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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Message From Kristi's Family

This is Venessa Frutos, I am posting on behalf of David, Soren and the entire Kubis-Frutos Family. We hope that you have heard from us personally, but in the event we have been unable to reach you; Kristi passed away suddenly early this morning while visiting family in Arizona. Our entire family is grief-stricken at the loss of our beautiful and kind-hearted wife, mother, sister, cousin and friend.

At the same time we wish to express our deep love and appreciation to all of those who have touched her life and continue to bless her and her family with your outpouring of love and concern. Thank you for the support you have given Kristi as she shared her challenges, goals, and dreams with you through her love of blogging.

I will update with information about memorial services as soon as they are finalized. Please feel free to post a comment here or send a private message if you would like to be contacted directly by a family member.


The Kubis-Frutos Families

Sunday, December 26, 2010

JumpStart 3D Virtual World- WINNER

Forgive me, I got a little caught up in the Holiday madness and forgot to announce a winner for the JumpStart Membership!!


1. mommy days said...
thanks for this awesome giveaway! i would so love to win this for my lil girl.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry ChristmasTo All!

We went to a creche (a showing of nativities from all over the world) a few weeks ago. We had a great time looking at the beautiful- AMAZING displays of nativities and then spent time doing crafts and games. One thing I didn't expect was that I would be dressing up as Mary before the night was through. But I guess that's what happens when you have a 4 year old. Zorro saw the people dressing up and getting photos taken and wanted to join in. We completely encouraged it until we realized that he wanted us to be a part of that photo too. Well, I wasn't about to spoil that moment for him so I let them dress me and D let them dress him- OMG I can't believe D let them dress him!!!- and we set out to be Mary, Joseph and a Shepherd. The shepherd insisted I hold the "baby Jesus" doll.

Just doing this dressing up made Zorro so happy, and I mean SO happy that he talked about it for a week several times a day. I LOVE that I didn't allow the fact that I was makeup free and hadn't showered in 2 days or even being too self conscious in general stop me from dressing up and smiling for a camera. To make my sweet boy that happy thrills me and I didn't miss our on that moment.

I thought I'd share the photo with you for a little chuckle. and I must say for being make up free I looked pretty good! Don't let Zorro's lack of smile make you think he isn't just about the happiest kid in the world that moment. They just didn't get a good pic of him dang it!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

JumpStart 3D Virtual World- Review & Giveaway {CLOSES 12/20/10)


I am re-posting this giveaway because the entrants of the last giveaway (ALL OF THEM) didn't have a link to an email or an email to reach them at. PLEASE if you're going to enter make sure you have an email or at least a public blog so I can post to your blog as a winner.


About a year ago I did a review of JumpStart. We loved it then and we love it even more now!
There's not too many online games I let Zorro play, in fact there's only two and this is one of them.

Story Land - D

JumpStart is a virtual world with areas that are made for kids of different ages and learning is the name of the game. Our favorite StoryLand which is not a new addition but one that Zorro always goes back to because he loves it so much. There's games and activities galore and the graphics are really cool. There is honestly so much to do it's mind-boggling and a little overwhelming at first until you learn how to maneuver through. 

Story Land - Monkey GameStory Land - Paint Program

Some of the new and really fun additions include Uncle Milton's Amazing ScienceLand, the Enchanted Sanctuary, where you can RAISE A DRAGON!!! (Dragons are a big thing at our place), FutureLand and MarineLand.

Dragon Birth CertificateDragon Bath 3

JumpStart is loaded with fun for kids of all ages! It's packed (and I mean PACKED) games and activities and they are constantly developing more, your kids will never get bored! OH! And a side note one membership account allows for 6 different logins so each of your kids has they're own world that they can save and go back to and not have to share. That's always a bonus!

Don't miss out on the learning and FUN!

WIN A 6 Month Membership to JumpStart!

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All reviews are my personal opinion and experience with products and services.
Others might have a different opinion. 
I DID received free product in exchange for this review.
Winner will be selected at random through a random number generator. I will post the winner in a separate post. If I can't reach you through a link to your site or I don't hear back within 72 hours I will generate another number.
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