Awesome Beach Vacation!

In July, my family went on our first vacation! We went to San Diego, California! So, on top of being a vacation, it was a beach vacation. It was amazing! I had never seen the ocean, although technically I had, when I was a baby. But it felt like the first time seeing it. It was so cool to hear the waves, see them, see the expanse of the ocean, feel the sand in between your toes, smell and taste the salt. It’s so relaxing.

We traveled for two days, driving, from the northwest of the country through Idaho, Utah, part of Arizona, Nevada and through southern California to San Diego. I have to admit that though it was a very, very long car drive, it was fun because there were so many new things to see. Idaho and Utah were pretty similar to landscapes here at home, but as soon as we reached southern Utah, we hit the red hills and palm trees and cactus. That was super cool! There were both right outside our hotel that night. The next day we drove through Arizona and Nevada. The desert is so hot, it was 106 degrees. It literally felt like a furnace. Even into California, Continue reading

3 Years….

Hello everyone! So, sorry for the neglect, but I went on vacation, and the prep, actual vacation, and after-math of getting re-adjusted have prevented my posting. 🙂 But, I am preparing a post with pictures from my vacation and stuff, so hopefully I’ll have that up soon, but you never know.

However, I have a special announcement. A few months ago I realized that I’d had my blog for almost three years, which is pretty exciting, being that I’ve only neglected it about one year out of those three. And I was planning an eloquent post, you know, all shmancy fancy to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of my blog. But! I’m afraid I forgot. Yes, I’ve had a lot going on and although I write down repeatedly in my agenda to post on my blog, in reality, the blog was the furthest thing in my mind and #100 on my to-do list.

So……..if you would all give WordPress a great big three cheers because if it hadn’t been for their notification that yes, I had actually had my blog for three years, I would have passed by this monumental landmark! So, thank you WP! You’re my hero!

Anyway, you basically got the point by now: today (it’s almost over by now, but….), August 8th, is the day that I started this blog three years ago. Makes me so sentimental….

Enough nonsense, I feel like I probably shouldn’t post this because I am writing with a hint of sarcasm, but whatever! I’m tired cause it’s bed-time and hopefully tomorrow I can start working on a vacation post, and hopefully a post on what I’ve been doing (other than lying on the beach….oops! vacation spoiler!), because in a few weeks I’m going to college!!!! How does time sneak up so fast? Or, rather, pass by so fast?

Talk to you all soon!

Myriam ❤ 😀

Recommended Reads: ‘Op-Center’

“A powerful profile of America’s defense, intelligence, and crisis-management technology; Tom Clancy’s Op-Center is the creation of Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik-inspiring this, and other gripping novels.” *from the back cover of Op-Center books by Tom Clancy.*

If you like action, mystery, espionage, spying, or war stories, you should definitely read these books. Even if you don’t, you may want to consider them. I was first introduced to Tom Clancy when I watched the movie “The Hunt for Red October” based on Clancy’s book of the same name. Then I watched “Clear and Present Danger”, which is also based on a Clancy novel. (They’re both great movies, by the way and I recommend them both. The first stars Alec Baldwin and the second, Harrison Ford, both as the same character: Jack Ryan.)

After watching the movies I got the novel The Hunt for Red October from the library. It’s a very good book. It was Clancy’s first novel. It’s about a Russian submarine whose captain and crew defect during the Cold War, and how certain people work to bring about, and others to prevent, WWIII. It can get tedious at times when extensive description of subs or warfare is given, but overall it’s an interesting and entertaining novel.

After reading Red October, I tried reading another Clancy novel, of which he has several. However, I found his other novels to be boring, tedious and far too long for me (most are 800-1000 pages). Perhaps that’s just my personal taste, but Red October is the best of his novels, in my opinion. That was until one day my opinion changed, when my mom got me Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Divide & Conquer from a library book sale (which are the best, by the way. I love library book sales!) Continue reading

A Trip to Yellowstone….

We live close to Yellowstone National Park, so my family and I took a trip to the park on Memorial Day. It was lots of fun, an absolutely gorgeous day, so we had a great time!

We really wanted to see a moose in the park, because we always see them outside the park. And we did! We saw one, and I got some pictures of it. We also saw a black bear. It was small and cute and furry, and even though I am freaked out about bears (yes, I’ve grown up in bear country, know the proper precautions, etc…but I’m still freaked out about them!) this one looked like it wouldn’t harm a fly! Anyway, I know that looks are most definitely deceiving with bears, but it was still cute and it came close to the car so I got some nice shots (camera shots, that is).  Continue reading

Another Blogging Tag

I was nominated for this tag by Ashley from the Lighthouse of Essays.

#1: How tall are you? I’m 5’6″

#2: Do you have a hidden talent? I’m more artistic than I think.

#3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve? Seeing too many typos and grammatical errors. 

#4: What’s your biggest non-blog-related pet peeve? Probably how people are talking to you and then they pick up their iPhone and ignore you. I find it rude. 

#5: What’s your favorite song? I have lot’s, but one is ‘You May Believe’ from the Prince of Egypt movie (cartoon). 

#6: Favorite social media website? YouTube or Pinterest.  Continue reading

The “Judy the Bunny Tag”

Hi guys! So I got “tagged” by Leo, a fellow blogger, who made this “Judy the Bunny Tag” when she got a pet bunny! Who is really, super cute! Anyway, here are the rules:

RULES:

-Link back to the person who nominated you and also to the creator of the tag.
-Answer this question: Why do you like Rabbits?
-Post a cute picture or drawing of a bunny (if it isn’t yours, credit it).
-Write a short story or poem about Judy the bunny.
-Post the video Introducing Judy the Bunny.
-Nominate up to 20 people and let them now you’ve nominated them.

I love rabbits because they’re super cute and I just love them!

Photo credit: bamazingwallpapers.blogspot.in

Judy the bunny hopped all around,

Then went to her home underground.

She was all fuzzy and cute,

But alas, she was mute.

She couldn’t say a thing,

Even when she wanted to sing,

About all the carrots she wanted to eat!

Okay, that was kinda lame, but I can’t write poetry!

You can get the video off of Leo’s blog….and I nominate:

Allison and Emmy.

Thanks, Leo!

Happy Memorial Day!

Hey guys! Happy Memorial Day to all of you! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend with your family and friends, remembering the incredible, brave men and women who sacrificed everything for our country and our freedom.

I think that remembering those who died, makes us think of those who still live and fight for us each and every day. I am grateful to all those who have died, because it means that we’re still free today. I am grateful to those who serve today, because it means that we’ll be free tomorrow.

Every day, we should think about those who have died in the service of this country and those who still serve. Memorial Day isn’t just once a year, it’s every day that this beautiful country is free. Every day we should take a moment to think of the blessings bestowed upon us, that we live here, in America. And everyday, we should think and remember those who let us live here today. And most of all, we should remember that God is with those that have died, their families, and with those that still serve. He is with each and every one of us, with this country, and with the entire world.

Happy Memorial Day! God Bless America!

-Myriam

P.S. I know I said I’d post every week, and I haven’t and I’m sorry. But I’ve been arranging everything for new job, which I just got, so it’s been a little busy. Sorry! I’ll try to post one this week.