KBR giveaway!!!!

November 29, 2013
I just LOVE the Kings Blooming Rose magazine! And KBR just keeps on getting better!! First, I just fell in love with the great job Sarah is doing on the magazine. Then, I was published! Also, I just love the GiveThanks challenge! Now she is having an awesome giveaway!!!! For the holiday season, Sarah is doing a giveaway which includes books such as: The Family daughter, One thing I desire, The maiden's Menu CookBook, the 2014 Proverbs 31 Woman Calendar, and a one-year subscription to KBR magazine!!!!!! See what I mean? It is just so exciting!! I would be so excited if I won it! Wouldn't you? ♥So,  here is the link for you to enter. http://forum.kingsbloomingrose.com/current/joyful-maidens-set-giveaway/

Christmas is going to be here before we know it! Since Thanksgiving was yesterday I guess we can now look ahead and be excited with Christmas-y thoughts! Do you usually set up your Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, a week after Thanksgiving, or even before Thanksgiving? My family and I used to put it up around the day after Thanksgiving, however, this and last year we did it a little bit differently. We set up our Thanksgiving tree!! We decorated our Christmas tree with homemade little decorations. We even strung popcorn. So, I'm sure that we will be decorating our Thanksgiving tree to look more like a Christmas tree in a couple of days now! Oh, I am excited for the Christmas season!! One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is Christmas music. I just love all of the once-a-year music being pulled out. It is such a joyous time! Families get together, all that yummy food, snow, the warmth of the fire and the best of all, reading the story of Christ's birth! Oh, what a happy time it is. ♥

I hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving leftovers!
 In Christ,
 Julia Ryan♥


November 24, 2013
Who out there has written a short story, novel, or poem and was nervous to let anyone else read it?? If you are like that, then you are like me! I have written a 8,000 word book and just recently got the nerve up to allow my sisters to read it! My younger sister read it out loud to my older sister and me. I was squirming the whole time wondering what they would think of it!
I was very happy when they both said that they loved it!

 So, a couple of my friends and my older sister suggested to me to post a chapter or two on my blog. I'm not so sure... then I started thinking about when I went to that writing class at my library. The teacher urged us to share our work. So, if you would like to read the first chapter of my book just let me know and I'll post it. If I get the nerve up! Haha! 

It snowed today and yesterday! So today I am thankful for snow!!! 

Love in Christ,
 Julia Ryan♥

The rainy season and writing class!

November 6, 2013
Yesterday was library day! Our library was also hosting a writing class in the evening and I went with my sisters. The class was very fun to go to! There were are few other girls, so the class wasn't huge, but I think that was the best because then the teacher could focus on us.

 The lady who taught us is very nice and made the class interesting! She had taken a writing class over the summer so she had her own notes and she explained them very simply so we could understand. She had us do a few writing exercises and one of them was really funny! We had to write a thank you note to a friend who had given you garlic and onion chewing gum! It was so funny to write! Then after writing it we had to read it out loud to the whole class. Everyone wrote something totally different! 

Today is rain, rain, rain! I woke up to rain and it has been raining all day! What do you do on a rainy day?
Books are a great thing to curl up with and enjoy on a cold, rainy day!
Also I was wondering, how is the GiveThanks challenge going for you? I cannot believe that today is day 6 already! Can you? It has been going very smoothly for me. I pray the same for you!
 I hope you enjoyed this post! ♥
In Christ,
 Julia Ryan♥

November 1st - 1st day of KBR's challenge! (Hehe, I wrote this last night. Oh well!)

November 2, 2013
Yesterday was the first day of the GiveThanks challenge that Sarah Bryant started! I loved the first day! I just kept my notebook with me and and over time I filled in all of the 7 things that I am thankful for!  It was amazing! Is is just me, or are there a lot of things that I take for granted? Was it just me or did I find a lot more things then 7 that I was thankful for? Was it just me or am I more thankful now? I am actually thinking about doing this every month instead of just November. If anyone else is feeling the same I would love to know!

Today being the second day I am thankful!

God Bless,
 Julia Ryan♥