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. 😀 So exciting!
This post, however, is about August, not September, so let’s get into it!! 😀
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. 😄
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. 😂
That evening we held a meeting inside our friend’s pizza place, which went well. 🙂 We left at around… 8:00 maybe? And got home around 11 or 12. 😄 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. 😀
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.
In August I…
Children of the Storm by Natasha Vins (5 stars)
Journey’s of Four by Rebekah Jones (5 stars)
Beautiful Girl by Karen Andreola (4 stars)
Her Mother’s Secret by E.D.E.N. Southworth (5 stars)
Jacob DeShazer by Janet and Geoff Benge (5 stars)
Scout and the Sailing Slueths by Piet Prins (4 stars)
I did read as much as I would have liked to, but hopefully I will get more reading in this month!
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. 🙂
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.
I’ve been doing classes with my youngest siblings, which has been fun! 😀
Reading Glaucia the Greek Slave, given to me by my friend, Susie!! It was really good! 😀
Our family goes on walks together frequently in the summer. It’ really fun, and the weather as been beautiful!!!
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. 😀 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. 😉 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! 😀 ❤
In July I…
~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)
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!!😂
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. 😀
~ 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. 😀
~We went to Colorado, for my Grandma’s 70th birthday party! That was a good trip, and a lot of fun! 😀
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!!)
A couple of books I bought at a thrift store. Look how THICK!!! Can’t wait to read them!!
Some very random pictures…! lol!
In June I….
~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!)
Hey everyone!! IT’S JUNE!!! That’s just sooo crazy. 2021 is going by SO fast!!! Every time we reach a new month, it just blows me away…! LOL!
Anyway, my bullet journal theme for June was….
I’ve already actually done this theme in my old bullet journal, but that was before I’d really got into bullet journaling, and I was still figuring things out, so I really wanted to it again! Besides, it so pretty, that I may even want to do it yet again in the future. PLUS, I had some super cute succulent stickers that I wanted to use!! I really enjoyed setting up this month.
I think the cover page turned out lovely! (And no, I don’t have 0 goals for June… I just hadn’t written yet.) And my word for the month is humility, something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I pray that God will teach me humility this month especially (and always!) cause man, I need it! 🤣
I really love how the habit tracker, but I really don’t like the mood tracker… Oh well, I’ll survive, LOL! 😂
Possibly my favorite spread this month, as it has lots to do with reading!! And plus, I love how it turned out aesthetically. 😍
The first page is good, but the second page…..??? Um, let’s just say it’s in need of some help. It’s really messed up, and I haven’t thought of a good way to fix it yet. (the playlist page, which is just going to be a list of my favorite songs in June) Y’all have any thoughts or ideas for that?
Lastly, here is my weekly/daily spread. Super simple and functional as usual. 😀 Some people like to do super amazing, pretty weekly logs, which are so beautiful and awesome, but not nearly as functional and take so long to do. I used to do that, but now I realized it much easier and practical to do something a bit more simple, just because that’s what works best for me. Of course, you can do it however you feel works best for you!! 😀
And there you have it!! I love how (most) everything turned out, and I’m enjoying using it. I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I’ll see you again soon for mo June Recap, hopefully soon!
HAPPY JUNE, and have a great month!!!!!!
~Rosy 💖 🌻
How was your May? Do you have any plans for June? (I love comments!!!) 😛 😁
This week, we started a new school year! Everyone moved up a grade, and we all got new books and planners, which my mom made.
I’d been finished with 10th grade for a few weeks, so I was more than ready to get started with school again! I always love starting a new school year. New school books, planners, notebooks, supplies, and new motivation… love it!
This year, I decided to share with you all what my 11th grade is like! I hope you guys enjoy!!
This year I have 9 different subjects/books. I’m going to list them all here, and then go into each one in a bit more detail.
~Intro to Anatomy
~For You They Signed
~ Jensen’s Punctuation
~Great Christian Classics
~Beyond the Book Report
First, here is my planner! Mom made it, and I designed the cover. I really like how it turned out!! Inside is a weekly chart, where I can check off the books as I do them each day.
Intro to Anatomy
This book was published my MasterBooks. There are are 4 textbooks with different topics, and I will be going through them one my one, and doing the worksheets in the teacher’s guide. 🙂 Anatomy isn’t my favorite subject for sure, but it is quite interesting!
For You They Signed – The Spiritual Heritage of those who Shaped our Nation
This was written by Marilyn Boyer, and also sold by MasterBooks I believe. 😀 This goes through each of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, one by one in detail. 🙂
Again, by MasterBooks!!! (If you can’t tell, we rather like them…)😂 Last year I did Jensen’s Grammar, which I really did not like, but Jensen’s Punctuation has bene better so far. (So far!!) 😜 😁
Great Christian Classics
Put together by Kevin Swanson, and published by Generations. This is definitely the hardest out of everything! However, I am rather enjoying it. (And a different kind of way…🤣) Right now I’m reading through Augustine’s Confessions, which is difficult, but it’s a good challenge! The hardest part is actually probably answering the Questions about it though. But it’s good!! And after I finish Augustine’s Confessions, I will go through Patrick’s Confessions, The autobiography of John Patton, and more. 🙂
Beyond the Book Report
By Demme Learning, the same people who do Math-U-See I believe. (Which I have never done, and am fine with leaving it that way… haha!) XD This one is a bit slower paced, so I’m not completely sure how I feel about it yet. Basically, it’s about writing good book reports. So exciting. (I’d rather read the book without the report.) 😏 😉 LOL! XD
Another writing book, but this one is a lot of fun! It’s definitely written for a younger audience, but hey. 😂 Written by Jennifer Yoder, and sold by Christian Light Education. It has lots of fun writing prompts and assignments, so yeah. It’s fun. 😉
Speaking of Christian Light Education (CLE), I’m also doing their Bible course. CLE uses Light Units, which are just thin little booklets, and you have about 10 of them that you work though throughout the year. 🙂
Published by Critical Thinking. This one’s been pretty fun so far! 🙂 There are puzzles, and brain bending stuff, etc. XD 😁
And last and definitely least, we have math! LOL. I’m not a huge fan of math, but it’s not really bad, when I understand it! (23% of the time maybe) XD
Currently I’m doing math online, and I’m using CTC Math. (And I have no clue what that stands for. Chastising The Children maybe. Or Chipmunks Talk Carelessly. I doubt that one, but you never know! )
If this screenshot doesn’t scare you, then nothing will! (Or is it just me?) 🤣
And here’s everything! All my books fit perfectly in this tote, which I keep them in. 😃 (That’s NOT an iPad in there by the way! Just an iPad box, which I conveniently keep my pen and pencils in. )😁
And there are all my subjects for 11th grade! Now I want to show some of the school supplies I got! Usually I don’t buy special things specifically for starting school, but this time I decided I wanted to. I only have 2 grades left after all! (Wow, that still shocks me!) XD
I got the two super pretty notebooks at Walmart! The plain blue one is for History and Anatomy, and the second one is mainly for math. 😄
I got these rainbow pencils, also at Walmart. I know they are certainly not the best quality (like 2 dollars folks), but they’re sooo pretty, and that’s what matter to me in this case. 😁 😋 🌈
(Oh and I can’t forget this random pretty pencil my friend Kyra gave me! Lol!)
These little magnetic bookmarks (I got at WALMART) have been the perfect fun (and useful!) edition to my 11th grade! And the sticky notes were given to my by my friend, Emily, and I love them!
And last, most most certainly NOT least, in fact it’s my favorite things ever… This awesome set of colorful pens!!!! (I definitely did NOT get them at Walmart. Ok I did. I love that place. It’s a good thing I don’t get to go there very often… LOL!)
Anyway, I’ve had and LOVED these pens (in black) for quite a while, and they’ve been my absolute favorite pens I’ve ever used like EVER. So it’s so much fun to get them in colors! They’re a bit expensive though. Well, for me. $12.00. Maybe that’s not that expensive for most people…. 😂 🤑
But it was totally worth it. I’m not using these only for school (that would be hard), but it’s certainly fun and motivating to be able to write my notes in all the pretty colors. 😍 😁
So yeah! That was SO MUCH fun, getting ready for, and starting 11th grade. The first day of school went well, with me going through it a bit slowly though, getting things figured out, as is expected. 🙂
And my sister’s new kitten, Denver, was definitely not being a major distraction. (But honestly, he is WAY TO CUTE!)
And there you guys go! If you didn’t like the rest of my post, I’m sure those cat pictures made up for it at least. XD But I hope you enjoyed anyway! I’ve been doing 11th grade for a few days now, and it’s been a lot of fun. (And work, haha!)
I hope everyone’s having a great day!!
~Rosy 💖 🌻
What grade are you in? What subjects are your favorites/least favorites?
I’m so sorry about my unannounced break from blogging. XD I was super busy, we went on a trip, I was unmotivated for a while, and I just never found time to sit down and make a post. Between all those things, I’ve been gone for almost a month now… In fact, my last post was my March Recap. Oops!!
Anyway, back to the original purpose of this post…. IT’S MAY!!! (Well, as of tomorrow) 😉 (Is anyone else as shocked as I am? Comment below) XD
~ I got the books in the mail that I talked about in my Book Haul post! (Very quick background story: I bought the book Little Women on a used books website, and it ended up being a very revised kid’s version… So I bought it again!)
This time, it was the original, and IT’S SOOO THICK!!! I love it…. 😍 I’m really excited to read it. (I love thick books!!!)
And I also tagged on two Anne of Green Gables books, since I had a $5 coupon. I’m excited for those too! 😀
~ A couple pictures from Church.
~I planted a (very) small flower garden! I planted zinnias and sunflowers. I’m really excited for them to come up!!! 😀 I’ll probably post pictures when they bloom, but until then, you’ll have to content yourself with this beautiful picture of… dirt.
My poor flower bed looks rather forlorn at this point, but don’t worry, something will *probably* come up. 😉 😂
~ I sewed a skirt and an apron! I really love how they turned out. 😄
~ Selfies with Lizzie XD (Believe me, I had to search through the pictures for a decent one that wasn’t too goofy) 😂
And honestly, not a whole ton else happened (that I remember at least…..) XD
ONLY THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY MONTH!
(In case you thought I had no more pictures to show you…. Believe me, I have a lot.) However, I want to do a ful post on it later, so I’m going to *try* and choose only a few to show you for now. 😉
~We went to my grandparent’s house this month, and we had a super fun time!! I had a lot of fun with my grandparents, and my aunt, and I also got to meet my uncle’s girlfriend, Carolina. 😀 I’d been friends with her online for a while, and it was so great to finally meet her! 💖
And I have a TON more pictures, that will just have to wait till a later post. 😄 It was a great time though! 😀 ❤️
In April, I….
~Riddle of the Ruby Ring by C.R Hedgcock (4.5 Stars)
~Set Apart Femininity by Leslie Ludy (5 Stars!)
~ Scout and the Haunted Castle by Piet Prins (4 Stars)
~Romance God’s Way by Eric and Leslie Ludy (4.5 Stars)
I love books…. But I’ve literally never, EVER bought a book for myself. Like, ever. Until now.
I’ve always just read my family’s books, and have never lacked another book to read, and still don’t. (We have the equivalent of 10 bookshelves…) But there’s just something about OWNING a book…. It’s awesome.
Books are just to expensive to buy new, and I wasn’t willing to spend my life savings on one book. So I never did.
(That “however” is a very important part of this post.)
I recently found an online book store called ThriftBooks. There, I found a bunch of great books, many for only $4-5!!!!
*queue shocked gasps*
Of course, there were some more expensive then that. But the main books I wanted were around that price. And WOWWW, I’m just like…. I CAN FINALLY AFFORD BOOKS!!!!!!!
And I bought 7 books. For $26 dollars!! A pretty awesome deal for a little over a month’s “income”, if I do say so myself! 😂 😄
I really had to restrain myself to not buy more than 7. Talk about self-control, folks! LOL 😂
Anyway, now that that rant is over, here are the books that I got. 😀
First, I got this little series by Jeri Massi. Some Through the Fire, and All Through the Blood. I’ve read several other good books by this author, so I’m excite for these! Plus, look how THICK they are!! 😍
Next, I’ve always wanted to read Little Women, but I haven’t yet. (Although I’m very familiar with the story.) However, it ended up being a condensed version for kids, which was a bit disappointing, but I’ll still enjoy reading it, lol! And it only cost like 3 dollars, so I’m not mad about it. 😉 I’ll probably buy the real one later though!
The last 4 books are ALL by Leslie and/or Eric Ludy. I love their books, and these were actually the original books I was going to buy. Her books are very encouraging and I’ve learned a lot from the ones I’ve read.
I am looking forward to reading this one the most probably. 😀
So yeah, those were the books I bought right there! I haven’t read any of them yet actually. They just came in the mail yesterday! (I was over the moon excited when I was opening them! XD) I can’t decide which to read first!!!!! #bookloverproblems 🤣
Ok, now, I wasn’t planning on buying any more books after having just bought those. But when I went to find the original Little Women (on another site similar to Thriftbooks) they gave me $5…. HOW CAN I PASS THAT UP?!?! So I bought the Little Women book, and then I threw in 2 Anne of Green Gables books. So I spent another $10. But for 3 books!!!!
My wallet is still recovering.
BUT I’M SO EXCITED!!!
I can’t show you pictures of the actual books, because I uh, just bought them literally MINUTES ago, and for some reason, they haven’t come in the mail yet. But here’s the closest to a picture I have – a screenshot of the cart! 😂
(And yes, I know that those Anne books are not in order…. My sister said it would OK to not read them in order, and these are the ones she thought I’d like best. I’ve only read the first one so far. 😉 )
So yeah. I’m more than a little excited to read these books!!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post!
OH, before I leave!!!! If you guys want to get cheap books from ThriftBook too, use THIS LINK to get 15% off, (and give me points toward a free book!!) 😀
~Rosy 💖 🌻
P.S. Have you guys read any of these? Have you ever bought from ThriftBooks?
Disclaimer: I can’t fully recommend these books as I haven’t read them yet, however all of these books I am either very familiar with, or trust the author. 🙂
IT’S ALREADY ALMOST THE THIRD MONTH OF 2021!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooow!!!!!!! I find that hard to believe… February just flew right by. It was a great month though! At least I think it was. I forget what even happened. Consequently, I’m just as excited as you to find out, LOL!
~Sometimes near the beginning of February, our family, plus our friend Susanna who was visiting us, had a hotdog and s’mores roast. T’was a lot of fun! We used healthy homemade marshmallows for the s’mores. 😄 😋
~Sometime around the same time, mom, Grace, Lizzie, Susanna and I went on a girl’s date kinda thing. We went out to eat, and to a thrift store! (you can see what I got at the thrift store HERE!) It was a BLAST!
~We went out to eat (AGAIN?!) with Susanna. It’s kinda a tradition to take our American friends to this restaurant when they visit, so we had no choice. We don’t usually go out to eat this much, lol!
Shortly aftwerwards, Susanna left, and we all missed her lots. ❤
~Siblings selfies! 😂 👌
~Doing a class with a couple of my siblings 😄
~A few days ago was the 5th anniversary of our ministry here in Mexico! Here is a picture of us last Sunday.
~Last Monday (the 22nd), Ruthie, Susy and I went to the Border with Dad to get mail, go shopping and stuff like that. 🙂 It was a very fun trip!
🚙 🛣 👌 🤓🌅 🇲🇽 → 🇺🇸 😄 😎 🌄 💟 🧢 😂
We got ice cream there! Which again, is not normal, and was a VERY special treat!!!! Dad and I got a Reeses Overload, and the girl’s split a Strawberry Cheesecake flavored one. SO DELICIOUS! 😍 💖
In February, I….
~Summer of Suspense by C.R. Hedgcock (5 Stars!)
~Arby Jenkins Meets (read aloud to the kids!) By Sharron Hambrick (5 Stars)
~Hand of Vengeance by Douglas Bond (4.5 Stars
~For the Love of Money God by Mike Richardson, MY GRANDPA! (5 Stars!)
~1 Corinthians (5 Stars, lol!) XD
I didn’t read a whole lot this month sadly, but I’m hoping to read more next month!
January was a good month, and a great new beginning to a new year. (I love new beginnings.) 😂
Here is a recap of January, at the Marr house!
(Beware – tons of random picture, of tons of random things.) 😂
~We made and canned LOTS of salsa!
~ I put pictures onto this photo thing my friend Kyra gave me! I LOVE it! ❤
~ Took selfies with my youngest brother, who happens to be adorable. 😍(Understatement)He’s my buddy!
~ Played Settlers of Catan with my family several times. We just learned it, and we’ve bene enjoying it!
~ Took photos of stars ✨
~ Video called several friends 😀
~Made this healthy coffee drink thing that I made up, only to realize later it’s basically a frappuccino. (I’d never even seen a frappuccino before, soooo….) 😂 It was super good! (And thanks to Hattush for giving me this amazing mug for my birthday!!)
~Piano lesson with my fellow redhead 😄
~New shoes XD
~A sunrise 😍
~Fun with a friend, who came to visit us from the States!
First off, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who took my blog survey. Your answers were really helpful, and your ideas were inspiring. So thank you!! If you haven’t taken the survey yet, you can do so HERE. All feedback is much appreciated!
And also, for those of you who took the survey… Remember that blank question? Well, that was an accident at first, but then I decided it would be funny to just leave it to see what people would do with it. I loved seeing what some of you put, lol! 😂
Anyway, back to business. I’m super excited about this post, because… who doesn’t like memes?!?!? And I think it’s high time that I post something dedicated to them. Today, I shall be posting memes for all you writers out there! (I one one of these a few years ago, that you can see HERE) I hope you guys enjoy, and that these make you smile. (Or better yet, laugh!!!)
I hope you guys enjoyed these – I sure enjoyed putting them together! Which memes do you relate with the most?
P.s. What’s your author’s psehudomnum? 😀 Mine is Scarlett Q. Livingston. LOL! 🤣