Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ranch Rodeo Benefit

Yesterday was another first for us. We had the privilege of setting up a booth at the first annual Ranch Rodeo benefiting Tyler Type One, an organization dear to our hearts. We were thrilled to see our banner the night before the event and it all kind of  "came together" in our hearts when we saw the name of our farm in big print. I wrestled with that logo for weeks, but it does look kinda cool on a banner.

The weather was absolutely beautiful. I'd never been to a ranch rodeo but it was interesting and I do believe I could compete in the sorting event. Okay, not really, but it was fun! If we could afford horses, I'd invest in at least five, one for each of us. They're smart animals. The concert by Dave's Highway was a real treat. The smell of the smoky grill whisping through the air was the proverbial icing on the cake. Providence Farm was at a "real" event! It was almost surreal.

Aside from the farm's involvement, however, we were all doing something bigger than ourselves as the purpose for the event went deeper than crisp October days in Texas, and the smell of leather and grilled hamburgers. Educating parents and their children who are affected by Type 1 diabetes was the primary goal of the event and I was moved by the stories Faith's Mom told of the journey they walk every single day to keep Faith alive. I was standing next to them when their faithful diabetes dog alerted Sarah that Faith's blood sugar was off. Sure enough, it was climbing even after an initial dose of insulin had been administered.

"It’s a war,
and if we don’t get up and fight it every day,
we’ll lose."
~ Sarah Wilson

Friday, October 29, 2010


 It's ooey and it's gooey, it's slimy and it's sticky. And, it's absolutely Buckets-O-FUN!


"MOM, please say this is AWESOME with a hundred exclamation marks!" And you know what? It really is. - We received a free sampling of products from Buckets-O-Fun for our honest review and they certainly have pegged the name of the company. The ooey-gooey mass of yuckiness is definitely fun! The cost for your own Bucket-O-Fun starts at $16 for one pound and there's a variety of gooey-ness to choose from, for example:

When Snowy is added to water, it actually transforms into a snow-like substance. No kidding!

And Sticky is just that - sticky! It's be cleanest snot you'll ever play with. :-)

There's also Chunky, which transforms into ice cube-like pieces within 24 hours, and Saucy which forms an applesauce consistency within minutes. It's truly all very fun and I highly recommend these specific Buckets-O-Fun products for your next party or event.
It's yucky FUN! 

Friday, October 01, 2010

Foundlings: The Peleg Chronicles Book I

We received a complimentary copy of Foundlings, Book I of the Peleg Chronicles from Zoe & Sozo Publishing  for our honest review of this adventurous work. In all honesty, it didn't interest me, personally, but my 13 yo. son was thrilled because he loves stories of dragons, knights, and adventure. The story starts fairly slow with big, complicated words and no real action to keep the reader interested. Eventually, the plot becomes more exciting and it's hard to stop with just one chapter. We will definitely purchase Book II to find out how the saga ends.

As a Mom, I appreciated the introduction, summary, and explanation of various Biblical aspects sent with the book. I found learning the heart of the author even more interesting than the book, itself. Thank you, Zoe & Sozo for your steadfast heart in promoting a Biblical worldview in your literature. It's extremely hard to find this caliber of reading at this age level (7th grade & up).


The book lists for $11.95

Form the website:
Foundlings, book one of The Peleg Chronicles
is Historical Fiction that takes place in the
time period of Peleg, soon after the tower of
Babel dispersion. In its pages we meet
dragons, giants, false priests, the death hunt,
an under-city of the Dwarven Brotherhood,
and many memorable characters.

The story begins with Lord McDougal and his
faithful shield-bearer, Fergus Leatherhead,
departing their lands with giants at their
backs, while before them lie in wait denizens of
the bog-land and forest.

Ever ready to protect and serve others, they
er in tow an assortment of displaced
adventurers and find themselves embroiled in
a mysterious search for the foundlings:
orphaned Thiery with his companion Horatio
the white wolf, and Suzie who has been
deceitfully retained by the thieves Elvodug and

Others also seek the foundlings, and their
purposes are most sinister - Dragon Priests
who practice cozen sacrifices, and their leader
Count Rosencross who is torn by his God given
conscience and his pursuit of personal glory.
Onward toward the city of Hradcanny they
travel, meeting with treachery, beast attacks,
camaraderie and psalms of praise with an eye
toward the gospel. Though their battles are at
times fierce and the outcomes uncertain, the
author maintains the integrity of these noble
characters, who through weakness are made
strong by Him in whom they trust.

Foundlings weaves together the Biblical
principles of chivalry, truth, courage, duty,
faith and love within the framework of Genesis,
and a bold adherence to its historicity. It's an
exciting page turner that leaves you wanting
more, but more importantly it leaves the
reader with Godly heroes to think on and
emulate, and a young earth creationist view of
history that conforms to the Word of God.

No Magic - No Evolution - No Humanism