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.
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 :).
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. 🙂
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 trail was 10.6 miles round trip, and ranked as moderately difficult. It took us 3 1/2 hrs to get up, including breaks.
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.
The lookout was awesome! We climbed up the three stair flights and went inside.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I was thrilled to get some new author pictures taken,
and started classes at the community college.
But the best part of the summer,
was hanging out on the lake! Hope you guys all had a great summer, too!
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.
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: