Sunday, March 24, 2019

Missing Monday: August Reiger

August Reiger was just 18 years old when he vanished without a trace along a hiking trail in the Ecuadorian resort town of Banos. He had just graduated from Classen Advanced Studies in May 2013 as the valedictorian of his class, and had plans on attending the University of Oklahoma. As a way of celebrating this milestone August's parents took him and his brother on a vacation to Ecuador. August was very interested in the culture of this area.

On June 16, 2013 the family decided to go on a hike. August was hiking ahead of his family and told them he would meet them at the top of the trail. The trail took a few hours to finish but August's parents Chris and Randa Reiger were not very far behind August. Yet they reached a pavilion at the top of the mountain and discovered August was not there. The family returned to their hotel room to see if August had made his way back and he wasn't there either. August was not carrying his passport or any money.

The local authorities immediately began to search for August. The Ecuadorian Military Personnel were called in to help with this search and rescue. There were no clues left behind as to what happened to August Reiger. Banos is a popular tourist area in Ecuador and reportedly not known for disappearances and kidnappings.

August's parents Chris and Randa believe that there is no possibility that Chris disappeared because he wanted to. To them, this possibility is out of the question. It had been a thought that August may have fallen somewhere during the hike.

The International search for August was reignited after authorities reported two possible sightings of him. The Ecuadorian police said that he had been spotted inside a pickup truck headed into the Amazon. This has led the family to believe their son may have been kidnapped. There have been no demands for a ransom and the family so far has not been contacted by any kidnappers.

President Barack Obama was informed and debriefed about August Reiger's disappearance and possible sightings. President Obama labeled August Reiger a "missing patriot"

August's family has publically asked any possible kidnappers for mercy. To those that might have August, they ask that he is kept safe and be brought home. A Facebook page was created to share information and developments in the search for August.

Theories about August's disappearance have been passed over the years. Some people wonder if August wanted to see more of the area. At the tender age of 18 most of us are curious and we want to seek out whats beyond the little world around us. Is it possible August was just curious and injured himself in the process? There are people who think that this might be the case and his body has not been discovered yet.

There's a couple problems with this theory from the view of many including myself is there was the intensive search that included military assistance. The trail was tame and visible from the hotel the Reiger's were staying at. This is a beautiful tourist's area that is not isolated. I believe that these reasons among others is why the disappearance of August was initially treated as a kidnapping despite no ransom ever being demanded.

Another theory is August just simply ran off. This is highly unlikely to his parents, a theory I think I have mentioned here already that they don't consider a possibility. August was a happy teen with plans and goals for his future. After all I have read and heard about this case I too think its very unlikely August decided to run off. He didn't even carry his passport that day on the hike.

We also send out our continued prayers that August Reiger will be reunited with his family.

As always I end this post with love and light, Bree

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Perfect for Spring Lucky Ducks Game from Pressman Toy

We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.
I could not wait to pull out the game Lucky Ducks with our 4 year old Brandi Lynn. The game will remind you of going to a small fair in the summer where they have a small pool set up with a bunch of rubber ducks floating around. Children will pick a duck and according to either a number or a color on the bottom of the duck, children will win a prize. Brandi Lynn loved doing this at the fair.

Jumping Jack Great for an Easter Gift from Goliath Games US

We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.
Our little ones are so excited for Easter. We have been playing this adorable game Jumping Jack from Goliath. Jumping Jack is a fun game to play with preschoolers.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Loving Our Ceramic "Angeled Eggs" Platter from Precious Moments

We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.

Spring is around the corner folks! Finally after all this cold weather. I'm excited to see the new Spring decor that is popping up in stores and online. I already have a favorite. Of course it comes from Precious Moments, I have always loved these beautiful tear-eyed characters. It has probably been 30 years since I started my collection of Precious Moments. I wanted the "Angeled Eggs" Platter as soon as I laid my eyes on it!

Our "Angeled Egg" Salt and Pepper Shakers from Precious Moments are so Cute

We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.

Easter is coming very soon. I am already preparing to have some family over for dinner. I am excited that I will be putting some new dish ware on my table. To go with the Precious Moments  "Angeled Eggs" Platter I have shared with you are the oh so cute Angeled Eggs Salt N Pepper Shakers.

These Angeled Eggs Salt N Pepper Shakers are just adorable. They are carefully crafted from ceramic, and look like two little egg angels with Precious Moments eyes. They also have a set of golden wings. The shakers stand approximately 2.5 inches high.

These would be a sweet gift for a friend or family member. They are perfect for Easter, housewarmings, weddings, or just because. They Look great on a kitchen shelf, windowsill or the family dinner table.

I always love to find gifts for family and friends at Precious Moments. Not only are they affordable but they have a 100% guarantee. If you find you are not happy with an item you can return it.

Precious Moments began more than three decades ago. Sam Butcher the creator began drawing these endearing teardrop-eyed children he called "Precious Moments," as gifts for family and friends.

Today, his Precious Moments artwork is among the most recognized art in the world, sharing messages of loving, caring and sharing with collectors from around the globe.

You may purchase the Angeled Eggs Salt N Pepper Shakers HERE
The "Angeled Eggs" Platter HERE
All other Precious Moments products Precious Moments HERE
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Check Out the New Creative Cafe Frappe Drink Maker from RoseArt

We received a sample in exchange for a honest an unbiased review.

Spring is just around the corner! RoseArt has brought forth a wonderful new toy in their Creative Cafe line for children to enjoy as they wait for the days to get warmer. Leah has been having so much fun with her Creative Cafe Frappe Drink Maker!