Friday, November 27, 2015

Catching Up With V: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving weekend! It started off with a run into Portland, but this picture was too cute not to post first! We took this picture on thanksgiving morning after we did our hair and makeup. We were in PJS until dinner. When dinner came around we got into nicer clothes.

Running in Portland was something I did before my dad picked my sister and I up. I had time and I was not going to wait in the car so I ran across the Hawthorne bridge. This is a picture of the city from the bridge! I am always going to love Portland. <3

First Thanksgiving I have spent with my dad since my parents divorce. Went to my dads house on Wednesday and will be going back Saturday! Thanksgiving was good for the most part. I'm not a big Thanksgiving person. I could care less for mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, rolls, and other goodies. Time spent together all day was more fun then eating dinner. We watched a lot of Jimmy Falon things on youtube click here for a video. We also... Actually I spent a lot of the time before dinner on my blog reading everyone's posts.

Black "Friday" was pretty fun. I was in need of jeans and yoga pants and found exactly that for an amazing price! If you're looking for good yoga pants that aren't as expensive as Nike's I recommend Old Navy active wear. THIS IS NOT A SPONSERED MESSAGE. I have been a happy buyer of Old Navy's active wear ever since it came out. Can't tell you how much I like their sports clothes. I might do a small black Friday haul post...maybe!

Friday the 27th was the day of my dads birthday. Pancakes were made in the morning for the birthday boy. We made so many heart and ice cream cone shaped pancakes. (We: My dad's girlfriend, her son, and my sister) The pancakes and eggs were a great start to the day! And hello, look at how cute they are. 

Before cake and presents, we all decided that going on a walk would be a great idea. It was chilly, but I got a chance to workout after doing nothing exercise wise on Thanksgiving. Our walk (my run) was way long. We got lost and spent a lot of time trying to figure out where to go. We made it back, and I feel like I am going to be sore tomorrow, thanks to all the mini hills! Good for me!

Dinner after our long walk (my run!) was great. That's all I have to say. I am amazing card maker if you can't tell. It was a good Thanksgiving week! Happy to have spent it with my dad even if the minion is kinda annoying. :) Little kids are cute. Sometimes. Grateful to spend time with my dad over Thanksgiving and his birthday. I think I said that already but who cares?

Hope everyone had an awesome thanksgiving. Let me know what you did in the comments!
<3,
Vanessa

Friday, November 20, 2015

Gratitude Tag


With thanksgiving coming up, the reminder that we should be grateful for what we have, I thought it would be a neat idea to come up with a tag about gratitude. Focus a little less on the eating and more on the actual meaning.

What is gratitude?
It is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Often times we forget to show gratitude to one another. Our everyday life struggles get in the way of focusing on what we have and what we can do to show appreciation to one another. Thanksgiving isn't the only time to be reminded of what we are grateful for. Like the saying "You don't know what you have until you lose it." we need to be reminded of the people and things that are important to us.

With that, I give you the Gratitude Tag! Unlike tags that are centered around the things about thanksgiving (food and black Friday) this is a tag you can do any time of the year.

1. What is your favorite quote or verse that reminds you to be grateful? 
This is the day the lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it-Psalm 118:24
I like this verse because it reminds me of two things. I need to be grateful for the lord and all the things he has put in my life as well as being grateful for each and every day, good or bad.

2. Who are you grateful for? 
I am grateful for a lot of the people in my life. When I think of who I am grateful for my family instantly comes to mind, my mother especially. She is one of the biggest influences in my life and has made me an amazing person. I am grateful for my friends as well.

3. What life events are you grateful for?
I had a really difficult freshman and sophomore year, it was really horrible. I am grateful for the struggles I had then because they lead me to finding out who I am. Without those hard two years, I have no idea what kind of person I would be. Looking back on those two years now I can see that they helped me become a person I love.

4. What is something you are grateful for but often times don't think about?
Can I answer food to this? I could... I don't know I am asking myself hard questions. Music. Okay I know that is kind of like saying food but I don't really think about how grateful I am for music all the time. It's there and I appreciate it.

5. What are you going to do to show people your gratitude towards them?
Something that I want to do is thanking people more often, not for things like passing me the pepper, but being there when I need them in my life. Thanking friends for sticking with me through the hard times and family for never letting me down.

I tag:
Shelby- Every Bit of Lovely 
Elisabeth- a flyleaf
Sophia- Someplace in the Mist 
Oliva- summer of 1999
Vivian- Day- Dreamer, Night-Thinker 
and
YOU! <3

Much love to my readers,
Vanessa

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Dream Inspired Poetry



The hug I remember crystal clear 

The way those blue eyes held me steady

The way I held him and he accepted my comforting 
The way he didn't let go
and
The way I didn't want him to feel pain

Laying down we held each other in our eyes
Never looking away
Gazing into the eyes of each other was more than physical contact could ever be

Blue eyes peeking into my soul
Brown eyes peering back to his 

Eyes holding me steady as I am acting as the stronger person

Even if I know I will crumble into pieces when he's gone... 

<3,
Vanessa

Monday, November 9, 2015

A Few Thoughts:

Saturday, November 7


Sometimes I just like to sit down and type something. It doesn’t have to be anything special, it just has to stratify the need to write. Sitting in my room listening to music and typing something on my laptop is my idea of a relaxing time. That’s what I am currently, but instead of writing on the blog layout I am typing on word since there is no WiFi at home. It’s okay though, I’m pretending to be on blogger.


What I should be doing is studying for an anatomy test, that’s not happening obviously. I just want to hear the clicking on a keyboard while I ponder life and pretend I don’t have a thousand other things to be doing at this moment.


I love relaxing music. I have a playlist full of relaxing music. Looking for you Again by Matthew Perryman Jones is playing and I am in love with this song. It’s such a sweet song. I hope the man I love loves me this much. “I hope I die with you in my mind”... I feel like I am going to melt.


The man I love. It’s such an unfamiliar term. Not very often do I think of the one who will love me as much as I love him. Of course I have those moments that every teenage girl has where she wants a guy to take her to all the dances but, when you think of the man you will marry it’s completely different. I have no idea how to explain how different it is compared to the love you give to people now.


The scary thought is that I’m 18 in a few years I might be married. I would have a husband, a job, a house to call my own, my life would be more independent, and other grown up things. I think of myself reading this in a few years. I wonder whether I will be able to say yes to any of the things I think up of now. A house? Good job? Happy life? Strong faith? A husband? Pets? Gives me the chills to think that 25 year old me might be reading this, correction, will be reading this. Maybe them you, as in future me, can help me explain the whole man I love thing.


Well this post went a long ways. No kidding I have been sitting here for about two-ish hours. Time really flies when writing. 697 words right now. Easy to keep clicking on the keys that write out the ideas in my mind. I think I will be forever in love with the sound of typing. 6:16pm my mother is yelling at me for being in my room for to long. She demands that I go down stairs.
<3,
Vanessa

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

10 Reasons You're Still a Kid at Heart

You may be old, but that doesn't mean you don't act like a kid sometimes. You don't want to grow up and have responsibilities, please spare me the extra work. Being a kid is so much better and you intend on being a kid for as long as you can,  even if you're not aware of that. Here is how you know you're a kid at heart:

1. You have stuffed animals in your room- And you can't understand why others don't have any, common who doesn't love stuffed animals?

2. You easily get along with kids- It's a given that you and little kids get along well. They're fun, your fun! You and children like playing the same games!

3. You will put away your phone to play hide and seek, dress-up, barbies, legos, ect.- You hear that someone is playing on of these games and you instantly have to join.

4. You still make a fuss about eating veggies- "EWW, WHAT ARE THESE?... Do I have to eat them?!"

5. You love your birthday- and you still want to have a birthday party just so that you receive more presents.

6. You still think that 20 dollars a lot of money- You feel like you're rich when you get 20 dollars from your mom to spend.

7. You say, "When I grow up..."- You might be a grown up already but you sure don't think you are.

8. You think crossing the street is scary- Stop, look both ways, then look both ways again, and cross... no, wait! I think that's a car... okay now it's safe to RUN! Getting across the street safely is the best feeling ever.

9. You hate ordering for yourself at restaurants-  You always wish you didn't have to be the grown up and order your own food instead of telling your mom what you want then having her order.

10. You laugh when someone farts or burps- It's just the funniest thing and your immature self can't help but laugh to embarrass them!
<3,
Vanessa 
(I'm a kid at heart, obviously! Are you?)

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