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May, 2022 Review

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May, 2022  Review

Hey friends! ❀️

I realize that, yet again, I have skipped a reviewing a month… I didn’t post a recap of April, because I had very few photos, and wasn’t really feeling motivated to do it. So yeah. Sorry about that. XD

Whatever the case, I’m back with a recap of the month of May! πŸ˜€

Near the beginning of this month, the Oduber family, who was moving across Mexico to a town a few hours from us, stayed at our house for a few days. It was really fun to get to know their family!

A couple of weeks later, one of the churches my dad frequently preaches at held a conference. The Oduber family was able to come again, and stayed at our house during the duration of the conference. It was fun, and the conference was really good! Quite a few people came. πŸ˜€

The men visiting

Lizzie and I went on a short walk/hike with some of the women. We climbed to the top of a hill, and the view from up there was amazing!!! Sadly, I didn’t have a camera, so I don’t have pictures of the view. But it was really fun!

Lizzie, me and Grace
James and Me
A painting I did
Another painting
The kids doing a science experiment with their friend, one of our neighbors.
Philip, Susy and James

My sister Lizzie, turned 15 near the end of May. πŸ˜€ The first two pictures of of her birthday, and the last one is from a photoshoot I did of her bit later.

Memes I saved in May

I’m thinking about making this a regular section in these recap posts because who doesn’t love good memes? πŸ˜‚ Here are a few of my favorites that I saved last month. πŸ™‚

Books I read in May

  1. Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver (5 stars)
  2. Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery (5 stars)
  3. Kate’s Capitol by Sarah Holman (4 stars)
  4. Phantom Write by Jerry Jenkins (4 stars)
  5. Double Fault by Jerry Jenkins (3 stars)
  6. Authentic Beauty by Leslie Ludy (5 stars)
  7. Volition by Chautona Havig (5 stars)
  8. The Last Gasp by Chautona Havig (4.5 stars)
  9. Imprisoned with ISIS by Petr Jasek (4.5 stars)

I read a lot of good books in May! I bolded my favorites, and linked to the reviews of the ones I reviewed on Goodreads. πŸ™‚

Blog Posts and Youtube Videos

Blog:

  1. May Bullet Journal Set Up
  2. 5 Things I would tell my Younger Self
  3. Yet Another Thriftbooks Haul

Youtube:

  1. Blue Butterfly Painting

May was a such a great month for us here! How did your month go?

Love,

Rosy πŸ’•

February and March Review

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February and March Review

Hello everyone! πŸ’• 🌷

How are you all? I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in quite a long time! 23 days to be exact… Yikes!! Things have been pretty busy here, and I’ve just been lacking the necessary motivation for blogging. I’m here now, but I can promise how consistent I’ll be, hehe! I will try though. πŸ˜€ I really want to get back into it.

Anyway, about half way though March, I realized something terrible… I forgot to do a February review!!!! That’s the first time I’ve downright forgotten in… probably the history of me doing these. I’ve skipped some I think, but never forgotten. So I’m just going to do both of the last two months in this post. February was waaay too long ago to remember almost anything… But I’ll do my best! πŸ˜‚

February

*Long, awkward silence*

Yep, I told you I wouldn’t be able to remember much… LOL. XD


Our friends Pablo and Anna, and their kids visited us one Sunday for, and after church. We had a fun time with them!

Books

Click the links to see my reviews. πŸ™‚

  1. Fair in War by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  2. Manuscript for Murder by Chautonna Havig (5 stars!)
  3. Enjoy the Poodle Skirt by Kate (Willis) Hopman (5 stars)
  4. Through the Fire by Dianne Nobler (4 stars)
  5. A Soldier Finds Grace by Katherine St. Clair (5 stars)
  6. Questions Jesus Asks by Israel Wayne (5 stars)
  7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (5 stars)
  8. Penelope’s Pursuit by Chautonna Havig (5 stars!)
  9. Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy (3.4 stars)
  10. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (4 stars) (Not pictured)

My favorites were probably A Soldier finds Grace, Little Women and Penelope’s Pursuit.

March

I spent the month of March doing TONS of math, so that I could start 12th grade. I finished most of 11th awhile ago, but was behind in math, so…. not fun….!! Eventually I got caught up enough to start 12th grade, which was really exciting!! Hopefully I will do a post on what I’m doing for 12th grade for you all. πŸ˜€

I also appear to have taken little to no photos in March. Ugh, I’ll have to work on that in April. Meanwhile, let me go scrounge up what I can from March. πŸ™‚

Selfies with siblings πŸ˜‚. ❀️

My grandparents visited us fora few days! We had a lot of fun with them. πŸ˜€

My grandpa, and sister Susy

A few of our goats have kidded! I don’t have a particular liking for goats (at all), but the little kids are adorable!!! 😍 Unfortunately, the mother was not accepting them for a while, and we had to hold her down to help them nurse. XD I helped with that for a bit, and did not enjoy it one little bit, LOL! I survived though. πŸ˜€ By now, the mother is letting them nurse, a lot more at least. πŸ™‚

My entire family signed up for the Spring100, a challenge where you try to walk 100 miles in Spring. A few of us have done it in past years, but this year we’re all doing it. πŸ˜€ It’s been a lot of fun, taking walks together!! I think I’ve done around 12 or 13 miles so far. πŸ™‚

I spent the last bit of March feeling pretty sick with a cold… I’m still bit sick, but getting a lot better, thankfully!

Books

  1. Stressed Out: A Practical, Biblical Approach to Anxiety by Todd Friel (4 stars)
  2. The Minstrel by Malachi Cyr (5 stars!)
  3. Emma by Jane Austen (5 stars)
  4. Crossroads by Paul Willis (5 stars!)
  5. Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St John (5 stars)
  6. Joni by Joni Eareckson Tada (5 stars)
  7. Crime of Fashion by Chautona Havig (5 stars)
  8. A Gown of Spanish Lace by Jannette Oke (5 Stars!)
  9. Haunted Waters by Jerry Jenkins (4 stars) (Not pictured)
  10. Two O’Clock Slump by Chautona Havig (5 Stars)

My favorites were… Never mind, there were too many good books here, that I would end up picking half of them. XD


Hopefully I will have a more detailed review for April, but this will have to do for now. πŸ™‚

Speaking of April…. Happy April!

πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

I’m so excited for this month, and for the weather to begin warming up, and outside to start getting greener. I love Spring! 🌸 🌳 🌷

I hope you all are doing great!! How did your last few months go?

Love,

Rosy ❀️

January 2022 Review

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January 2022 Review

Hey everyone!! πŸ˜€

In 2021 I did monthly recaps. I’m tired of that, so now I’m going to do monthly reviews. Will that make any difference? Nope. But will it make me happy? Yes. So we’re doing it. 🀣

Sorry, that was random. Anywho.

We’ve gone through the entire first month of 2022!! It’s now time for my to perform my monthly ritual of saying, “BOY, this year is going by crazy fast! Already.” πŸ˜‚

I snapped this photo of me and my siblings while we were getting ready for a video call. 8/9 of us here!

Speaking of, I had a super fun video call with my friend, Kyra. πŸ˜€

We attempted to make a heart… But hearts are very difficult to make together with your hands when you’re 500 miles apart. It ended up looking like a broken heart, but oh well. We’ll try again next time! πŸ˜‚

My sister Grace and I visited a friend of ours nearby. We hadn’t seen her in a good while, so that was great! She has an adorable baby girl. 😍

Me and my sister, Lizzie

I’ve been working on going on walks more often. It’s a good form of exercise!

A few weeks ago, we rented a new building for church. We had been meeting on a building on our property, but now we want to be in the city, closer to more people.

Doing a class with my siblings!
Recording a song

My dad went on a trip to another state in Mexico by the ocean. He got this really need picture of some crocodiles!

I made this this Jane Austen book themed collage in my art journal using dust jackets from some of her books. I think it turned out so cool!

A painting that I was working on a few weeks ago, and um, am still kind of working on. πŸ˜‚ I really need to finish it! I want to put a Bible verse on it, but I still haven’t decided which one to use. πŸ™‚

I recorded these songs with my friend Kyra – I sang, and she played the guitar. She even wrote the second song… It’s amazing!! Make sure to subscribe to her channel if you’d like to see more song videos like these! πŸ˜€

Books

I read quite a bit this month, haha. πŸ˜‚ The Emily Abbott books are shorter though, so it wasn’t a totally insane amount.

  1. The Lost Dutchman’s Secret by Rebekah Jones (5 stars)
  2. Keep Faith in an Age of Reason by Jason Lisle (4.5 stars)
  3. Snow-crossed Letter by Chautana Havig (4 stars)
  4. Titanic – Poetry, Music and Stories by Ken Rosignal (5 stars)
  5. Evidence not Seen by Darlene Diebler Rose (5 stars!)
  6. Beauty Shop Tales by Beth Patillo (4 stars)
  7. Roses for Mamma by Jannette Oke (5 stars)
  8. A Father’s Secret by Donna Lynn Hess (5 stars)
  9. Waltz into the Waves by Sarah Holman (5 stars)
  10. Red Rover, Red rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  11. Plan to Fail by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  12. Bad Things, Small Packages by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  13. Tutor, Nanny, Spit-up, Sky by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  14. A-Spying we will Go by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  15. Once Upon a Dime by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  16. Five Star Spy by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  17. The Autobiography of John Paton by John Paton (5 stars)

My favorite books from this month were Evidence not Seen, Roses for Mamma and The Lost Dutchman’s Secret. And all the Emily Abbott books were amazing!! I read them out loud to some of my siblings, and they loved them too!

Blog Posts

~Happy New Year/January 2022 Bullet Journal Set Up

~Book Haul!! (+Vlogmas Weeks 3 and 4)

~Liebster Award! (+Our New Family Picture)

~February 2022, Bullet Journal Set Up


Love,

Rosy

How was your month? Have you read any of the books I mentioned?

December 2021, Recap

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December 2021, Recap

Hey everyone!

Between Christmas, and seeing some of our family and friend, December was a great month!! For once, I don’t think that I will have any trouble finding good photos for you guys. I have lots to go through, so let’s just get into it!

In early December, we got together with some friends of ours to celebrate Thanksgiving. Late I know, but that was the time that worked for everyone. πŸ˜‰ We had a really good time!

All of the kids together!

My brother, Andy, broke his arm while we were there, playing Capture the Flag. Everyone signed his cast.

One of our December traditions is to have a paper snowflake party, complete with Christmas music. It’s always a lot of fun!

We celebrated Christmas as a family on December 17th, since we were going to be on a trip for Christmas day. We had cinnamon rolls, bacon and eggs for breakfast, which was really good!!

We played the Christmas Ball together, which is another family tradition. You can see how it works HERE. It’s a lot of fun!! I didn’t get any pictures of it, but you can watch us doing it in this vlog. πŸ˜€ It was an awesome day, celebrating the birth of Jesus. πŸ˜„

I did lot of baking in December. I made cookies, marshmallows (twice), enchiladas, cinnamon rolls, and more!

I did a mini photoshoot of my brother James (5). He’s adorable!! I love this pictures. πŸ’•

On December 21st, we left on our trip to my grandparent’s house. We visited some friends on the way. πŸ˜€

Over the next few days, we had a great time visiting with my grandparents, uncles and aunts!

My Aunts, Anna and Abigail, and my cousin Mikayla.
My grandpa and Me!

My uncle Joshua and Me
I love this picture!!
Abigail and Me!

While there, I straightened my hair for the first time in quite a few years! It was a lot of fun, and I really like how it turned out. It’s so different though!!

It was a great, and memorable time! πŸ˜€

We drove home on the 25th, and the rest of December was just recovering from the trip, and getting school and chores going again. πŸ™‚


In December, I…

Read:

~A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (5 Stars)

~A Christmas Carol Society by Rebekah Jones (5 stars)

~Mandie and the Holiday Surprise by Lois Gladys Leppard (3 stars)

~Questions God Asks by Israel Wayne (5 stars)

~Anne’s House of Dreams my L.M. Montgomery (5 stars)

~Christmas Jars by Jason Wright (5 stars)

~It’s a Jungle out There by Ron Snell (5 stars!)

I forgot to add that last book to my collage, which is too bad, since it’s one of my absolute favorites!!

Bible:

~1 Kings

~2 Kings

~Matthew

~1 John

~2 John

~3 John

~Titus

Blog Posts:

~November 2021, Recap// Celebrating November’s National Holidays

~Vlogmas – Weeks One and Two

~Spell the Month in Books: December

Youtube Videos:

~Vlogmas – Week One

~Vlogmas – Week Two

~Vlogmas – Week Three

(There will be a week four, but it’s not quite finished yet.) πŸ˜‰


How was your December? Can you believe it’s almost 2022?!

Love,

Rosy

November 2021, Recap// Celebrating November’s National Holidays

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November 2021, Recap// Celebrating November’s National Holidays

Hey everyone!!

I’m feeling quite un-inspired about how to introduce and start this post, lol. So I think I’m just going to call this very poor excuse for a paragraph an intro, and just get into it. πŸ˜‰.😁

I seriously cannot think of much that happened in November…. So I’ll just think of things as I go, and hopefully come up with some stuff. I’ll also tell you guys about how I celebrated some of November’s National Holidays, so hopefully it won’t be too short a post. πŸ™‚


My sister Grace, and brother Philip each had a birthday this month. Grace turned 17, and Philip turned 8! πŸ™‚

My sister, Grace, and I get to be “twins” for a bit each year. Since we were born 11 and a half months apart, we’re the same age for about 12 days!! We took these pictures while we were both 17. πŸ™‚

Grace, Lizzie and I decided to match plaid turtlenecks for church that day, which was really fun!


Then my 18th birthday happened the next day, which of course, you probably already know about from past posts, so I won’t talk about it here. But I’ll re-post a couple pictures. πŸ˜€


A few of my siblings and I. πŸ™‚

This was our family’s Thanksgiving dinner! πŸ˜€

Bekah and Ruthie did a great job making the rolls!

My youngest siblings and I, while I teach them school. πŸ˜€ πŸ₯°

And my friend Kyra insists that I share this bit of writing with you all… πŸ˜› πŸ˜‚ Basically, while learning about writing good news articles in school, one of my assignments was to write two different news articles about a nursery rhyme, but from two different biased points of view. I chose the old rhyme that says, “Ding dong, pussy’s in the well. Who put her in? Little Johnny Flynn.”πŸ˜‚ Here are my articles. They kind of silly, but they were a lot of fun to write!! XD

And this one is from the opposite bias as the last one. πŸ™‚

In November, I…

Read:

~The Minstrel by Malachi Cyr (5 stars!!!)

~Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis (5 stars!)

~Anne of Windy Poplars (2.5 stars)

~In Search of Honor (5 stars)

~Snow (4 stars)

~Children of the Angels (5 stars!)

~Scout’s Distant Journey (3 stars)

~Not Regina (4 stars)

Bible:

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

Jude

Blog Posts:

October 2021, Recap

The Bookworm’s Tag

My 18th Birthday

December 2021 Bullet Journal Setup

Youtube Videos:


Now on to…

Celebrating November’s National Holidays!!

Before November started, I wrote down all it’s National holidays, so that I could celebrate as many as I could. I was able to get nearly all of them, but I really enjoyed the ones I did get to!!

November 1st – National Cinnamon Day

I made cinnamon toast. Mmm!!

November 2nd – National Deviled Egg Day

November 3rd – National Sandwich Day

We made Patty Melts for supper, which are kind of a mix of a burger and a sandwich… But we’re just calling it a sandwich. πŸ˜‰

November 8th – National Cappuccino Day

November 14th – Spicy Guacamole Day

I didn’t get a picture, but I did make some!! Yum!!

November 15th – National Clean out Your Refrigerator Day

I should have gotten before and after pictures… You probably don’t want to see the before picture though. It was pretty messy…!! lol!

November 20th – National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Didn’t get a picture of this either… 😦 But it was so good!!


These were sooo much fun, and I hope to do it again soon!!

I hope everyone had a great November, and that you all have an awesome Christmas season. This is one of my absolute favorite times of the year, and I’m really excited about it! πŸ˜„ πŸŽ„ ❄️

Love,

Rosy ❀️ ⛄️

What are your highlights from November? What are you most looking forward to this Christmas season?

October 2021, Recap

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October 2021, Recap

Hey everyone! πŸ˜ƒ

How was everyone’s month? October went by so fast for me! That may be because I spent more than half of it pretty sick with Covid. More on that later. Thankfully, I’m getting really close to being being better!

October started with us still in Arizona, visiting our friends there. It was a really good time!! October 2nd was my good friends, Maggie and Jon’s wedding. ❀️

It was a really beautiful wedding!! ❀️

Love these people!!
Me with my amazing friends, Gabby and Kyra

It was a great trip!! It was amazing too see our friends there after quite a while.

We drove home soon after, and everyone was super tired from the trip. We all got sick almost as soon as we arrived. πŸ˜‚ I didn’t do a whole lot during that time except sleep, read and do a bit of school when I could. That sickness lasted for about a week I think, and we were all glad when it was over. πŸ™‚

I decorated my bulletin board and dresser for fall. I pressed some leaves, printed some pictures, and my friend Kyra made the “thankful” sign. I love how everything ended up looking!! 🍁

Mmm, pumpkin pie!! πŸ₯§

Playing Catan with some of my siblings. πŸ˜€

Some friends of ours that we don’t get to see very often visited us for Church. It was a really good time!!

Vannesa, me, Yeseña and Grace. ❀️ It was really good to visit with them!!

Soon after that, we got sick… again. This time even worse – we’re pretty sure it was Covid. Almost all of us lost our taste and smell, which was not fun! It lasted a couple of weeks, but thankfully, we’re all mostly better now.

Since we were sick for so much of October, I don’t really have many more pictures or interesting things that happened. It was sad to be sick so much then, because I love October – but hopefully November will be better!!

In October, I

Read:

~A Man Called Peter (5 stars!!)

~Scout and the Abandoned Mill (4 stars)

~Memorable Women of the Puritan Times Volume One (4 Stars)

~The first part of Little Women (5 Stars)

I didn’t end up reading very much October – maybe it’s because I burned myself out reading 16 books in September, haha! I’m hoping to read more in November.

Bible:

~Judges

~Zecheriah

~Acts

Blog posts:

~September 2021, Recap

~TheIlluminatingBox Etsy Shop Review

~November 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up 

Youtube Videos:


Despite being sick a lot of the time, October was still a great month. πŸ˜€ As Anne of Green Gables once said… “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” πŸ˜‰ I’m glad we have Novembers too, and I’m really excited for this month!

Love,

Rosy

What did you do in October? Do you have any plans for November?

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?

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??