Many of you are probably wondering where the heck I went. Where are my blogs? Where are my Six Sundays? Where am I?!
|Hiking Rainbow Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains!|
That's right. My family and I hiked all over the Great Smoky Mountains. If you've never done it, I highly suggest you visit Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sieverville, Tennessee! Not only are there are a ton of tourist traps, but some of the most peaceful, gorgeous hiking trails exist there!
We made it a requirement to hike a new trail every morning. As some of you know, the United States has been gripped by a heat wave, which makes hiking a nice way to spend the day.
I hear you scratching your head and saying what! But you heard me right. The temperatures are cooler up there in those mountains--sorry; I channeled a bit of a southern twang.
One morning we had to wear sweaters! * GASP *
|I really wanted my son's sweatshirt!|
Don't worry. We took our kids to air-conditioned places like Wonderworks, Ripley's Aquarium, Blacklight Golf, Dixie Stampede, Lumberjack Feud, etc.
I was a bit relieved when we were on our way home, until I remembered we were going to Virginia Beach for the 4th of July.
I didn't snap many pictures there. Who wants to ruin their phone with sand?
But those aren't the only reasons I've been away. When we returned from our long, and much needed, vacation, we unfortunately had to say goodbye to a dear friend. Our dog Zoe. She'd battled with many diseases for a long time, and it was time to let her go. No words can describe how much we miss her.
|Arizona enjoying his favorite weather.|
To say it's been a hard month would be an understatement.
But we have faith. And sometimes that's all you've got--and all that matters.
Don't let my blog get you down. There are definitely plenty of things to smile about. My family is happy, healthy, and we love each other deeply!
Things in the publishing world are going great! I had the pleasure of editing Ayden Morgen's upcoming novel, Fade. I also edited Ever by Jessa Russo, someone who is quickly becoming a very close friend. Both of these novels will release soon, so be on the lookout for them!
OH! And if the release of Wilde's Army wasn't enough to make you smile, I finished Wilde's Meadow this month! YAY.
Cover Art - Coming Soon!
I have to run, but I promise to get back on track with you guys once my dog recovers and I'm not spending my evenings playing veterinary technician.