Thursday, March 31, 2016

March Highlights

Well, March is now over. It has been a fun but busy month. I thought I'd share a few of my highlights from this past month.

On March 5th, the Iditarod started. This was my fifth year following it. It is always a lot of fun. This year a friend and I had fun following it together. :)

A little while ago was my brother James' 14th birthday.

Some of the flowers are coming up! A few weeks ago we had crocuses and the tulips are almost up. :)



Towards the beginning of the month we got some chicks.




And I've been watching the 3rd season of When Calls the Heart. :) I'm really enjoying season 3. It's almost over though. In two weeks will be the season finale.




I also read some really good books. I read:
"Christy Miller" volume 2 by Robin Jones Gunn
"A Cousin's Prayer" by Wanda Brunstetter
"A Gown of Spanish Lace" by Janette Oke
"A Cousin's Challenge" by Wanda Brunstetter
"Through Waters Deep" by Sarah Sundin
"Dark Storm Rising" by Jesseca Wheaton

I hope everyone else had a great month! :)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

He is Risen!

Happy Easter Sunday everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.
Matthew 28:6  NASB

 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” And they remembered His words, and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
Luke 24:1-9  NASB


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Chicks

Two weeks ago we got four chicks. They are so cute! I just thought that I'd share a few pictures with all of you. 

                                This is Rachel and Effie, they are Barred Rocks.


This is Daisy and Feather they are Brown Leghorns.



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Anna's Crossing

 From the Back Cover:
     On a hot day in 1737 in Rotterdam, Anna K├Ânig reluctantly sets foot on the "Charming Nancy", a merchant ship that will carry her and her fellow Amish believers across the Atlantic to start a new life. As the only one in her community who can speak English, she feels compelled to go. But Anna is determined to complete this journey and return home, assuming she survives. She's heard horrific tales of ocean crossings and worse ones of what lay ahead in the New World. But fearfulness is something Anna has never known.
     Ship's carpenter Bairn resents the somber people, dubbed Peculiars by the deckhands, who fill the lower deck of the "Charming Nancy". All Bairn wants to do is to put his lonely past behind him, but that irksome and lovely lass Anna and her people keep intruding on him.
     Delays, storms, illness, and diminishing provisions test the mettle and patience of everyone on board. When Anna is caught in a life-threatening situation, Bairn makes a discovery that shakes his entire foundation. But has the revelation come too late?

"Anna's Crossing" had some parts in it that I didn't really like, but for the most part it was a good book.  It took me a little while to get into the story, but once I did I really enjoyed it. It was fun to see what it might've been like for the Amish when they came over to America from Germany. 

I give this book 8 out of 10 R's



Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Get To Know Me Tag

Jesseca from Whimsical Writings tagged me for the Get To Know Me Tag. Thanks Jesseca, it was a lot of fun! :)

Vital Stats...  
Name: Rebekah

Nicknames: Well, the only nicknames I have are ones that different family member come up with and call me. I've been called: Becky Lee (a shortened version of my first and middle name), Rebe, Beck-Beck, and Rebek. None of which I care for. 

Place of Birth: Idaho

Firsts...  
Best Friends: My first best friends were these two girl who I went to church with. We were all really close in age and we would always play together after church or at each others houses.

Award: Well, I have won a few trophy's for playing my violin in festival.

Sport: I don't do sports. 

Real Holiday: The first holiday that I really remember was the Christmas when I was five. I really wanted these certain dolls. I ended up getting them and I was so happy.

Concert: I haven't been to very many concerts, but I've played my violin in a couple, which was really fun.

Favorites... 
Film: Some of my favorites are: The Redemption of Henry Myers, Courageous, and Faith of Our Fathers.

TV Shows: When Calls the Heart!!! 

Color: Bright Blue. But I also like pink and pretty much any other bright color. :)

Song: I have a few favorites, but one of them is "Hold My Heart" by Tenth Avenue North.

Restaurant: Olive Garden. 

Books: I have a lot of favorite books, but some of my favorites are: Child of Mine by David and Beverly Lewis, A Gown of Spanish Lace by Janette Oke, Circle C Adventure and Circle C Milestone series by Susan K. Marlow, and the A Life of Faith: Mille Keith books.

Currently...  
Feeling: Happy. :)

Single or Taken: Single. I'm waiting for God to bring the right person along.

Eating: Nothing at the moment.

Watching: Just the computer screen. ;)

Wearing: Blue jeans, a blue stripped shirt, and blue socks to match. ;)

Future...  
Want children: Yes! I would love to have several. 

Want to be married: Yes!

Careers in Mind: Well, I want to get married and have kids. :) I would also like to continue teaching violin. 

Where you want to live: Well I would like to continue to live here in Idaho, but if I had to live someplace else then I'd choose Pennsylvania. 

Do You Believe in...  
God: Yes, I do. :)

Miracles: Yes.

Love at first sight: No, not really. It could happen, but not that often. Most likely it would be an attraction and not love.

Ghosts: No

Aliens: No

Soul Mates: Yes, I think so.

Heaven: Yes.

Hell: Yes

Kissing on the first date: Absolutely not! I don't think you should kiss until your wedding day.

Yourself: Yes.


Okay, I tag:

Here is a list of the questions to make them easier to copy.
Vital Stats...  Name: Nicknames: Place of Birth: 
Firsts...  Best Friends: Award: Sport: Real Holiday: Concert: 
Favorites...  Film: TV Shows: Color: Song: Restaurant: Books: 
Currently...  Feeling: Single or Taken: Eating: Watching: Wearing: 
Future...  Want children: Want to be married: Careers in Mind: Where you want to live: 
Do You Believe in...  God: Miracles: Love at first sight: Ghosts: Aliens: Soul Mates: Heaven: Hell: Kissing on the first date: Yourself: 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Reading Iditarod

3 more days until the Iditarod starts! Are you excited? I am! :)
During the Iditarod my younger brothers and I do the reading Iditarod. The reading Iditarod is where you read a certain amount of pages based on how many miles the Iditarod is. Like this year they will be taking the northern route which is 975 miles so we would read 975 pages. It is a fun, friendly competition that we enjoy doing each year. When a musher is the first to reach a certain checkpoint they get a prize, so when we get to that same checkpoint we also get a little prize. Once we finish the race we get a free book.
(Just to clarify, this is just something we do as a family. It's not something we actually sign up to do.) :)

These are the books that I chose to read this year.