Tuesday, July 19, 2011

From the Gliffaes Hotel

Good evening all! It is about quarter past 9 here in Crickhowell, Wales. Overcast and cloudy but almost dark now. I'm laying on my bed with Alicia in the adjacent twin bed. Our room is nice, it was the room Mom and I had 2 years ago when we were here. It's got cream walls, a cream and red themed bedspread, a blue/cream plaid couch, a desk, a bureau, a bathroom built up and around a corner lol. Out the window i can see the "big house". This is the main building on the property but our rooms are across the way in a seperate building. Gramma and grampa hqve the room below us and mom and our aunt have the room on the other side of the building. It's pretty chilly so Alicia might make hot chocolate in a bit.

Our flight went pretty well but the people in front of us were obnoxious!! So rude lol. I watched No Strings Attached and absolutely loved it! I was surprised but it was sooooo good. I also watched about halfish of Tangled for especially Tiny but Ariel too :P

I guess that's all for now...alicias having trouble uploading the videos do I'll get those up when I can :) love to you all!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Guest Blogger: Alicia Cerasoli, my sister!!

Yo yo yo all my sister's peeps out there! So Hola chicas...and gents, I'm Alicia, Hannah's younger and crazzzzy sista! I go by Alicia, Ali, Wiz, Wizzie, Sunflower, Leash, or whatever other name floats your boat! So once HM (Hannah) and I found out we were going on this summer's European trip, we decided that we were going to make a few videos! Tonight after dinner we were discussing the idea again and I suggested making some "vblogs." Hence our first vblog baby was born! So anybody reading this betterrrrrrr watch this video! I hope you all enjoy our first ever vblog, its very hilarious! DOnt miss out!
I believe thats all from me for now. Peace out all you girl and guy scouts! TTYL XOXO Ali

If you need the link: VBlog #1

Hannah here again! Okay so she warned you, she's a little crazy, but that's okay right? ; ) Makes it all the more fun! Anyway, we hope for this to be a series of posts to illustrate our wonderful European journey and we wanted all of you to tag along as well! Stay tuned for adventures at the Gliffaes Hotel and the Royal Welsh Show in Wales, footage with the celebrities at Madame Tussaud's, skylight views from the London Eye,
our HIGH level of excitement outside of the Billy Elliot and Wicked theaters, then who knows what
you will see from the Isle of Jersey! Lol! We're really very excited to be doing this and then sharing it all with you. We hope there is a high response to this because it will make doing it even more fun!

Can't wait for it all to happen! Lots of love, stay tuned!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Plain Wisdom Book Review

Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two WomenPlain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women by Cindy Woodsmall

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Before starting Plain Wisdom, I had read Cindy Woodsmall's first series and thoroughly enjoyed it. She has such a powerfully motivating voice in her words that have you eagerly reading each page constantly wondering what will happen next. When I saw this was an option for me from the WaterBrook Multnomah group, I jumped at the opportunity to read her in a nonfiction text. And boy, was I pleased that I chose this! Though I had a hard time starting it (I was reading a couple of other books at the time), once I devoted my time to this book and this book alone, I could barely put it down! I read the majority of the book on vacation and in two or three days flat.

Both of these women have wonderful advice. Though I could not completely relate because like both of them I am not a mother yet, but that is not to say there was not wisdom for me in this book as well. A couple helpful chapters for me were I Am Who I Am; Having It All Together...Or Not; and Nevertheless, I Believe. Every chapter is set up with a verse from the Bible and then a turn taken each by Miriam and Cindy. Sometimes a story is told, sometimes just an inner thought, other times it is their personal advice, but wisdom is certainly a theme throughout the entire book. These women make everything so relateable. You feel like it is two friends or in my case two role models just conversing with you for ol' times sake lol! I really, really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a little perspective, thought, and advice with things wordly and everyday. You will be surprised what you have learned about yourself by the turn of the last page. This book will just make your day anytime you sit down to pick it up. It will definitely be going on my 'keeper' bookshelf and I will refer back to it when needed. Wonderful job to both Miriam and Cindy!

This book was furnished to me by WaterBrook Multnomah for my honest opinion.

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