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This holiday, my son was home–as all school aged kids are. 🙂 It was great! We had a lot of fun together, although our plans to get together with friends fell through since either we were sick, or they were sick, as the flu swept through our town. Did anyone else go down with it this year? I’m a big flu shot enthusiast, but it didn’t seem to do a bit of good on this particular strain this year, because a lot of people I know were really sick.

My husband stayed healthy, though, thank goodness! He didn’t get the holidays off this year from work, though, so that left a lot of time for me to find things to do with my son.

On the day that these hardcover, large print copies of AN AMISH SECOND CHRISTMAS arrived in the mailbox, I decided to try an Amish recipe for Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls from Lovina’s Amish Kitchen blog. I really enjoy her blog–it’s a heartfelt, inside look at an Amish family’s life. Lovina shares day to day life and recipes.

Because we’re an allergy family, we had to substitute a tiny bit, but the end result was delicious!

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Now, we didn’t manage to get them into balls, so we just put the concoction on a greased pan and stuck it in the freezer to harden up. I like to make caramel corn, but I think from now on I’ll be making it this way! The peanut butter really adds a little something.

And now, we’re back into our regular routines again. 🙂 Less sugar. More salad. It feels good, doesn’t it?

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Thursday's Bride MMFor a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve—and heart . . .

Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames her brother-in-law, Levi, for her husband’s accidental death—but she and her aging in-laws need him to keep their farm going. Yet as Levi takes on his responsibilities with a new determination and steadiness, she can’t help but regret that she chose his serious-minded brother over him. For Levi is still very much the passionate man she loved—and Rosmanda now has even more reasons to keep him at arm’s length . . .

Levi can’t blame Rosmanda for staying clear of him. He has mistakes to make up for and must finally do right by his parents. Still, he never got over his brother stealing Rosmanda away. And he can’t  deny the feelings that even now tempt them back to each other. And when a mistake from her past threatens her reputation, Levi will do whatever it takes to help her—and trust that faith and courage will at last help them claim a future together . . .