s best friend.
Jack was the guy who could change the whole game. He was quite possibly my soul mate. But time and circumstance were against us—there was no easy way around it. I was moving back to New York in two weeks and his sister, Aubrey, was the one person my family hated most in this world. How would his sister—the enemy—deal with another Edwards girl claiming what she believed was hers? The idea of letting Jack go crippled me. Would I have to cut ties with the only man I’d ever let into my heart?
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About Faith Andrews




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Faith Andrews is living out her dream right outside the greatest city in the world, New York City. Happily married to her high school sweetheart, she is the mother of two beautiful and wild daughters, and a furry Yorkie son named Rocco Giovanni. When she's not tapping her toes to a Mumford & Sons tune or busy being a dance mom, her nose is stuck in a book or she's sitting behind the laptop, creating her next swoon worthy book boyfriend. Coffee addict, lover of wine and cheese, and sucker for concerts and Netflix, Faith believes in love at first sight and happily ever after.
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Other Books by Faith:
Man of My Dreams, Dream Series #1
Back to You, Dream Series #1.5
After the Storm, Dream Series #2
Keep Me, Grayson Sibling Series #1
Keep Her, Grayson Sibling Series #2
Keep Us, A Grayson Holiday Tale (featured in Hot for the Holidays, A Collection of 21 Naughty & Nice Holiday Shorts)
Feel Again, Fate Series #1
First Came You, Fate Series #0.5