Im really sorry to say that because of Internet difficulties I will be unable to post as often as I usually do. This has really upset me because blogging is one of my favorite pastimes. Thank you for your loyalty and patience! Brooke will be more then happy to fill in for me while I’m gone though! Until next time!

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}Brooke{

Mouse in the House!

“Brooke!” I heard faintly in my sleep. “We’re watching TV!”
I jumped out of bed as quickly as I could and raced out of my room. “You’re watching TV?” I asked excitedly.
“What? No! I said there’s a mouse!”
“What?! Where?!”
“Behind the vase!” My older brother—Michael—was standing on the platform between flights of stairs, pointing at the vase in the corner. Our two cats were already prowling about the vase, not daring to get too close.
“Grab those plastic bins up there,” I was ordered.
I hurriedly took hold of them and cautiously took a couple steps down the stairs, but not all the way. I tossed the bins to him.
“Get some blankets too.”
My younger brother—Ryan—and I bolted to our rooms and grabbed some blankets. When we got back to the stairs, our older brother had our Dad’s cane in his hand, ready to whack the mouse.
We all positioned ourselves in strategic positions to catch the mouse: I was given the cane, standing nearby the vase; Ryan held a blanket to my left over throw on the mouse, and Michael had a plastic bin to trap the mouse with.
On Michael’s go, I was to tip the vase over, causing the mouse to come out. Then he was to drop a bin on it, and if it were trying to climb up the stairs, Ryan was supposed to throw the blanket on it.
The plan didn’t quite work, unfortunately. The mouse ended up going back behind the vase, since I only tipped it back a little bit and then let it go back into position.
We tried again, and it tried to run up the stairs. I began whacking the blanket that Ryan threw on top of it ferociously. Michael ran up the stairs and held a blanket at the top as a wall, told me to hold it there, took the cane, and gave it a few whacks himself. Still, it didn’t work. It just kept on running up the steps.
The confounded mouse came to my barrier, and climbed up my blanket! Michael was still trying to hit it, but it just was not working. I dropped the blanket in fear and ran away a good distance.
The mouse ran under a shelf, and this is what we did: we took the lids from the bins and set them up all around the base of the shelf where any opening was and duct taped them there.
Brilliant.
My Mom happened to be gone on a cruise, and my Dad was gone at work, so we left it all there until he came home. The problem was that when he looked, the mouse was no longer there.
Happy homecoming, Mom! You’ve got a mouse in the house!

As my family and I have been going through some hard times lately, I find that my books, country music and movies don’t help my raw emotions at all. Those things are all fun entertainment but they do nothing for your broken heart.

I have discovered this past week that reading the Bible, talking to God and listening to Godly music has helped to put me at some peace. It’s something I need to do daily but you don’t realize how important God is to you until you need Him.

This song by The Collingsworth Family has been an immense help to me. I listen to it in the morning while doing my hair and it really helps me get through the day.

Here it is and I hope after listening to it, you will put on the top of your to do list: “I’ve Gotta Get To Jesus!” God Bless!

~Anne

You may remember Mark Cahill from another post I did, Inspiration Month. 

Well Mark emailed my dad a while ago asking for prayer for some health issues that he is having.

Please pray for Mark, that the Lord may heal his body so he may continue his work that has inspired so many.

And if you get the chance, contact Mark and give a word of encouragement and let him know he is in your prayers. Thanks! God Bless!!

~Anne

So  as u all know, I’m trying to find a modest outfit to go square dancing in.

I really feel like I’ve been overwhelming u guys with out fit posts but today I got some adorable stuff and I just had to show them to you!

I guess I’ll start with the first items I bought.

The following purses are ones I found as soon as I walked in. I loved them both and couldn’t decide which one so I bought them both. ☺️

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I was looking for a denim jacket and this wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but I did like it.

This cute denim piece can either be worn alone or over top another article. It has lace on the shoulders and slightly down  the back.

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Then finally I found almost exactly what I was looking for.

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The only things I would change about it would be the length of the sleeves and the jacket itself and that it had pockets. Other than those things the color and style was just perfect.

I do want y’alls opinion on if this skirt will go with said jacket and whatever shirt I wear with it. Take a look!

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Anyway. As usual, modest fashion tips are always welcome!

Till next time!