Friday, July 30, 2010

36 Random Things

1. God called me to his family at a young age. I am so thankful He did. 

2. I really love my husband, Bill. We have similar personalities and that makes me happy. 

3. I taught him how to kiss. He's a good student! 

4. I think my 3 kids are cute, talented, smart, funny, brilliant. I know they are just normal, but to me they are amazing. I couldn't be more blessed. 

5. I like using freshly sharpened wood pencils. 

6. I can play the piano, trumpet, flute, french horn, violin and cello. I would really like to play the guitar. 

7. My favorite color is probably orange but I love most every color except purple. And I think brown is the perfect neutral. 

8. I just discovered chocolate covered espresso beans about a year ago and my life has never been the same. 

9. I love kids books. Even when my kids have "outgrown" them, I will still buy them and read them.

10. Hymns of old bring a lump to my throat. I often cannot sing them fully because I'm overcome with the significance of the words. 

11. I'm a little compulsive, obsessive. 

12. I'm a good party planner. I am not a good party game player. I usually mess up the game so that it is pointless to continue it. 

13. I  had a subscription to Martha Stewart Living magazine for over 10 years and loved it. Thanks, Mom. 

14. I love the blankets my grandma has made for me over the years. We call them great-grandma blankets and they make us feel loved and are the coziest. 

15. I love little hands. I love watching my children's hands grow and get bigger. Think of all the possibilities that those hands have. 

16. I place my full trust in the verse "Our God is in the heavens and He does as He pleases." He has been faithful to me through the many trials of my life: losing my dad at an early age, infertility for 3 years between Audrey and Ben, miscarriage between Ben and Luke, losing a best friend. He does things and allows things for His glory and I find comfort in that. There is no other answer. 

17. The truth is essential to me. 

18. The triangle is my favorite shape. I don't collect triangles nor decorate with them. I just like them. 

19. Bill and I have remodeled 1 house and built 2 new houses. If I could, I would build a house in every architectural style. 

20. I cry at Cornerstone productions. The sheer wonderfulness and talent of it all just leaves me speechless. 

21. Okay, I cry at most everything. 

22. I don't think big picture naturally. I am glad for those that do and that influence my life.

23. 23 is my favorite number.

24. I ran the Des Moines Dam to Dam 2 years ago and passed out afterwards from dehydration. They had to poke my arm over 7 times to get an IV started. 

25. Prayer and God's Word- I need them more.

26. I would like to narrate children's books someday. If I can't, I'll just read them to my kids and grandkids.

27. I was a cheerleader in high school. 

28. I love to organize. I have Tupperware storage in all rooms of my house. 

29. I am now glad of the way God made me. It’s very freeing.

30. I wish there were fonts for when you want to whisper, or talk southern, or sing opera-style. 

31. I love a good broom.  I have been known to buy them for family and friends; I feel that strongly about them.

32. I just had crème brulee for the first time and my life will never be the same.

33. For the most part, I am item specific and brand loyal. And when I like something, people hear about it.

34. I am a very vivid dreamer. I can read words in books in my dreams and once screamed so loud I scared Bill. 

35.  My primary love language is gifts.

36. I like lists. 

1 comment:

  1. I love this post! I learned new things about you even though I've known you for a long time.
    Hope this birthday was one of your best!


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