First of all, a big THANK YOU to everyone who took part of my blog tour, celebrating the release of my book, Action Kids’ Club. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Even though this is the end of the tour, there are still six giveaways going on, so check them out if you get a chance!
Every comment you leave one of my blog tour posts until tomorrow at midnight (on this blog or one of the blogs that hosted me) will give you an entry to win this giveaway, check out the link for more details.
That meant all the balloons were flying right over us. It was totally amazing. This picture (below) doesn’t show very well how close we were to the balloons, but let’s just say they could call down and talk to us and we could see their features quite clearly.
Being so close to the hot air balloons was way cooler than I had imagined it would be and greatly increased my delight in the colorful objects.
Some day I might just feature one of these contraptions in one of my books…
Have you ever taken a ride in a hot air balloon? Would you like to?
1. My writing. Despite all the frustrations, stress and heartache that goes into being an author, I’m thrilled that I get to be one and I’m very thankful for the opportunity.
2. My family. Seriously, I have the best family. I’m actually quite privileged to have two families and both of them are top-notch. I can’t imagine life without them. They encourage me, make me laugh, inspire me and love me no matter what.
3. Living out in the country. I can’t imagine living in a city or town. I’m a country girl through and through. I’m so very thankful that my parents decided to raise us kids where hay fields and woods go as far as the eye can see.
4. All the opportunities I’ve had this year. Not only have I gotten to do some pretty amazing things at home such as publish a book, move to our house we built and be the maid of honor in my wonderful friend’s wedding and but I’ve also spent four months travel through Asia, Europe and the States.
5. Friends. Friends. What can I say? They’re amazing. They are so good at encouraging me at just the right moments. I get notes, texts, emails and voxes letting me know they’re thinking of me. They are something I’m very thankful for.
6. Blogging. Blogging inspires me. It helps me to connect with other people. It provides an instant outlet for my writing. Blogging is one of my favorite things to do. I’m so very thankful to be a blogger.
7. My Office and Library. Let’s just say they’re everything I dreamed of. I feel incredibly special and happy and privileged when I think that this is my workspace that envisioned and then with the help of my parents made into a reality. Such a wonderful writing environment.
8. The Bible on audio. Despite loving to read, I’m an audio learner and listening to the Bible is wonderful. I get so many thoughts that I haven’t ever got while reading the Bible. I feel as if I know the people in the Bible personally. I can relate to them. The Bible has become so much more real to me during the last few years when I’ve listened to the audio over and over again.
9. Candles. I know some people might consider this a small thing, but we weren’t able to have candles at our old house, so moving and being able to have candles burning is something I do not take for granted.
10. Books. Books are wonderful, helpful, interesting, entertaining little things. I’m very thankful to have them in my life. Both for reading and writing.
Today I’m posting over at Writings of Rosie! Check it out and enter the giveaway on her blog for your chance to win that ^ fun giveaway!
How to get entered into the prize:
*Every day during the blog tour there’s a quote puzzle at the end of the post. Figure it out and leave your answers in the comment section and you’ll automatically be entered to win with five points
*Leave a comment about the blog tour in any of the blog tour posts and you’ll get one point
A winner will be drawn at random and announced at the end of the blog tour. (Prize will only be sent to USA addresses, sorry!)
|My dad and I working on fiber-glassing our newest dinosaur model. – May 2013|
My dad is so extremely talented! I can’t even imagine having as much artistic ability as he does. Watching him build the dinosaur model and getting to help with it left me pretty much in awe. He would just look at it and say “This doesn’t look quite right” and next thing I knew he’d have the problem fixed until the beast actually looked as if he were alive! Not only can he build dino models, he’s also a great taxidermist, can paint absolutely beautiful pictures, does amazing drawings, writes songs that are stunning, can play instruments crazy-well, built his own log cabin, and… I think you get the picture. 🙂 He’s also so nice and a totally great people-person. Kids absolutely love him, well, just about everyone does, actually!
|My mom and I all happy when getting to see a proof copy of our book for the first time! May 2013|
I have so much fun when I’m with my mom! When we’re at the Museum I have the best time hanging out with her. Mom and I laugh together a whole lot, it seems we can always find something funny. She’s also a great cook, I have fun sitting in her kitchen and watching her when we’re at the cabin. She makes one of the best-looking cakes ever called a chocolate-mayonnaise cake. She’s extremely adventuresome, I get to hear all sorts of tales of her doing things like kayaking through the Everglades, journeying across the USA with dinosaurs, camping in Alaska and that kind of stuff. She’s also amazing with taking pictures, something which was very evident while trying to find pictures for this post because I have hardly any of the two of us together! She and Dad work together as such a great team. I can’t imagine keeping track of everything like she does. She is amazing!
|Me almost crying with joy while holding my books the night of our book debut. There had been a problem with the printing and we hadn’t known if they would be ready in time. – June 2013|
They both have been very supportive and helpful with me as far as my writing goes. They’ve encouraged me, mentored me, co-authored a book with me and everything in-between. I’m so thankful to have them as my parents!
|My parents and me the night the book was released, after everything was done. We’re all exhausted! – June 2013|
|My mom and me at the Mega Answers Conference. – July 2013|
|My dad and I being interviewed on live TV. – August 2013|
What about you? Does this sound like an exciting life to you? And make sure you don’t miss out on today’s Blog Tour post! And, remember, you can still enter this giveaway!
|Cricket and me driving to the Museum after they picked me up at the airport. – October 2013|
Please Note: I only talk about my ‘adopted’ parents in this post, not my other family, because that’s what this Blog Tour is about. Just know my other family is totally, 100% amazing as well and I could go on and on about them! I’m so very, very blessed to have two families!
**Please Note: I do not necessarily endorse everything on the blogs during this tour**