EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER FUN
This past weekend I got to see a real Extreme Home Makeover house
! I flew out to Colorado Springs to speak to the ACFW conference there. Sweet Kimberley Woodhouse
invited me to stay with her and the family. I was excited to spend some time with her! I'd seen Ty Pennington show her their new house (completed in 4 days) but the reality of it was sooo much better than just seeing it on TV. Her kitchen was to die for! The granite was just fabulous and I loved the island. I nearly screamed when I got to see the dragon in Josh's room. And in the basement where I slept there was a bowling lane, a jukebox, a HUGE projector TV. This TV played a huge role in the fun we had over the weekend because I got to see the Masterpiece Theater production of Jane Eyre on Friday night and Pride and Prejudice on Saturday night. They were both sooo good! We giggled like school girls. LOL I was wishing my girls were with us. I KNOW Kristin especially would have been giving me all the background to the Jane Austen movies. LOL I would be giving her all the background to the Jane Eyre (which she never liked.)
But you know, the true fun of the whole weekend was being with Kim and her family. She has a contagious joy that spills over into everything she does. I got to read some of the story she and Kayla are working on for Broadman & Holman (they get to work with Karen Ball!) and it's GOOD! How can a 12 year old write like that? I knew Kim could write, but I was shocked to see how early Kayla was developing her talent.
I spoke at a writer's conference for Kim, and also got to see my fabulous editor and friend Erin Healy
! Her first solo book, Never Let You Go
, will be out next month. Rachelle Gardn
er, agent extraordinaire, was there as well, and we had a grand time together! The weekend made me doubly thankful for the friendships we develop in this business. My life is so much richer for the people God has brought into my life since I started writing.
How about you? Want to praise a friend who has gone the extra mile for you lately? Now's the time to do it!
Labels: Erin Healy, Extreme Home Makeover, Karen Ball, Kimberley Woodhouse, Rachelle Gardner, Ty Pennington