Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mom Seeks God: Practicing Grace in the Chaos {A Book Review}

Mom Seeks God is a book I reviewed through Litfuse Publicity Group. 

I really enjoyed reading this book and thought that Julia presented some great points and ideas about how to pray as a Mom. She was open about her past experiences when she first became a Mom and even as her children grew. She realized quickly that she had to be diligent in praying for her family especially her children BUT she also had to learn to be flexible so that she would be able to add it into her schedule. I think I will enjoy this book even more as Mason grows and life gets busier and fuller. I'm looking to re-reading this book eventually! 

Check the link below to find out how to enter a giveaway for a Kindle HDX and to learn more about Julia's book! 

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Julia Roller Mom Seeks God
Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller offers a highly relatable story and useful advice to help new moms grow in their faith as they address life changes with grace, patience, and prayer. As readers discover ten essential faith practices, they’ll learn that motherhood itself is a spiritual discipline and can be God’s most effective technique for forming a more Christ-like life.

Julia is celebrating the book's release with a fun giveaway and connecting with moms during a live Facebook author chat.


  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 1st. Winner will be announced at "Moms' May Day" Facebook Party on May 1st. Connect with Julia for an encouraging discussion on spiritual discipline and finding joy in the middle of motherhood. Win prizes, connect with other moms, and be inspired.

So grab your copy of Mom Seeks God and join Julia on the evening of May 1st for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 1st!

Matt and the Pasta Extruder

Matt's been wanting a pasta extruder/maker for a long time. We hoped to save money for one to attach to our Kitchen Aid mixer but they are quite pricey and this just didn't seem feasible. Since Matt's birthday was approaching when we were discussing, I mentioned to Matt's parents that he wanted one. They thought it was a great idea and they delivered! 

Matt's parents purchased him a pasta maker/extruder, ravioli presses and a pasta stand! He was in hog heaven! 

On April 4th, he pulled this sucker out of the box, prepped it and made us some homemade linguini! 

Y'all! It was sooo delicious. After eating this and Matt talking about how easy it was to make, I'm not sure I ever want to eat boxed pasta again! To go with the pasta, Matt made a semi-homemade pasta sauce. He used a can of plain tomato sauce, added basil, garlic, ground sauteed sausage and some heavy cream. Oh my word!

We hope to do a picture tutorial soon! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Family Walk {April 2014}

The weather has been so nice! We took advantage of it on this day and went for a little walk. How cute is this fella in his hat?!?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Someone got to...


On April 4th after trying to wait as long as possible, we got this baby boy some food! We had decided before Mason was born that we wanted to try to wait until 6 months if possible to give him food. Until about a week ago, we really thought that was possible. Then, this little guy started fussing when he would see us eating, staring us down when we took a bite, and opening his mouth every time we did. We decided to go ahead and start. He is able to hold his head up and sit upright in his booster seat so we didn't see a problem with it. We introduced oatmeal first and will plan to stick with this for a couple of weeks (from April 4th) and then go from there.

These pictures are from my iPhone because I wanted a few pictures of Matt feeding him, too. 

And a little video...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Random Photos of Late {Some Repeats}

I was looking through the computer and found many random pictures that I hadn't shared (and maybe some that I have) and thought I'd just make a big ole picture post! 

Mason loves Curious George. 

Matt and Mason were FaceTiming with The Canters.

Someone can fit his whole fist in his mouth like his Auntie Jill.

This guy LOVES bathtub. He has taken 30-45 minute baths!

Resulting in a fully shriveled foot...

This kid is a TROOPER in the car!

Hangtime with Dad!

And then Mommy!

Eyeballin' Momma's pasta!

5 months old! Wearing shorts for the first time! And yes, I did take PLENTY pictures.

Drinking a sip of water from a cup; he is READY for a sippy cup!

Fell asleep eating in the car; There's a reason I have only done this once!

Enjoying being outside.

Love this guy.

Trying out his sunhats