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Sunday, May 31, 2015

It's Baseball Season!

And in Wyoming that means dealing with chilly weather and games cancelled because of rain.

But it's all good!  Both boys get to play this year, and they're having a great time!  So far, they've had four games and won three of them.  There are several more in the future, so I hope they keep their streak going.

Wish them luck!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Long Weekend!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  I hope you all are having a great time and taking a few moments to thank the brave men and women who gave their lives to ensure our freedoms.

This weekend has been incredibly busy for us, and the weather has been less than ideal, but what can we do?  We can't control the weather.  Still, we get to spend some time together as a family, which is always fantastic.

Next week is also the last week of school for the boys, and they are incredibly excited.  It's going to be a busy summer, but it's going to be a rockin' good time!

Are you doing anything fun?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Say Hello To My Little Friend

This is Floki.  He's our new Corgi baby.  We picked him up on Thursday from the airport in Casper.  That was an adventure, let me tell you.  I have a fear of flying, so I was projecting it onto the dog, and I was worried all day that something bad was going to happen to him.

The poor little guy was on a plane for 12 hours, switched three times, and had several layovers.  We finally got him at 11:07 at night, and I was so happy to have him in my arms!  He was thrilled to meet the boys.  From the moment he got out of his kennel, he was chasing them around and wanted to hang out with them.

He's been fantastic.  Full of life and getting into everything...like puppies always do.  He's absolutely adorable and super soft.  We're all so happy to have this little one in our lives!

I've been thinking a lot about his adventures on the plane, and I think it would be fun to write a story about what he went through.  I have a few other things to finish, then I'm seriously going to contemplate it.  It's going to be a lot of fun!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all you mothers have a fantastically wonderful day today!  We wouldn't be where we are without the love and support of our families and kids!  Celebrate what you have and who you are!

My oldest--a looooooong time ago

 My youngest--an eternity ago

Me with my boys, my mom, and my grandma

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Children's Book Week - Kindle Fire Kids Edition Giveaway

Mother Daughter Book Reviews, in collaboration with the fabulous sponsors listed below, is pleased to be coordinating a giveaway for a Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition 7" Tablet (+ $50 gift card/cash). This giveaway will take place from May 1 to 31, 2015, overlapping with Children's Book Week (May 4 to 10, 2015).

Children's Book Week Kindle Kids Edition Giveaway 2015  

About the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition 7" Tablet

Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet 

The Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet also comes with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited (which means kids get unlimited access to 5,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games—at no additional cost!). It includes a quad-core processor for great performance, a vivid HD display, front and rear-facing cameras, and Dolby Audio PLUS comes with a Kid-Proof Case, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee - if they break it, return it and Amazon replaces it for free. No questions asked! PLUS, we will also gift the winner a $50 Amazon gift card to help fill up their new Kindle with books!  

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Prize: One winner will receive either a new Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition 7" Tablet + a $50 Amazon gift card (US only) a $200 Amazon gift card (US Only) or $200 PayPal cash prize (International) Contest closes: May 31, 11:59 pm, 2015 Open to: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com. NOTE: When the winner is chosen, ALL of their entries will be verified. If ANY of the winner's entries is invalid, they will be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen. In our last Kindle giveaway, the first winner chosen was disqualified for this very reason!  


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