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Enjoy your visit and be sure to leave a comment to let me know you dropped by. I hope you have a blessed Spring season with those near and dear to your heart.

18 Weeks Pregnant…almost 19.

There’s no doubt about it, I’m feeling pretty large right now. My belly button has officially become an outey and I’m actually missing looking down and being about to see my feet.   Bending over let alone squatting is a total pain (literally), and climbing over our baby gates is getting ready to be a thing of the past.

I’m glad my 2 year old daughter is somewhat helpful with chores. I can get her to help pull clothes out of the dryer and she’ll occasionally pick up toys and what not if I ask. These are two of the tasks I’m not going to be wanting to do for awhile.

Baby has been moving around a lot more lately but not as much as my first yet. Maybe that means this one will be less hyper? One would hope when I’ll be busy with my oldest too.

I’ll be having my big ultrasound in about two weeks * excited*. Totally not fair I have to wait a day before I am 21 weeks pregnant but that was the best time we could get for an appointment and it’s pretty hard to get those at convenient times on occasion.

I’m praying for the cooler weather to hit. It was and still is in the 90’s right now and that’s just not comfortable at all. I was already feeling like an oven before, now I’m in broil mode.  I’m totally ready for breezy fall days, hot cocoa, and nice walks in the park without the sun beating down on me.  Soon, I’ll see nothing but rain I’m sure for a good long while but I kind of miss it. I love the smell of rain and it’s calming and nice to hear on the roof at night while drifting off to sleep.  It’s nice to know I won’t have to wait too much longer.

BookSneeze: 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs is one of latest of many books by  Stephen Elkins that we’ve been enjoying adding to our children’s home library. This book is filled with many colorful eye catching illustrations that are done by well known children’s book illustrator Tim O’Connor.

In this book, you’ll find 100 prayers, both well known and those you may have never heard before. Each prayer is introduced with a short story/devotional showing how each prayer can practically be applied each day. You’ll also find quotes and prayers from famous people and  Bible characters as well as daily prayer reminders.

I like that for each daily devotion you can also incorporate either of the two full length music Cd’s included. When using this book you can sing, read, and discuss with heart to heart talk, which overall makes a great devotion time for your children.

Another great feature is that in the beginning of the book there is a section that highlights ten verses that speak about prayer. I think it would be great to memorize these over the span of doing the devotion with your kids! I say this book is a definite must to own for young kids!

100 Prayers, 100 Praise Songs God Loves to Hearis available for purchase for {$14.99 at CBD.com}.

Disclaimer: I  received a copy of 100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise Songs for free to review for Book Sneeze.

Chex Gluten Free Blog Spark {review and giveaway}

Five wholesome Chex® cereals offer a variety of flavor – and lots of versatility – in every box. Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Honey Nut Chex, Chocolate Chex, and Cinnamon Chex have been reformulated to be gluten free and offer a great tasting, crunchy morning breakfast option.

Chex cereal also makes it easy to create flavorful gluten-free recipes the whole family can enjoy – from snack mixes to mealtime favorites.

You can check out the Chex website – www.Chex.com/GlutenFree for great gluten-free recipes including Chex Muddy Buddies® and Favorite Chicken Nuggets. Try them out and tell us know what you think on the Chex Facebook Page!

Our Thoughts…

My family love Chex cereal, it taste great and it’s good for us! I was excited to learn about the recipes that use Chex cereal on their site and look forward to trying them out soon.  It’s great that you can use Chex to make snacks or main meals!

For more information and recipes, visit www.Chex.com/GlutenFree or
LiveGlutenFreely.com.

**As a reminder, please be sure to check the label when buying any gluten-free cereal to make sure it does not have any ingredients that contain gluten. **

Win it!

One lucky winner will receive a Chex gluten-free cereal prize pack that includes a VIP coupon for a free box of Chex cereal, a microwavable bowl, a Chex gluten-free recipe card and measuring spoons and cups.

To Enter: Let me know your favorite type of Chex Cereal and if you’ve never had it before, let me know what flavor you’d like to try!

Extra Entries:

1. Blog this giveaway, link back to this post. (2 extra)

2. Follow on Twitter @erinlowmaster & Tweet (daily entries available) Please include #myblogspark

3. Post this giveaway on a Giveaway Linky/Site and let me know where!

4. Email a friend(s) about this giveaway. (Leave name of friend)

Giveaway running till 08/31/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclaimer: Chex cereal provided me with the free product, information, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark.