November-January Highlights

Hi friends! Sorry it took me so long to get this post out. Life has been super busy lately and I had to fly out of state for some family business. Here’s a recap of my last couple of months.

YMCA

I got a 2nd job life-guarding at the YMCA. I really enjoyed the course because I’ve always thought First Aid was interesting. It’ll also help me when I write about my character who lifeguards in an upcoming book :).

Ski Resort

I had a blast skiing at the local ski resort. I plan to try snowboarding next, so we’ll see how that goes. 🙂

I also had another choir concert, started back up with school, bleached my hair a little lighter, and got braces. It’s been a busy past few months. 🙂

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October/November Highlights

Well, look at the time fly!

Here’s my October/November Highlights!

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This ride ran backward for the Scarywood theme

My girls and I went to Scarywood Theme Park for an awesome night of screaming and rides.

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I performed at my first college choir concert.

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NIC Chamber Choir

I wrote my first article, Counting it All Joy for Refresh! Women’s Leadership Newsletter from Partners International. 

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I was so thrilled to have a reason to put my hair in a Roman lady updo. And the braid is real 🙂

I dressed up as a Roman lady for the church Harvest Carnival where I helped out with face painting.

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Squad at the church Harvest Carnival

I sent my article off to theRebelution.com  to have it published. (Link and info to follow.)

and then……..

WE GOT SNOW!!!

Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!


"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!"
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September/October Highlights

Ah fall….

// hiking // music // football // midterm grades // job search

Here we go again into a new season!

I’m pretty sure fall is my favorite time of the year. The trees are so beautiful with their orange and yellow glows, and the atmosphere is so hot tea and sweater-weather.

As you might have seen in my previous post, I climbed Berray! It was the coolest hike I’ve done so far, and I’m hoping to get a lot more hikes in next year before the snow falls again.

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My first college choir performance is at the end of this month, so I’ve been working on all my music. I’ve also enjoyed attending the high school football games

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and trying to win my own league in Fantasy.

At a farmer’s market in Moscow they were selling these beautiful dried bouquets. (P.S. I love how red my hair looks in that picture. It makes me feel a little like Anne 🙂

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But the best part of fall is walking in the woods, or through downtown in the evening.

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I get to enjoy these lights each evening as I walk through downtown when I get off my new waitressing job. I hope we get to enjoy this beautiful season for a little longer.

Then we’ll have snow, skiing, and Christmas to look forward to.

 

We climbed Berray!

We climbed Berray . . . and it was a blast!

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Elevation: 6,177′   Berray Mountain Lookout

Just like in The Summer of Our LivesI decided to hike up to Berray mountain lookout, so I could have the same experience that Mary Ellen does in the first book of the All for Jesus Gang!

The gang all showed up at our house after breakfast, since we lived the closest to Mr. Morton. Dad piled us up in the back of the truck and drove us over to his little cabin at the bottom of Berray mountain.
“Look at how high it is,” said Major, cranking his neck back.

The Summer of Our Lives, The All for Jesus Gang book 1    ©Hannah Loviisa

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The trail was 10.6 miles round trip, and ranked as moderately difficult. It took us 3 1/2 hrs to get up, including breaks.

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There was a little pond about 3 miles up, and we followed a creek for part of the way. The mountain was covered in huckleberry and thimble berry bushes.

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Berray Mountain lookout

The lookout was awesome! We climbed up the three stair flights and went inside.

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There was a wood stove and furniture.

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360° views

It was beautiful up top, and a little colder, like the Professor said. We all paused and took in the view surrounding us. Almost every way I looked I could see for miles. Something about it made me feel closer to God – just the stillness and beauty of His creation. Overlooking in awe what the Creator’s hand had fashioned made Mary Ellen Tucker feel very small, very small indeed.

The Summer of Our Lives, The All for Jesus Gang book 1    ©Hannah Loviisa

It took us about 2 hrs to get back down. I am looking forward to writing about the hike in the book!

Here are a few more pictures!

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August-September Highlights

Hey y’all!

I can’t believe it’s already September again! It feels like the summer has just flown right past. Don’t want to scare you guys but in 3 months it’ll be Christmas! Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell . . . sorry, I got a little off off track there.

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watching the rodeo – the best part of fair

 

This August was my last year showing as a 4-H member at the fair. I showed a lamb and pig for the first time, plus showing dairy goat, market goat, and poultry.

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Taking my market lamb to auction

I also got to participate in small and large animal round robin (where you show all the species as one big competition) and got 1st in both.

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washing my pig for the show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was thrilled to get some new author pictures taken,

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not used to sitting at desks after so long…

 

and started classes at the community college.

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Love watching sunsets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But the best part of the summer,

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wake boarding!

was hanging out on the lake! Hope you guys all had a great summer, too!

Hannah 

 

Hey!

Hey all!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, and actually a while since I’ve been doing much consistent writing. (Oops)

I’ve been busy with all my jobs and my last fair, but I’m still working on and off on The Summer of Our Lives; the All For Jesus Gang. I’m hoping to get that competed this year. Every time I peek at it I fall in love with the characters again (and hopefully you will, too!).

Currently I’m enjoying exploring my new hometown, and learning more about my Savior – overwhelmed by His great love.

My Last Few Weeks

 

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I took a long break from writing recently, almost a whole month to be exact. (Although since I’m using “almost” it couldn’t be “exact” . . .. 😝 anyways….) I worked another season at a Christian living history camp in California where we pretended we were from 1854 and taught kids about the California Gold Rush. Here are a few pictures from that enjoyable time:

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Working in the camp kitchen

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My sister and friend in the bead tepee

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The American River