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Book Haul!

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Book Haul!

Hey everyone!

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.

HOWEVER.

(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 😂

This is a picture representing my excitement, before I calmed down enough to take decent pictures…

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. 🙂

And The Winner is…

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And The Winner is…

Hi ya’ll!!! Today we get to find out which one of you who entered my giveaway won!!! This is sooo exciting!!! 😀

I used Random.com to choose one totally random winner, who is…

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PEARL W.!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yay, girl, I’m sooo happy for you!!!! I will contact you through email in just a bit. Congratulations!!!

And thanks to every one of you who entered. It was lots of fun to see who entered! 😀

~Rosy 😀

13 Hours… And Counting!!!

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There’s only 13 more hours left to enter the giveaway I am doing right now…. So HURRY HURRY HURRY!!!!! If you haven’t entered yet, make sure that you do TODAY! 😀

Here’s the link to the giveaway:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/05693a351/?

 

And just as a refresher, here’s what I am giving away.

One Lilla Rose Hair Accessory!!!

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Which one of these choices would you pick if you won?

I don’t know about you, but I’m super duper excited about this! Can’t wait to see who wins this thing! 😀

~R

A Condensed version of the Month of April

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Hi everyone! April has been busy, fun and… Hmm, what else? Musical!!! My sister Gracie and I made four whole song videos all of which will probably make their way here, one by one eventually. There was several beautiful sunsets, and I took tons of silhouettes with my siblings. But those will be in another post by themselves later (cuz there are so many of them, lol!)

 

A few of the sunsets

 

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And even a sunrise!!! (I don’t usually get to take pics of those. You can probably guess why!😛)

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I decided to post just one of the silhouettes on the post. I just grabbed a few of my siblings, and shot them real quick. (With the camera, of course! 😀)

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The moon

 

Aww! Little sister, Susy.

 

 

My absolutely adorable brother Philip!

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And this is one of my favorite pictures of James. Isn’t he so, so cute?

 

Some pictures from my sister Gracie’s photoshoot that I did for her.

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My Dad, preaching.

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Me, playing around with iMovie… 😂

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My younger sisters, Gracie (13), Lizzie (10), and I, singing at a Mennonite church while Dad plays the guitar.

Well, that’s about it for this month. We also have a stray kitten that our dog Velvet brought in from somewhere. My siblings are having a blast taking care of it.

Oh, and also, I made a video for family camp! I didn’t get it done until just now, so that’s why I didn’t post it her until now. Here it is!

 

Well, until next time!

~Rosy

 

 

Trip to Couihila Part 1: Time with Relatives

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For those of you who are wondering, Coauhuila is a state here in Mexico. That’s also the state where I was born!

I am planning to break this trip up into a few parts (I’m not sure how many yet!), and write about it over the next few days. (That includes pictures, of course!)

So, we left a few weeks ago, on Monday, at about 4:00 am. We drove all day (almost), and arrived at my grandparents house at about 4:00 pm. We had a good time visiting, and catching up.

Mom with my Grandma, and Dad with my Grandpa and Uncle.

Walking with Uncle Benjamin to watch him feed his horse.

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Playing on the big, concrete slide that my grandpa made. The lady in the black and white striped shirt is my aunt Ruth.

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Mom wasn’t too thrilled about this…

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This is a funny picture! He looks like he’s hitting her, but he’s not. I’m not sure what he was really doing…

Lizzie and Abigail washing dishes. Then Lizzie took a silly selfie with my camera.

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Devotions and singing.

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Lots of games.

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Dad playing the Banjitar. That’s a cross between a banjo and a guitar.

Uncle Timothy and Susy.

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The room that we all slept in.

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I found the title to this book really funny!

Here is a quote from my 9 year old aunt Abigail.

“Rosy, you know, you’re lucky! Not everyone gets to hold their aunt on their lap!”

On the next part, I will post pictures of Family Camp!

A Condensed version of the Month of February

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A Condensed version of the Month of February

Hi everybody! Can you believe it’s already March?! I mean, we just celebrated New Years! Even though it’s a bit late, here is a simple overview of some of what went on in the Marr family household this last month.

 

Well, probably the main event of this month was the hot dog and Marshmallow roast we did at church a few weeks ago. This is the second time we have done it, but last time, it was to dark to get good pictures. I did this time though, thankfully.

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Lucia accidentally set her marshmallow on fire, causing many laughs.

The food table, before and after the roast. It was impossible to keep clean!

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The food was good, though!

And so were the marshmallows!

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The younger kids played and rode bikes.

And, if you have been following my blog, you probably know about our trip to El Paso.

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Pictures with my little sister, Susy.

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And a picture with my friends Karen and Jacqueline.

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Gracie and I matched clothes for a Sunday.

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Aww! Picture with Philip.

Playing soccer after church.

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Andy was the goalie. The ball wasn’t coming, so he decided to rest a bit…

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Then, he had a brilliant idea! However, the other team wasn’t too enthusiastic…

 

Well, that’s about all of the important stuff.

What did you do during the month of February? Are you excited about March?

 

 

He Has Told You, Oh Man-Micah 6:7-8

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He Has Told You, Oh Man-Micah 6:7-8

Over the last few weeks, I have been working on a song video with Gracie. It took quite a lot of work and time, but here it is! It’s still not very good, and really bad quality, but I suppose that considering the amount of experience and equipment we have… it’s okay!

The song is called “He Has Told You, O Man” and it’s taken from Micah 6:7-8. Music is written by the Harrow Family. The video was taken by my sister Gracie. And it was filmed in the field right behind our house. Hope you enjoy!

 

Well, that’s a strange face expression…

Oh, and I just realized that there is about a minute of empty space between the end of the song and the end of the video… Don’t know how that happened. Oops!

 

First Snow

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We had our first snow a few days ago. It was actually the most snow we’ve had during our time in Mexico. It’s also been a lot colder. A couple afternoons ago, it was down to 22 degrees! And it gets even colder at night.

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Catching snowflakes

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Our baby snowman. This was before their was very much snow.

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Andy throwing a snowball – at me!

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Isn’t Julius beautiful with the snow in the background?

The Icicles hanging from our roof.

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My friend, Karen, and I.

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Beautiful? Thank you Lord!

 

If any of you have noticed, I haven’t posted anything in quite a while! Well, I hope to start back up again. But don’t expect anything too often!

Until next time,

Rosy J. Marr

Recent Happenings

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Last Sunday was our church’s first anniversary! We got a church picture. (Note: Not all the people were there that Sunday.)

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James is growing up!!!

 

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7 in a Row! James and I aren’t in this photo, because James was not even born yet, and I was standing on top of the dresser, taking the picture.  Sorry Ruthie’s face is blurry!

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James is sitting up!!

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Orange moon!  Note: The line across the moon the electric line.

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I got to take Mom’s and Dad’s Valentines Day picture!

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Pictures of Susy

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This picture was taken a long time ago, but it was so cute, I had to post it!

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Pictures of Ruthie

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Philip naming each letter, as he goes through the stack. 

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Philip on a walk. Barefoot!

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Carrying our totally demolished trampoline back home, after a severe wind storm!

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Lizzie and Andy looking at a book.

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Mom reading a book to the Ruthie, Philip, and Susy. I love how they are both pointing to the same picture at the same time!

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James is always passed around at church!

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Reading a book.

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Lizzie doing school, Chipi and Rebekah, coloring.

That’s all that I’ve got for now! Hope you enjoyed!!

 

Committee Story

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Committee Story
Here’s how it works- I post a story starter and y’all pick up where I left off by commenting with the next part of the story. Please write only a paragraph or two at a time and wait to add on again until someone else has. Try to keep the story moving along nicely, leave plenty of mystery and suspense for the next person to write about, and I will finish the story once it has come to some sort of ending. (Please make sure your writing is God honoring and appropriate for young ages. Please avoid all magic, romance, gross violence, children being rebellious or  anything else that contradicts God’s Word.) You can read each new addition here in the comments, and then I will post the entire story, once it is complete,  for everyone to read! Be creative and enjoy!!


A knock sounded on Travis’s front door. He opened it, only to be greeted by a sour face. He quickly slammed the door shut, leaning his back against it. Him again!, he thought. Why can’t he just leave me alone.

Travis stood there, looking and feeling quite pitiful. Another knock sounded a second time, several minutes later. This time he winced, turned around, locked the door, and stepped away. However, the knocks continued for the until Travis gave up, and finally,  pulled back the curtains. It was his brother, Mike. Oops! So, I’ve been ignoring my brother now! Well, I guess I had better answer it! He looks worried.

He opened the door and barely had time to say “Hi!”, before Mike started talking. “Travis, come quickly!” he gasped, “Something bad has happened!”