So, here's the deal.

I've basically been gone for a million years...aka a month.

Just today, I was thinking, Well, maybe I don't miss it that much. Maybe I should be done with this blogging venture. After all, I haven't even received any emails lately from anyone wishing I'd keep it up.

Then, lo and behold, I received this. (It happens every time I almost quit.)

From one mom to another, I cannot thank you enough for your blog!
I have a teenage (16) daughter who is a voracious reader, and there is so much garbage out there to weed through to find good, clean, quality books for her to read. I could never keep up the pace she would need me to in order to pre-read all her books so she would to have something to read. What I have discovered is that most books geared for teenage girls is filled with sex (or innuendo), bad language, vampires and assorted junk.
I don’t even know how I stumbled upon your webpage, but am thankful I did. The information you have compiled here will give us more than a summer full of reading material. You are doing a good thing here – keep it up!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

There you have it. I'm coming back.

In the meantime...

1. I spent two wonderful weeks in warm, but not too hot yet, Arizona. A very dear friend joined me there for a while, and we had a relaxing time while the kids swam the days away.

2. I'm nearing the end of morning sickness. Yes. That's right! I'M PREGO. Number 4 is on the way. (Here's hoping I don't regret announcing that to the world.)

3. We are in the midst of a move. In a couple weeks, we are moving to a be-you-tiful home that I'm in love with. It's like-new, and the best part is...the huge, fenced backyard. So excited! We will certainly miss our wonderful neighbors and local homeschool friends, but we are also looking forward to new friendships.

4. I've read a couple books. Obviously. But not as many as usual because of 1, 2, and 3.

PS. Also in the meantime, I have received a handful of fabulous picture books for review. 

PSS. And you are right. There is not point to the picture above, other than the fact that it makes me smile. See you soon.


  1. I'm so glad Connie took the time to email you, because I feel the same way (but my voracious reader is 14) and I've never taken the time to tell you. I love coming here for book suggestions. Thanks!

  2. Oh, congrats on your baby news! Sounds like you have quite a bit going on right now. I say blog when you get the whim.

  3. Congratulations!!! (on house AND baby!)For some reason, I had a feeling you might be expecting. :) I just couldn't read much during my first trimester. It lost all appeal!

  4. Yay!! I'm so glad you're back! :D I've really missed your posts, but sounds like you had some pretty good reasons. ;) Congratulations on all the exciting news! That's totally awesome!