Epic randomness

May 22, 2015
 Oh the exciting things that are happening in my life! I feel like a little bubble ready to burst with all of the new adventurous things I am going to tell you in this one post. Okay..let's see, where should I start??
  First off, summer reading starts in two weeks! Who else will be reading (and listening to audio books) constantly? The prizes at my library are pretty awesome..but the challenge about it is the best! I mean, come on, who doesn't enjoy writing 30-50 slips including your name and phone number every two weeks when you go to the library?! slightly sarcastic there. But I adore summer reading! :D 

 Also, it is May, which means garden work! Yay! And by looking at the forecast, tonight will be the last frost for a while. So, I headed out to the garden with our tiller and got to work. After 4 hours (and a few breaks!) half of the garden is completed. I love the look of freshly tilled garden next to the newly cut lawn. Oh, summer, thank you for coming..now, please bring some heat! (It's still been cold where I live.. :P)
 So, not long ago my sister and I began to realize our small room was becoming smaller with her business, my books, our clothing, bed, and the bedroom junk under the bed. LOL! A few options came up and finally we made the decision to no longer share a bedroom. She moved out, and I stayed in the room. It took a few hours, some interesting maneuvers to get the full bed into the basement (just you wait for her blog post! :D), and lots of organizing to get two separate living spaces. I am surprised by how much space I have.. lol! I admit - I miss sharing a room. But, having your own bedroom (after 5 years of sharing) has some nice things about it. It will never be the same though. :)

Another grand surprise is that I will soon be reviewing a dress from eShakti! Something I am very excited about..I'll tell you more about in the review post which will hopefully be soon..once I get the dress. ;)

 There is so much more I want to tell you all, but that will have to wait for another day..another blog post. I pray you all enjoy the summer weather and Memorial day weekend. :)

  Do you enter summer reading at your library? Do you share a room? What is your favorite thing about May?

Vacation blues

May 18, 2015


There is just something about that word. When you hear it you instantly think, warmth, swimming, fun, ice cream, books, car rides, pictures, and family time. 

This vacation met all of those qualifications...and more!

So my whole family and I were traveling to meet up with a wonderful family that we have been friends with for a long while now...but we weren't been able to see each other in person yet. Everyone was counting down the days..eager for the moment when we would be able to give each other a hug. Oh, and I was counting down the day to hold their precious little girl, Moriah. 

We all hit off really quickly! It was a blast to see everyone playing in the arcade in the hotel that we were all staying in. You should have heard us laughing..it was such a joyous noise. In fact, once in a while I would just step back and smile...seeing my little siblings playing with their new friends was so fun! Then I'd look around and realize, yes! My friends are here as well! 
Beautiful Lydia! Ah, a dear friend indeed! <3 She and I chatted like we had see each other everyday. It was such a blessing to talk with her..and to finally give her a hug! I can still remember the moment I saw her walk into the hall at the hotel. I squealed (something I rarely do..lol!) and ran over to Lydia. Such a beautiful memory! <3 

It was actually raining on the first day, but towards the end of the day, the sun peaked out and we decided to go to a park. Lydia, Chae, and Grace, taught me and my siblings new fun games to play. It was a blast to run around on the playground again like a little kid. :D I was a little sore that night..but it was worth it. haha!
ICE CREAM (no explanation necessary.) 

The night at the hotel was such a wonderful one..even more so because all 7 of us older girls got to have one big slumber party in the 'girls room'. :D We had popcorn, soda, candy, chocolate...ah, the works. We all shared stories..played dutch blitz, listened to Christian music, laughed..laughed..laughed. It was such a fun evening! I had previously asked Lydia "How late are you willing to stay up? lol!" and she replied "How early are YOU willing to stay up?". Can you guess how late we stayed up? 

The morning dawned a cloudy day. But, the clouds couldn't possibly put a damper on our high spirits. We woke up to a wonderful breakfast of fruit, yogurt, eggs, toast, waffles, juice..everything possible for a breakfast. I went simple with yogurt, granola, toast, fruit and apple juice. It was really yummy. :) After the delicious breakfast, we all grabbed our jackets (sadly it was slightly chilly) and headed for a walk on a wooded trail. 
I don't have many pictures of the trail because..well, I was holding Moriah again. She fell asleep on the quick car ride over, so I quickly asked if I could carry her part of the walk. Ah..the beautiful little baby! After a while, she woke up and wanted her momma.. but I enjoyed the moments I had with her. ♥ 

This is actually the only picture Lydia and I got together.. I am so glad we took this one, Lydia! We were both constantly taking photos of everyone else (and even each another, right? ;) ) but not many of just her and I. Let's just say...this vacation was wonderful. I will never forget the day I meet my beautiful friends, Leah, Lydia, Chae ( don't worry, I remembered you are older..lol!), and Grace. The memories we made together are priceless! ♥
Leaving..it was near impossible. 

I think everyone purposely tried not think about leaving part of meeting each other. In fact, it never crossed my mind. Then it came. We had to get home.. Let me tell you, I never cry. At first I told the girls that I felt bad that I wasn't crying when they were...that made them laugh for a second. :) Then, right as it was time to give the last hug, the tears came. Lydia jokingly said she was going to "capture the moment by taking a picture." 

The clouds perfectly show my feelings about leaving my dear friends..but nothing wonderful can last forever I guess... I cannot wait until the day I see them all again! ♥

Can you guess how EARLY we (the older girls) stayed up?
What are your fond memories of vacations?
If you could go anywhere for a 48 hour vacation, where would you go??

Did you know?? // random America

May 14, 2015
(My crazy chalk art)

100 acres of pizza are served every day in the U.S.

Russia and North America are less than 3 miles apart at the nearest point. 

One American consumes as many resources as 32 Kenyans. 

The U.S. bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in 1876.

                                               Every Tweet Americans send are being archived by the Library of Congress.

Christmas was illegal in the U.S until 1836 as it was considered an ancient pagan holiday. 

80% of Nevada is owned by the U.S. government.

Former U.S presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each another, and both on the 4th of July in 1826. 

The Four Corner's monument is the only point in the United States shared by four states. 

The U.S has no official language. 

The banana is the most populated fruit in the United States. 

 Every day, more than 100,000 people get a speeding ticket in the U.S. 

There are more TVs in the U.S than people in the U.K. 

Before the Holocaust, Hitler gave the U.S, Great Britain, and many other nations a chance to take in Jewish refugees. They refused. 

Did you know any of these??
If so, which do you think are crazy?

What's up, dude?

May 7, 2015

Hey all! What's new with you? You see my cute little brother? Hahaa, I made him wear his hat that way because I told him I couldn't see his eyes anymore! So, he gave me a look that way I could see them I guess.. ;) Here is what I've been doing!

  • Writing.. I started adding more to a story I was writing last fall.
  • Bike riding... I have been trying to ride a mile a day.
  • Coughing..lol, I got a cold! (Do any of you have colds?!)
  • Doing my schoolwork! I finished a huge chunk of my algebra!
  • Shopping for Summer clothes..and it hasn't been easy this year.
  • Reading..yay!
  • Celebrating my sister's birthday!
  • Learning how to text and cook. lol! Thanks Amanda.. I am becoming quite a multitasker ;)
  • Listening to loads of music on Spotify!
  • Getting ready to go on vacation and meet friends for the first time! Yeah!
  • Cleaning..now who doesn't do that? :D
  • Meeting with friends at a park and drawing chalk art for hours. (Post later!!)
  • Writing for a group blog. (Did I ever tell you all that I am writing on a blog every other Wednesday?! Here is the link; Girls living for God's glory)
  • Wanting to attempt to make fudge! (Does anyone have a good fudge recipe!?)

Today is a beautiful SUMMER day of 83 degrees where I live. What is it like for you? I was surprised to wake up and look out the window to see green LEAVES! Yes..they opened a lot over night. I was so excited that I jumped out of bed. lol! Did you know that summer is very important to me? It is so lovely and warm..so comforting to me! 

What have you been doing these fine May day? What book are you reading? Are you going on vacation this summer?