Thursday, June 9, 2011

Good Reads

I would briefly like to share with you a few good reads that I came across on my vacation:

This first book came highly recommended by a friend of mine. This fairly large book kept me captured the entire way through.  It begins with a young rebellious boy who seems to always be getting in trouble at school and with the town police.  However, as the boy grows up he eventually ends up going to the Olympics and breaking several mile records.  However, in the middle of the Olympic he was called into WWII.  This is where the story gets amazing.  I could go on and on explaining each and every detail to you.  But don't worry I won't.  All I will say it that is a book that I think every American should read.  It will make you to appreciate all that are soldiers do for us, and it will also will renew your pride in America.  We truly have the greatest country in the world.  

This second book also came highly recommended.  This book was a great inspiration!  Encouraging Christians to trust God even when God doesn't work as we think He should.  Angie writes so personally and she is completely transparent, letting her readers see what was going through her mind when the doctors told here that her unborn baby was incompatible with life.  She shares the many lessons she has leaned through the trial she has gone through.  In the end she confidently tells her readers that God meant it for good. God has a plan for all He does.  

Now, I would like to recommend these two amazing and inspirational books to you!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wild West

If I could sum up my life right now in one word it would be... Busy!
But that's okay, that's the way I like it.
Right after my little sister's graduation from high school,my family and I headed out West!

We started our trip by taking a nature walk, the view was absolutely amazing!  It was something we Hoosiers were not used to at all.

We then headed back to our beautiful cabin to catch up on our scrap booking

We also played several games of pool.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming was one of my favorite places.

However, no matter how hard we tried, we just could not fit in with the cowgirls around us.  Let me tell you we kinda stuck out!  Every person around me had on flannel, cowboy boots, and a hat...and there we stood... The answer to your question is YES, people did stare at us and ask us where in the world we were from.

During this trip I finally learned how to bead. :) And believe it or not I actually really really enjoyed it! It was so much fun to create my own bracelets.  I already have many people in mind in which I can give these small gifts to. 

Proudly showing off my creations

Despite the cold weather Yellowstone National Park was beautiful!  

Patiently waiting for Old Faithful to shoot up!

There she goes!

 We saw hundreds of buffalo!

Teton National Park was absolutely breathtaking!

Then..we spotted him... the creature we had been longing to see the entire trip... a MOOSE!

 On this trip we saw buffalo, moose, deer, elk, and several other strange creatures that I could not identify   However, this little marmot was my favorite.

Bar J Ranch was quite entertaining.  It is definitely the place to go if you long to hear a grown man yodel!

My trip out West was definitely a trip I will never forget!