Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August Highlights

Hi everyone! I cannot believe that August is over already! It just seems like summer has gone by super fast.
This month has been fun. It wasn’t too busy, which was kind of nice. :)

--On August 4th, my two younger brothers and I went to a concert. We saw Family Force 5. Okay, this is definitely not my type of music. The reason I went was because the concert was at a really fun waterpark. We had a lot of fun going down all of the super fun water slides. Since the concert was outside, the music wasn’t too loud, which was nice. ;) It was a really fun night.

--My family and I had fun watching the Olympics. My favorite events are swimming and women’s gymnastics. 

I was able to read these 9 books this month: 
Rebekah in Danger by Colleen L. Reece 
Christy Miller’s Diary by Robin Jones Gunn
Child of Mine by David and Beverly Lewis
Stage Fright by Catherine Marshall
With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin
Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin
Goodbye, Sweet Prince by Catherine Marshall
Defy by Tricia Mingerink
Brotherly Love by Catherine Marshall

How was your August? Did you watch the Olympics? Which event is your favorite?

Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Atonement

From the Back Cover:
The mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, now twenty-five and beyond Amish courting age. Instead, Lucy focuses on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County.Yet no matter how hard she strives, she never feels she's doing enough. Then her father strikes up an unexpected friendship with an Englischer in search of a simpler way of life. Lucy forms a connection of her own with the thoughtful young man even as she rejects courtship with her longtime Amish friend. Is it too late to embrace redemption… and the power of love?

The Atonement is Beverly Lewis’ newest book, it was released in March 2016. It is a stand alone, and probably one of my favorite stand alone books by Beverly Lewis. I enjoyed the characters and the story-line. I also really like Beverly Lewis' writing style. I would recommend this book and most of her other ones to anyone who enjoys Amish fiction. 

I give this book 9 out of 10 R's

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

July Highlights

July was a great month! It wasn’t too busy, which was really nice. :)

This is actually the view out of one of my bedroom windows.

--For the 4th of July my family and I went over to some good friends of ours' house and had a wonderful time visiting, eating dinner, and just having a great time. After it got dark some of us older kids drove down to a park where fireworks were being set off. They were all super pretty. All 11 of us kids who went and watched the fireworks crowded up on top of a firetruck and watched the show from there. (And yes, we did have permission to be up there. ;) ) 

--Towards the middle of July three of my friends and I had what we call a girls night. We stayed up super late watching movies, playing games, eating snacks, and having a wonderful time. :)

--My family and I have been having a fun time watching America’s Got Talent. It has been so fun. :) There are some acts that are not good to watch so we just skip those ones, but for the most part they are all good. 

--Last week some friends came over to our house and all of us kids went swimming in our pool. It was a ton of fun! :)

This past month I read:
Love Finds you in Valentine, Nebraska by Irene Brand 
Julia’s Last Hope by Janette Oke
The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher
The Princess Club by Catherine Marshall
When Breaks the Dawn by Janette Oke
Dare by Tricia Mingerink
Deny by Tricia Mingerink
Family Secrets by Catherine Marshall
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura’s Victory by Veda Boyd Jones
The Silent Blade by Jesseca Wheaton 
Mountain Madness by Catherine Marshall

August is going to be a little busier than July was, but still fun. :)