Last year I did a post of random things we’ve discovered and loved. I thought I would go again since I’ve found some things that are pretty awesome. *anything underlined is a link)
While I’ve never been to a Famous Dave’s BBQ, I do love the pickles. I grabbed some at either Target or Wal-Mart, and we’ve bought several jars since.
Many of you may have already heard of Kelle Hampton. She is a mother and writer who lives in Florida. When her youngest daughter was born, she realized that something was different than with her first daughter. Her baby, Nella, was born with Down Syndrome and Kelle has done an amazing job of sharing her feelings and raising awareness something that she is learning about as well. She’s brought a beautiful face and story to Down Syndrome. This is Nella’s Triple Crown Video and here is a link to Kelle’s blog.
One my favorite books of 2012 was The Read Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease. Parents should be buying and reading this in droves.
Another book is one written by my friend and assistant principal, Patty Green. Beyond Amazing is a book of Christian poetry that is both uplifting and inspiring. If you would like a signed copy you can check out her facebook page and purchase one directly from her.
One of my favorite things I’ve found recently was Gluten Free Bisqick. The taste is fantastic although I’m not fond of the price. I use it sparingly. The pancakes are great, especially when I mix it up using eggs and greek yogurt.
Joy found this and has declared it her new favorite foundation. She buys it at Sephora, which is nice but again, pricey.
Joy is also in love with the XBox version of Just Dance 4. She and Gavin like the couples dances. I haven’t witnessed it yet, but she says her favorite is I Had The Time Of My Life from Dirty Dancing. Yes, it has the lift! I can’t wait to see it.
I’m off work today, so I will give my favorite quote from Martin Luther King, Jr, (Or Junior King, as one of my students calls him)
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr