Winnie update!

Hey guys! I couldn’t resist giving you guys a puppy update and showing you a few recent photos! 

Update: My little Winnie is growing so fast! She’s now 14 weeks old!!! The day we got her 4/17/19 she weighed 21.2 pounds she now weighs 23.6 and is a pain to carry around (but we do it anyway)! She has already chewed a hole in her bed and chewed the tail off her fox toy…last night I found that she had eaten a wooden star off our fridge and chewed the nose off her monkey toy. Okay, so she isn’t perfect but her adorableness makes up for the bad stuff! She knows to sit and come and she DEFINITELY has it down that when she comes inside if she sits and sometimes lays down she’ll get a treat! She doesn’t bark except when she is playing with her toys though she does whimper and howl in the night. We’ve been experimenting with different ways to get her to sleep and last night I used ear-plugs…and they were AWESOME! 

 

Photos:

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Easter afternoon nap…but someone doesn’t want to sleep!

 

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“Oh come on! You put this on me and expect me to sit still for you????” says Winnie.

 

 

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Aunt & niece…so cute!
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Is that a cat I see???

 

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Squirrel!!!!

 

Okay, guys! That’s my update! I’ll go back to posting on Saturday’s and Wednesday’s now, see you soon!

 

Interview with Rosy

Hello and welcome back guys! I’m back with another interview…this time with Rosy! I’m having so much fun putting together these interviews…so try not to get to annoyed with so many interviews! Let’s get started my questions are in bold.

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1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Rosy Marr, and I live with my family of 11 in Cuauhtemoc Chihuahua, Mexico. (See if you can pronounce that!!) I am 15 years old, and some of the things I like are photography, reading, writing, cooking, blogging, singing, playing the piano and sewing. And more! 

 

2. How you first got involved in with blogging?

Um… Well, I was 11, almost 12 when I started my blog, Rosy‘s Writings. I started blogging mainly to keep my friends in the US updated on our lives after we moved to Mexico.

My other blog, The Delightful Dueters, belongs to me and my sister Gracie. 

 

3. You and your siblings sing right? Tell us a bit about that and what’s your favorite song you’ve posted…and hope to in the near future?

Yes, we do! 😀 Well, my sister Gracie and I have enjoyed singing together since, like, forever. Or, maybe more like since… we were 6 or 7.  And one of the things we loved to do ever since we were little is take videos of our songs. (Hence, we have a bunch of videos of Gracie and me as small children singing short choruses and pretty much just being really cute little kids….XD) Anyway, we recently (well, sort of recently!) created a blog, The Delightful Dueters, where we could post all of our more recent videos (And sometimes a blast from the past!). The goal of the blog is to honor God with music. 🙂 
4. What would you say your favorite thing to do outside is?

Hmmm… Maybe take pictures? I love photography! I also love to play outdoor games like capture the flag. 🙂

 

5. What’s your favorite verse?

Hard question!!! It’s so hard to pick, but one I really love is Isaiah 41:10. 

So Do Not Fear, For I Am With You; Do Not Be Dismayed, For I Am Your God. I Will Strengthen You And Help You; I Will Uphold You With My Righteous Right Hand


Pink Flowers6. A favorite photo you’ve taken? (if you can…send the photo and I’ll post it along with the answer).
Super hard!!! XD I’m not sure I have one favorite… Okay, I know I don’t, but here’s one. 

7. Okay…if you were stranded on an Island and you only had grass, sand, and a coconut how would you build yourself a shelter?

Hmmm… I’m not even sure I could manage to pull that off… Yikes! Maybe I could cut the coconut shell in have and use that for a hat… But that’s still not much of a shelter. I guess I’d just probably die of heat stroke. If it were a hot island that is.   

 

8. If you could do three unique things in your life…what would they be?

Let’s see… Go skydiving… Go to London… And… maybe go to the great wall of China? I don’t know, I haven’t thought about this much, so I just said the first three random things that popped into my mind, lol! 

 

9. What would you say is the hardest part of blogging?

Maybe trying to post on a schedule. I tried doing that for a while, but gave up since we always managed to be busy I the day I was going to post! So, I gave up, and now my readers get to be surprised when I post. 🙂 

 

10. What is one thing you’d like to tell the people reading this?

I’ve eaten Alligator meat before! 

Okay, that’s not really what I wanted to say… I guess I’ll just say what’s been on my mind lately. Guys, Jesus has a plan for your life, so we need to live it for Him all the time! Life is short. We don’t know how long we’ll be here, so let’s live our lives for God!

 

Thanks for joining me guys! Again if you’d like to do an interview let me know in the comments! See you guys soon!

Blog Shoutout!

Hey guys! And no this is not my regular posting schedule! So there are some really awesome bloggers out there! I started blogging in August and have gotten to notice other blogs around me! I just wanted to give a shout-out to Beautiful Things! 

laura!!

 

About the writer behind the blog: An all-out coffee enthusiast, Laura also loves writing historical fiction. In the rare moments when she’s engrossed in her latest writing project, she enjoys being with her family, reading great books, and dressing up in old fashion clothes. Laura loves Jesus with all her heart and strives to point others to Him in her writings and through her life. Philippians 1:6 “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”

 

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Awesome cover, right??!!

 

Last year, Laura wrote a book called “Even in the Grey”. It’s AMAZING! It has so much action but still so many sweet parts packed into it, it makes you disappointed it’s a short story!

About the book: Daniel Rogers, a young American soldier, harbors bitterness against the man who ruined his life. Memories torment him, and he can’t seem to forget the past. How can a horrible train accident, a pretty French artist, an unplanned reunion, and a pocketful of crayons help him see through his dark world and into the light of forgiveness?

 

So PLEASE go check out this blog and follow it cause it’s awesome! Also if you follow tonight or tomorrow morning you’ll get to read this amazing story! Though you might want to back up and start from the beginning! (oh and let’s see if we can get her to 35 followers)! Thanks, ya’ll!

 

Prayer Request

 

Hi guys! I was recently asked by Hannah to pray for her cousin’s family as they recently lost someone in a car crash. She left behind a young son and a grieving family…please pray for them to seek God’s love through this really tough time! 

Message from Hannah below:

My cousin was killed last week in a car accident and she left behind a young son. I’d like to ask you to pray for her family and especially her little boy. They’re never going to be the same. Thank you, and God bless! 

Thanks, guys! 

 

‘praying for you and your family Hannah, hang in there’❤️

A Question of Loyalty – Book Review

IMG_0142About the book:

A Man. A Brother. A Traitor.

The war has taken everything Micah Wilson has ever held dear, and with all his being he wishes he could do something to stop the heartache. But he often wonders if he’ll

ever be able to move on after the war or forget the brother who left six years before. How can God still have a plan when it seems that the world around him is falling to pieces, to say nothing of his own heart?
Ann Sullivan has seen two brothers changed by the war. And she’s resolved to do something to stop the pain she sees in their eyes from becoming a reality for so many others. The world is on the brink of Normandy when her nursing unit is shipped to England and, while there, an unexpected encounter promises to change her own life . . . forever. But it’s only the beginning. As the war in Europe rages on, Ann is caught in the crossfires. And when the unthinkable happens, she comes face to face with the evil of the Third Reich. Is it possible that the reality of it all is more deadly than even her worst nightmares?
Erich Essler never questioned his duty to his country. All his life he’s struggled to live up to his father’s expectations and bring honor to the Essler name. But when the man he thought of as his only friend turns out to be the enemy, he can no longer rid himself of the questions that continue to torment him. Is what he’s doing really honorable? And does he owe his loyalty to his country . . . or a higher power?
Freedom for Europe dawns on the distant horizon. But in the midst of the fight, four lives will be forever changed, and their loyalty to God and Country brought into question.

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About the Author:
Jesseca is a daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano. And writing, of course! At an early age, words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.

 

Where you can find the book:

Goodreads                 Author’s Blog                   Amazon

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My Review: 

First off I want to just say this book was…amazing! I was so close to tears at many points (and that’s impressive for me). After reading the first two of Jessica’s books and hearing that there was a book tour I just HAD to be part of it! The morning after I received the book I started reading it and couldn’t stop until I had reached the end.

Favorite character? Now, this might seem like an odd answer once you’ve started reading the book but I really enjoyed the character Arnold and Erich…mostly because of how they act in the ending…why you ask? Well, you’ll have to read the book and find out!!

I’d give this book 5 stars as it was well written, well portrayed, and the characters had such meaning! My favorite thing about the book as it didn’t leave me with that uncomfortable feeling that many books in stores leave you with.

The book had a great message in it! The characters talked with such meaning about their faith to others but didn’t force their beliefs until the other person was ready.

I’d recommend it for 12 and up (though depending on the families decision). This book was super clean and awesome and also displayed the war scenes very well. I’m looking forward to hopefully reading more of Jessica’s work in the near future!

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Want to enter a giveaway to receive a free copy of this book and maybe one more? Well, go check out here a Rafflecopter giveaway and enter!

Looking for other reviews, interviews, and book spotlights?! Check out these other blogs:

Tuesday, April 23rd:

Laura G – Review –  Beautiful Things

Kaylee Harrison – Review – Kaylee’s Kind of Writes

Wednesday, April 24th:

Soliel – Review – Reviews by Soliel

Abby G – Review – Photos by Abby Rose

Libby May – Review – Geoturtle

Thursday, April 25th:

Faith P. – Book Spotlight + Review – Stories by Firefly

Victoria G. – Book Spotlight + Interview – Victoria’s Book Nook

Friday, April 26th: (Release Day)

Molly Anne – Review – Set Apart for Him

Kaitlyn S. – Review – Maidens for Modesty

Saturday, April 27th:

Kellyn Roth – Review – Reveries

Angela Watts – Book Spotlight + Interview – The Peculiar Messenger

Ryan’s Lynn – Interview + Review – Life of Heritage Corner

Kaitlyn K. – Book Spotlight – Twin Thoughts

I definitely recommend you to go check it out!! It’s…amazing!

Easter weekend!

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all are having a great weekend! I thought I would share some encouraging verses that go with Easter for you all!

 

Luke 24:6-7

He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’

 

1 Peter 1:3

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

 

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

 

Romans 6:8-11 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

 

Romans 10:9 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

 

The weather has been WONDERFUL! So I went outside and snapped a few photos of Winnie! She is such an amazing puppy! She doesn’t bark much and she follows me around outside without a leash.

 

New Arrival/Interview!

Welcome back, guys! I hope and pray you all are having a great week…I know I am! Let’s just say some unexpected things happened recently! So from the pictures I’ve posted before you’ve noticed, we have an English Shepherd…well I’ve been wanting to get my own dog so I could learn how to train one. So I went online and found this great website that sells dogs! I found this adorable border collie/black lab 11-week old puppy named Winnie and it turns out we were able to get her! So meet Winnie! Isn’t she adorable???!!!  

Alright! On to the interview I did with Kassie from Soldier Girl Stories! My questions are in bold!

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  1. Hello Kassie! Welcome to Photos by Abby Rose! Can you tell us about yourself (optional: include a picture).

Hey AbbyRose! Thanks for having me. I’m an 18-year-old Army girl, indie author, homeschool graduate, and a would-be missionary medic—I have a soft spot for Middle Eastern Christians. I have a huge heart for the Army as well, as you can imagine! I’m training my retriever as a therapy dog and love working with animals.

  1. Can you tell us about your blog?!

Well, I started it back at the end of January and to quote my about page, I write about the Lord, the Army, my pets, and Texas!  It’s my outlet for sharing my writing, rambling about things dear to my heart, keeping my friends updated on my WIP, and connecting with like-minded writers. It makes me feel vulnerable whenever I share anything I’ve written, but I enjoy blogging way more than I ever thought I would!

  1. What made you want to start “Soldier Girl Stories“?

Haha…I didn’t want to until about two days before I did! My mom thought I should have a blog as a platform for my writing; I finally gave in and I’m so glad I did!

  1. What are 3 of your favorite hobbies?

Reading/writing, working with my dog and going for walks or runs.

  1. Can you tell us more about one of your hobbies above?

Thunder, my retriever, and I are working on being registered through PetPartners as a therapy dog team. Thunder’s only 18 months old and still pretty puppyish; we took the evaluation once and scored Not Ready, but the evaluator assured me he’s a natural and just needs time to grow. Once we are registered, we’ll be able to visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries, and even airports to visit people and basically just be a bright spot in their day. Retrievers are extremely perceptive and I’ve learned to listen to Thunder just as much as he’s learned to listen to me. One of my life dreams, when I was younger, was to train a working dog, and I’m really thankful for this opportunity.

  1. Do you have a favorite Bible Verse?

Luke 10:37—Jesus’ command at the end of the parable of the Good Samaritan to “Go and do thou likewise.” That’s my life verse and what I pray others see through my writing and my medical work.

  1. If you could do three unique things what would you do?

Barrel race in a rodeo and win; fly in a fighter jet; and fire a Howitzer or some other kind of field artillery weapon. And yes, I knew those off the top of my head!!

  1. Do you have a favorite book and movie?

War in the Wasteland by Douglas Bond…it’s impossible to pick a favorite book but that’s one of the top ones of all time, so it gets the honor of being my all-time favorite. As for movies, it’s tied almost equally between Return to the Hiding Place, Saints, and Soldiers: Airborne Creed, and Indivisible.

  1. What is your favorite season (winter, spring, summer, or fall) and could you go into detail about the reason you like it?

Spring!! One word: bluebonnets. Sure, for the rest of the year Texas might be dry and dead, but in the springtime, the Lone Star State explodes in wildflowers and it’s absolutely beautiful. Birds building nests, Easter sunrise services, the smell of cold rain on hot pavement, the temperature being that perfect balance between not too hot and not too cold, flowers blooming on trees before any leaves come out. There are things I love about every season, but if I had to pick one favorite, it’d be spring.

  1. Last question! If you had to own a turtle, a bat, or a fox which would you pick?

Probably a fox, because I love dogs and I’ve read about foxes being domesticated…and besides, they have the cutest faces! I’ve had both fish and amphibious frogs before and after that I just can’t imagine turtles being that exciting. And when I think of bats I picture the huge three-foot-wide fruit bats we always saw in Japan and I can’t begin to imagine how I would care for one!!

 

Thanks so much for joining me, Kassie! 

Thanks for having me!! I had a ton of fun answering those.

 

Wasn’t that a fun interview!??!! Let me know in the comments what you think of Winnie! See you on Saturday!

Animal Pictures!

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d share some animal pictures with you all! Its finally spring here and it’s beautiful out and the animals really enjoy it…so let’s get started!

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Asking a dog to smile….doesn’t work!
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So majestic! 
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Gunieas are such odd looking creatures
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A duck that hates water (seriously she doesn’t like swimming)!
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I shall name them squishes and I shall squish them till they are squished (jk)!
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BIG eyes and BIG ears!
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Sweet little kitty!
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I asked her to wait and she waited for 10 minutes till I came back!
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Don’t take a picture of me! I didn’t do my hair!
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Unfortunately, the picture I had with a worm in her mouth was super blurry but this one is cool!

 

I’ll be posting more chicken photos (aka the little cuties up above). Fun story: so I went out to take some pictures of them and I went into the barn (with sandals on) the door closed on me and locked so after unsuccessfully trying to take some pictures of the peeps I had to move one of the cages of peeps open the other door then come around (and go through the door that locks) and put the peeps back in place. Thankfully the door did not lock again and I was able to get back out but I learned three lessons…1. Make sure the door has something to hold it still. 2. Do not wear sandals into a chicken coop. 3. If you want to take pictures of peeps have someone helping you. 

 

See you guys soon (oh and have you noticed I’m still doing my posting schedule??? I’m so proud)! 

Interview with Lydia’s Blog!

Hello all! And welcome back! Today I’m doing a fun interview with Lydia from Lydia’s Blog but I just have to ask you…is life feeling hectic? Guys, yesterday I thought it was Saturday! I mean come on……Saturday???  Anyways like I said before…if you’d like to do an interview let me know as I’m trying to do interviews more often! My questions are in bold! Let’s get started!

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1. Hi Lydia! Welcome to Photos by Abby Rose! Would you tell us a little about yourself? (maybe provide a picture that you use on your blog of yourself)?

Thanks so much for interviewing me, Abby! I am a 17-year-old girl that loves baking, cooking, reading, eating, riding roller coasters, playing guitar, helping children’s ministries, and serving God! I am the 3rd born of seven children. I am homeschooled and finishing the 11th grade!

2. Can you tell us about the blog you have and what the name of it is?!

I started Lydia’s Blog because, for years, I really wanted to have my own blog to share with others about my life and other things. On my blog, you will find, recipes, biblical encouragement, and updates from my life!

3. What would 3 of your hobbies be? 

My three hobbies would be baking, cooking, & playing guitar!

4. For question 4 I asked Lydia to name one of her hobbies and talk about it more!

Ever since I was a little girl, my mom would teach me how to cook. I loved helping her. Over time, I was found in the kitchen more often just cooking and baking away! Before you knew it, I started a little baking business and sold cookies and other treats for a while. Now, I am involved with the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Competition. My team won our for my state in cooking at the state fair in the Fall, and the first weekend of August 2019, we’ll be cooking in the National Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans! I’m super excited!
5. Baking is so much fun! Okay, what is your favorite Bible verse?
My favorite Bible verse is Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 

6. Do you have a favorite hymn or song? What is it and can you provide a link to the song if it isn’t a well-known hymn?

My favorite song is The Love of God. I really love how Erin (Bates) Paine plays it here:

7. I really love that song! Erin Paine plays it VERY well! Do you have a favorite book of the Bible…one that helps you and brings you comfort?

My favorite book of the Bible would have to be Proverbs. It’s really chock full of everything you need for a good, Godly life.

8. What is one of your favorite books and what is your favorite movie?

My favorite book is one taken out of a series, but you can find that book here: My favorite movie is Sheffey and you can watch the movie here:

9. If you could do three unique things in your lifetime what would they be (money is no option)?

Three unique things that I would want to do in my life….. 1. Act in a Christian movie. 2. Learn to play the banjo. 3. Fly in an airplane.
10. Those are great unique things! If you had to own either a tiger, giraffe or a talking parrot…which would you choose?  

I would rather own a giraffe…. but please don’t ask me “why?”! Now I want to ask you why??!!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to interview me. I really enjoyed it! No problem Lydia! I really enjoyed it! 

 

So what about you guys? Feel like getting interviewed? Leave a comment and let me know! I’d love to interview more people here at Photos by Abby Rose!