Titus 2:11-13

"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus."

Monday, October 19, 2009

Harvest of Friends Blog Party: 20 Questions

My blogging friend Lynnette is having a blog party! If you would like to have a little fun--and maybe even "meet" some new blogging friends while you're at it--click on the button above to join in!

20 Weird Questions That Will Give a Little Insight Into Who I Am

1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while you're blogging?
I usually don't take time to eat while I'm blogging, but any other time that I might be snacking, it's probably on CHOCOLATE!

2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without?
I wouldn't want to live without my Bible. We are so privileged in this country to have such easy access to the Word of God.

3. Beach, Mountains or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice?
I would live on a farm and take vacations to the beach and the mountains!

4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty?
I dread dusting the window blinds. It's one of the few household duties that I don't enjoy doing. However, I must say that my new cleaning rags have made this chore much easier!

5. Who do people say you remind them of?
In personality traits and personal habits, people say I'm like my dad (patient and persistent, perfectionist in some things, deep thinker--and thus, sometimes poor listener). In appearance, people say I look like my dad and my Uncle Curtis (and when I was younger, Mariah Carey :-)).

6. Prefer parties and socializing or staying at home with the fam?
I enjoy a healthy balance of both, and whatever I'm in the mood for probably depends upon how my day/week has gone. As far as social settings go, I prefer small groups to large groups.

7. What's your all time favorite movie?
Dirty Dancing has to be my all-time favorite movie! One of my childhood friends owned it, and we would watch it every time I spent the night at her house. At some (pre-DVD) point in time, my parents finally bought the VHS copy that I still have. There are several other movies that I could watch time and again, but I think I will always go back to Dirty Dancing as my favorite!

8. Do you sleep in your make up or remove it like a good girl every night?
I do not sleep in my makeup. But don't be too impressed--I wear it only about once a week (and even then, it's only eye makeup). :-)

9. Do you have a hidden talent or a deep desire to learn something that you've never had a chance to learn? What is it?
No hidden talents that I know of. But I have always thought it would be fun to learn to play the violin. They make such beautiful music....

10. What's one strange thing you're really good at?
According to my husband, I'm really good at ironing... and making nachos.

11. What first attracted you to your spouse?
Travis' relationship with Jesus is what first attracted me to him. I always remember one particular time in college that I was studying in the balcony of the library. When I looked out over the study cubicles on the level below, I saw Travis. He had a backpack full of textbooks, but the book he was studying was his Bible.

12. What is something you love to smell?
I love the smell of coffee. It's so... inviting!

13. Tell something about you that you know irritates people.
I get lost in my thoughts--especially when I'm reading or writing--and therefore tend to space people out when they talk to me (see #5). It's irritating--and hurtful--so I have to be cautious of it.

14. When you have extra money (HA!) what's the first thing you think to do with it?
My first thought is usually to pocket it until something comes up that I really want. I like to think through purchases before spending my money; and even once I decide how I want to spend my money, it takes me a long time to actually do it.

15. Are you a silent laugher or a loud laugher? What makes you laugh the hardest?
I'm more of a silent laugher than a loud laugher, though most of my laughs are at least audible. I think my mom and my sister probably make me laugh the hardest, but my kids are close behind!

16. Where is your favorite place to shop?
I buy almost all of my clothes from Maurices. Usually any "extra" money that I get to pocket (see #14) ends up getting spent there. :-)

17. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time?
I would love to read more.

18. Are you a big spender or frugal?
I am definitely frugal, but there are times when I wish I could be a big spender!

19. Who is your favorite character of all time (from a movie or book)? (Can't be real)
I don't know if she's my favorite... but I really like Meg Ryan's character in the movie You've Got Mail. She's so real and laid back. And, of course, the romance.... :-)

20. Would you want to be famous?
I think it would be okay to be famous as long as I could continue walking in a manner worthy of the One who called me (see Ephesians 4:1).


Jenilee said...

I love chocolate, my Bible and the smell of coffee! nice to meet you. :)

Jake, Sara, Ewan, Rachel and Ellie said...

I just found your blog and wanted to let you know that I love it! I wish I had found your blog sooner - I just had twin girls in May and went through many of the same emotions since I wanted a VBAC too. Oh and I have pics just like the ones you have of your girls - same dresses too!

Raisingarrows said...

Hey, things are changing here at your blog! Love it!

I'm not the greatest listener either. Couple that with being forgetful and well, it's just bad. UGH.

Glad to get to know you a little better. :)

the monkey's mama said...

Can i just say that i am impressed that you clean your window blinds? That is something i never even think about and I only have 1 child!

So good to get to know you on here. I am a twin and grew up with my dad talking to other parents of twins who were TOTAL STRANGERS about how hard life might be for them right now but how great it is in the end (does that sentence make sense? hope so!)

Abigail Kraft said...

Oh, I love You've Got Mail! And Meg Ryan is fantastic in anything. :)

I love Maurices too. I don't often shop there because I'm normally forced to look for killer deals, (ugh...lol), but when I do have money to spend, that is where I like to go. :)

Had fun visiting!

Tweeterbird said...

WooHoo!! Gotta LOVE Chocolate. Except I do not like dark chocolate.I Love choco w/ nuts.
That is such a special memory that you have of Travis reading his Bible over any other book.
Thanks for sharing,

Mindy May said...

I love love the smell of coffee too! When I was writing my post I was sitting in a Starbucks in between classes. Also, I love Meg Ryan's character in You've Got Mail. Most days I wish I could look as cute as she does in casual clothes. I enjoyed reading your answers. Thank you for stopping by my blog too!

Emily Shae said...

It's nice to meet you too. I don't think I have ever seen You've Got Mail...but I like Meg Ryan, so I think I am going to see if I can find that movie!

natalie said...

I love You've Got Mail! That question is one of my favorite things about this whole blog party concept!

So fun to read everyone's answers! It was nice to "meet" you!

Mrs. McFadden said...

Chocolate, the smell of coffee, and Godly Men what don't we have in common?

I love your blog and I will more than likely be a returning reader. I am so glad that I stopped by!

Kristin said...

I love Dirty Dancing too and I almost put ironing on my thing I'm good at. Ha!

Marissa said...

Nice to 'meet' you! thanks for stopping by my blog!

Well, you can learn to play the violin at anytime really, I've been playing for 8 years. My teacher is currently teaching someone who is 40. So it's never to late! And I agree such a lovely instrument!

I LOVE you've got mail! and Meg Ryan is awesome is anything ^_^


Holly said...

I think you and Mariah Carey bear a resemblance and I like the movie Dirty Dancing. It is a classic!! Thanks for the steam mop suggestion!

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