Sunday, May 29, 2016

Oregon Vacation

Hi everyone! This past week my family and I went to the Oregon Coast on vacation. We went to Cape Lookout which is about 15 minutes from Tillamook, OR. We got there on Sunday night. We stayed in a yurt. We've stayed in a yurt before and it's always been crowded, but fun. ;) We had fun going down to the beach and two of my brothers and I had fun playing in the ocean. High tide is my favorite because the waves are so big. :) On Wednesday we moved from our yurt and moved into a cabin. This was the first time we had stayed in a cabin, and let me just say that we all loved it. The yurts are nice, but the cabins are super fun! :)

We also went to the Tillamook Cheese Factory for lunch one day and celebrated my brother, Jonathan's, 16th birthday. My favorite parts of the trip was playing on the beach and staying in the cabin. I can't wait to go back! :) 

Here are a couple pictures from our trip. :)

This was the yurt that we stayed in.

And this is the inside of the yurt. 

This is the cabin that we stayed in. It was just so much fun. :)

And this is the inside of the cabin. To the left was a little living room area, and through that door was a small bedroom and a bathroom.

Most days we went down to the beach three different times. We went in the morning for low tide, where we found pretty rocks and some sand dollars. Then we went in the afternoon for high tide and in the evenings to watch the sunset. :)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Quote Tag~Day 3

Okay, today is the last day of the quote tag.
Here is my last quote. :) I really like it. It is so true! :)

Thanks again, Rebekah, for tagging me! :)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Quote Tag~Day 2

Here's day two of the quote tag!

 I really like this quote. It's really easy to put off doing stuff, but if you can get it done that day then you should.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Quote Tag~Day 1

Rebekah from Rebekah's Remarks tagged me for this tag. Thanks, Rebekah, it was fun!

The Rules:
--Thank the blogger who tagged you
--Nominate 3 new bloggers everyday
--Post a new quote everyday for 3 consecutive days

I am going to break one of the rules and not tag anyone, because most of the people I know have already been tagged. ;)

Okay. :) Here is my first quote:

Thursday, May 19, 2016

It's Show Time!

I got tagged for the It's Show Time tag by James. Thanks, James, It was a lot of fun! :)

The Rules:
~Answer the questions
~Tag 3 to 5 people

1. Who's your favorite actor's?
Kevin Sorbo. (God's Not Dead, Able's Field, What If)

2. Who's your favorite actress's?
Lori Loughlin (A Soldier's Love Story, When Calls the Heart-TV series)
Erin Krakow   (A Cookie cutter Christmas, When Calls the Heart-TV series)

3. What's your favorite animated movie?
I have a couple favorites. They are:

4. Do you like to have a snack while you watch a movie? If so, what's your favorite?
Sometimes I'll have a little snack at home while I'm watching a movie, but when I go to the theatre I will usually get a box of Junior Mints. 

5. What's your favorite genre?
I love movies that have a little action and have a nice little love story. :)

6. What's your favorite TV shows?
When Calls the Heart! ;) I love all three seasons, and I can't wait for the fourth one!

7. What's your top favorite movie?
I'm really not sure what my top favorite movie is. A couple of my favorites are: The Redemption of Henry Myers, Mom's Night Out, Courageous, and Faith of our Fathers.

8. Are there any movies coming out soon you can't wait to see?
I know that technically this isn't a movie, but I absolutely cannot wait for the 4th season of When Calls the Heart to come out. :) I'm also looking forward to God's Not Dead 2 to come to DVD so I can watch it again. ;)

9. What's your favorite sport based movie?
Soul Surfer.

10. What was the last movie you watched in the theaters?
God's Not Dead 2. It was really good.  :)

Here's a list of the questions.
1.Who's your favorite actor's?
2.Who's your favorite actress?
3.What's your favorite animated movie?
4. Do you like to have a snack while you watch a movie? If so, what's your favorite?
5.What's your favorite genre?
6.What's you're favorite TV shows?
7.What's your top favorite movie?
8.Are there any movies coming out soon you can't wait to see?
9.What's your favorite sport based movie?
10.What was the last movie you watched in the theaters?

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Author Interview

A couple weeks ago, I asked author Abigail Prigge if she would like to do an author interview here on my blog. I was so thrilled when she said yes! :) 

Abigail Prigge is a freelance writer and daydreamer. She is the founder of A Time 2 Write,where she blogs and coaches writing. She enjoys making cards, quoting Jane Austen, studying God’s Word, playing volleyball, skiing at Bogus Basin, and coffee dates.

1. When did you first become interested in writing?
It wasn’t long after I fell in love with reading that I became interested in writing. I was so entranced with stories that I wanted to create my own. 

2. How did you become interested in writing?
I think it was when I was about 11 and started reading series (like the Boxcar Children and the Happy Hollisters and Misty). I just loved the characters and the adventures so much that writing was the obvious thing to do.

3. Is there any specific authors/books that have inspired you?
I was definitely inspired by the Millie Keith series and a lot of books published by Bob Jones were Christian stories set in modern times and I liked that style. 

4. What was the first book that you had published?
The very first book I officially self-published was One Summer’s Desire

5. How long did it take you to write it?
It took me about a year to write. I rewrote it in about two months last year and released the second edition. 

6. What is the hardest part of writing for you? (character development, story line, etc.)
The hardest part for me is to come up with a plot line that keeps up the momentum of the story throughout the book.

7. What is the easiest part?
Definitely dialogue. I could write unbroken dialogue for pages and pages. However, I try to balance it out with narration and description. Otherwise, it would be more of a play or movie script. :)

8. Do you have a favorite time period that you like your stories to be set in?
I love to write about modern times. I enjoy drawing out the charm of the days we live in and showing what a fun adventure it can be to live for Christ in the 21st century. Plus, there's inspiration for it wherever you look! 

9. Was it easier to write Charlotte's Hope since you had co-authors or was it a little more difficult?
Charlotte’s Hope was a difficult process since it required the cohesiveness and agreement of three people instead of one. However, it’s a blessing to have the accountability and collaborative effort of creativity and research (not to mention the companionship and inside jokes!) 

10. Are you currently working on a book? If so when do you hope it will be done?
I am not currently working on a book but I would like nothing more than to start on a new one, and Lord willing, I will start soon! I thrive on deadlines, so if I could give myself a realistic but snappy deadline that would be great!

Abigail's books:

Charlotte is none too thrilled with her father when he sends her and her two sisters to spend Christmas with relatives in Argentina. Little does she know of the adventure, danger, and espionage that awaits her and her sisters, Clara and Constance. Neither does she expect to have her faith in the Lord tested like never before. Charlotte despairs that she will ever be able to mend her relationship with her father. Clara is convinced that she will never be able to marry the man of her dreams. Constance is determined to keep her beloved horse. Will Charlotte and her sisters escape the clutches of the outlaw gauchos trying to destroy them and their family? Will Charlotte be able to maintain her hope in the Lord in the midst of hopeless circumstances?

Sixteen-year-old Hadassah is a sweet, absentminded missionary kid and a camp counselor for two weeks. Her summer dreams are as big as the Montana sky. Hadassah's ambition is to share the truth about Jesus with her campers, but in another corner of her heart, she longs to make a true, lifelong friend. Her desires clash and bring her trouble she never planned on, friendships never imagined and a ministry not anticipated. 
I really enjoyed both of these books. :) You can buy them on Abigail's website or on Amazon.

I hope you enjoyed getting to learn a little about Abigail!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

April Highlights

I finally got around to doing my April highlights post. This month has been super busy! Here are a couple of my highlights from this past month.

We went on a field trip to Chick-Fil-A. It was really fun. We got to go back into the kitchen and see how everything was made. 

My aunt came to visit for a couple days. We had a really fun time with her. :)

I made oven fried chicken! This was actually a big accomplishment for me, because I absolutely do not like to touch raw meat. It is so disgusting. I was really happy that the chicken turned out well. ;) It was actually kind of fun making it, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. 

Season 3 of When Calls the Heart ended. It was SO good! It has also been announced that there will be a season 4 next year!!!!! :) I am so very excited! :) The only bad news is that I have a bit of a wait ahead of me. ;)

My friends and I had a When Calls the Heart marathon for season 3. :) We stayed up all night watching the season. :) It was so much fun.

The books I read this past month were:
They Called Her Mrs. Doc by Janette Oke
The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Atonement by Beverly Lewis
Christy Miller volume 3 by Robin Jones Gunn
A Bride for Donnigan by Janette Oke
Christy Miller volume 4 by Robin Jones Gunn

I'm looking forward to the rest of May. It looks like it will be another busy, but fun month. :)