Happy Birthday to meeee.....
Yes I am blogging my own birthday! Who else would?! Right?
Really, I am excited to finally have my golden birthday! I am 29 today! I only have another year to enjoy the rest of my twenties & then onto my flourishing thirties. Whats not to look forward to?
There is something about a woman once they reach their thirties, they seem more grounded in who they are and seem to blossom in outward beauty as well as inner beauty.
I thought it would be fun to tell a little bit about me... Just a few things you may or may not know about Marsha.......
1. I have to use 2 or 3 seat covers when using a public restroom, if they don't have any, I squat!
2. My worst habit is picking at zits/blackheads on my face. I think of it as a home facial. Come on, its not as bad as those scratch and sniffers out there.( you know who you are!)
3.I regret to mention these two things but, when I was 18 and soo grown up I got a tattoo of a hibiscus flower on my right 1st metatarsal. It's still there! I also thought getting my belly button pierced would be fun; so I choose to do that opposed to getting my tongue pierced while I was with a group of guy friends. I still have the holes to prove it! What was I thinking?!
4. I love extreme sports! My passions are still snowboarding and longboarding as it is on hold for full time riding until I teach my children and they are old enough to ride together.
5. My biggest traffic pet peeves are: Drivers on the freeway who slam their breaks on over and over again with plenty of room ahead of them... take your foot off the gas and coast with traffic. I also get irked when you have a blinker on to move to the next lane and the car next to you speeds up instead of letting you in and then you loose opportunity to move over because the cars behind him speed up too. No worries I don't get road rage! okay maybe once in awhile. lol
6.My testimony of the gospel has always been strong! Even when I have maybe not made the best choices at times in my life there has never been a doubt in my mind of the love my Heavenly Father has for me and of the great atonement of our loving Savior. My love for the gospel has grown tremendously as I served the people in New Zealand to the adventure of becoming a wife and mother. I know his plan and understand my divine place in it. I know the temple is a sacred place where it has been made possible that families can be together forever!More than anything I love my husband and adore our little girl and am excited for our life and eternal adventures. The book of Mormon is another testament of our Savior Jesus Christ and witness of our Heavenly fathers love for all of us! I love the Young Women I work with! It never ceases to amaze me the strength and understanding they have to live the gospel so valiantly today. I loved working with the youth from EFY to my home ward! It is rewarding!
7. I love to keep my cupboards and refrigerator full of food! In any circumstance i like to have the ingredient or food I need to make a meal or bake a goody at the last min. Or better yet if someone needs anything I would be the neighbor to call for the rescue. I don't like making several stops to the grocery store more than once a week. My shopping trips are intense and prepared by a long list that gets me through the whole week. One thing I don't love is making the meal plans. I don't mind the cooking, but thinking what to eat is not fun to me. I prefer baking over cooking any day!
8. I love running and working out! It is a rush for me! I feel strong and powerful after a good long run or taking an intense class. Of course it doesn't feel good as I'm sweating and struggling to finish a workout, but it is the after effect that keeps me desiring the next workout. I know I have accomplished a short term goal and did my best at it. It's personal and rewarding. It is the time I can meditate & relieve any stress!
9.Mmmm... I love chocolate! Not just any chocolate, the good chocolate! Homemade chocolates are the best. See's Candies curbs my sweet tooth. The retail chocolates are limited, Doves and Symphony bars. Cadbury has some mean chocolate, mainly New Zealand Cadbury yummy yum!
10. I can be sooo Indeceive when it comes to eating out! I could care less where I eat I will always find something I like no matter where we go! This is something Robbie & I butt heads on. He asks me where I want to go eat, I say "anywhere". He asks me to pick a place and I have the hardest time deciding. I would prefer to have the other person decide on a place and I go along with it!! I think of myself as just being laid back and easy going. I will enjoy myself no matter what!!
11. Two years ago I had foot surgery( by the best podiatrist) for a bunion. It sounds painful , but that was not the painful part! When I was on my mission I somehow got toenail fungus on my right foot. Most athletes get this, it is caused by athletes foot. I had 5 toenails removed & the beds of my nails cleaned in hopes that the fungus would not grow back. Oh my! That was painful!It was the most painful part of the whole thing! It takes several weeks for your nails to grow back.. lets just say they were very sensitive. Unfortunately the removal of the nails did not cure my problem. I will always have funky toenails on my right foot. A great souvenir from the mission!
12. One last bonus since we are talking about feet.. I love shoes! Any and every kind of shoe! I think they can make or break an outfit. Accessories with an outfit also tells a story; the rings, bracelets, earrings, shoes, nail polish, scarfs the list can go on! Dare to tell a story!!!!I love accessorizing!<---( not a word, but I often make my own words up anyway!)