A Wild Goose Chase Christmas!

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I am so happy to be a part of the Abingdon Press Christmas Blog Tour! Today I will be highlighting the book A Wild Goose Chase Christmas written by Jennifer AlLee.

Below I included a brief synopsis of A Wild Goose Chase Christmas written by Jennifer AlLee herself, in addition to a link where you can go and read an excerpt of the book!

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“Upon her grandmother’s death, Izzy Fontaine finds herself in possession of a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt that supposedly leads to a great treasure. Of course, once the rest of the family finds out about the “treasure map,” they’re determined to have a go at the treasure themselves. And, if that weren’t enough, Max Logan, a local museum curator, contacts Izzy and says that Grandma Isabella promised him the quilt. What is it about this quilt that makes everyone want it? Is Izzy on a wild goose chase of her own, or a journey that will lead her to the treasure her grandmother intended?” 

Here is a place where you can go to read an excerpt from this awesome book.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a touching read that really emphasizes the true value of family. I loved how this book didn’t make the family aspect seem picture perfect, yet highlighted that some families go through.

Throughout this book, Izzy goes on a journey after her grandmother dies and she moves into her house. She finds all about the historical significance the quilt brings along with her family.

The fact that her brother, along with her mother only seemed to come around for the holidays when grandmother was alive and their interest in fortune seems to strain their relationship.

Oh, and I can’t forget the underlying story of the museum man. Is he only in it for the quilt or is true love blooming between him and Izzy?

I highly suggest you add this to your library this Christmas season!

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Towels & A coughing bowl!

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What you see in the picture above is our “sick setup” The other night it happened.. Penny started throwing up. Just when I got her comfortable with the “coughing bowl”, Bex started right after her. The only difference between them at this point.. Penny knows to use our “coughing bowl” where Bex hates using it. He expects me to pick his 27 lb 2 year old bum up and rush him to the toilet as fast as possible. This is completely unrealistic when it happens from a dead sleep, but hey I gave it all the effort I had all night!
Luckily they are back to feeling better & we are looking forward to painting pine cones tomorrow. Why pine cones you ask? Oh well Penny collects pine cones everyday on our way into and our way out of their pre-school. She insists on calling them acorns and also insists we get at least two every monday wednesday and friday. Her knew thing she insists on: storing them in her daddy’s old work boots! LOL Well considering the work boots are full & we still have a whole 5 months of pre-school I figure we better figure out some fun crafts with them. So first up are painting them with some paints I have leftover from other projects. Next we will make bird feeders with peanut butter & seeds with string. I think these will be especially cool with snow outside, but I’m nervous squirrels will get them! They seem to own the neighborhood around here.

So all in all;
Sick kids are so tough… (Sick husbands are worse ;))
& Crafts are amazing.