Happy Independence Day! I know we haven't lived in the states for 9 years now, but it's still home. We are still Americans. And while we don't live in places where people speak our language or share our culture, we hold our American roots deep within us. We love America. We love what it stands for. That is WHY we do what we do! People often think our life is glamorous. It's not. Is it cool? YES! Is it easy? NO WAY! Sometimes it's full of heartache and homesickness. Sometimes it's full of longing for things that are 'familiar'. Sometimes we crave a life of 'stability' in a house in a neighborhood like we grew up in. But when the end of the day comes, and we see the giant Asian bats flying...or we feel the warm tropical breeze while sitting on the porch and looking at the palms and coconut trees that make up the botanical garden that is our yard--or sit in a tuk-tuk and zip in and out of traffic...well, while it's not 'home', it is something special: It is our life. We are proud to be Americans and to represent our country to others around the world. God Bless America!
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
I love to read and do reviews for Compass Book Ratings!
by Dan Brown
I like that the plot twists and turns a lot...and it makes you think. However, I don't appreciate Dan Brown's endings in his books. I find the endings incongruent with the rest of his stories--why make it a romance for the last chapter...
I loved this book. I'm a sucker for fairy tales/fantasy. This was so well written! I can't wait to read all the rest of her books!
I'm reading this one again. I liked it the first time I read it. I'm still liking it for the second time around. I like all of Shannon Hales' books. **Still lots of fun the second time around! I do like this book for a comfortable...