Friday, December 2, 2011

Prince Caspian's Adventure

Hi everyone, it's already December! How are things? Are you getting excited for Christmas? I am. We put up our tree on Monday and our cats are loving their favorite napping spot. Beck is so excited this year -- I love watching my kids enjoy all of the decorations and lights.

We spent a crazy Thanksgiving weekend at my parents. It was fun though. I got to see almost ALL of my family. I really enjoyed seeing my brothers and nieces and nephews.

The toilet in my parent's only bathroom starting leaking the day before everyone came. By Friday, it was obvious they needed it fixed. Zeke took it apart and found water had been leaking under the floor for quite some time. Long story short: Zeke ended up replacing the entire floor, including all of the sub-floor. We were going to go to Colorado and visit his parents as well, but we ended up staying at my parents house, while Zeke worked on the floor night and day. It made for a very interesting weekend WITHOUT A TOILET. Ha! Oh well.

Anyway, I was looking though my goals for 2011 and I still haven't done everything I want to do. (The ballroom dance lessons were on a Wednesday and Gabe's scouts changed to Wednesdays this year -- so that is still something we are going to do as well.)

I've been talking with my family about finishing my book and I got a lot of good feedback from them over Thanksgiving and well, I'm just about finished with my first draft! It's a children's book -- and it's taken me awhile to decide what direction I want to take it. I think I just needed to start. I've had notes on my phone since May.

I'm going to be busy with that and I hope to submit it to a publisher by January. :) I have a really good feeling about it. Gabe is going to do some artwork for it and we'll go from there. After all, if you don't write it down (literally) it's just a wish!

Here is the star of my book:
I'll keep you posted on my progress and maybe give you a sneak peek in a week or two --
I could use some feedback. Also, I'm thinking about using a pen name? Thoughts on that?


  1. DON'T use a pen name. Just...don't. I'm sure I have other things, but I'm too tired to think about them right now!

  2. I'm with Tawnya, just be you! But can't wait to see it. And the toilet episode sure was interesting!

  3. I love how you followed up the going to your parents house with "It was fun though". :)

    I started a children's book about 2 years ago and that is as far as I got. It is a goal of mine that some day I will get to. Good luck! I am sure it will be great! I would love to read it! If you use a pen name it should totally be one that is obviously a pen name...You know what I mean? Those are the best...Not that I can think of any off the top of my head....But it is 11:34 and I am really tired but I NEVER get to check out all my favorite blogs so here I am. :) Are you thinking pen name for privacy sake? Because Lacy is an adorable name. Maybe you could use Lacy and have a pen name-last name...Okay I am thinking about this way too much!!! I say go with your gut!!! :)

  4. Ohhh sneak peak sneak peak. I'm excited, you are so talented. Bummer about the toilet.


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