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Book Review: A Bouquet of Love

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A Bouquet of Love

Janice Thompson

Revell

August 19, 2014

Back Cover Description:

She didn’t expect to fall in love–but roses aren’t the only thing blooming on Galveston Island

Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible situation. She wants to spend her time immersed in her new job at a Galveston Island floral shop, arranging blooms and brightening occasions with her lovely creations. But her huge Greek family–especially her father–has other ideas. They’ve all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant location on the Strand–directly across the street from the Rossis’ popular pizza place–and they want Cassia’s full participation.

To make matters worse, as Cassia is trying to develop a strong professional relationship with Galveston’s premier wedding coordinator, Bella Neeley, her own father is intent on stealing all of the Rossi family’s faithful customers. Not exactly the best way to get into Bella’s good graces!

Still, at least Alex, that hot delivery guy from the nursery, is always hanging around the flower shop . . .

Meet the Author:

 Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series, as well as Picture Perfect, The Icing on the Cake, and The Dream Dress. She lives in Texas.

Visit her website here!

My Review:

I’ve never read any of Janice Thompson’s books before reading A Bouquet of Love. I must say that is all going to change now because I plan to read a lot more of Janice Thompson. I loved this book! This novel brought out all the right reactions. I laughed plenty and cringed at moments as I thought what was that character thinking. I read this book in one day because I couldn’t put it down! I give this books a Five out of five.

I highly recommend this novel you won’t be disappointed.

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Disclosure:

I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Happy Reading!

Camper Quotes!

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Alrighty, this is the last camper quotes of the summer.

Sad day, right?

Hope you enjoy these!

 

1.) While talking about the Gamecocks and Clemson

Staffer: “I root for the bears. But, no one knows who the bears are.”

Camper: “They’re an animal who lives in the zoo.”

 

2.) Down at the Riflery and Archery range

Me: Talking to the staffer in Archery. “In a few minutes we can let them go retrieve.”

Camper: ” Wait! We have to go get all those BBs?”

Me: “Yep!”

Camper: Eyes widen. “Do we get a shovel or something?”

Me: “Nope.”

Camper: “Why not?”

Me: “Cause you don’t have to go get them.”

Camper: “Miss Brittany shame on you!”

Me: Trying to look ashamed while laughing

 

3.) While going over rules at canoes

Staffer: “Can you tell me what no horseplay means?”

Camper: “No Horseplay!”

 

 

This was a great summer and I loved hearing what the campers had to say since there was just no telling what was going to pop out of their mouths!

Camper quotes are done for this summer. Well, that is until next summer.

Camper Quotes!

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Here are couple I forgot about last Time!

1.) While playing Apples to Apples

Camper: “What is this?”

Me: “Amputation.”

Camper: “What does that mean?”

Me: “Well, that is when someone has to have an arm or leg removed.”

Camper: “Rude!”

 

2.) Question during Bible study

Me: “You can pray anywhere.”

Camper: “How about while using the bathroom?”

Me: “Yep, even then too.”

Here are some new ones

3.) Hairdryers

Camper: “What no hairdryers!?”

staffer: “Nope, no hairdryers.”

Camper: “Why not?”

Staffer: “Here at camp we are roughing it.”

Camper: “Is that why your hair looks like that?”

 

4.) Hulk Smash!

Little boy who liked to smash tree limbs over his head smashes one in front of me

Me: “Hulk No Smash!”

Later on that day during worship…

Me: Pointing to the front, “Turn around and pay attention.”

Camper: “If I pay attention can I break tree limbs over my head?”

Me: “Nope but, you can pay attention.”

 

 

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1.) One day during bible study

Camper: “So, God randomly chose Mary.”

Me: “Not so random.”

Camper: “Oh…Well, God chose Mary and then he shoved Jesus in her tummy!”

Me: Pausing a moment to think. “Basically.”

2.) One day down at canoes

Me: “Don’t go over there because that is where the beaversharks are.”

Camper: “What do they look like?”

Me: “I don’t know.”

Camper: “Are you scared of them?”

Me: “Nope. We are friends.”

3.) Another day down at canoes

Camper: “Where are the beaversharks?”

Me: “Over there.” pointing over my shoulder

Camper: “Can I go over there?”

Me: “Nope”

Camper: “Why not?”

Me: “Their prime feeding time is at 7:30pm.”

Camper: “What Time is it now?”

Another staffer: “7:25pm.”

Camper: Eyes go wide

 Other staffer and me: Burst into laughter

Camper: Confused look on her face. “What’s so funny about that?”

Other staffer and me: Burst into more laughter

4.) One day at lunch

Camper: Pointing with excitement “Oh look there is the missionaries’ son Shamu!”

Me: Laughing. “Shamu is the whale. That’s not how his name is pronounced.”

Camper: “close enough.”

 

Camper Quotes!

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Camp is one of my favorites places to be each and every summer!

Campers are such a joy to be around especially when they don’t realize exactly what they are telling you.

 

1.) This  happened during a mother/daughter mini camp during Bible study.

Camper: “My mom and me go to a temporary church.”

 

Sounds like this church doesn’t last very long!

It’s a good thing she really meant Contemporary church.

Her mother corrected her after she had finished laughing at her daughter’s blunder.

 

2.) This happened during GA/Acteen mini camp while I was greeting new campers as they arrived in my cabin.

Camper: “What are we doing after dinner?”

Me: “Worship”

Camper: “What are we doing after worship?”

Me: “Talent show”

Camper’s eyes widen

Camper: “But I don’t have a talent!”

 

It’s a good thing for this camper that our talent show was only for the staffers!

 

3.) This one happened during a GA/Acteen mini camp right after we had finished worship and we were just about to begin our talent show.

Camper: “Miss Brittany are you married?”

Me: “Nope”

Camper: “Do you have a boyfriend?”

Me: “Nope”

Camper: “Do you want one?”

Me: “uhhh…”

Camper stands up

Camper: “ARE THERE ANY SINGLE GUYS HERE!”

Me: “SSSHHH! There aren’t any guys here it’s a girls camp!”

Camper sits back down

Camper: “Ok then give me your address and I’ll send you pictures of some guys”

Me: “You already have my address.”

Camper: “I know the perfect guy for you!”

 

I should be worried that a 12 year old wants to set me up.

 

4.) This happened during the GAs/Acteens mini camp during our bible study.

Me: “Jesus is going to come back the same way he left. That is what the Bible says.”

Camper:  “He’s gonna come back dead!?”

 

It’s a very good thing Jesus rose from the dead before he ascended into heaven. OR else she would have been right but, I did my best to explain to her just what I meant.

 

Keep an eye out for more of these post!

These all happened during one week of two mini camps.

I can’t wait to see what they will say next.

April Fools!

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Today is the day that is traditionally known as an occasion to play tricks on all sorts of people. However, since all my tricks tend to fall short and others who play jokes on me get away with them. This is because, well let’s just be honest I’m a very gullible person. So, I’ve given up all hope of pulling off an awesome prank and I am just sticking to awesome jokes instead. My grandfather gave me his notebook full of jokes that he has collected over the years most of them are newspaper clippings and the others are handwritten. Enjoy!

1.) Speeding Ticket

Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State  Police Officer sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH. He thinks to himself, this  driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!” So he turns on his lights and pulls  the driver over. Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies  — two in the front seat and three in the back — wide eyed and white as ghosts.  The driver, obviously confused, says to him, Officer, I don’t understand, I was  doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem? “Ma’am,” the  officer replies, you weren’t speeding, but you should know that driving slower  than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers. Slower than the  speed limit?  No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly… Twenty-two miles an  hour! “The old woman says a bit proudly. The State Police officer, trying to  contain a chuckle explains to her that 22” was the route number, not the speed  limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing  out her error. But before I let you go, Ma’am, I have to ask… Is everyone in  this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven’t muttered a single  peep this whole time, “the officer asks. Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute  officer. We just got off Route 119.”

2.)  Locker Room

A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women’s locker room.  When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover.  The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, “What’s the matter, haven’t you ever seen a little boy before?”

3.) Wrong Joshua

This old fellow was caught making illegal whiskey at his still deep in the woods and was hauled before the judge.

The judge asked him what his name was and he replied, “Judge, my name is Joshua.”

The judge, laughingly asked, “Are you the Joshua that make the sun stand still?”

The old fellow said, “No, sir, I’m the Joshua that made the moonshine.”

4.) Wrong way

As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife’s voice urgently warning him, “Herman, I just heard on the news that there’s a car going the wrong way on 280 Interstate. Please be careful!”

“It’s not just one car,” said Herman. “It’s hundreds of them!”

5.) How to treat our brothers and sisters

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and  six year olds. After explaining the commandment to “honor thy father and thy  mother,” she asked “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our  brothers and sisters?” Without missing a beat one little boy answered, “Thou  shall not kill.”

6.) Good news and Bad news

A preacher announced from the pulpit,” I have good news and bad news. The good news is we have enough money to retire the mortgage on the church.”

A sigh of relief went through the congregation.

The preacher continued: “the bad news is: the money is still in your pocket.”

7.) Spelling

On the first day of school, little Johnny’s teacher asked him about his summer vacation.

“We visited my grandmother in Minneapolis, Minn.,” He said proudly.

“Very good,” said the teacher. “Now do you think you can tell the class how to spell that?”

After thinking for a moment, Johnny replied, “Actually, I think we went to Ohio.”

8.) Wrong Flowers

On opening his new store, a man received a bouquet of flowers. He became dismayed on reading the enclosed card, that it expressed “Deepest Sympathy”. While puzzling over the message, his telephone rang. It was the florist, apologizing for having sent the wrong card.

“Oh, it’s alright.” said the storekeeper. “I’m a businessman and I understand how these things can happen.”

“But,” added the florist, “I accidentally sent your card to a funeral party.”
“Well, what did it say?” ask the storekeeper. ”
“Congratulations on your new location.” was the reply.

9.) What’s your name?

Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years they had  shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had  been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards.

One day they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, “Now  don’t get mad at me…I know we’ve been friends for a long time…but I just  can’t think of your name! I’ve thought and thought, but I can’t remember it.  Please tell me what your name is.”

Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and  glared at her. Finally she said, “How soon do you need to know?”

10.) Not going to take me out!

An elderly woman died last month. Having never married, she requested no male  pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she  wrote, “They wouldn’t take me out while I was alive, I don’t want them to take  me out when I’m dead.”

Hope you enjoyed these!

What sort of pranks did you play or get tricked with today?

Have an Awesome April Fool’s Day!

 

A Time to Laugh

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Life throws some wicked curveballs our way as we try to maneuver these twisted paths we take. However, some of us take the time to stop and smell the roses on the side of these paths. I prefer to stop and find something to laugh at since flowers tend to make me sneeze. So here are some of my all time favorite jokes. These are jokes I have heard from several people over time but, mostly from my dad who is quite the jokester. (I’m not sure where he gets them most of the time)

Enjoy!

1) Father????

One day, Jesus was walking by the Pearly Gates, when St. Peter asked him to watch the gates for a few minutes. Jesus agreed and in a few minutes he saw an old, old man approach. He walked very slowly, had a halting gait, and long white hair and beard.

“How did you spend your life on earth my son?” asked Jesus.

“I was a simple carpenter for sixty years” replied the old man.

“And what do you hope to find here in heaven” asked Jesus.

“I hope to find my son” said the man

“Well there are millions upon millions of people here, how will you find him?”

“I’ll recognize him by the nail holes in his hands and feet,” states the old man.

Jesus does a double take, thinks for a moment and says, “Father???”

The old man looks at Jesus and says, “Pinocchio?”

2)  Shall we gather at the river

A preacher was completing a temperance sermon: with great expression he said, “If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river.” With even greater emphasis he said, “And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river.”

And then finally, he said, “And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river.”

He sat down. The song leader then stood very cautiously and announced with a smile, “For our closing song, let us sing Hymn # 365: “Shall We Gather at the River.”

3) wrong E-mail

A Minnesota couple decided to vacation to Florida during the winter. They planned to stay at the very same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday. His wife would fly down the following day.

The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an e-mail to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her e-mail address, and without realizing his error, he sent the e-mail.

Meanwhile…..somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister of many years who was called home to glory following a sudden heart attack. The widow decided to check her e-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she fainted.

The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I’ve Arrived
Date: 16 May 2003
I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send e-mails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is not as uneventful as mine was.

P.S. Sure is hot down here!

4) Running to church

A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to be late for Bible class. As she ran she prayed, ‘Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late! Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late!’

While she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress. She got up, brushed herself off, and started running again!

As she ran she once again began to pray, ‘Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late…But please don’t shove me either!’

5) Jesus is Watching You

A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and when he picked up a CD player to place in his pack, a strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying, “Jesus is watching you.”

He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight out, and froze. When he heard nothing more after a bit, he shook his head, promised himself a vacation after the next big score, then clicked the light on and began searching for more valuables. Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard,

“Jesus is watching you.” Freaked out, he shone his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot. “Did you say that?”, he hissed at the parrot.

“Yep,” the parrot confessed, then squawked, “I’m just trying to warn you.”

The burglar relaxed. “Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?”

“Moses,” replied the bird.

“Moses?” the burglar laughed. “What kind of people would name a bird Moses?”

“The kind of people that would name a Rottweiler Jesus.”

6) God does Artist

A Sunday school teacher began her lesson with a question, Boys and girls, what do we know about God?”

A hand shot up in the air, He is an artist!” said the kindergarten boy.

“Really? How do you know?” the teacher asked.

“You know – Our Father, who does art in Heaven….”

7)  Substitute Organist

The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute. The substitute wanted to know what to play.

Here’s a copy of the service,” he said impatiently. But, you’ll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances.”

During the service, the minister paused and said, Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up.”

At that moment, the substitute organist played, The Star Spangled Banner.”

And that is how the substitute became the regular organist!

8) God’s name?

A Christian man had just died and was on his way to heaven. When he got to the gates of heaven he met an angel. The angel asked him what God’s name was.

“Oh that’s easy,” the man replied, “His name is Andy.”

‘What make you think his name is Andy?’ the angel asked incredulously.

“Well, you see at Church we used to sing this song ‘Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me.”

9) Finding Jesus

A drunk stumbles along a baptismal service on Sunday afternoon down by the river. He proceeds to walk down into the water and stand next to the Preacher.

The minister turns and notices the old drunk and says, “Mister, Are you ready to find Jesus?” The drunk looks back and says, “Yes, Preacher. I sure am.”

The minister then dunks the fellow under the water and pulls him right back up. “Have you found Jesus?” the preacher asked. “No, I didn’t!” said the drunk.

The preacher then dunks him under for quite a bit longer, brings him up and says, “Now, brother, have you found Jesus?” “No, I did not Reverend.”

The preacher in disgust holds the man under for at least 30 seconds this time brings him out of the water and says in a harsh tone, “My God, have you found Jesus yet?”

The old drunk wipes his eyes and says to the preacher…”Are you sure this is where he fell in?”

10) Write it Down

An 80-year-old couple was worried because they kept forgetting things all the time. The doctor assured them there was nothing seriously wrong except old age, and suggested they carry a notebook and write things down so they wouldn’t forget.

Several days later, the old man got up to go to the kitchen. His wife said, “Dear, get me a bowl of ice cream while you’re up.” “Okay,” he said. “…and put some chocolate syrup on it and a few cherries, too,” she added. “You’d better write all this down.” “I won’t forget!” he said.

Twenty minutes later he came back into the room and handed his wife a plate of scrambled eggs and bacon. She glared at him. “Now, I told you to write it down! I knew you’d forget.” “What did I forget?” he asked. She replied, “My toast!”

There is a season for everything; even laughter. Sometimes it even makes life a little bearable.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV

Hope you enjoyed these and even maybe snickered a little bit or Burst into uncontrollable laughter like I do from time to time!

What are some of your favorite jokes? Feel free to share them.

Love,

Brit

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