Back Again!

So I've been gone from this for a long while...

Hi readers! Let me re-introduce myself- I'm Emily and I haven't blogged here for a while, so in case you forgot me it's nice to meet you all again. ;)

No really, sorry I haven't posted in a month. Life has been... shall we say hard, crazy, stressful but full of small little God things?

My little sister R. is going through some pretty hefty chemo. She's been very sick the last month and has lost all her hair. She is tired of treatment and is pretty grumpy, often taking out her frustration on my parents, who are exhausted from the little sleep they've gotten. So that's been pretty hard. Prayers still appreciated for R. and my parents especially.
Apples with... porcupine quills in them? A
story for another post... ;)

On the bright side, I had a wonderful month of work and we are now done with apple season! We made apple sauce with caramel, caramel apples, apple cider, apple cake, celebrated Johnny Appleseed's birthday, picked apples, sold apples, ate apples, gave the goats bad apples, peeled apples, stocked up on apple butter... basically we did everything we could with the apples and we are now officially sold out of apples on the farm. It seems I have a month off of work until Christmas tree season starts up the day after Thanksgiving. Then it's time to make wreaths!

Though it's been hard and stressful at home (and work has taken up a lot of my life, I was working almost thirty hours a week), I know the Lord is with us. He loves us and cares for us and has guided us through these hard times. We're tired, sad, and trying to just take life one step at a time. But I know he's good.

Red Crisis will be available this week!
Oh, ANNOUNCEMENT: Red Crisis will be available next week! Starting every Friday I will be posting a chapter of Red Crisis on this blog for all of you to read! Why did I decide to change it from an ebook to a blog book?
Simple- I am terrified that it's not my best work (and it isn't) so I decided not to release it as a book. But since I did so many posts on it I figured I'd best make it into a blog post series. So starting this Friday you can be ready to read about Cecelia and Lilly as they embark on their scary adventure!

Let me think... any other announcements...

There will be another Write This Piece! Music assignment soon. (I have the perfect song picked out.)

I eventually will put up that post about the Washington fires as soon as I get my last five pictures from my sister.

Bodie has decided swords are for chewing on.
You may have noticed that there's a new tab next to the Hijacked! Tab- I have a new blog post series debuting sometime this month about our big, beautiful world! That will be fun! :)

Fourteen Cossacks is hereby DISCONTINUED until I fix some major errors in the story. Cossacks don't wear ushankas, they wear papahkas. Also I have been delving into some more research and I want to rewrite a whole bunch of the scenes I posted. So sorry about that! Maybe I'll resume that some other time. I did like where the story was going...

There will be another "Say What?" dialogue assignment.

The Mornellys will be back for another story very soon, plus they have a special announcement to the public they'd like to share.

Eventually I will do a post on a book that I really will probably release next year sometime for sale. I think everyone will like it... maybe... hopefully... *hides in corner and cries with fear* ;)

There will NOT be another hijacked! post. (Not if I can help it! *evil laughter in the background* At least I hope there isn't another one...)

A special post on a collection of coins and trinkets from around the world will be coming up soon.

Annndddd the usual picture posts, randomness, and Bodie posts are on the schedule too.

So I think that's it as far as announcements and life and stuff like that. Since I have the month off I should be more regular on blogging on here. So I hope to see you wonderful readers around, read some more of your blogs (public apology for not keeping up on any blogs! I'm sorry! :'c) and resume our awesome blogging community fun!

Thanks for reading and God Bless!

-Emily McC.

My very special WWII coins. The one on the left is from a friend
who bought it for me on my birthday. The one on the right (which I'll post a better picture of soon)
 is from my Uncle. It's a 1938 WWII Nazi penny. Not kidding. It's REAL. I don't think the one
on the left is real but it's a replica of the real coin. 


  1. Yay! I'm so happy to see you're back!! :D
    I'm looking forward to "Red Crisis" as well as the Mornellys (of course!) and the "Say what" and "Write this Piece" assignments"! I'm just so excited in general to see another post on here!!! :) I'm so glad you're back!!!

    1. Awww, thanks, Jesseca! I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. This will be fun. I think those writing assignments will be fun for everyone- I've got some really good ones. :) Thanks for the comment and your excitement. :)

  2. Glad to hear you're back! Excited for the upcoming posts :-) I will keep R and your family in my prayers!!

    1. Thank you so much, Lauren! We really appreciate it. :) Glad to be back as well. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Welcome back Emily! I'm looking forward to reading Red Crisis. :) Prayers for R and your family.

    1. Thanks Mrs. Kidd! So glad to be back on here. I kinda missed blogging this past month. :) Thank you so much for your prayers, and I hope you like "Red Crisis". It's very fanciful. ;) Thanks for commenting!

  4. Hiiiii Emily! :) Glad to hear from you again! :D

    Whoa. . .apples with porcupines quills? Did you stick those in. . . or did a porcupine do that? Hope no one got hurt! :)

    Can't wait for the Mornellys to come back! And Red Crisis sounds soooo interesting! :)

    1. Hiiiiiiiii Blessing! ;) Hehehehe glad to hear from you again!

      Yes, porcupine quills in apples. It's a long story, but the only victim was a dog. There will be pictures to tell the story. ;)

      Everyone seems to be pretty excited for the Mornellys to make another appearance. I'm glad! They'll probably get to do some story posts in-between "Red Crisis". Hope you all enjoy those! Thanks for commenting!

  5. Hi Emily! Glad to meet you! ;)
    Excited to read your posts! They all sound great! I can't wait for the Mornelly story! :D (well, or any of your other stories/posts for that matter! ;)
    Glad you're back Emily! :)

    1. Well hello, Megs. Glad to meet you as well! You seem like a nice girl, we should talk to each other more! ;) Hehehehehe... randomness.

      Mornellys! :) Everyone seems to like the Mornellys a lot. Well, good. I like them a lot, too. ;) Glad you're excited for the new posts, and thanks for commenting! I'm so happy to be back bloggin' again, too. :)

  6. Howdy Stranger! ;) Thanks for the update. My family has been praying for your sister (as you already know) and it's good to have some more things to pray for! I can't wait for your future posts! I look forward to hearing from you soon! B-)

    1. Thanks so much for your family's prayers, Rebekah. :) We really, really appreciate it. I'm glad you're excited for the future posts and yes, talk to you soon. B-) REAL soon. >B-) ;)

  7. Welcome back, Emily! Aw, I feel like I haven't been on your blog in FOREVER. :)
    Your sister and family is often in my thoughts and always in my prayers. I can't imagine the difficulties y'all are going through right now.
    I'm super excited and looking forward to...everything you mentioned!
    Wait, wreaths? We make wreaths! One year we made like 300 I think. Mostly just me and Mom. :)

    Good to have you back around, Emily!

    1. I'm dying to know the story behind those 'prickly apples'. ;)

    2. Thanks so much for the warm welcomes, Faith! I appreciate it. :)

      And thank you soooo much for all your prayers. We really, really appreciate it. It's definitly been hard, but there are small wonderful things, too. <3

      Yep, we make wreaths at my work, too! Probably about the same amount or less than your family. :) It's so much fun! We kinda just do a lot of things at work.

      And yes, we'll get to the prickle apple post... actually tonight. :) Can't wait to see what everyone thinks! :)

      Thanks for commenting!

  8. Anonymous10/13/2015

    Yes! Red Crisis!
    Cool coins.
    My family's spending time with Grandparents. Same story... APPLES! (I think 23 gallons of apple juice today... maybe that's not a lot here in the U.S ).
    I will pray for R and your family.
    Have you read Dana's Valley? It's by Janette Oak ( who I typically don't read, because she's, well, kinda mushy). It's very touching. It's one of the two books so far that has made me cry (so much that for a few seconds my sister considered calling the insane asylum ). It's also encouraging in a way.
    R. Franklin

  9. Anonymous10/13/2015

    P.s. it's because my Grandparents have an apple orchard.

    1. Hi R! Thanks so much for commenting and praying for my family. We really appreciate it. The cancer my sister "R" is going through has affected us all. So we really are grateful for all the support from our friends and family. <3

      I have never read Dana's Valley. I may have to check that out. :) I just finished "Viking's Quest" so I'd be interested in finding another book(s) to read. ;) Thanks for recommending it.

      Oh, so you know about apples, too! Yeah, we made about almost a thousand gallons of apple cider this year. It was hard work but fun. :) I'm glad someone knows about the apple season, too!

      Thanks for commenting!


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