Friday, July 1, 2011

As American As...

One of the best holidays of the whole year commences celebration this weekend, and the fact that the holiday itself lands on a Monday to create a three-day weekend makes it even more fabulous.

I used to teach U.S. history.  The Fourth of July is kind of a big deal for my America-loving heart.

I'm hoping to find time for a viewing of one of my favorite America-themed movies (and if that's not nerdy enough, I will also be happy if I can catch A Capital Fourth on PBS). I'm also hopeful that much of our weekend will be spent showing our independence and hard work with some serious house/yard work.  I'm sure that play will make an appearance- after all, who can endure 90-degree weather without a little water fun?  And then on Monday the best pulled pork ever will make an appearance at our late afternoon family bbq.

I can hardly wait.  Hope your weekend is full of fun- and maybe a little US trivia.


Katie said...

You have such a lovely blog Christina-lovely, because your shared thoughts are lovely. I feel like, all these particles of truth written online are each a part of your whole Testimony! I came across this via facebook (it was sitting off to the right-ah, choose the right, lead me to being a "little better")

So glad I stopped in, I shall do it more often I think!

richard said...

Hi, Linda and Richard Eyre here. You may know us from our parenting book bestsellers or the blogs of our daughters.....or perhaps you have seen our weekly columns in the Deseret News.

But in any case, we know you. And we love your blog! Of all the "mommy blogs" out there, it is surprising how few actually focus on mothering and parenting. Yours is one of them, and you do it so well!

We have what we think is our best and most important parenting book ever coming out the first of September, and we would like to invite you to be part of our advisory board and help us craft (and disseminate) our message about the dangers of ENTITLEMENT! We feel that the entitlement attitudes of today's kids are the biggest problem of their generation (and the biggest concern of parents throughout the world)!

The new book is called THE ENTITLEMENT TRAP: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Owning. It will be in stores in early September, but if enough people pre order it from and other on line outlets it could debut on the bestseller lists its first week, and that would cause thousands of other parents to be aware of it and to have access to a message we think parents desperately need.

So here's the deal: If you are willing to work with and advise us on our board, we can send you a large pre publication sample of the book so that you can make your readers aware of it and give them a chance to order it at a pre-pub discount of more than 33%. And then we would want your ongoing input for the website which is now in its lead-up phase to the book, but which will continue to supply additional info and helps to moms long after the book is out. It will, of course, link to the blogs of all members of our board.

Take a look at that site and get a bit more idea of the nature of the book, and let us know as soon as possible if you will be an adviser. We will then send you the extensive excerpts so that you can blog about the book and about the movement prior to the book's release.

Best, Linda and Richard Eyre (

PS There will also be webinars and other exciting opportunities for those who pre order the book, and of course for you and other board members.

Lizzy said...

My 24 y/o was at a party on the 4th and won the trivia contest...he was the only one to name the 13 colonies correctly, the 4 presidents who were assassinated, and other fun facts. I think it's GREAT to be a nerd! Hope you had a fabulous weekend~