Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bumped by Megan McCafferty

When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in Goodside, a religious community, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody that pregging for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

From New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty comes a strikingly original look at friendship, love, and sisterhood—in a future that is eerily believable.

My Review - This was kind of hard to get into for me because of all the futurist wording. BUT once I got use to that then this book was pretty good. I got into sort of a reading rut for about a month as you can see, it took me over a month to read this book. That was just simply because I never wanted to read. I hated it! BUT I'm reading again now. :) I can't wait until next month when the second book in the series comes out. I loved that Melody came to realize how crazy it was was about being a surrogate. I wanna know what happens between Melody, Zen, Harmony and Ram. But I also wonder if the next book has anything about Jondoe in it. HUM...come on April!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Your Money Map by Howard Dayton

My husband and I read this book together and it's amazing. We started our journey to true financial freedom in February 2012. A month later and we're going to be starting Step 3. It's amazing what God can do when you just let Him have control of your life!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

God in my life...

So, here lately God has really been working in my family's life. Years ago I'd looked into a book, Your Money Map by Howard Dayton, and had felt like that was something we should do. But my husband wasn't being led in the same way. Well, about a month or so ago God started working on Jamie's heart about this certain book. Since then we have been blessed beyond measure. The book basically helps you toward leading a debt free life. You ask why does it matter if you have debt or not. Well, the Bible says that we shouldn't have debt. And both Jamie and I have always wanted me to be able to stay at home once we had child(ren). Right now that's not possible but I'm not putting anything past my God! I think one day, someday (all in His timing) we will be able to transition into a one-income family.

Also here recently I found a blog and on this blog she had a post about Praying for her husband, here's that post. And I felt lead to pray for Jamie more. So here is the list broken down - it's a list of 25 prayers for your husband that you could add 5 or 6 more to round out the month and make it more personal. Here is the first 5 from the list...go check out the rest of the list! :)

25 Prayers for My Husband

I pray…
  1. that he continues to grow spiritually through the disciplines of Bible study, prayer, and quiet times. (Proverbs 4:23)
  2. that his relationship with God will bear much fruit in his life, and that he will be a man who seeks wisdom and understanding. (Proverbs 3:7, Psalm 112:1)
  3. that he would walk humbly with God, and would always be convicted quickly about any sin in his life. (Micah 6:8)
  4. that he will continue to grow as the leader of our family, and that God would be glorified in our marriage. (Ephesians 5:25-29)
  5. that he would have a teachable spirit and a servant’s heart, and that he will listen to God and desire to do His will. (Proverbs 15:33)
So I'll be praying for Jamie! :) And I'm looking forward to seeing what God has planned for our family!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

All about Maddie....

So I'm a little obsessed I guess. But hey, to me she's the prettiest little girl I've ever seen! :) Can you tell I'm in-love? :)

Anyhow, last week I asked for everyone to vote for Maddie. Great news ----SHE WON!! :) I'm so excited and proud.

Also, here is her monthly picture...Well, actually I'm posting the last 3 monthly pictures. And I'm just going to add to it monthly, so ya'll can watch my sweet girl grow with me!

Six Word Saturday

I now have a twitter...MrsKasiLou...

Follow me?? :) And any advice? I'm new to it so I'm learning still.