Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The showdown happened tonight.
The results are tomorrow.
Two young country singers.
Both deserving of the title of American Idol.
Both destined to have their songs heard on the radio.
Which one will win?
I'm pulling for Scotty. The third song he sang....the one that will be his single if he wins? It may or may not have left me teary-eyed..... :) Listen to Lauren & Scotty & see what you think!
Day 141: I went to two weddings over the weekend. The first was Andrea & Mark. I met Andrea when I first joined the college group at a local church. She started the small group that I still get together with every week. We have kept it going even though she moved to Chicago not long after starting the group. They came to town for their wedding and it was very sweet. :)
Day 142: The second wedding of the weekend was Katelyn & Alex. I met Katelyn at the same college group I met Andrea at, but at a different time. She is such a sweetheart and I am so happy for her and Alex! :)
Catch-up time! (note, not all of these were taken on the exact day they are listed under....but they are being shared just the same)
Days 127 & 128: Missed
Days 127 & 128: Missed
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Just wanted to let you know that I AM still doing Project 365...I'm just trying to get all my photos edited. I have taken pictures at several events lately, some work related, some personal, and so I am planning to use them for my Project 365 pictures....but since I took them as RAW photos, I have to do a decent amount of editing before I can share them....and since some of them were for other people, I am trying to do one event at a time with the editing. Soon, very soon, I should have more pictures up here. :)
at 11:03 PM
Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer
When Edythe Amsel gets her first teaching assignment in Walnut Hill, Nebraska, she is excited. Now she can prove to her father and her siblings that she can teach! Edythe has great intentions of opening a whole new world of discovery to the students in the small town. But it doesn’t take long before she realizes that the parents of her young charges don’t necessarily agree with her “newfangled” methods of teaching.
Edythe finds a friend in her landlady, Mrs. Kinsley, and in Joel Townsend and his young nephews. Eventually she realizes that she feels more than friendship for Joel, but also does not feel that she could marry him as that would mean taking care of his nephews. Having been forced to raise her own siblings, as her mother died when Edythe was 14, she doesn’t want to, once again, raise someone else’s children. She decides that her best bet is to leave Walnut Hill at the end of her year-long contract, because she knows if she doesn’t, she is going to have trouble controlling her heart.
Will things work out between Joel and Edythe? Or will they go their separate ways for ever.
I enjoyed this book! The storyline was engaging and the characters so real. I felt like I was right there in the little town of Walnut Hill with Edythe, experiencing the frustration of the parents when they did not agree with her teaching methods, and experiencing Edythe’s frustration when she couldn’t get the parents to see why her methods were important. I would recommend this book and hope to read more books by Kim Vogel Sawyer soon!
**I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.**
Sunday, May 15, 2011
This is amazing. If you've read my blog for awhile, you will probably remember that I absolutely love Josh Turner. If you've been reading for just a short while you are probably familiar with the fact that I am rooting for Scotty McCreery on American Idol. One reason I like Scotty so much is he seems like a younger version of Josh Turner. This week the idols went to their hometowns and put on a concert. Scotty got a huge surprise. Watch the video to see it. :) This video totally made my day. :)
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Day 117: No picture, and no terribly interesting older pictures to share....