Christy, Aiden and Wildwing, the Anaheim Ducks mascot

But We Just Got Here!

Mom has been busy unpacking and decorating our new house for so long that I was confused when she pulled out the large suitcase and said, “We’re going on a trip.”

Turns out we were flying back to Southern California to visit my Auntie Cindy.

I got to meet the pilot of the plane, my new fur-cousin, and Wildwing, the Anaheim Ducks mascot. Plus, we went to the beach! Check out my blog post for lots of pictures of our trip to California.

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Home at Last! (Part 4 of 4)

As I eat my breakfast, Mom promises me we are almost there. It’s still more driving, but we cross into Tennessee, landing in a place called Memphis, where mom got her Starbucks and I got a pup cup.

Today, I’ll show you some pictures of the last day of our cross-country trip from California to our new home in Tennessee.

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Are We There Yet? (Part 3 of 4)

Wherever we are, it’s cold. But worse than that, the wind blows so crisp, it cuts to my bones. I don’t take long to do my business because of it.

Today has been more tumble weeds and some pretty rock, but mostly, flat ground that goes on forever. Oh, how I want to be home!

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How Much Longer? (Part 2 of 4)

This is one long road trip! I’ve been in the backseat of the car next to a pile of stuff that takes up the other half I usually stretch out on.

Today, in part 2 of my story, I share lots of pictures. There was this cold place with a giant hole in the ground. And another cold place with snow and rocks and tumbleweeds. Have you been to any of these places?

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Aiden’s Cross-Country Move (Part 1 of 4)

Mom lifts my nose up to meet hers and plants a wet sloppy kiss on it. Humans kiss in a funny way. I prefer slurping.

Mom says we are about to begin a new chapter in our life. Dad says a prayer for God to keep us safe, starts the Jeep and off we go on a road trip.

Mom made me pose for lots of photos when we stopped at the Jelly Belly Factory, Pea Soup Andersen’s, and Dewar’s Candy Shop. Read my blog post and tell me which picture you like best!

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TARDIS lawn ornament


Moving is not fun. I’ve had to let go of things I love…

… The colored walls in my house are now painted a neutral white.

… The huge succulent plants that won’t survive in Tennessee have been sold or given away to neighbors and friends.

But most of all, I had to let go of the TARDIS lending library. Learn how TARDIS got transported to its new home.

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Aiden reading The Lady's Mine

The Author Reads Book Review: The Lady’s Mine by Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers’ latest novel, The Lady’s Mine, is true to Rivers’ writing form.

You’ll be in California Gold Rush days from page one to the end, feeling like you’re living it. Rivers’ detailed style draws the reader into that era with flair as you feel every bump on the washboard, dusty gravel roads, to slipping around on mud-slathered streets. Calvada, though fictional, is true to western settlements of those early California-Nevada days.

Continue reading my review…

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The Author Reads – Book Review of ‘Solomon’s Porch’ by Janet Morris Grimes

Solomon’s Porch is an excellent read and has come at a timely place in my life.

My mom is in her last moments on this earth with dementia. Solomon’s struggle gives me fictional insight into what a person with dementia might feel and has helped me understand my mother’s struggle.

Check out my review, as well as a Q&A with the author, Janet Morris Grimes. Be sure to enter the contest, too.

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Flipping Hearts

A Good Read in Time for Valentine’s Day: ‘Flipping Hearts’

Here’s a good read/listen, in time for Valentine’s Day: “Flipping Hearts” by Chautona Havig and narrated by Christa DelSorbo.

This “enemies to romance” novel introduces the next island in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

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I Got to Attend the ‘Redeeming Love’ Movie Premiere

I have been to movies before, but never to a special event like a movie premiere. Flashing lights, big crowds, limos… I even got to walk on a red carpet!

I wanted to give my friend, Francine Rivers, a “Hello, I love you” slurp, but I controlled myself.

Today on my blog, I’ll show you some pics of Frannie and me at the premiere of Redeeming Love.

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