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Month: August 2017

Waiting For Our Life to Change…

western family shoot. Meghan Holt Photography

Cowkid 3 will be coming soon, yet it seems it can’t come soon enough! With constant contractions these days it all seems like such a mean tease.

Getting to meet face to face the newest and sweetest member of our family is just beyond exciting. It’s life altering. It’s sleepless nights and zero time to yourself, especially as Momma of the family.

And. I. Am. So. Ready.

I’m ready for my priorities to shift. I’m ready for my time to be taken in serving a heaven-sent perfect bundle. I’m ready for the hazy fog that allows me to rest from the distractions of the world. To see the new family dynamic evolve with Cowkid 2 being a big brother. With Cowkid 1 having the lead of 2 siblings. With The Cowboy getting to be a Daddy of three!

I’m ready to hold you in my arms Cowkid 3. I know you’ll come when God wants you to. But I’m getting ancy for our life to change in having you out here with us.

You are already so loved and immensely anticipated.

The Cowgirl

PS – we may cruise some gravel roads here in a bit to try to give your birthday party a head start…

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‘Anything But Average’ a Great Read Influenced by Rural Culture

Young Adult Novel 'Anything But Average' by Laureen Muir Heggie.

Being as it’s summer, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying sitting in my backyard, bare feet up, and reading a great book as the cowkids play in the sprinkler.

‘Anything But Average’ is one of those great books.

It’s a young adult novel written by the very talented Laureen Muir Heggie. It’s high school in a small southern Alberta town with LDS (Mormon) culture. Ranching, rodeo, and football pride are sported heavily throughout. It is definitely a book that country rural folk can relate deeply with.

Truth be told, I’m not much of a fiction reader/lover unless it’s a children’s book. But. I know Laureen personally, so I knew her book was going to be a good one. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and even finished it within a few days (so NOT like me)! I think because of the rural culture and lifestyle it portrays within it, it just didn’t feel all that fictional to me. It was a page-turner with plenty of dramatic spikes to grab your attention. I usually get sleepy while reading, but this one I actually found myself staying up late just to see what happens next!

In short, it’s one awesome book that I think you just may love too. It’s a must add to your reading list!

You can buy it on Amazon (affiliate) here:

Happy lazy days of summer y’all!

The Cowgirl

Young Adult Novel 'Anything But Average' by Laureen Muir Heggie.



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