Free Kindle Books (09/02/12)


Here are a few free Kindle’ target=_blank>Kindle books that I thought would be worth mentioning to my readers:

**Disclaimer: Please remember to check the prices.  While they are free  (price should read $0.00) at the time of this post, that is apt to change at a moments notice. Also, make sure that it is not free for Amazon Prime members only.**




I can definitely tell it’s school time again…

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I last posted.  Our school year is now in full swing and I can sure tell it!  We’ve also started Awana at church, as well as our homeschool co-op classes, so I’ve really been busy here lately. 

For us, we also had our annual county fair.  Unfortunately, the rain cancelled the first 2 days of the fair, and we were too busy the rest of the week to get to go except for a brief period one day.  We did manage to get our entries turned it.  We, as a family, did not do as well this year as last year, but we all still had fun.  One of Melia’s photos won first place in its category, and my afghan that I entered won first place!  I’ve won 2 years in a row!  I’ve never really won much in my life, and this year’s win was unexpected.  But, I’m very thankful for it!  It was a round ripple afghan that I had made a couple of years ago for Melia.  I’ll find a pic and post it for you. 

I also had my 35th birthday this month.  I am so blessed to have had 35 birthdays!  I pray that God will allow me to be blessed with many, many more birthdays! 

The down side to this month is that I managed to catch a nice little cold that seems like it wants to linger for quite a while.  It always seems that when I need to slow down or de-stress, God always seems to have to get my attention by sending a nice little “bug” my way.  Hmm.  I wonder what that says about my stubbornness?  But, I have managed to get in quite a bit of crochet time, which has been  nice.  I’ve almost completed the required amount of squares I need to for my Log Cabin Afghan.  When I finally finish it, I’ll post pictures for you!



Oh!  I also had a “duh” moment a few days ago!  Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my Kindle.  Well, I figured out that I could add my favorite patterns to it in PDF form!  How cool is that?!  This will really be a big help when we’re on the road and I want to take my crochet with me and end up misplacing my pattern.  (Yes, I have done this before).  So, now I have a library of my favorite patterns on my Kindle so that I can take them with me everywhere I go!  Just another reason to fall more deeply in love with my Kindle


Well, that about sums up what my family has been up to.  I’m trying to get back to posting on a more regular basis, but it always seems like when I think of something to blog about, I’m no where near my computer and, when I am, I forget what I was thinking about before.  I know that I need to keep a pad of paper with me, but I never can seem to remember to do that either!  Maybe one of these days I’ll remember!  Look for another update soon (I hope!).

Book Review: “Don’t Make Me Come Up There” by Kristen Welch

I managed to pick this one up for my Kindle’ target=_blank>Kindle  last week, and I have really enjoyed it, and I can soooo relate to a lot of what she has written. I love her open and upfront honesty about her life and family.  And I especially love how she tells about her faith and how God helped her to grow, even in the most difficult circumstances.  I know that God has also taught me several lessons through the years through my children, and I’m sure that I still have many more to learn. 
If you’re looking for a book for moms by a REAL mom (by real, I mean down-to-earth-tell-it-like-it-is-and-not-sugar-coat-it mom),you’ll really enjoy this book.  It’s one that you can pick up and read an excerpt that closely matches your particular situation and not only not feel alone anymore, but you will also have a scripture reference and short prayer to go with it. 
Kristen Welch is the author of the blog We Are THAT Family, which I love reading. I believe that God really has a lot in store for this family, especially Kristen. 
Here’s what Amazon has to say:
Product Description

A calm moment is a rare find in a mom’s chaotic day. But she needs it. She needs the moment to refocus and refresh her soul. She needs the inspiration to find God in the mess and the mundane that often defines her. She craves the solitude of a moment with the Master to quiet the storms. She needs to laugh and remember why she loves being a mom.
Don’t Make Me Come Up There!  is filled with inspirational and hilarious true-life stories and reflections written by a very human mom. Moms will recognize themselves in the pages of this book written for real, everyday mothers who know what it’s like to catch vomit with one hand while starting a load of laundry with the other (and never confusing the two!). The fifty-two reflections encourage moms to revel in the everyday beauty of their lives and grow closer to God through it all.

"I couldn’t help thinking of the last time my children had scattered up the stairs and disappeared into a quiet abyss. Initially, I thought they were just delighting in one another’s company, holding hands, and making paper daisies. But that thought lasted for 1.2 seconds before I snapped out of my delusion only to discover my oldest giving her brother a “haircut” and my youngest smearing soap all over the bathroom. . . " from the book

About the Author

Kristen Welch is a mom just like you and me–only funnier. Her blog, “We Are THAT Family” ( is read by over 70,000 women a month, who enjoy her often-hilarious, always-honest reflections on motherhood, marriage, and Christian life. In 2010, she went to Kenya as a blogger for Compassion International, and regularly contributes to online magazine Blissfully Domestic and (In)Courage, an inspirational blog for women. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children.

So, head on over and checkout Kristen’s book at Amazon, and then skip over to her blog, We Are THAT Family.  I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with either one.