Friday, July 21, 2017

Daddy and Mason Date!

I'm a little out of order but it is what it is. :) 

Last Friday, Matt took Mason on a date to a local dive where they had a car show going on! 

On the road! 

Maddox and I stayed home. We were just fine with that!


Matt said there were lots of cars and Mason loved looking at all of them and touching the ones he could! 

The restaurant is great for burgers and such but they had already had dinner at home so they had pie instead. It's our favorite thing there. They shared lemon meringue.




Cars are fun!
  


  

Matt said it was such a blast and Mason told me the same thing. Hopefully they will get to go again! 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fun Family Saturday!

This past Saturday I was scheduled to work and they canceled me the day before. Matt and I decided to branch out and have a family fun day! It's been a full summer so far between visits here from others and us visiting other places or me working. 

We started the day with breakfast at Golden Corral. We all ate well and Mason and I finished breakfast with chocolate. Can't get much better than that! 


Maddox ate and people watched. He was HAPPY! 

After breakfast, we made a quick stop at the Farmer's Market before heading here...


Yep, we day tripped to Newberry or as Mason said, Blueberry. :) 

They had a super cute little downtown area so we walked around and explored. 
First stop was Figaro's Market. We just saw what they had to offer and then got Mason some Dots for the stroll. Maddox was content with his cheese-its. :) 


Love these guys. 


This was a Hampton Inn in downtown by the opera house. It was so pretty. 

Silly guys...

There were lots of older buildings and it was fun to just look at them. 


We stopped for ice cream at The Corner Scoop. Mason asked for sprinkles and they gave him a pound of them! 
  

Matt got a coffee ice cream. He said it was good! 

I had salted caramel cookie and Maddox has raspberry sorbet. 


We went into a few more shops and then let the boys run a bit before heading to lunch. 
  

  

  

We had lunch at a little diner, Bill and Fran's and it was yummy. We drove home during nap time and then got into Spartanburg just as it started raining. We made stops at Wal-Mart and Target before heading home. 

Mason and Maddox had fun playing in the aisles. 
  

  

We finished the night with an at home Monster Jam. :) 

It was a good day! 


His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray {A Book Review}



His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray is the second book in The Amish of Hart County series. I enjoyed the first book of the series, Her Secret, so I was anxious to read this one. 

I really liked reading His Guilt. I don't feel like it drew me in as much as the first book, Her Secret, but it did keep me wanting to read it. So much so that I read the whole book in about 24 hours. Before I say more, I think you could read this one without reading the first book. They were minimally connected aside from being set in the same place. 

This story follows Mark and Neeta as the two main characters. Mark finds himself back in Hart County after being away for several years and ends up working at the same place as Neeta, an amish girl who has lived there all of her life. 

Intense situations begin to happen in the town with several women being abused and people of the town have to decide whether or not they trust Mark to be who he says he is or if they believe he is committing these wrongful acts. 

It gets a little predictable as the book goes on but I still think it was a good story. I recommend this for fiction lovers especially those who enjoy Amish fiction. 

Thank you, Litfuse, for this book. 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

100 Favorite Bible Verses {A Book Review}



100 Favorite Bible Verses is a beautiful book. It book me several minutes to even open the cover because I was just enjoying the beauty of the covers. The artwork is incredible. 

100 Favorite Bible Verses includes just that, 100 bible verses that were submitted to be included in this book published by Thomas Nelson. 

Each verse or set of verses includes a quick devotional related to those verses. These devotionals are encouraging and great for starting or ending a day making this a great bedside table book. I plan to pass my copy along to a recent high school graduate. I think this will be perfect for someone in a big transition. 

If you're looking for a book to encourage someone, this is it! 


Thank you, BookLook Bloggers, for this book! 

**The hardcover book releases on 8/1/17.**

The Morgan's Movements {Week 28}

Last week, I posted on Instagram that I didn't take a picture the whole day. I had forgotten about a few I took in Atlanta and then after I posted, Matt took these. 

Worn. Slap. Out. 
  

Monday morning came QUICK! and after speech, I pulled out the playing cards to use for exercise for Mason. Matt joined in! For each number, they had to do that many of whatever action. I just picked randomly. It was fun! Thanks, Kris and the internet for the idea! 


Monday we also celebrated 7 years since we got engaged! 

Maddox kept showing off his new trick. I was not impressed! After taking him down 9,000 times, I just finally took some pictures. 
  

  

  

Mason sat down to block Maddox and ended up getting so involved in books, he didn't move for a while! He's "reading" the books so well, now! 

Maddox loves his books, too! 
  

Someone woke up from nap with a serious face and enjoying his thumb! 
  

That night, Matt and I celebrated with PIE!!! Locals, the pie at Sugar and Spice is so yummy! 

Tuesday morning, Maddox all but refused his eggs. Even ketchup didn't help. 
  

Then he attempted to lunge out of the tub! 
  

Mason has been BEGGING to go to the zoo and honestly, it's too hot right now. So, we made a zoo at home! It was a BLAST! Mason and I took turns telling facts about the animals. 
  


The rabbits were asleep. :) 

Gah, back to this AGAIN!? 

I got on the floor for a while and the boys trampled me. :) 


Playing "sleep" 

Tuesday evening, I didn't work so Matt took Mason to the Y to swim. They watched a little basketball after. 

Wednesday, Matt took Mason to story time. 

Meanwhile, Maddox was cooking dinner. 
  

And he showed his unhappiness for brother and Daddy leaving us at home! 


Snack helped. 





Love that baby in the mirror. :) 
  

Thursday morning brought a puppet show complete with paper bag puppets! 



And then a little workbook time complete with tongue sticking out for focus! 

Thursday afternoon we met our friends for a rescheduled splash pad playdate! 










Matt stayed home with Maddox. Maddox chilled and then let Matt know he was ready to go in. :)
  

Friday brought time at home with living room baseball, grocery shopping for me and the boys and a date for Matt and Mason. I'll share more about that later!