Thursday, October 29, 2015

Autumn! Here and Gone

Welcome again, dear readers! It's been officially fall for a little while, but just recently the trees started turning around here. And it seems one day they're beautifully colorful and then - in a flash - they're gone. Never to be seen until next year. But, I did get some pictures of trees around us! Yes, you've probably seen trees like this before...but do you really think, and I mean THINK about their beauty?

Anyway, here are the pictures.

This is one of the trees on our property. (you probably guessed that!)

Here is another one. The leaves are all gone now!

This is the view from our backyard. Looks like something out of a story, doesn't it? Gray sky, falling leaves, cold wind, you know, a good start to a story.

"Breathlessly, she ran through the bushes, dodging the trees and fallen logs. She tightly gripped the letter in her numb hands. Although she was tired, she knew that there wasn't a moment to lose, and she ran as fast as possible making zig zags in case they saw her. Gasping for air, Audrey finally found the log cabin she was looking for, and pounding mercilessly on the door, she waited for an answer. Every second was precious..."
(excerpt from the short story "Haze Across the Border" by Amara--that's me!)
See? It's the perfect setting for a story. :) In fact, this picture inspired me to write "Haze Across the Border" in the first place! 

This a close up of a leaf. Can you guess what kind?
It's a maple.

Again, more trees.

See that orange thing on the dead flower? It's a bug. I don't know what kind, though. 
An orange kind!

And, while I was trying to take pictures, my little sister was petting the neighbor's cat that came to visit.

Do you like writing short stories, too? I love doing it, and have several in the works, as well as a long, book-sized one I'm in the middle of, and too many ideas for other ones!

Thanks for wading through yet another of my posts! ;)

In Christ,


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Proof We Were Extras in Beyond the Mask

Our DVD for Beyond the Mask arrived in the mail a few weeks ago, and we immediately watched it. We were very careful to pause at the places our family was extras, because, of course, we'd want to see ourselves in a "real movie!" 

So the other day, I stopped the movie and took screen captures of the scenes we're in...

This red arrow indicates that the person being pointed at is Aidan.

The red arrows here are where I am in the movie the first time. :)

And, because I was just so thrilled that I got to be behind the lead charater, William Reynolds, here is another one of me in that same scene.

This is me later in the movie. I'm very blurry, but I recognized my mob cap and bun right away.

That person in the background is my dad. As you'll see, he did get in several scenes. 

In this picture, there are three red arrows. (like you needed me to tell you that!)
The first one (from left to right) is Aidan, the second one Jordan, and the third one is my dad.

This one is blurry too, but that is Aidan.

The red arrow pointing at the black hat, is Jordan.

All of these scenes are after Will arrives in America.

There was one scene that my dad was cut out of, and another one where my mom was cut out. That was very disapointing, but our names did get in the credits! Some even more than once. 

I'll let you find our names -- "What if I don't know them?" you ask? Ah, the information you need is in front of your eyes. I'll leave it to you to find our names and where they are in the credits--a little treasure hunt! :)

Okay, I HAVE to do a little innocent advertising.

Haven't seen Beyond the Mask? Now's your chance! You can order Beyond the Mask online at, along with all the fan products listed in more detail in my previous post. In fact, it might still be in Walmart. 

I'm done with my advertising...for now.

In Christ,