Bowling with GetOutPass Idaho

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Holidays, school vacation, and cold weather can be a hard combination for moms, dads and kids. To break up our day and get out of the house, we decided to use our GetOutPass Idaho to go bowling at Emerald Lanes. With the GetOutPass Idaho, you can bowl at Emerald Lanes monthly, get a free game and just have to pay for shoes.

My kids really enjoyed going to Emerald Lanes. Emerald Lanes set up the bumpers for us and a bowling ball ramp, an aide to help the kids roll the ball. The employees were extreme nice. At one point my daughter decided not to use the bowling ball ramp and roll the bowling ball on her own. The first time that she did this she got a spare. It was like watching a ball roll down the alley in slow play. I've never seen a ball roll so slow. She did it a few more times and two of those times it stopped short of the pins. I also saw it roll backwards. One of the employees was very nice and got the ball back for her. My kids really enjoyed the experience. GetOutPass Idaho has provided us with many fun memories and experiences. 

With GetOutPass Idaho you have access to several different venues giving you a variety of things to do with your kids. We have used GetOutPass Idaho to go to JumpTime, Planet Kid, the Aquarium of Boise and more.

 GetOutPass Idaho is normally $99.95 per person. By using the special discount code,“IDAHO65," you can save $65 off the cost per person making the passes $34.95. With access to so many different venues this pass can result in great savings and allow you to get out and do fun things at a low cost especially when compared to normal admission prices. If you want to go out more and save more, check out GetOutPass Idaho!

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Lehi, Lehi, What Do You See? Preschool Activities with Lehi and his Tent

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

I do homeschool preschool with my daughter. It's fun to see her learn and develop. I read to her my book, Lehi, Lehi, What Do You See?. After we read the story, we went back to the pages on Lehi seeing a tent. We talked about how the Lord told Lehi to leave the city of Jerusalem, live in the wilderness in a tent, and how it was good to be obedient to the Lord even if it was hard. We then discussed how different people and animals have different types of  homes.

I created a matching game where she matched the animals/people to their home. It was fun to figure out the matches! We also practiced cutting in a straight line.

We played "Find Lehi." I spread several different colored tent cards out and then hid an image of Lehi under one. My daughter named the color that she thought he was under and then flipped over the card and continued until she found him. This game helped her practice identifying colors. We then reversed roles where she hid Lehi and I guessed which color he was under.

I also created a Lehi coloring/tracing sheet. My daughter colored in Lehi and practiced tracing, "L."
I cut-out rectangles, a square, and triangle out of construction paper to make a picture of a home. We named what the shapes were and glued them on a piece of paper. My daughter then decorated the home with colored pencils.

Click here to get a free printable of Lehi and his tent learning packet.

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The Thirteenth Guardian Book Blitz

Monday, November 25, 2019

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

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Soon available in audiobook! Listen to the first four chapters here.***

The Thirteenth Guardian
(The Thirteenth Guardian #1)
By K.M. Lewis
Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Thriller
Paperback & ebook, 307 Pages
June 11th 2019

DA VINCI'S SECRET PALES. Michelangelo concealed an explosive truth in his famous Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Eve did not cause the fall of man. She carried a far more devastating secret for millennia—one that will change the world forever.

As the modern-day world suffers the cataclysmic effects of the “Plagues of Egypt,” Avery Fitzgerald, a statuesque Astrophysics major at Stanford, discovers that she is mysteriously bound to five strangers by an extremely rare condition that foremost medical experts cannot explain. Thrust into extraordinary circumstances, they race against time to stay alive as they are pursued by an age-old adversary and the world around them collapses into annihilation. Under sacred oath, The Guardians—a far more archaic and enigmatic secret society than the Freemasons, Templars, and the Priory—protect Avery as she embarks on a daring quest that only legends of old have been on before. Avery must come to terms with the shocking realization that the blood of an ancient queen flows through her veins and that the fate of the world now rests on her shoulders.

The Thirteenth Guardian is Book One of a daring new Trilogy that will shake you to your core.

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About the Upcoming Audiobook

Book reviewers raved that the opening chapters of The Thirteenth Guardian hooked them immediately: so, I am excited to release the first four chapters (and a bonus excerpt) in free audio format. The audio chapters are available on all major podcast platforms—including iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and TuneIn. Check them out here.

I interviewed quite a few voice actors. I chose the “Three Days” excerpt (which I released first) as the real test of the voice actors because the chapter, in many ways, represents the overall tone of the novel - fast paced, full of suspense, and totally gut wrenching. I needed a voice that would truly capture the weight of the story and convey the gravity of what unfolds in the book. I still shudder every time I listen to the “Three Days” audio excerpt—its pretty powerful. The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive.

I also wanted to provide a window into what was going through my mind as I wrote the novel. So I thought a short behind-the-scenes commentary tied to each of the free audio chapters would be a cool addition. The Thirteenth Guardian is a pretty daring novel, and I think the commentary gives the reader an added dimension to the story that really brings it to life.


About the Author

K.M. Lewis has lived in multiple countries around the world and speaks several languages. Lewis holds a graduate degree from one of the Universities featured in his book. When he is not writing, Lewis doubles as a management consultant, with clients in just about every continent. He does much of his writing while on long flights and at farflung airports around the globe. He currently resides on the East Coast of the United States with his family.

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Home for Christmas Book Tour Grand Finale Blitz

Saturday, November 23, 2019

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you'll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch - Note from the Author

Home for Christmas was pure Joy for me—in every chapter and word. I was thrilled when my editors gave me the green light to write this, the first Christmas story set in Indian Lake. I certainly hope it’s not the last for my beloved characters.

This story is especially dear to me because it’s cut right out of my life. In my hometown of La Porte, Indiana, there was a magical all-glass greenhouse just like the one Joy Boston inherits. From my earliest memories of Christmas, visits to the Bernacchi Greenhouse to choose the right poinsettias for aunts and friends was practically part of my DNA. For decades, even when I moved out of town and lived in big cities and foreign countries, Christmas memories always began in those greenhouses. . .

"I absolutely loved the setting, too! The poinsettia greenhouses anchor this story with their potential and fascinating, town-edifying history. Grandfather Frank’s dreams are renewed, and his memory is revived in a surprising and sweet way. Home for Christmas infused me in the spirit of Christmas and satisfied me with its ending."

"This is your typical second-chance romance with a bunch of Hallmark movie thrown in. And because it is a Christmas book, that makes it fit absolutely perfectly. You can't help but love this formula at this time of year, because it always makes you feel good."

Joy shoved the phone in her purse and saw the Uber driver at the bottom of the escalator, holding a sign with her name on it.

She walked up to him. “Hi! I’m Joy Boston.”

The middle-aged man nodded. “I’m Roy. Happy to see you. I’ll take your bags for you. Do you have more luggage to claim?”

“No, this is it. I won’t be staying long.”

“Oh, that’s a pity,” Roy said, as he politely ushered her toward the outer door.

“Why’s that?”

“Indian Lake is so lovely at the holidays. So many decorations and activities. The Christmas Concert. The symphony. The children’s Christmas pageant. The caroling parties. The Candlelight Tour…”

Pause for Tales - Review

"This was like Hallmark in a book. Another sweet second chance romance between two people who have had their love rekindled again."

Paulette's Papers - Guest Post


This is my front door where yes, last year, a small group came to my door and sang Christmas carols. Luckily, I still had some Christmas cookies to gift them. . .

onemused - Review

". . . the second chance romance, Christmas setting, and lovely characters all bring the book together in a lovely way. I would highly recommend for fans of Hallmark movies- this is a sweet and heartwarming (clean) book!"

"Home For Christmas displays how the magic of community and holiday spirit come together to rejuvenate a person’s spirit. Even if you’re away from an extended period time, one can truly return home and find the key to inner peace. I would definitely recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a holiday tale with a strong sense of community!"

"I really loved this book. If you are looking for a book to get you into the holiday spirit look no further. This one did get me a little teary eyed in the beginning because it is sad. This book gave me plenty of heart and feels. It's also a great second chance romance."

"First of all, this is a beautifully-composed, sweet romance with no offensive content. In fact, if you love Christmas rom-coms that appear on the Hallmark Channel every year, this is the book for you. This is just like a Hallmark Christmas movie, except it’s even better!"

Roy drove into town, past the red sandstone county courthouse with its one-hundred-and-forty-year-old clock tower and onto Maple Boulevard. They passed houses she remembered, belonging to Sarah Jensen and Mrs. Beabots. Saint Mark’s Church. The Indian Lake Police Station. Specters of past, happy days flew around Joy, pulling her back to Indian Lake like magnets. And with each memory, she missed her mother, her father and especially her grandfather all the more.

That was why when Roy drove up to the three glass greenhouses, which her grandfather had built right after World War II, her vision had been blurred by her tears. She couldn’t possibly be seeing correctly.

“What is this?” she asked Roy, like a stupefied tourist.

“Boston Greenhouses.” He waved his hand across the expanse of the windshield. “This is it.”

Splashes of Joy - Review

"Home for Christmas was just the right book to get me in the mood for Christmas. I really enjoyed following Joy and her friends as they prepared to reopen the old greenhouses Joy’s grandfather loved so much. It was interesting to learn everything involved to reopen the greenhouses. . . . If you are looking for good Christmas stories to read during the Holiday season, this is a really great one to check out."

"Whether you’ve been a fan of Lanigan’s long-running Shores of Indian Lake series from book one or you’re just arriving on the scene, the close-knit small town’s charm will quickly wrap you in twinkle lights and hot chocolate. Joy and Adam’s story is a look at grief, bitterness, forgiveness, restoration… and coming home again. Second chances abound in more ways than one in Home For Christmas, and you’ll love discovering each one."

"Home for Christmas by Catherine Lanigan is a great book that I devoured it. Joy jumped out of the pages and into my head along with the other characters. I love happy endings. Ms. Lanigan is an excellent writer. I am giving Home for Christmas five stars and recommending it to everyone."

Wishful Endings - Guest Post


It was a year to pull out all the stops. And I did.

The tree farm was the first stop. I hadn’t been to our “Pine Country Tree Farm” in decades. What an eye-opener. Trust me, the scenes in any movie you’ve seen don’t compare to the real thing. What an operation. There was a gift store. A Santa all suited up sitting in his own cabin! Florals, garlands, wreaths were being shipped out by truckload. A horse-drawn wagon took folks up to the rolling hills to chop down their own tree. Hot apple cider and cocoa awaited them upon their return. . .

"Home for Christmas set a beautiful scene for the upcoming holidays for me as I read it. This second chance love story had such heart ad a great setting. . . . This was a very heartwarming story and was lots of fun to read."

"Home for Christmas is a touching story of forgiveness and second chances – on a personal level between Adam and Joy, and also as the community comes together in support and help. Home for Christmas would make a moving Hallmark movie and the company is missing a great opportunity if they don’t snatch this one up. But the book is even better than a potential movie because of all the richness and depth that a movie can’t convey."

Heidi Reads... - Guest Post


The Christmas Pops is truly unique. It’s held at our Civic Auditorium, built in the 1920’s and houses over 3,000 people. The main floor, where basketball used to be played when I was in high school, is filled with linen covered tables and chairs, decorated with flowers and candles and the ceiling is draped, flung and crisscrossed with thousands of Christmas lights. The La Porte County Symphony plays as various choral groups, the Children’s Choir, soloists and local harmonizing groups perform. The night is upbeat and fun. Everyone dresses up, lots of tuxes and gowns; Christmas dresses and fun Christmas ties, I have to say. . .

"This is a wonderful, heartfelt story of love, betrayal, misunderstandings, confusion, forgiveness and grief. The setting is in a small town during the Holidays. . . . The characters are so endearingly realistic, the scenes described in a way they are easily visualized. . . . I feel this novel earns a Five Stars rating. . ."

Cover To Cover Cafe - Review & Excerpt

"Another hit by one of my favorite heart warming authors! Lanigan has done it! Once again, she has created a Hallmark worthy story for readers. Every page turn pulled me farther into the story, and help me captive until the very end."

She looked toward the back of the retail gift area. Two French doors led to a smaller greenhouse where specialty orchids, amaryllis and hybrid poinsettias used to be displayed on long wooden tables. That was Joy’s favorite area, where her grandfather would test his yearlong projects of coral-and-white-striped poinsettias, yellows, ambers, and try as he might, the absolute impossible task of creating a blue poinsettia. Blue poinsettias didn’t exist naturally, and he would dye white ones to please designers in Chicago, but he was a dreamer. He’d often told her he wanted to create a flower that was not only beautiful but timeless. Something the world would never have seen if it hadn’t been for him.

"The book has so much meaning to it. There are lessons we can learn — especially one concerning Joy’s grandfather."

Locks, Hooks and Books - Excerpt & Review

Adam took off his hat, and as he did, his thick black hair fell over his forehead.

Joy nearly gasped as the movement reminded her of when they’d been in love.

“I know that Frank didn’t want to destroy your memories of this place. How it was.”

“It was glorious, wasn’t it?” Joy felt her first smile creep slowly to her lips as she remembered so much.

“It was,” he replied wistfully, still staring at her.

"I loved this magical tale! . . . I am giving Home for Christmas a very well deserved five plus stars. It is most definitely a must to add to any reader’s Christmas reading."

Remembrancy - Review

"This settles it. I want to live in Indian Lake surrounded by friends who show up, a mentor like Mrs. Beabots, and the romance that permeates the town. . . . Catherine Lanigan gifts readers with a story of second chances, forgiveness, and finding home again through Joy and Adam’s eyes. I didn’t want this story to end."

Kat's Corner Books - Interview & Review

5. What is your favorite thing about having a “story world” that you can return to in new books?

C: For my series set in Indian Lake, I truly cherish the ability to go back with each story and see what mysterious, elegant and tight-lipped Mrs. Beabots is up to. Though she is the doyenne of the community, she is the wise sage. The giver of all gifts. The mirror for every heroine or hero to face at one point during the story.

"This was my first book by Catherine but it won’t be my last. Beside sharing a name, and thus automatically qualifying as awesome, she has a talent for weaving a sweet story with just enough depth to keep the characters growing throughout. . . . I look forward to returning to Indian Lake and getting to know the residents better."

“So, Dad,” Titus said as he dipped thin chicken tenders in a mix of flour, chili powder, granulated garlic and black pepper, “do you think we should ask Mr. Boston’s granddaughter over for Thanksgiving dinner?”

Adam stopped pouring the olive oil into the frying pan. “How do you know anything about Joy Boston being in town?”

“Mrs. Beabots. She came over to Timmy’s house and made oatmeal cookies for us.”

“Oh, she did? And how many did you eat?” Adam asked, hoping to change the subject.

". . . when you find a romance as good as this one (and the whole series really) you just have to keep reading!

Home for Christmas will keep you reading. It will feel like you just sat down with a good friend and before you know it, the whole book is over and you’re still longing for more time to chat."

"Catherine Lanigan has become one of my favorite authors because she truly does write heartwarming novels that are suitable for all readers, ones you can share with your daughters, mothers. grandmothers, friends and family. I love a sweet, clean romance and Ms. Lanigan is one of the best authors in this genre."

The excitement on Titus’s face hit mega wattage. “We’re gonna have the biggest, bestest tree ever! We’re going out to Pine Country Tree Farm, where you can ride out to the groves and pick any tree you want. They cut it down, unless you wanna do it yourself.” He tilted his head up to Adam. “You gonna do it again this year, Dad?”


Titus turned back to Joy. “Then we ride back and they bundle it up and put it in our truck. I want a really, really huge one this year.”

“Wow,” Joy replied. “Just how big is that?”

"If you are ready for some happy tears and heartwarming scenes, start looking for HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. It will have you in a festive and giving mood in no time plus you might just end up a happy puddle of happy Holiday goo!"


I get it that a lot of people don’t bake anymore. Slice and bake or pick up from the local bakery or grocery store. As long as they look like Christmas cookies that’s good enough, right? Well, not in my house. Every year I make hundreds—bordering on a thousand—Christmas cookies for friends and family. I mail them all over the country and to Canada. I know. I must be nuts. That’s another thing. I order my nuts from a local charity every year. If I’m not Suzanne’s larger client/supporter, then the honor must go to a retailer. I plow through a lot of nuts, butter, flour and sugar.

Hallie Reads - Review

"Travel to Indian Lake for a sweet, second-chance romance this Christmas. . . . Catherine Lanigan’s Home for Christmas is everything I love to find in a holiday romance. Heartwarming and feelgood, it’s one to add to the Christmas TBR if you love contemporary romance."

Harlie's Books - Excerpt & Review

Adam pulled up to the bank. He put the truck in Park and turned to her. “What are you asking me?”

“Have you got an ulterior motive, Adam Masterson? Because if you do, it’s time to lay your cards on the table.”

“Initially, I wanted to show you that Indian Lake wasn’t the hall of horrors you thought it was. That the people here were wonderful and loving and that maybe you could come to need them.”

"Yall, this book had all the feels. I got caught up with all my friends from the other books and it warmed my heart to see them come together for Joy and Adam. Sometimes it does take a village and it was evident here. . . . If looking for a feel-good second chance romance with the backdrop of poinsettias, this is for you. Adam and Joy are ranking up there as one of my favorite couples in Indian Shores. Mica and Grace, you have competition. Thank you, Ms. Lanigan, for this book. It is what I needed for the start of the holiday season."

underneath the covers - Guest Post


My love for this book, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, is far more emotional than I’d thought when I started out writing it. Poinsettias remind me of nearly every “passed on” family member of my life. My grandmother, Ethel, who was born in the deep South and lived in Northwestern Florida most of her adult life, adored tropical flowers. Both she and my mother not only absolutely, indisputably had to have poinsettias in the house, but they also always had red anthuriums on the dining table for Christmas dinner.

"I love how Home for Christmas opens the door into Joy's life by a heartfelt wave of sentimental nostalgia for her grandfather's Thanksgiving at Indian Lake. . . . I personally have always appreciated the compelling ways in which Ms Lanigan pulls you back through her vision for Indian Lake. . . Lanigan makes us feel as cosy comfortable in Indian Lake as if we had been reading it since the first novel released. And, that is one of the reasons I love this series as much as I do. . . . The story was a bit sweeter round the edges due to the Christmassy inclusions and the back-drop of this revolving round a favourite (and cherished!) holiday flower which is only available during the holiday seasons."

". . . I loved loved this story on 2nd chances. . . . Her story is putting me in the Christmas spirit and I can almost see this as a Hallmark movie with a happy ending for Joy and Adam. . . . This is a new to me author that I will look forward to in the future. Her writing is sweet. I love sweet and heartwarming stories like this one."

Becky on Books - Interview

What 5 things should readers know about you?
  1. They should know I take my writing very seriously. I feel a responsibility to deliver the best of my talent at the age I am when writing it.
  2. I’ve been writing for 40 years.
  3. I work endlessly on screenplays.
  4. My first Hallmark movie, THE SWEETEST HEART was aired last year
  5. I love to cook.
EmpowerMoms - Review

"I love holiday books and I have read other books by this author so I was excited to read this book.This story is book 12 in the “Shores of Indian Lake” series but they can be read as stand alone books. I have only read one other book in this series and I really enjoyed it! . . . This was a sweet romance about second chances, family, and making a home with the people around you. I really enjoyed reading it!"

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Home for Christmas
(Shores of Indian Lake #12)
By Catherine Lanigan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can a magical Christmas under glass…

…bring them back together for good?

Widowed dad Adam Masterson still doesn’t understand why Joy Boston left Indian Lake and broke his heart all those years ago. Now she’s returned to sell her grandfather’s beloved poinsettia greenhouse—and Joy and Adam’s connection is as strong as ever. But Joy has a life in New York. And Adam has only until Christmas to convince Joy that she belongs in Indian Lake—with him.

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Other Books in the Series

About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and HERS TO PROTECT (2019).

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for

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Tips to Shopping Smart for the Holidays

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Photo by Negative Space
Don't let Christmas shopping break your wallet! Shopping shouldn't be economically damaging to
your household. Smart shop during the holidays by utilizing these tips:

1. Make a list of what you need to get - If you have a list than your less likely to buy extra things that you don't really need just because they're on sale.

2. Capitalize on Rewards or Bonuses - If you're buying gift cards for Christmas, capitalize on rewards or bonuses. Some grocery stores will have rewards or bonus points for gas or food coupons and sometimes restaurants and stores will have a bonus for purchasing at their location. 

3. Don't Spend on Gifts Based on an Amount - A lot of people think that they need to spend a limit on each child or each family member and will keep adding on purchases to reach that amount. Have a limit for a thoughtful gift, but if you're below the limit don't buy anything more.

4. Use Ebates or Ibotta - If you're shopping online, use Ebates or Ibotta to get money back from your purchases. It doesn't cost anything to use and you can save money through the holidays just by utilizing these services. (Please note that the links are referral links.)

5. Know Price Points - Don't take a store, blogger, or advertiser's word that the price they're advertising is the best on an item. Do your own research and comparisons!

What are some of your tips?

12 Children's Books to Help Kids Prepare for 2020 Come Follow Me

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints studied the New Testament in 2019 and in 2020 we will be studying the Book of Mormon. The following are 12 children's books that can help your children in understanding the importance of the Book of Mormon and getting them familiar with the scripture heroes that they will be studying. Children books can help kids understand the scripture stories more easily and provide another way to engage a child in religious studies.

1. Lehi, Lehi, What Do You See? by Sandra Meaders - Journey through the Book of Mormon with beloved characters like Lehi, Nephi, Ammon, and Captain Moroni. From Lehi's departure from Jerusalem to Moroni's golden plates, this engaging, rhyming book introduces children to the major stories of the Book of Mormon. Help your children develop a love for the scriptures from a young age with this adorable board book. Click here to learn more.

2. 1, 2, 3 with Nephi and Me! by Heidi Doxey - Cuddle up with your kids and count your way through the Book of Mormon! This colorful board book is perfectly sized for little fingers and is a fun way to introduce numbers and scripture stories at the same time. With rhyming text and cute illustrations, it's sure to become a family favorite that your kids will want to read over and over again! Click here to learn more.

3.  A for Abinadi: An Alphabet Book of Scripture Heroes by Heidi Poelman - A is for apple but also for Abinadi! Teach your children about some of the greatest heroes in the scriptures with this beautifully illustrated alphabet book. They will love searching for items that represent each letter while they get to know heroes like Captain Moroni and Esther. Along with learning their ABCs, your children will learn to recognize and love these great Book of Mormon and Bible examples. Click here to learn more.

4. Guess Who's in the Book of Mormon by Molly McNamara Carter - Learn all about the prophets and heroes in the Book of Mormon! This colorful picture book uses a simple question-and-answer format to help children discover who built a boat, who saved the king's sheep, and who climbed up on a wall to tell the people to repent. An easy-to-read introduction to scripture stories that's fun for the whole family! Click here to learn more.

5. Seek and Find: Book of Mormon Stories by Jason Pruett - Search for Nephi, Moroni, and other hidden prophets and characters from the scriptures in this fun picture game book. Featuring scenes from the Book of Mormon, this book will keep kids entertained as they look for their favorite scripture heroes and hidden objects in the colorful illustrations. Perfect for home, church, or on the go, it makes learning the scriptures fun for everyone. Click here to learn more.

6. Book of Mormon Adventures by R. Coltrane - Bring the Book of Mormon to life for your children with this beautifully illustrated storybook. Featuring easy-to-read text and colorful pictures, it's perfect for family scripture study and a great way to introduce young children to the lessons and characters they'll meet when they read the Book of Mormon. Prepare them now for a lifetime of loving the scriptures! Click here to learn more.

7. From Lehi to Moroni by R. Coltrane - Help your children learn to love the scriptures with this fully illustrated storybook! From Lehi to Moroni condenses important stories from The Book of Mormon, so that children can get to know and love it. This storybook is perfect for bedtime, for reading during sacrament meeting, and as part of family scripture study. The engaging and detailed illustrations will ensure From Lehi to Moroni is picked up and read over and over again. Click here to learn more.

8. My First Book of Mormon Stories by Deanna Draper Buck - Retold by Deanna Draper Buck, these abbreviated stories present twenty of the best-known scriptural accounts from the Book of Mormon, as well as an additional story of Joseph Smith and Moroni. The author retells the familiar events in ''read aloud'' language that will entertain as it teaches. Stories include ''Lehi Was a Prophet,'' ''King Benjamin,'' and ''The People of Ammon.'' Enhanced by bright, colorful illustrations, My First Book of Mormon Stories will provide many special moments for parents and grandparents of young children. This durable board book is sure to become a family treasure. Click here to learn more.

9. Jesus Visits the Nephites Lift & Look by David Miles - Jesus visited the Nephites in the Americas after His resurrection. What did He do and say? Click here to learn more.

10. More of My First Book of Mormon Stories by Deanna Buck - Your preschool children and grandchildren will delight in these simplified versions of favorite Book of Mormon stories. Author Deanna Buck retells the familiar events in "read-aloud" language that entertains as it teaches. Enhanced by beautiful illustrations, More of My First Book of Mormon Stories will provide ideal teaching moments for families with young children. Click here to learn more.

11. Heroic Stories from the Book of Mormon by Shauna Gibby - You've never seen the Book of Mormon like this before! Shine a light behind the pages and be dazzle as hidden images show up before your eyes.The interactive pages bring to life the stories of the Book of Mormon heroes that your children already love. The questions posed on each spread will lead to learning and discussion that parents will love, too. Children of all ages will be delighted to illuminate the pages to see what Lehi saw in vision, what Nephi used to build a ship, where Moroni hid the golden plates, and much more! All you need is he book, your family, and anything that shines a light--even your cell phone! Click here to learn more.

12. Nephi Gets the Plates Lift & Look by David Miles - Join Nephi and his brothers on their journey to get the brass plates from Jerusalem with this fun lift & look board book. Click here to learn more.

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Get Rid of Boredom with GetOutPass

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Holidays, school vacation, and cold weather can be a hard combination for moms and dads. What do you do when it's too cold for the kids to play outside? What do you do if your kids are bored and tired of playing inside? What do your kids do with all the free time from school vacation? GetOutPass Idaho is a great solution for parents. With GetOutPass Idaho you have access to several different venues giving you a variety of things to do with your kids. We have used GetOutPass Idaho to go to JumpTime, Planet Kid, the Aquarium of Boise and more.

Here's some of the reasons why you should consider getting a GetOutPass:

  • Provides Variety: It's nice to have somewhere to go and do something different besides staying at home. With GetOutPass, you have access to a variety of venues.
  • Helps Kids Stay Active: There are many activities where kids can be active without dealing with bad seasonal weather. With GetOutPass, you have access to a variety of active activities for kids.
  • Gets Rid of Boredom: Boredom is good for kids every once in a while. It helps them come up with something on their own to do. With holiday vacation, it's hard for kids to be bored for so long and cooped up with nothing to do. With GetOutPass, you can break up the monotony of the day and experience something new and different.
  • Save Money: GetOutPass Idaho is normally $99.95 per person. By using the special discount code,“IDAHO65," you can save $65 off the cost per person making the passes $34.95. With access to the following venues this pass can result in great savings and allows you to get out and do fun things at a low cost especially when compared to normal admission prices. If you want to go out more and save more, check out GetOutPass Idaho!
To learn more about GetOutPass and to check out what venues are available, click here.
    (Disclaimer: I received free passes for my family to help facilitate my review and to share this exciting offer.)
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