Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Recap & Best Wishes for the New Year 2012!

It's been an eventful year
Sitting in a Victorian B & B in Galveston
  • I visited Galveston, TX with my friend Jeri Odell before attending a writers retreat led by authors Tracie Peterson and Cathy Marie Hake
  • I attended the funeral of an aunt who died suddenly
  • By God's grace I overcame the winter blues that I get during Wisconsin Winters
  • My husband, Dan, drove me to Green Bay so I could research my novel Threads of Hope, which will be released next month
  • Finally the nicer weather came and I gardened and enjoyed being outdoors with my husband and 80lb lab, Miley
  • I enjoyed seeing my grandson Brody on his first birthday
Rick & Jenn with Brody
  • On one of the hottest days in summer (and with my heat sensitivity), I went to Summerfest, one of the largest music festivals in the Midwest, with my sister, niece, and nephew. Never again! Live and Learn.
  • My husband Dan and I attended the Gideon Film Festival and Novel Retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains.What a great experience! I gained a new appreciation for Christian films
Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains
I attended the ACFW Conference in St. Louis and drove down with my friend Liz Tolsma
  • My friend Annie and her son Jason and his company Inter9 Web Design created a new website for me Have you seen it yet?
  • My youngest granddaughter celebrated her first birthday
  • I spend a quiet Thanksgiving Day, cooking, writing, and watching the Green Bay Packers
  • My son got "the call" from a small town in upper Michigan where he will soon be the pastor. Three of my four grandkids are moving away. *sniff*
The Ben Boeshaar Family 2011
  • I finished my novel Threads of Faith (after two deadline extensions)
  • Christmas was wonderful. I'm still recovering from all the shopping, baking, cooking, cleaning -- and enjoying my family members. I'm offering a free download on my web site for a limited time. Get my novella Everlasting Light for FREE by going to
I hope 2012 is as productive, fun, and eventful. I wish you and yours the best too!
Lights at the Bayshore Town Center

Happy New Year!


Jenna Victoria said...

Andrea, the new website is gorgeous! You are clearly so thankful for the blessings your family received in 2011. God is in control in 2012 :-) and I am praying for new mercies and miracles in the future.

Katy Lee said...

A great year! God's blessings to you for this year too! Your site looks great. Looking forward to reading your next book!

Liz Tolsma said...

Happy new year to you! May God bless you richly.