Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Tag of Happiness: With a Touch of Duck Dynasty

Opal, who makes me incredibly happy happy happy, tagged me in this happy happy happy (if you didn't just read that in Phil Robertson's voice, we can't be friends) tag, The Tag of Happiness. Opal can make you happy happy happy too, but you have to go to her blog

  • Take the banner and put it in your post
  • List as many things as you want in each category
  • Come up with more categories if you wish
  • Tag as many people as you want

Songs that make me happy happy happy:

Musicians that make me happy happy happy:
Echosmith, Needtobreathe, Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers, Johnnyswim, Us the Duo, Eddie Vedder, The Civil Wars, Kodaline, Vance Joy, Ingrid Michaelson, Taylor Swift, Bethel, Steffany Gettzinger, Jesus Culture, Tenth Avenue North, For King & Country...I should probably stop now.

Places that make me happy happy happy:
Rita's Italian Ice (Erie, PA) | Down the street from my old house.
St. George Catholic Church (Erie) | The church I grew up in, for the most part.
St. Joseph Bread of Life Community (Erie) | Spent a lot of time here...beautiful, beautiful chapel.
Presque Isle (Erie) | Stunningly gorgeous peninsula featuring amazing beaches and hiking.
Blasco and Millcreek Libraries (Erie) | We went so much that we became besties with the librarians.
Frontier Park (Erie) | My siblings ran many, many races there.
Dublin, OH | Where my grandparents live.
Charlotte, NC | Where I vacationed with my family (immediate and cousins).

Books that make me happy happy happy:
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, The Help, Harry Potter, The Secret Life of Bees, Sense & Sensibility, The Fault In Our Stars, The Book Thief. 
(Well, lots of books make me happy, but these make me the happiest.)

Classes that have made me happy happy happy:
9th Grade Theology Class | Became very close with the teacher.
Latin I (freshman year) | Best teacher I have ever had, he made everything so clear and was so sweet.
English II | SUPER hard class, but learned so much (still look at my binders from it!).
American History (sophomore year) | Taught by a brilliant football coach. Awesome discussions.
Medieval History and Literature | Loved the history/lit combo!
(holding off on mentioning my classes this year, because we'll see how it goes...but absolutely loving my American Economics and Government, Literature 12, and Catholic Doctrine classes!)

Shows that make me happy happy happy:
Merlin, Duck Dynasty, Downton Abbey

Movies that make me happy happy happy:
Pride and Prejudice (BBC), The Young Victoria, Tangled, Avengers (I & II), Captain America (I & II), North and South, Cranford, Wives and Daughters, Cinderella (WHICH IS OUT TODAY!)...the list goes on. 
(We recently saw Little Boy which was amazing, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed When The Game Stands Tall!)

Colleges that make me happy happy happy:
Belmont Abbey | North Carolina
Franciscan University of Steubenville | Ohio
University of Mary | North Dakota
Ava Maria | Florida 

(Just a few) Bloggers that make me happy happy happy:
Opal | Jessica Wolf | Ashley G | Katie Grace | Cortney Pearson | Elizabeth Seckman | Emily | Faith Hough  | Rebekah Joan | Sky | Skye Hoffert | Jay Noel | Leandra Wallace | Grace K | Candice Williams | Jenny | H.M. Wilson | Wendy Paine Miller | Chrys Fey (and many, many, many more...probably you, too!)

I know that everyone has a million tags to do, so I'm not going to tag anyone. But if you feel like doing this, consider yourself tagged!! What makes you happy happy happy?!


  1. Aw, thanks, so happy I can make you happy! ;) We haven't watched Duck Dynasty in awhile, though my husband loves it, especially Phil. And I want to visit Charlotte (and Charleston) someday!

    1. Phil is the bomb.com. Charlotte is gorgeous! Belmont Abbey is right by it, so you should definitely come visit me if you end up going while I'm in school (if I go there) ;)

  2. I love this tag, it's so cute <3


  3. D'aww, Ingrid Michaelson and Taylor Swift's music give me the warm fuzzies, too. And the Avengers. And Tangled (the Avengers really could learn some combat skills from Rapunzel and her frying pan).

    And question: what is Duck Dynasty? I've been hearing that show for awhile now but I have no idea what it is. My science teacher says not to really watch it, though.

    xoxo Morning

    1. TRUE (about the Avengers and learning from the frying pan). Truer words have never been spoken.

      Duck Dynasty is so good! It's just so real-- real people, real struggles. It's so funny and actually, it's really inspiring for writing dialogue, because of the way that they all communicate. Plus the faith aspect is there, which is super awesome, so I love to support it.

  4. *happy feelings* Thanks for including me!

    Ooh, yes about For King and Country! I got to see them live this year and it was super awesome. They are VERY energetic.

    And I had to laugh that two of your happy books involved lots of tears. xD

    1. I've seen them at least twice (maybe three time?)...they're seriously amazing!! And oh my goodness, right, I didn't even think of that...but actually I think I cried during all of those books.

    2. I actually love very sad books, though. It's weird, but I think sad books make the story more memorable in a way? I got you, girl. ;)

  5. This was a really fun tag! I love the Avengers, too! I haven't seen the second one yet, but only one more month until it comes out on DVD...

    I like your booklist! I just bought A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and I'm looking forward to reading it!

    Thanks for including me! :)

    1. I'd love to hear what you think about ATGIB, it's such an amazing book. =)

  6. This is such a sweet tag, I loved reading all you answers. I am a huge fan of Duck Dynasty too.
    I was pleasantly surprised to see my name.
    That made me happy happy happy.

  7. So much happy! Thanks for doing the tag :) Avengers are defiantly a big source of happy.

  8. I can tell you're happy. Your profile pic always makes me smile too. Glad I'm one of the bloggers who make you happy.

    And I want to try some Rita's Italian Ice!!!

  9. *shrieks like a pterodactyl* MMMMMERLINNNN!!! How far have you ever watched that show? Have you finished it? OhMahGawsh, that show, YES. XD AND BBC'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE IS THE BEST! *cough* alright, I'm ok. X)

    Also, looking at your "happy classes" list, it looks like you're in your....last year of highschool? Yes no maybe so? Lol just curious.

  10. What a super happy happy happy post, Anne Marie - you've got me smiling ear to ear.

    I'm a huge fan of the Book Sense and Sensibility, and have watched the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice a billion times - seriously. I'm a fan of all things Jane Austen.

    Thank you for adding me to your list of Bloggers that make you happy happy happy. Back at you! :) :) :)

    I hope this finds you in a very happy place, smiling, joyful and blessed.
    Sending along some hugs too, Jenny. xo

  11. This post makes me happy happy happy! Thank you so much for mentioning me, you're so kind :')

    I love Mumford -- just listened to the new album, it's amazing! I love Broad Shouldered Beasts! -- and Taylor, obviously. Also DOWNTON OH MY GOODNESS!!! I only just started watching it -- we're about to finish series 2 -- but whERE HAS THIS PROGRAMME BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! It's amaaaazing! I'm shipping Mary/Matthew so hard I might die, no word of a lie.

    I love your list of classes, especially seeing some Latin love there! I dunno, in this world of mostly hating school it's lovely to see someone actually expressing appreciation for their teachers!