Friday, June 30, 2017

The Four Fictional Characters Tag

Anna from The Blog of Fiorlh has tagged me in the four fictional characters tag.
1. Link back to the person who tagged you (done above)
2. List four fictional characters (use pictures if you want! They can be from movies or books) and, if you like, describe what they're like and why you believe they relate to you
3. Tag a few other blog people! Three, or four, or even twenty. :) Share the fun! Be sure to let them know you've tagged them!

  1. Catherine Morland- She's naive, sweet, loves to read and dance. 
  2. Anne Shirley- Imagination, loves to read, a bit hot headed. 
  3. Jo March- A love of reading and writing, and as I recall she has many of the qualities and defects I possess. 
  4. Belle- What can I say? She loves to read and has a quirky dad.  
Thank you Anna for tagging me! All others consider yourself tagged! I'm far too lazy to tag. ;) 

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Top Ten Books of 2017 (so far)

This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is my top ten books of 2017 so far. Sadly I've only read about twenty books so far this year but they've all been great so I can't really complain. Here's my top ten though in no particular order. I didn't include any re-reads.

  1. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  2. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  3. The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  4. Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
  5. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  6. The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  7. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  8. Depression: Looking up From the Stubborn Darkness by Edward T. Welch
  9. Home by Marilynne Robinson 
  10. Intended for Pleasure by Ed and Gaye Wheat

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Monday, June 26, 2017

It's Monday! Married Life

It's now been a little over four weeks that Brian and I have been married. It's been crazy fun as we figure out life together. Our current adventures include figuring out how to shop together (we're getting better at it!) and cooking together. A couple weeks ago we spent time shopping for furniture for our home and in between furniture stores found time to stop by a used bookstore and Lois got too many books. It was Brian's idea to go in though! I warned him how dangerous they are for me!
Then this last weekend we got to have people over for dinner for the first time in our home! Obviously a little nerve wracking for me hosting people for the first time but so much fun too!
I love being married and most especially I love being married to Brian. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us in our marriage.
So reading... Nothing really new since the last time I posted. Still reading the same books. I got a little further in In the Presence of My Enemies but that's it. I'm almost done with it though!
We got our official wedding pictures back last week so I hope to share them here with y'all in not too long. I love how they turned out. Here's just a few for now though and by a few I mean I couldn't stop uploading pictures but this is a few compared to the over six hundred photos I have to sort through.

All of the photos were done by SR Photography and if you're in Kansas you should definitely use her!!! 

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Monday, June 12, 2017

It's Monday! Marital Bliss

I am married!!!!!! We got back from the honeymoon last week. It was amazing and I loved every minute of it. ALL OF THE MINUTES!!!! ;) I'll write a more detailed post about it sometime in the future but just know it was a blast! We went to Charleston, South Carolina and let me just say that if it weren't for the heat I would move there in a heartbeat. Brian is an incredible husband. So sweet, kind and considerate. Being married to him is so much fun and sanctifying at the same time. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us.

Yes, I did get some reading done while I was away. I've found that now I'm not planning a wedding anymore I have more time to read. I love it! I did notice that at this moment I'm currently reading all non-fiction, which is a first. Maybe signaling in a new period in my life? Don't worry, though, I'm not a boring old married lady yet. I'll get some fiction in there soon enough!

Finished Recently

  • Home by Marilynne Robinson 

Currently Reading

  • The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Kelelr
  • In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Burnham
  • Catching Foxes by John Henderson
  • Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey 

Coming Soon

  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson 
That's all for now! I've included a couple wedding shots in this post. I've got a couple back from my photographer already, which I love, and I can't wait to get the rest soon! 

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