Girl Meets World, Usborne Books, and A Prayer Request {7QT}

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7. Did you hear?

This very night, on the Disney Channel, Girl Meets World is premiering!

Corey and Topanga, and all grown up and married. The girl in question? Their daughter.

I know, right?

Who else is going to watch this and desperately hope for at least one Feeney appearance?

6. Usborne Books

Back in March, I hosted an online book party for Molly’s Usborne business. I was happy to do so, since it is my dearest ambition in life to cram every open space in our home full of wonderful, delicious books.

I ordered a truly tall stack of books, most of which are on hold for Christmas and birthdays. Of all the books, Maggie got three right away. The ones I let her choose from the website: Snakes, Under the Sea, and A Look Inside Your Body (Am I the only one who sees a future in STEM for this girl?)

Snakes still makes me cringe because of my horrible fear of snakes, but Under the Sea and Look Inside Your Body have quickly become two of my favorite books to read with Maggie.

I just wanted to give a big shout-out to Usborne and Molly. I’m not getting anything for this. I just really love the books I ordered. Especially the Body book. The details are wonderful, there are tons of lift the flaps, which 3 year olds love, and beautiful illustrations.

5. Edel Update

One month until Edel!

I’m stockpiling dresses and makeup samples. Don’t even worry about it, my suitcase will make the 50 pound limit. I think.

And after getting to meet the wonderful Bonnie on Wednesday night, and have breakfast with her on Thursday, I’m getting even more excited to hang out with friends (both new and pre-blogging).

So there’s a kareoke portion of the evening. Naturally I have been thinking about what I’ll sing and the ratio of alcohol needed vs. absurdity of song choice. Don’t Stop Believing is my number one all time pick for singing in public. Hell, I don’t even need to be buzzed to sing it. However, the dark horse is … Jump Around by House of Pain. Yeah, I know all the words. But I’m pretty sure I’ll need my own bottles of whiskey before I’ll sing it in front of anyone. We’ll see.

4. Half-Birthday

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Maggie’s half-birthday is tomorrow. Since her actual birthday (her whole birthday as she calls it) is 3 days after Christmas, we decided when she was baby that we’d have her party on her half-birthday. You know, so someone beside us would come to it.

Her party is a Sofia and Frozen mash-up, as per her request. We’re having it at a beautiful city park that has three playgrounds, because…I have twin infants. I do not have the time, energy or inclination to clean my house so 30 people can descend upon it and make it dirty again. So, prayers for no rain please!

3. Saint Affairs

Erica at the very thoughtful Saint Affairs wrote a post about teaching our Catholic children about sexuality and their bodies. It was such a good, very hopeful post. Go check it out!

2. Well Read Mom

I’m putting together a Well-Read Mom group for this year (the year starts in August). This year is The Year of the Spouse and the lineup of books is super interesting (and includes Pride and Prejudice). Traditionally, the WRM program is a meet in person type of thing. However, I’m considering doing an online option, where if someone who doesn’t live in Indy would want to be part of the group, we could do a Google hangout to discuss the books. What do you think?

If you’d be interested in a Well-Read Mom video chat book group, please let me know so I can decide if there’s enough interest to make it happen.

1. Prayer Request

Friends, I need to ask for prayers for a special intention. It has nothing to do with my fertility, I promise. ;)

Just something big is in the works and I don’t want to announce it just yet, but I need prayers to continue discerning if it is God’s will at this time.

Thank you ever so much!  Go see Jen for more Quick Takes.

9 thoughts on “Girl Meets World, Usborne Books, and A Prayer Request {7QT}

  1. All my relatives live in Indy! I was just there for a weekend visit/Irish Dance competition. We will have to grab a cup of coffee next time I am in town! I just bought the Look Inside My Body book at our homeschool conference. The Well-Read Mom group peaked my interest, I might be persuaded :)

  2. 7. Oh my word! I had no idea. See that is what happens when I get all my tv show watching from Netflix and Amazon Prime. I wish I could watch it! Maybe it will come to Netflix eventually.
    5. I am glad that you get to go to Edel! I have never sung karaoke (just Sing Star, the video game). My karaoke choices would be Closer to Fine by Indigo Girls, Black by Pearl Jam, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Sarah McLachlan. Ha! I only want to sing songs from my high school days.
    4. I am praying for no rain and a wonderful half birthday for Maggie.
    3. Thank you. :)
    1. You know you have my prayers!

  3. YAY another Girl Meets World fan!! I saw the pilot a few weeks ago b/c it was free on iTunes and it was awesome! Super excited for this show. I told my cousin more adults are probably going to watch than kids.

  4. I will pray that all goes well for you. The pastor at our church has told us that prayers can be boomerangs. We pray and then ask ourselves, “What can I do to help that prayer come true?”
    Should I arrive at 1:00 on Tuesday?

  5. I’m SO excited for Girl Meets World! Thanks for reminding me that it is premiering tonight! Can’t wait! And of course I am always praying for you!

  6. The body book looks great! I need to replace another Usborne book soon, so maybe I will get this one also. I saw these body puzzle, layered things on Mighty Girls that I was also considering purchasing since bodies are a hot topic around here these days. Thanks for the rec!

  7. Hey there it is Father Shelton. Fumbled across your blog this morning while studying (re:not) Spanish here in Mexico. You are such a good woman and with a wonderful family. Know of my prayers. I will also try to visit in the fall as I will be in Chicago. La Paz. S, SJ

  8. Would love to have regular chats about Well-Read Mom books, since I’m getting together a group this year, too!

    Girl Meets World?! Oh land of cable, you just became slightly more intriguing. ;)

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