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September 2021 Recap

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September 2021 Recap

Hey everyone! I’M BACK!! After a trip, and getting sick for a few days, I’m finally here and ready to blog again. I’ll have more details about that later! 😁

Oh and yeah, so sorry this post is so late. Again, I was sick. XD Let’s see how much of September I can even remember – at least from the beginning!

*ALERT: Lots and lots of pictures ahead…. Enter at your own risk* ;P

~Well, you already know about our Apple Harvest. That was a good productive time!

~Right after that, my Grandma and (13 year old) Aunt Abigail came to stay with us while my parents went on a trip together. It was so much fun to get to spend some time with them!

Giant selfie! (Or Us-ie…?) XD

Lizzie and I with Abigail

I love all these pictures of Grandma and each of us kids! ❀️

Mom and Dad went to the Copper canyon together, which is a few hours away from here. They rode the world’s longest zip-line, hiked, went boating and did other fun stuff together!

When they got back, we had a hotdog roast for my brother Andy’s 13th birthday

We planted pumpkins for the first time ever, and I love them! I definitely want to start planting them every year. They’re so pretty! Can’t wait to make some pies and other pumpkin-y treats with them. πŸ˜€

After that, I think we just did normal stuff, got sick, and got ready for our trip. So skip all that, and now you’re caught up to the fun part! You’re welcome. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜€

~FAMILY CAMP! This was probably my highlight of the entire year… It was amazing to spend a couple of days with our great friends at Heritage Baptist Church. I don’t have a whole ton of pictures – instead I’m making a video. But it’s not done yet, so. πŸ˜… I do have some though!

We sang a LOT during camp. Friday night, we played guitar and sang until around 11:30 I think, and I pretty much lost my voice the rest of the night.πŸ˜… Totally worth it though, because I enjoyed that time so much. πŸ˜€

My fellow redhead, Gabby, and I braided our hair together, which was really fun/funny! πŸ˜…

Congregational singing

Camp was amazing – way better than I’m making it sound at the moment. πŸ˜‚ Hopefully I’ll be able to share the video I’m making about it later. For now, gotta keep working on it! πŸ˜‰

~While there, we also visited another church and had some good fellowship with friends we hadn’t seen in awhile, as well as some new friends. πŸ˜€

~After Family Camp, we stayed in AZ for another week or so to visit with friends, and also for a wedding! (Pictures of that will have to be in a future post, since that happened in October, not September… lol.)

Anyway, we had a great visiting our friends, the Hublers. We got to spend a good bit of the day with them. We took a spur of the moment trip to the store for ice cream, which we brought home and ate with homemade cookies. So fun!!!!

Playing Chess with Gabby. She creamed me big time, but it was still lots of fun!!!

A few days later we went to the Petzold’s house, which was awesome, and a whole new fun adventure in itself!

I did some recording with Kyra, which was a lot of fun!!

Last time we were together, we accidentally took a picture where it looked like Annika’s arm was really long. We decided to try and redo that picture, and here are our results. I think it turned out pretty good, haha!! πŸ˜‚

They made some amazing, delicious pies!!

Well, I’d probably better start to bring this post to an end now, so let’s get on with this month’s stats. πŸ™‚

I read:

(A lot!) XD

~The Princess Bellaheld by Julie Sutter (5 Stars)

~Scout – The Treasure of Rodynsteyn Castle by Piet Prins (5 Stars)

~Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (5 Stars)

~The Giant Killer by A.L.O.E. (4 Stars)

~The Confessions of St. Patrick (4 Stars)

~ The Haunted Room by A.L.O.E. (5 Stars)

~Courageous by Randy Alcorn (5 Stars)

~Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery (5 Stars)

~ Red Rover, Red rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)

~Plan to Fail by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (4 Stars)

~Bad Things, Small Packages by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)

~Tutor, Nanny, Spit-up, Sky by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)

~A-Spying we will Go by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)

~Once Upon a Dime by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)

~Five Star Spy by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)

~Fair in War by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)

Altogether roughly over 3,200 pages! πŸ˜‚

Bible:

~Deuteronomy

~Joshua

~John

~Zepheniah

~Philipians

~Colossians

Blog Posts:

~August 2021, Recap

~Apple Harvest

~October Bullet Journal Set Up


September was an awesome month, and probably my favorite of the year so far. It was so great to see family and friends! I hope you guys had a great month as well!

Love,

Rosy ❀️ 🍁 😘

What did you do in September? Are you excited for Fall? Have you read any of the books I read this month?

October Bullet Journal Set Up 🍁 πŸ‚

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Hey everyone!!

IT’S FALL!!! I’ve been looking forward to autumn for a while, and I’m so excited it’s finally here! Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. πŸ™‚ 🍁 πŸ‚ πŸ˜„ YAY for fall!!

So of course, my theme for October is… Autumn! πŸ˜€

The cover page is a lot more complicated than I normally make, but I really love how it turned out!! It’s soo fall-y! XD πŸ˜€

Next we have a quote made (Which I love!!), and A Line a Day. πŸ™‚

Habit and Mood Tracker. πŸ™‚

Sleep Tracker, Bible Reading Tracker and my social tracker. πŸ™‚

So far I have only a couple of books written down, but don’t worry – the entire page will fill up before long. 😁 For now, here’s just the corner of the page that I have. XD

And lastly, here’s my daily log, which I think turned out really nice and atumn-y. πŸ˜„ πŸ‚

And there we have it! This is one of my favorite set ups I’ve ever done. 🍁 Did I mention I love Autumn? I love coziness, reading books and drinking tea, all the pretty colors… I’m really looking forward to doing all the autumn-y things, and checking off my bucket list (which I hope to post later!)

Anyway, we have a two week trip coming up the day after tomorrow (which I’m SO excited about!), so I have to go continue getting ready. So I won’t be posting for a couple of weeks and my September Recap may be a few days late, but I’ll be back soon, hopefully with some fall posts! πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy ❀️ 🍁

P.S. Even though this was posted today, I actually wrote it on September 22, at 4:30 PM. XD So when you read this, assuming you read it shortly after being posted, we’ll probably be on our trip and having an amazing time. πŸ™‚ Consequently, I may not be on the computer to moderate and answer comments, but I will soon. Have a great day!! ❀

What’s your favorite season? Do you prefer “Fall” or “Autumn”?

Apple Harvest, 2021

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Every year around August or September my family has apple harvest, where we process and can apples in many various forms. It’s a lot of fun – for the first couple hours! After hours and hours and days, it does get quite tiring though. However, it’s definitely worth it to have apples saved for the rest of the year!

We have two apple trees, but the majority of the apples, we bought and picked from our neighbor’s trees.

For two days, we cut, chopped, sliced, peeled, juiced, froze, mashed, boiled and cooked apples. We made apple cider, apple pie filling, dried apples, frozen apples, canned apples, apple sauce, apple butter and more. You name it, we probably made it!! πŸ˜‚

My adorable brother, James

For lunch, since we didn’t really have time to make anything, Dad got hamburgers, which is a special treat. T’was a bright spot in a rather long, tiresome day. Lol!

After lunch, we resumed work. Apples, apples, apples! These are a fraction of the jars that we canned. I think most of these are apple cider, which will be awesome during the fall and winter months!

The next afternoon, we (finally!) we were mostly finished, except for a little bit more dehydrating we did here and there for the next few days. πŸ™‚

Here are the estimated results of our harvest, (which we have affectionately dubbed “Apples Party”

~Canned 62 quarts of apple juice
~Canned 29 quarts of apple sauce
~19 gallons of juice for the freezer
~8 quarts of apple sauce for the freezer
~19 gallons of apple slices for the freezer
~Filled the 9 tray dehydrator 7 times
~9 quarts apple butter
~24 pints apple butter
~27 quarts of apple pie filling

Roughly 800 lbs of apples were processed. Yay!!

What’s your favorite apple product? Red or green apples? (Green all the way for me!)

Love,

Rosy 🍎 🍏 ❀️

August 2021 Recap

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August 2021 Recap

Hey everybody!!

Can you believe it’s already September?! I’m especially excited for this month, because 1) AUTUMN! and 2) We’re planning on taking a trip to go to Family Camp with our Church there. We haven’t seen them in a year now (which is waayyy too long), and we’re really, really, extremely excited!!! That’s near the end of the month, and I’m very sure you’ll hear lots about it in future posts. πŸ˜€ So exciting!

This post, however, is about August, not September, so let’s get into it!! πŸ˜€


Early in the month, our family traveled to a town a few hours away to visit some good friends of ours and to start of some evangelical meetings there. We stayed for a couple of days, and had a really good time!

A bunch of us got up early(ish) in the morning to go hiking with our friends in the mountains Ok, large hills by the town. We hiked for a couple of miles, but it felt like longer, as some parts weren’t super easy going. It was loads of fun though! The little kids did a great job keeping up. πŸ˜„

The view was really pretty from the top!!

Later that afternoon we played soccer until we were tired out, and then they taught us a Mexican game that I forget the name of…. It was kinda similar to baseball, but also quite different. I don’t even know how to play baseball. But they told me it was similar, so. Lol!

After that we rested, and watched the kids get wet and muddy, and catch toads. It was really hot and dry, so the water felt good. πŸ˜‚

That evening we held a meeting inside our friend’s pizza place, which went well. πŸ™‚ We left at around… 8:00 maybe? And got home around 11 or 12. πŸ˜„ It was a really good time!!


I can’t think of any other major events or anything that happened after that, so here are a few random photos for you guys. πŸ˜€

James and Me!
Mom and the youngest kids doing school
Andy and a garter snake he caught

Some pictures of our family on a walk. I got carried away taking pictures with my brother’s camera. The selfie stick was fun, lol! I won’t post all the pictures (there were a lot XD), but here are a couple of the best ones.

Dad doing a Bible study with some friends of ours in the mountains
Dad and a few of the kids at a restaurant during a border trip

In August I…

Read:

  1. Children of the Storm by Natasha Vins (5 stars)
  2. Journey’s of Four by Rebekah Jones (5 stars)
  3. Beautiful Girl by Karen Andreola (4 stars)
  4. Her Mother’s Secret by E.D.E.N. Southworth (5 stars)
  5. Jacob DeShazer by Janet and Geoff Benge (5 stars)
  6. Scout and the Sailing Slueths by Piet Prins (4 stars)

Bible:

~Numbers

~Ecclesiastes

~Lamantations

~Job

~Psalms

~Luke

I did read as much as I would have liked to, but hopefully I will get more reading in this month!

Blog Posts:

~July 2021, Recap

~Advertisement/Review Opportunity

~My New Laptop (+ Some Random Memes to make this Post moreΒ Interesting)

~β€œGraphics by Josie” Etsy ShopΒ Review!

~September Bullet Journal SetΒ Up


Love,

Rosy

How was your August? Do you have any plans for September?

My New Laptop (+ Some Random Memes to make this Post more Interesting)

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Hey everyone! I’m super excited to be writing this blog post! Hopefully you didn’t read the title of this blog post, so it’ll be a surprise…. (Not likely, but one can always hope!)

Anywho. My parents gave me a laptop!!! I was SUPER surprised and excited!!!! I’ve been wanting to save up for a while…. But it was going to take me probably 1,307 years to save up the money for the one I wanted…! So I thought maybe I might be able to finally save up for one when I am… *calculates how old I will be in 1,307 years* 1,324 years old.

πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

So yeah, I’m slightly (VERY) excited! I’ve been having a lot of fun designing and customized to fit my style, needs and wants. Designing the background was a blast! Here’s what I made.

As you can see, I designed the background with category, so that I can organize the apps and folders I have on my desktop screen. And of course, I made it “me” by making it light teal color, and adding some pretty flowers. πŸ˜€ Sometime, when I bored of this one, I can make pretty easily make another with a different theme. πŸ˜€

I also added a Bible verse in the upper left corner. (Colossians 3:23) “Whatever you do, do your work heartily as unto the Lord… It is the Lord whom you serve.” I put that there to remind me to make sure that everything I do on this laptop is honoring to God. πŸ˜€

So yeah, really love how that all turned out!!

Thank you so much, Mom and Dad!!!! πŸ˜ƒ ❀️

And now, time for some very random memes (To make this post longer, more interesting, and funnier…! ) πŸ˜‚ ENJOY!!


Oh, and one more thing real quick before I leave. I can’t decide what theme to do for my September set up…. Here are a few of my ideas. Which ones would you be most interested in seeing? (no promises to necessarily do any of them, but I likely will, and really want to hear what you think!!!) Please let me know in the comments!!!

A. Pastel Colors

B. Purple Lavender

C. Art (and art supplies)

And let me know if you have any other ideas you’d like to see!


Hope you guys enjoyed this very random post, laughed at the memes, and just maybe found the laptop design inspiring. 😁

Have a great day!!!

Love,

Rosy πŸ¦‹ ❀️

P.S. I’m currently sick and laying and bed…. But that’s ok, because it’s raining, and the thunder is sooo cool!! And, with my laptop, and can even write this blog post while I’m resting…! Haha! πŸ˜‚ 😁

July 2021, Recap

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July 2021, Recap

Hey everyone!! Can you believe it’s already August? I know I say this every month, but… IT’S CRAZY! This year is going by sooo fast!!

But we’re here to talk about July, not August, so. What happened this month anyway? I forget half of it.. XD But hopefully I shall remember as I go. πŸ™‚

Well, it’s been raining nicely this year! The last couple of years, we have been in a pretty bad drought, and hardly got any rain. But this year, it’s actually been raining, so praise God for that! It’s getting really green, and I love it so much.

A pretty sunset!

I’ve been doing classes with my youngest siblings, which has been fun! πŸ˜€

Reading Glaucia the Greek Slave, given to me by my friend, Susie!! It was really good! πŸ˜€

Our family goes on walks together frequently in the summer. It’ really fun, and the weather as been beautiful!!!

8 out of 11 of us XD Some of the kids ran up ahead, and I was behind taking the picture. πŸ˜€

Later this month (just a few days ago) Ruthie, Susie and I went with Dad to the border! We go every every so often to get our mail, go shopping, and whatever other errands we need to do. πŸ˜€ I always love going.

We left at 3:30 in the morning, and got there around 9:30. The sunrise that morning was really pretty!

It rained a lot on the trip, was was so much fun! The weather was beautiful……!!!

It looks like Dad is sleeping while he’s driving, but DON’T WORRY! He’s just blinking. πŸ˜‰ LOL!!

We went to Coldstone Creamery while we were in El Paso! It was my first time going, and it was AMAZING….. I got coffee ice cream with chocolate and caramel and nuts….. Ahhhh!! We got to watch the lady making it, witch looked super fun, and I decided what my future job will be. LOL!

Sadly, I didn’t get a picture of the ice cream. Sorry, I was just too busy eating it. XD

James and I took picture of each other with these purple flowers. He was quite proud of the pictures he took himself! πŸ˜€ ❀

My sister, Lizzie, and I. πŸ˜€
I painting on this book cover!
Our garden earlier this month. It’s grown even bigger since then!
My newest painting!

In July I…

Read:

~Iceland Intrigue by C.R. Hedgcock (5 stars!)

~So Stick a Geranium in Your hat and be Happy by Barbara Johnson (5 stars)

~Augustines Confessions by Augustine of Hippo (5 stars)

~The Basket of Flowers by Christof Von Schmid (5 stars)

~William Carrey by Janet and Geoff Bence (5 stars)

~The Gospel in Bonds by Georgi Vins (5 stars!)

~Glaucia the Greek Slave by Emma Leslie (5 Stars)

~Apostate by Kevin Swanson (5 stars)

Bible:

~Jeremiah

~Exodus

~Leviticus

~1 Peter

~2 Peter

~Micah

(All 5 stars! lol!)

Watched:

~Misty of Chinquoteague

~An American Tale XD

~Heidi

~Chariots of Fire

Blog Posts:

~June 2021, Recap

~Rosy Marr and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day//The Ways that God is Keeping me Humble, and in Which I Almost Decide to Move to Scotland

~Sunshine and Rainbows Tag

~My Family’s Favorite Audio Dramas

~August 2021, Bullet Journal Set Up

Youtube Videos:

~Painting on a Book Cover! πŸ“š 🎨

~Butterfly Painting Time Lapse πŸ¦‹


How was your month of July? Do you have any plans for August? Have you ever been to Coldstone Creamery? πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy 🌻 πŸ¦‹

August 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up

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August 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up

Hey everyone!! Can you believe it’s almost August?! To me, August seems to signify that we’re nearing the end of the year. How crazy is that?!

Also, this set up used up the LAST of my bullet journal!!!! “tis a bit sad, like saying good bye to an old friend (Hey! It stuck with me throughout this whole year!). BUT. I have another one coming in the mail soon! I’m excited to get it, and to show you guys in my September set up. πŸ˜€ (Spoiler: It’s a certain shade of green. That’s all I’m saying. You’ll get to meet him next month.) πŸ˜‰

Anyways, the theme for this month, is….

🌻Sunflowers!!!🌻

I’ve been wanting to do a sunflower theme for months, and I’m (mostly) really happy with how it turned out! There are a few things yes, that definitely could have been done better, but for the most part, I love it. 🌻

Here is the cover page, Word of the Month, Goals (which I haven’t written yet, sorry!) and a gratitude log. As you can see, I have everything pretty compact and squished together, since I had only a few pages left in the book to fit everything. When I get my new journal, I hope to be a bit more loose with it, and be able to use some more pages! And I love how the little sunflower I drew turned out…. πŸ˜€ (If I do say so myself. Lol!)

My word of the month for August is Meekness – something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately! Which actually brings me to my first regret – the lettering I did for “Meekness” is atrocious. I thought and thought of ways to cover it up, but that was easier said than done. At last, I decided to be meek, leave it as it is, and post it anyway. It’s a good reminder to be humble… LOL! πŸ˜‚

Mood tracker (which I love!) habit tracker, and a goals and rewards thing. πŸ˜€

I did a sleep tracker for the first time last month, and it went well, so I think I’ll start adding it to my regular set up from now on. πŸ˜€ The second page was empty and I couldn’t decide how to fill it, so I finally decided to do a very random “life tracker”. Kinda like a habit tracker, but different. I think it turned out pretty cute!

And this brings me to my second regret, which is how I accidentally wrote “Life”… Oh well, I’ll survive! XD

And lastly, my Books, Bible and Social Tracker! I left some space on my books and Bible sections, to hopefully write in more books that I want to read, but didn’t necessarily plan on. πŸ™‚

And there you have it! There’s a weekly log page as well, but it’s pretty boring, so I won’t show it here. πŸ˜‰ I really love this set up, and CAN’T WAIT to use it! Yay for August! And sunflowers!! 🌻 ❀️

As a bonus, here are some sunflower pictures I took last year, that I love! πŸ˜€

I hope you guys enjoyed this post!! If you bullet journal, what’s your theme for August? πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy 🌻 πŸ’–

My Family’s Favorite Audio Dramas

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My Family’s Favorite Audio Dramas

Hello everyone!

I don’t know about you guys, but my family loves listening to audio dramas. Whether it’s passing time on a road trip, or listening while we do our chores, it’s one of our favorite things to so. Here are some of our very favorite audio dramas to listen to!

Lamplighter Theatre

These audio dramas are very entertaining, and full of Christian values and lessons. We have listened to most of these. My personal favorites are The White Gypsy, The Haunted Room and Sir Malcom and the Missiong Prince. (Along with all the rest we’ve heard!)

Listen to a new episode free every week HERE!

Heirloom Audio Productions

These stories are based after historical fiction books by G.A. Henty. It’s a super fun way to learn about history. Filled with with action and adventure, these dramas are a guaranteed hit with the whole family!

My favorite dramas are Beric the Britan, In Freedoms Cause and Under Drakes Flag!

Jonathan Park

Following the Park and Brennan families, these adventure filled dramas are filled with evidences for creation vs. evolution. I’ve probably heard these 10 times each, but each time I do, I learn more! It’s seriously pack filled with awesome information.

My favorite seasons are The Beowulf, The Copper Scroll, and the Whispering Sphinx.

Down Gilead Lane

Our family looks forward to every Saturday when a new episode of Down Gilead Lane comes on. These stories are about the Morrison family, and their friends. The stories are filled with lessons for all ages.

Listen to a free episode every week HERE!

Red Rock Mysteries

Based on the book series by Jerry Jenkins, these stories are so much fun! Follow Ashley and Bryce, 13 year old twins, as they constantly find themselves in the middle of a mystery… This is great for anyone who enjoys a good mystery! We’ve listened to these over and over again!

Listen to a new episode every week HERE!

Focus on the Family Radio Theatre

Similar to Lamplighter theatre, these audio dramas are based after classic books. Our favorites are Little Women, The Hiding Place, Bonhoeffer and Ben Hur. Oh and Squanto. XD

Listen to a new episode every week HERE!

Ranger Bill

This is an old one from the 1950’s, about Ranger Bill and his adventures as a forest ranger. We always listen to these are road trips – it’s kind of a tradition. Lol!

Listen to Ranger Bill HERE!

Your Story Hour


This is another oldish one, though maybe not as old as Ranger Bill. Your Story Hour has missionary stories, history stories, and more modern stories as well.

Listen to a new episode every week HERE!

Patch the Pirate

We’ve listened to Patch the Pirate for almost as long as I can remember! Each story is fun and full of adventure and Biblical truths. There’s also a lot of fun songs in each episode. This one is geared towards younger listeners, however I’ll probably never fully grow out of it. LOL!

Listen to a new episode every week HERE!


I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and got some good recommendations! Each of these dramas are Christian based, and great for the whole family. Have you listened to any of these? Do you have any other good Christian audio drama you like to listen to?

Have a great day!

Love,

Rosy 🌸 ❀️

Rosy Marr and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day//The Ways that God is Keeping me Humble, and in Which I Almost Decide to Move to Scotland

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July 7th, 2021. The day started out less than stellar. I hadn’t fallen asleep until around 1 the night before, and consequently, missed my 6:00 clock, which I had set to make breakfast in the morning. I jumped out of bed at almost 7, rushing to get breakfast made. Breakfast was a bit late. Instead of my usual peaceful, Reading-My-Bible-And-Drinking-Yummy-Hot-Tea-In-Perfect-Silence-Before-The-Family-Was-Up, it had turned into a Why-Didn’t-I-Hear-My-Alarm and a slightly stressful Dash-Around-And-Get-Breakfast-On-The-Table-Quick-as-I-Can kind of day. 

However, I resolved to not let this morning get the better of me,and ruin my day. So I forgot about it, and moved on with my day, hoping it would get better. And it showed no signs of getting worse, until I went to the store for eggs early that afternoon. It was all well and great. Until. Until I finished checking out, and picked up the two large flats of eggs to carry to the car. However, the eggs seemed to have other ideas, and decided to stay behind if at all possible. In other words, about half of the eggs took a one way trip to the floor. 

Oh wow, that was the most embarrassing moment I’d had in quite a while! Especially considering I was now holding up a line of about 7 people. I was extremely flustered, and didn’t know what to say. Thankfully, the boy running the cash register (a boy around 14, and our neighbor) was nice about it, and told me it was fine. I tried to say something, but every Spanish word I ever knew fled my mind, and I think something weird came out of my mouth. My sister Lizzie, who was with me, was very helpful indeed. β€œYou’re as red as a beet, Rosy!” and β€œYou’re making it worse, Rosy!” she said, while laughing under her breath. However, I was glad she was with me for support, and to share in my embarrassment. 

One of the ladies in line said something to me that sounded like it was meant to be reassuring, however I couldn’t tell since it was in German. That of course, only made the situation seem worse, but I smiled through my red face. The boy running the cash register refilled the flat of eggs and gave it to us for free, which was kind. He told us everything was fine, and that we could go ahead a go – they would clean up the gigantic mess. I thanked him, and we left, but after I left I realized I had forgotten to even apologize. I decided to move to Scotland.

I carried the eggs extra carefully to the car, only managing to drop the keys once. When I got home, I dropped the groceries right outside our door, and the food spilled everywhere. I started crying, then laughing, then crying again. My dad came, and helped me clean everything up. The family laughed at my story, which of course I didn’t mind. (I’d rather they laugh than just about any other reaction they could give!) 

β€œDo you know who’s going to know about this before too long?” Dad laughed. β€œThe whole neighborhood!” It was true, as outsiders, Christians, and Americans, everything notable that we did was frequently talked about and shared throughout the community! Oh well, I would probably survive being known as the girl who dropped the eggs. 

As I write this, it doesn’t sound half as traumatizing as it felt like at the time, but it was certainly very mortifying at the time! I spent the afternoon agonizing over what I had done, and passionately vowing never to buy, eat, or even look at eggs ever again, for the rest of my life and forevermore. Of course, that ended when I made scrambled eggs for supper that evening. 😁

I was only beginning to recover from my trauma when the next catastrophe entered my life. 

It was that evening,right after church. Our neighbor (the same boy who ran the cash register earlier that morning when I dropped the eggs!) was taking care of a horse, and that evening he offered to let us ride for a bit. Of course, everyone was ecstatic, so we did. We each took turns riding around the yard a couple of times, and I went with my younger siblings. My dad and a few other men stood by watching and visiting. It was all going well, until the very last ride, which was my 9 year old sister Ruthie and I. 

As the horse turned around, it suddenly decided to run, taking me very much by surprise. I reached back to make sure Ruthie, who was sitting behind me,didn’t fall off, meanwhile trying to calm the horse with the other hand. (For the record, I am far from a good horse rider, and have very little experience.) However all of my efforts were in vain, and in a fraction of a second, my sister and I were flying through the air. I’m pretty sure I broke my tailbone. It happened so quickly that I’m not even sure what happened and how. All I know is that we were on the horse, and then we were. I didn’t feel any pain when I hit the ground, and only thought about trying to roll Ruth and I away from the horses hoofs, so as not to get trampled. Although I’ve never had the experience, from what I’ve heard, being trampled is not a particularly pleasant experience. Thankfully the horse stopped right away when it lost it’s rider’s, and it wasn’t hard to calm him down. 

The next thing I knew, my dad and several other people were running towards us, and I picked myself off the ground, and checked to see if my sister was hurt. Thankfully, it had just been raining, and the ground was soft, so neither of us were hurt badly. 

That ended the horse riding for the night, and we went back inside. Only then, when the adrenaline wore off,  did I start to feel quite sore. But that was ok, since it was nothing compared to what I would feel the next day! 

I laughed thinking about how I must have looked, soaring through the air before hitting the ground. However, it was slightly mortifying as well. (Now I was definitely moving to Scotland!) My only comfort was that Dad said he didn’t think that anyone saw, except for the neighbor lady. I was glad that at least a tiny bit of the very small amount of dignity I had left was saved, not having everyone see my flying head over heels! 🀣

I guess that it was just my day for dropping things! (In front of large groups of people.) LOL!

I went to bed that night exhausted from my escapades, and glad that the day was over. So what’s the moral of the story? Well, not much, except that bad days will happen, and the important thing is how we respond to them. 

After falling from the horse, I was tempted to worry about all the things that could have happened, such as being trampled or dragged by the horse, or hitting my head when I fell. However, I found it was much nicer to simply be aware of what could have happened, thank God that they didn’t happen and that He protected us, laugh, and move on.  

After I dropped the eggs in the store and made a huge mess and held up a long line of people, I was tempted to sink into the depths of despair and move to Scotland forever. I mean, how embarrassing! But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I could learn from the situation, laugh, and move on with life, a very humbled person. Believe me, I will be carrying eggs much more carefully from now on!!!Β πŸ˜†

When I was chatting with my friend, Kyra, about my disastrous day, she reminded me of Philippians 3:13, which inspired me to not let these uncomfortable circumstances get me down, and to keep pressing on. β€œForgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are ahead.”

Another one of my favorite quotes that is great for bad days, is actually from Anne of Green Gables, and it says, β€œTomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it… yet” I just love this! 

And another – ”Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them.” This one definitely applied to me!

And that’s my story of calamity and mishap. I hope that it was somewhat entertaining, and that you learned something from my day! I’m feeling much better now, save my extremely sore body. I now know what it feels like to be able to get down, but not sure if I will be able to get back up again! 🀣

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and that you are not having a day like I was on July 7th, 2021! πŸ˜‚

Love,

Rosy 🌸

P.S. I’ve decided not to move to Scotland…. yet! πŸ˜‰ 

June 2021, Recap!

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June 2021, Recap!

Hello my dear blog readers! I hope this post finds you well, and in good spirits. And if not, it is my great hope that this post will bestow unto you joy and pleasure, and that you may leave happy and contented.

Ok, that was slightly weird, but hey, it’s true. (Even if it is worded in a slightly unique manner.) Lol!!πŸ˜‚

Anyway!! Am I the only one who is sitting here in shocked silence, because JUNE IS OVER?! I am currently speechless, but at least I can still type. We’re half way done with 2021! Crazy!! BUT EXCITING!!!

The month of June went very well (for the most part) for us. Save one aspect, which I will discuss at a later juncture. (I don’t know why I keep talking like this, LOL! Maybe it’s because I’ve been reading old books…? Ok, yeah probably. Deal with it.) 🀣

So here I am, at 5:25 in the afternoon, drinking ice tea and writing this blog post. πŸ˜€

~ Early in the month, we had some friends over for the day, which was fun! We played Apples to Apples, and… I won. XD (Not bragging, just stating the facts! LOL!!) We like to play that the cards you win are supposed to describe you… That can get pretty crazy, haha!!

What do y’all think? Do these words describe me??? 🀣

~I’ve been walking a lot lately. I try to get it 2 miles a day. (well sometimes…!) Listening to podcasts motivates me to actually do it. My favorite podcast to listen to is Revive our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. πŸ˜€

~We went to Colorado, for my Grandma’s 70th birthday party! That was a good trip, and a lot of fun! πŸ˜€

On the way we listening to Ranger Bill, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre (This Hiding Place), Lamplighters, and I listened to an audio book. (“The Lamplighter” It was really good!!)

Andy and Philip

A couple of books I bought at a thrift store. Look how THICK!!! Can’t wait to read them!!

Playing Clue with my siblings πŸ˜€

Some very random pictures…! lol!

In June I….

Read:

~Children of the Angels by Maggie Joy (5 stars!)

~Billy Budd by Herman Mellville (3 stars)

~The Mark on the Door by Franklin Dixon (3 stars)

~The Clue in the Wall by Carolyn Keene (3 stars)

~Julia’s Last Hope by Janette Oke (5 stars)

~Loves Enduring Promises by Janette Oke (3.5 stars)

~Scout and the Flying Phantom by Piet Prinns

~ The Lamplighter my Maria Cummins (5 stars!)

~The Peacemaker by Ken Sande (5 Stars)

~Education-Does God have an Opinion by Israel Wayne

~How do we know the Bible is True? By Ken Ham and others (5 stars!)

Bible:

~Ezra

~Ezekiel

~Proverbs

~Hebrews

~Nehemiah

~Daniel

~Nahum

~Habbakuk

~Amos

(All 5 stars. Lol!)

Watched:

~The Pendragon (5 stars)

~Indescribable (5 Stars)

~Candle in the Dark (Also 5 stars) XD

Blog Posts:

June 2021 Bullet Journal SetΒ Up

Anne of Green GablesΒ Quiz

May 2021, Recap

July 2021 Bullet Journal SetΒ Up

It was a super fun and happy month!! πŸ˜€ And I’m really excited for July!

Love,

Rosy 🌸 ❀️