Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November Highlights

November was yet another busy, but good month.

--The beginning of this month my aunt came to visit for a couple days. We all had a really fun time with her. 

--Thanksgiving. My family and I went over to our grandparents house for Thanksgiving dinner.

--Last month I mentioned that I was working on sewing a table runner. Well, this month I finished it. :)

I was able to read 5 books this month.
Millie’s Steadfast Love by Martha Finley (adapted by Kersten Hamilton)
Tearoom For Two by Susan Page Davis
Dana’s Valley by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
Sierra Jensen volume 2 by Robin Jones Gunn
The Christmas Secret by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I'm Thankful For...

Addyson from I Am Addyson tagged me for this Thanksgiving tag. The rules are to just list 10 things that I’m thankful for and, if I want to, why I’m thankful for those thing. 


--My Home

--My family.
  I love my family so much and am so thankful to have them as my family.

  I just love books! Reading is something that I really enjoy doing in my free time. 


  Snow is so beautiful and it’s so much fun. I also love sledding in it! :)

  Friends are so wonderful! I love spending time with them, talking about our favorite books and movies together. They’re just great.

--The Oregon Coast
  The beach is one of my most favorite places to go. It’s so much fun playing in the water and it’s just such a pretty place.

 I enjoy listening to music and playing it on my violin.

--The Library and Book Stores

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope everyone had a wonderful day! :)

I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders.
-Psalm 9:1 NASB 

O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
-1 Chronicles 16:34 NASB

Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
-Psalm 106:1 NASB

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Q&A Tag

Faith did this tag a little while ago. She didn't tag anyone, but she left it open for whoever wanted to do it. So, I decided to go ahead and do it because it looked fun. :) I'm also not going to tag anyone, but if you want to do this feel free to do so!

Okay, now the questions and my answers:

1. What is your favorite season?
Fall and winter, although there is something that I like about each season.

2. What is your favorite hot drink?
I don't really like hot drinks that much. Although a minty tea is pretty good.

3. Do you have a favorite author? (Or top 3)
My top favorite authors are: Beverly Lewis, Janette Oke, and Sarah Sundin.

4. If you're a writer, what is your favorite part of the writing process?
I'm not a writer, but sometimes I think it would be fun to write a book. I think that the easiest part for me would be to come up with a story. I'd just have a bit of a hard time trying to actually write it down and have it all come together.

5. Would you rather read the book or watch the movie?
It depends. I usually like to read the book then watch the movie, but sometimes I will just watch the movie then read the book. 

6. You can have any pet in the world—what would you choose?
None. I don't really like animals that much.

7. Are you an outside person or an inside person?
I'm an inside person, except when it comes to the beach. ;)

8. Do you have a favorite music band/group/singer?
I like most of Tenth Avenue North's songs.

9. Favorite online media site? (Pintrest, Twitter, Facebook, etc..)?
I don't have any. ;)

10. What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Dana's Valley by Janette Oke. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Wish // Book Review

From the Back Cover:

Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own.

Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona--it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind.

When Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Leona's fiancé, the deacon's son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

I just recently finished reading The Wish and it was really good. I really like Beverly Lewis' books, but this one is my favorite standalone book by her. The story was engaging and the characters were all great. I can't wait for Beverly Lewis' next book to come out! : )

I give this book 9 R's out of 10

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Race

Last year my brothers Jonathan and James had to make a short movie for their writing class. It had to be at lest 5 minutes long and it had to have a biblical principal to it. They worked together to create this short movie, “The Race”. I just thought I’d share it with everyone. :)

I hope you enjoyed!