Some Q&A (About Me)

It's been a weird blogging week.  Mostly because I've been fiddling with different ideas for my blog design, as well as working on helping one of my blogging friends with her design.  In the end, I couldn't come up with anything for me that I like better than my current design, so I'm just going to stick with it!

Edit: I take it back.  I did change my header.  I finally figured out how to get it the way I want it.  Check it out!  It has rollovers.  Spiffy, huh? 

Anyway, on to more interesting things - my friend Jessica at Memoirs Of A Mommy tagged me for the Sunshine award!  Jessica writes about all kinds of things on her blog - life in general, her business, tips, and her journey to become a mom.  She is a "real life" friend of mine as well, and is so sweet.  Go say hi!

The Sunshine Award comes with a list of questions, so here we go.


1. If you had one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hmm.  Do I get to dress it up differently?  Probably not, huh?  I'm going to say lasagna.  It would probably take me a long time to get tired of lasagna.

2. What is your greatest fear?  

My greatest fear would be my kids not coming to know the Lord.  I can do everything I can to teach them and train them in the way they should go, but in the end I can't really control it, and that's scary.  So I just pray a lot and try to leave the rest in the Lord's hands.  On a lighter note, I also used to be terrified of geese.  A friend's big white goose chased me and my sister around their yard, and I saw the damage those beaks can do!  I wasn't bit myself, but it scared me to death, and for a long time I was pretty skittish around geese. I'm happy to report that I am now over it.

3. Favorite Bible verse/quote.

My favorite Bible verse is 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.  It's a great reminder to me every time I read it to focus on things that will last.  

Favorite quote?  Sheesh, I have so many.  But the one that immediately springs to mind is "We are all worms.  But I do believe I am a glow worm." -Winston Churchill

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4. What do you want to be when you grow up?  

A microbiologist.  Or a wedding dress consultant if I didn't have the pressure of actually selling anything.

5. If you were an elephant, what color would you want to be? (I would want to be a pink elephant with green polka dots.)

I'm going to say pink and white striped, with the option to change to aqua, red, and white stripes when I get wet.

6. You are an Olympian....what sport are you competing in?

Synchronizing diving!  I think that is the coolest thing . . .

7. If you have 5 minutes of free time at home, what do you find yourself doing?

This week?  Fiddling with my blog design.  On a normal basis?  Usually reading blogs or reading a book.

8. Top item on your bucket list.

See my kids come to Jesus.  After that, it's "Go To Italy".

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9. What one feature sets you apart from everyone else?  

Physically?  Probably my hair and my height.  Ever since my hair decided to frizz up in middle school I've been a hair non-conformist, in a conformist type of way.  No crazy colors, but I just don't know that many people who keep their hair short.  I tried the long hair thing last year and it just wasn't for me, so it's back to my short 'do now.  The other thing is my height.  I'm only 5'8", but you'd be surprised how many people you are taller than at that height.  Especially when you wear heels (which I do).  But I don't know, maybe you guys should tell me?

10. Are you a crier, screamer or in-betweener? Describe how you most commonly express your emotions.  

Negative emotions: I'm ashamed to say probably both, depending on the situation and what exactly is upsetting me.  Positive emotions: Probably both, depending on the situation and what happy thing has happened.  So I guess that makes me an in-betweener!  But most of the time I'm neither crying nor screaming, which I think is probably a good thing.

And it is super-late, everyone is in bed except me, so I'm not going to list recipients here.  But here is a list of questions, and I'll tag a few people on Twitter!  If you don't follow me you should!  There's my little self-promotion plug for the day.

Feel free to snag these questions and answer them on your blog or in the comments, even if I don't tweet you later!


1. When were your "awkward" years (come on, we all had them).  What made you feel awkward?

2. Favorite memory?

3. If you had an hour, all to yourself, what would you do, where would you go, who would you see, what would you eat?  (An hour may not seem like a long time to some of you, but when you have preschoolers, it is!)

4. Favorite book/magazine?

5. What has been the defining moment of your life so far?
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Caravan Sonnet said...

What a fun post to read!! AND I totally agree with you- I LOVE the synchronized diving too!! That and the ice dancing/ice skating partners is my favorite to watch!!
:) Rebecca

Jessica Elyse @ Memoirs of a Mommy said...

How fun! I love your color selection for the elephant. Everyone seems to just be saying grey------but you took it to a whole new level.

To answer some of yours,
1. Awkward years - definitely late elementary school. I was the tallest of my friends (I was my same height since about 6th grade), wore massive glasses and had zero sense of style (I wore spandex leggings and massive t-shirts ----like before they were cool and just looked majorly frumpy). My mom told me later on that she prayed for me, that I would get a sense of style. Sadly, not joking there.
5. Defining moment - I would say dropping out of college at Azusa (1st semester freshman year), moving home, getting engaged and then married 6 mo later. I think everyone thought we were crazy and freakishly young, but it was the best decision ever! If I hadn't done that, I would probably be a nurse, most likely not with Marc (long distance was hard) and who knows what else.

Unknown said...

I loved reading this blog post! Thanks for sharing :). To answer your questions:

1. Awkward years - between the ages of 13-15. I started puberty a little late and got made fun of for looking like a boy. Furthermore I stopped growing in height at 5'. So I'm pretty short!

2. Favourite memory - meeting my husband for the first time... at my older brother's bachelor party (they were playing paintball and had an odd number of people so I joined the fun!)

3. If I had an hour - I'd go to Starbucks, grab a grande eggnog latte and tour the bookstore (knitting or cookbook section, please!)

4. Favourite book/magazine - My favourite book is probably The Guests of War Trilogy (okay that's three books, not one...) by Kit Pearson. In case you haven't noticed yet by my spelling - I'm Canadian and Kit Pearson is a fabulous Canadian writer for young adults. And older adults, haha.

5. Defining moment - without a doubt, marrying my wonderful husband. We complete each other in so many ways. He brings all the best in me and has taught me so much. He's also my best friend and I don't know what I'd do without him!

Melanie said...

I LOVE your header!! I was going to suggest to you in the past couple days but didnt want to offend you..that you might want to change the font because if I was a new reader to your blog (which I'm not)..I'd have a really hard time figuring out what everything said..but I just love the new design..font..and the rollover (how did you do that?!). Love the questionaire too..those are always interesting posts! :-)

la petite lulu said...

We're the same height - I always thought I was reasonably tall, until we moved to the Netherlands where everyone towered over me!!! It definitely differs between countries.

And yes - go to Italy!!! It's definitely bucket list worthy :)

Annie said...

I love watching synchronized diving! And I would love to go to Italy. Any cities in particular you'd love to visit?

Natalie said...

Love the new header- so cool! Your biggest fear is mine too. We have a family in our life group going through that with their older children and it breaks my heart-I just can't imagine.

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