Monday, August 7, 2017

July Highlights

It was an amazing month, super jammed with more things then I have room to share here, but I'm going to try!

I did CampNaNoWriMo in July and managed to get 10k in. I wrote a short story called Healing Rain about a girl who's recently lost her brother. This is one of my saddest story's I've written, but it was also an amazing challenge for me, which I loved. 

I turned 18, so me, my family and some friends all went to San Antonio for the day. We ate at the worlds best Tx-Mex restaurant (Alamo Cafe), walked a lot of the River Walk, visited the purple store (one of my favorites for obvious reasons), I got to have my first warm donuts from Krispi Kream, and my best friend called me in the middle of her hectic day. Honestly, it was my favorite birthday I've ever had not just because of what we did, but that I got to hang out with some super awesome people 

Me and Abigayle Claire

I had the pleasure of having Abigayle Claire over for the day! We figured out we only lived an hour apart, so we arranged for a meeting, and she drove out to my house. This girl is even more awesome then her books (If that's possible). Her first book is Martin Hospitality, and she just came out with Andora's Folly, which I did a review of. I would highly recommend both.

I booked my first ever flight, and did a lot of prep for that trip. My amazing mom and I teamed up and we found a suitcase and a backpack that are the right dimensions. So now its coming up crazy fast, and I'm trying to get a lot done so I can just relax on the trip!

We had sunshine rain. It was beautiful. 

I got to meet my favorite author; Jessica Greyson. She is an amazing writer, but shes even more fun to hang out with! 

My sister Rebekkah turned twenty. My super awesome, twin at heart sister just get more awesome as time goes on. I put trick candles on her cake, so it took her five minutes to blow them out. She's the best sport ever, and just laughed every time that candle came back to life. Also we may or may not have let her spray the whipped cream right into her mouth, but no one's going to confirm this one. ;)

Worked on editing Flight From Kelar. I wrote most of this back in November, finished writing it earlier this year, and now I'm almost done editing it!!

Yes, I'm one of 'those' crazy cat owners who dresses my cat with scarfs. 

My siblings and I started attending our churches Ultimate Frisbee meet up after church and it is awesome! 

I bought a new set of Sharpies. I know, thrilling right, but apparently you have to be carded to buy them, so my mom ended up doing it because I didn't have my permit yet. I'm trying to figure out what they expect me to do with Sharpies, but I'm over eighteen, so I'm allowed. 

I took my permit test. Six hours of fun... not. But, I passed with a score of 85 and I received my permit in the mail not to long ago.

We went to our friends bay house, and generally had a great time. We relaxed a lot, I got to do bible time while looking over the water, which was awesome.

I'm trying not to cringe at how few books I read, because it just wasn't a priority this month. 

Andora's Folly, Grace Triumphant, and Control Girl were all my favorite. Forge was probably my least favorite, but it was still pretty good!

Why You Ache Twilight to Dawn

Dreams and Callings  Audrey Caylin 

Sixteen Going On Seventeen Totally Graced 

Hiking Fragrance Lake Whimsical Thoughts

Life Lately || Q+A is Coming Adventure Beyond the Horizon 

Also Micaiah and I are doing a Q&A, so we would love some questions from ya'll! You can either comment on her post, listed above, or mine here: Q&A

July was so amazing, I honestly don't know why God decided to give me so many blessings in a row. Like every month, I had bad days, I was a mess sometimes, but overall I really felt God's hand in everything. Isn't He awesome?

How was your July?


  1. Thanks for the July Highlights. You sure had a great month. Thanks for sahring.

    1. It was my pleasure!! It was a great month! Thanks for commenting!

  2. Wow. You sure had a great July. It must have been exciting to meet your favorite author. Happy for you that you discovered a new friend who lives near you. Great post of photos.

    1. Yeah, it really was an awesome month! It was very exciting! Thank you so much!!

  3. My July was pretty awesome, but SUPER crazy. How fun to be mentioned in your highlights!! :D

    1. That's awesome! Yeah, crazy seems to be a theme around here. ;)
      I had a blast with you! I hope we can do it again soon!


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