Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring is coming!!//Update on life

I haven't written any personal post lately. Life has been just so full! Last month seemed to just roll by without my noticing and now March is already half over! Argh...Feels like I can't even stop to think! But...I will try for this post.
For a while now I have been just anxiously waiting for the time when Marissa and I will get our own place. It has seemed like a long time since we first started working towards that goal. For Christmas we received gifts of items we would need. At the time it seemed so far away! Now more recently we got a living room set and a kitchen table set! Plus Marissa and I both got more work which is such a blessing! I had just started to worry that maybe we couldn't afford to live on our own. Now it feels so close...Yet still so far.. I still need a bed and we need a washer and dryer... But otherwise we got what we "need" and then some!
On the 31st of this month my sisters and I are going away for my sister Elisa's birthday. I am excited! This is the first time we have ever done anything like this before. Well...We did stay one night away together before but it was a long time ago and I was quite young... My relationship has changed with my sisters since then...Though I will probably always be the "baby" I feel I am much closer to them now.
This July a group of us are going to Minnesota once again for our church conventions. And like before I am really excited. Last time was a trip to remember...And I mean, literally!;)  But hopefully this year's memories will be even better! We plan to do some sightseeing on the way back home and I am really looking forward to it! The main place I want to go is so see the town my dad was born in. I grew up hearing stories about it but this will be my first time there! Maybe Mt. Rushmore, Lake Superior also...??
I have been slowly trying to go through stuff and downsize the multimillions I own. I am exaggerating. But it is close enough! I have tons of stuff of my Mom's and tons of stuff from my childhood. Lots I will keep though I will probably pack it away again...But there lots of toys that I don't know if I will want to keep now. I have been through my clothes many times over the last few months and continue to get rid of stuff. Only now it is about all I can do. I have many t-shirts from my many travels around the country that I can't part with.
I have been thinking about doing a series of post about all the places I have been. I've traveled all around the lower 48 states, though not to all yet. I've also been to Canada and Mexico. If I ever find time to do the tags I am supposed to do(sorry guys!) Then perhaps I will find time to do this too!
Just a quick update. Hope you enjoy it!
<3 Marita

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Q & A Tag

Hey everyone! I am sorry about taking so long to do this tag!
I was tagged by two different people, thank you Shantelle @ Between the Pages of This Bookish Life and Marissa @ Hidden Treasures! I won't be tagging anyone (as everyone has probably already done it!) and will be answering questions from both the people I was tagged by. Hope you enjoy!

1) Favorite book you've read this year?
Hmm....I haven't done a lot of serious reading this year! Mostly I have just skimmed through books. But, I think it would be Amish Sweethearts by Leslie Gould. I thought it was a very sweet story!

2) Would you rather read the book before watching the movie, or the other way around?
I have done both and I have found if I watch the movie first it isn't ruined when I read the book...but, if I do the opposite most often I do not like the movie. I guess in the end I enjoy watching the movie first. Though I always enjoy the book much, much more!

3) What's one movie/TV series that has impacted you? Why?
I guess if I must give only one answer I will say....Father Knows Best.
The people are so real! They act like a normal family, though of course everyone has there own "normal". Their life in the show is quite different than my life growing up, but they live how I always dreamed a "normal" family lived. A life where the dad went to work everyday, the mom wasn't sick and all the siblings were at home just growing up together.... ;)

4) What actor has "the voice"?
Sam Elliot. Or I guess I would say  him as Tell Sackett...He was "mine" when I was little. I LOVED his voice growing up! But there also is...Matt Damon, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart...sigh, lots off distinct voices out there!

5) Love being with people, or would you rather be a loner?
Hmm, this one is hard! I do enjoy being with people to a point. I do not like talking in crowds or even being around them much, but enjoy one on one conversations. I love being with my friends in a group though, which sometimes is pretty big. But usually I don't like being "with" them. I usually just go off in a corner and read or something. I guess it all depends on my mood... :P I would probably say I am happiest alone...

6) What is the first thing you notice when meeting someone new?
I guess their eyes. But also the way people walk stands out to me.. don't ask me why! I guess I notice almost anything about their body language. They way they move, they way they stand, etc...

7) What trait do you, personally, think is important for people to have?
Humility. I believe that the ability to humble yourself and admit your weakness and your faults is the truest form of courage and strength. This is one thing I pray I can learn!

8) What's your "go-to" shirt?
A long green and white striped t-shirt. It is so soft and comfortable!

9) What's one wish of your heart?
That I could every draw closer to my Lord and Savior and that those who are lost could come to believe. I guess that is two.. ;)

10) What are your three favorite baby names?
Kin Yance, Forever Rose, and Margaret Evelyn. I have many, many names written down so it is hard to choose only three.... :)

Hope you enjoyed!
Marita <3