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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?

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¦‹

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 🌸 ❀️

May 2021, Recap

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May 2021, Recap

Hey everyone! I’m so sorry this is late… very late… I will try my best to do better next month! πŸ˜‚

Anyway, May was a great month! *Tries to remember what even happened* At least I’m pretty sure it was. It’s been 12 whole days since May, and you can’t expect my brain to remember that far. πŸ˜‰ Let me just find some pictures, and maybe that will refresh my memory… πŸ˜‰

Ok, I’m going to start with the highlight of my month… Earlier in the month, our family met up with some amazing friends of ours, the Petzolds, in El Paso! They drove all the way from Arizona, which was amazing. We had a blast with them!

James and I, on the road.

We went to a park, where we visited, played games, soccer, and sang together. So much fun!!

❀️❀️ One of my favorites!!

I laugh whenever I see this picture, because it looks like Annika has a mega long arm 🀣

LOL!

Mr. Petzold got ice cream for everyone, which was DELICIOUS!! I got cookies ‘n cream…. YUMM!!

Eating breakfast outside the hotel, and saying our sad goodbyes….

And yeah, that was an amazing and SUPER fun time!!

~I cut (and layered) my own hair. I really like how it turned out! (And yeah, it’s slightly curly…!) 🀣

~Video called my friend, Carolina. πŸ˜€

~Started making friendship bracelets. So much fun!!

~More random pictures…! πŸ˜€

In May, I….

Read:

Books:

~Prisoners of the Pyrenees by C.R. Hedgcock (4.5 stars!)

~Questions God Asks by Israel Wayne (5 stars!)

~Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery (4 stars!)

~ The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot (4.5 stars!)

Bible:

~Ezra

~Nehemiah

~Proverbs

~Ezekiel

~Daniel

~Amos

~Nahum

~Habbakkuk

~Hebrews

(I know it seems like a lot, but several of those books are pretty short, so.) πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‚

Watched:

~Love Comes Softly

~Andy Griffith Show

~Probably other stuff I can’t remember. I’m not very good at keeping track of the movies I watch… But I will remember every book I read!!!

Favorite Songs:

(Just a few of them…) XD

~My Dwelling Place by the Gettys

~Sovereign ruler of the Skies by the Foto Sisters

~God Is There by Hyles-Anderson College

~Christ is Mine Forevermore by CityAlight

~Be Thou my Vision Coffey Ministries

Blog Posts:

~May Bullet Journal Set Up 

~Visiting our Grandparents 

~New School Year//Starting 11th Grade!

Youtube Videos

~Create this Book- Episode 2

Random Cute and Funny Quote from my lil’ Bro πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž

Philip: What’s your favorite kind of chocolate?

Me: Probably dark chocolate.

Philip: I hope this doesn’t break our friendship, but I think I like white chocolate best…


And there you have it!! May was a super fun month! πŸ˜„ June’s been good too, but I can’t talk about that yet, since this post is about May. LOL! Again, super sorry I’m so late….!!! And it’s so crazy to think that it’s already almost half way through the year…. WOW!! It’s going by so fast! XD πŸ˜€

~Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

How was your month? πŸ˜€ What’s your favorite ice cream flavor??

May Bullet Journal Set Up (+April Recap Part 2)

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May Bullet Journal Set Up (+April Recap Part 2)

Hey everybody! I’m finally here with my May Bujo set up. πŸ˜€

This time I again tried to cut down on pages, even more than last time, to save pages and make my journal last longer. πŸ˜‰ I did the whole thing in only a few pages! Thus, the whole set up didn’t take me as long as usual to complete, and I like it that way. (Because I don’t have time to spend 5 years working on spreads for one month. Haha!) 🀣

May’s theme is…..

Butterflys!!!

I’ve been wanted to use this as a theme, well, ever since I bought some really pretty butterfly sticker on amazon. πŸ˜‚

And yeah, let’s just get into it!! πŸ˜€

The May cover page is similar to my April cover page. I just liked it so much, I had to do it again! I really love how it turned out – it looks so cheerful and spring-y!! πŸ’™ πŸ¦‹

Next up, are my goals for May, my word of the month (Servant), habit tracker, and mood tracker. I told you guys I was using less pages! Normally, each of those would take a whole page, haha!

Now we have maybe my favorite page (it’s tied with all the other pages), my book tracker, and a Line a Day. (Where I simply write a line about my day, each day.) πŸ˜€

A few more trackers (Social tracker, Bible Reading, and Goals and Rewards. And yes, I know that I haven’t finished the Goals and Rewards section. Still trying to think of rewards! Any ideas???)

After that, the only spread left to share is my daily spread. Super simple and functional. πŸ˜€

And that’s it for my bullet journal this month, folks! I hope you guys enjoyed!


And there’s just one more thing I wanted to add in. This has absolutely nothing to do with the topic of this post, but a few days ago when I posted my April Recap, I missed something very important! Some thing that was a lot of fun, and I don’t know how I ever could have ever missed it! Lol. XD

So I’m just going to call this section, April Recap, Part 2. πŸ˜‚

Around mid-April, our family went with another family up to the mountains to visit another family. (Ok sorry, that was a slightly confusing sentence! Just read it again, until you get it.) πŸ˜‰ LOL!

We went with the Garcia family, and we visited a man named Juan and his family, who lives a few hours away, far from civilization. (Well, not really far, but it feels far since it takes so long to get there because of the roads, lol!)

We got there for around lunch time, and we brought hot dogs for lunch. We used our special invention to cook them over the fire. (our special invention being chicken wire, which we lay about 20 hot dogs on top of, over the fire, to cook a bunch of them at once and save time!) XD If that didn’t make sense, see the photo below. I’m sorry, I’m bad at explaining things. LOL! πŸ˜‚

After lunch, we all decided do go on a hike. We drove a little ways to a good starting place, and then off we went!

The Mountains are so pretty!!

Selfie with my water bottle. Why? I don’t know. All I know, is that it was gone in like the next three strides, and I had no more water the rest of the way. LOL!

On the way, we came across this wall/cliff made of white sand. Everyone else probably thought, “oh, a wall of White sand! Cool, and bye.” but Lizzie and I thought, “Oh, a wall of white sand! LET’S CLIMB IT!” So we did.

(And I definitely did not rip my skirt twice in the process…. Don’t worry, it’s fixed now) πŸ˜‰ 🀣

We got stuck half way to the top, and couldn’t go any farther because there were no branches to hang on to. So we did the next logical thing, and slid all the way to the bottom (Filling our shoes with dirt) and into the tiny stream below (thereby filling them with water. THEREBY! We were muddy.) LOL! πŸ˜‚ 🀣

After walking 37 miles (or 1 1/2 I guess maybe), we reached our destination – a small (but large for the area) pool of water. πŸ˜€

After spending a little while there, talking and wading in the water *trying* to catch the fish, we headed back.

(And I most certainly was not so thirsty on the way back that I drank some of the stream water.) Hey, it was (mostly) clear!!! LOL! 🀣🀣🀣

When we got back to Juan’s house, we had a little bit of Bible reading and singing time which was great. πŸ˜€

Philip and Me

And there y’all have it, folks! πŸ˜€ It was a great time, and believe me, we got home tired, lol! XD I hope you guys enjoyed the photos, and I’ll see you in my next post! I hope everyone is having a great day. πŸ’•

I’m off to make some cheese! πŸ˜‚ πŸ§€

~Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

February 2021 Recap!

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February 2021 Recap!

Hey everyone!!

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. πŸ˜„ πŸ˜‹

~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! πŸ˜‚ πŸ‘Œ

~Doing a class with a couple of my siblings πŸ˜„

~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. πŸ™‚ It was a very fun trip!

πŸš™ πŸ›£ πŸ‘Œ πŸ€“πŸŒ… πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ β†’ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ˜„ 😎 πŸŒ„ πŸ’Ÿ 🧒 πŸ˜‚

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! 😍 πŸ’–

YUUUMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In February, I….

Read:

~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!

Blog Posts:

~January 2021 Recap

~Thrift Store Haul

~I’m Selling Paintings Again (+500 followers, and GIVEAWAY!)

~Giveaway Winner

Youtube Videos:

~Heart Sunset Painting

I only got one video posted this month!!! πŸ™ˆ Oh well, hopefully I can get more in next month!

Random:

~Sold several paintings!

~A juice fast

~Survived Day Long Power Outage. (More on that later maybe!)

~Played a lot of piano

~ Reached 500 followers on my blog! (Current count is 513) πŸ˜„

~Researched a lot about gouache paint, so I can try it out soon!!

~Probably a lot more, but my brain just died and I can’t remember anything about my life.

And here’s a few memes that made me laugh this month. XD

And yeah, that about it! I’m pretty sure more things happened, but those are some of the highlights! I hope you all enjoyed, and that you all had a great month as well. And have an awesome March!!!

Love,

Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

P.S. Stay tuned for my March Bullet Journal set up soon! It may end up being a bit late, but it’s a-comin’! 😁

January 2021 Recap

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January 2021 Recap

Hey everyone!

January was a good month, and a great new beginning to a new year. (I love new beginnings.) πŸ˜‚

Here is a recap of January, at the Marr house!

(Beware – tons of random picture, of tons of random things.) πŸ˜‚

~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 πŸ˜€

~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….) πŸ˜‚ It was super good! (And thanks to Hattush for giving me this amazing mug for my birthday!!)

~Piano lesson with my fellow redhead πŸ˜„

~New shoes XD

~A sunrise 😍

~Fun with a friend, who came to visit us from the States!

~Started a new art series on my youtube channel. (Check it out!)

I read:

~Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi (5 Stars!)

~Born Broken by Kristen Berry (4 stars)

~Vanya by Myrna Grant (4 stars)

~The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy (5 stars!)

~Hostage by Nancy Mankins (3.5 stars)

Random Thinks I did

~Learned to play Catan, and played it several times

~Sewed a shirt

~Made a movie

~Helped make tons of freezer meals

~Did several paintings

~Did extra schoolwork

Blog posts:

~Blog Survey

~Writerly Memes

~Art Lover Award

~February Bullet Journal Setup

Youtube Videos:

~Dessert Moon Painting Timelapse

~3 ways to Reuse your Old Calendars from 2020

~Create this Book Episode 1

All in all, it was a great month for the most part, and I’m looking forward to all the Lord has for us in February!

Love,

Rosy

Let’s chat!

How was your month? What was your favorite part of January? Do you have any plans for February? πŸ™‚