I have been tagged in two of these question games that are going around & i'm ready to play! I love these things! I know, i'm goofy! (Actually, my husband just called me that about 2 second ago! Ha!)
Laura @ Life Happens tagged me & Krystal @ Well, This is Growing Up tagged me. These are two of my very favorite bloggers. Laura is a great mom & photographer & she writes very honestly. I love that. Krystal is engaged & her wedding is just around the corner! She is funny & cute & I can't wait till she gets to be a newlywed! I wish her & her fiance the best!! Go see their blogs. You will love them. :)
So i'm supposed to answer the questions they asked, tag some people & ask whoever i tag whatever i want! Here we go...
Questions from Laura:
1. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A stay-at-home mom. And a homeowner. ;)
2. Are you afraid to die?
I'm not afraid of actually dying because i am a Christian. I can't wait to see Jesus face-to-face & give Him a big hug! :) However, he has given me so much on earth & i want to enjoy it a bit longer! I want to see what else He has in store for me & my husband. Today we were talking about how awful it is for people to lose their spouse (through death or divorce) & i actually got teary-eyed just thinking about losing Brad. i pray we both die at the same time when we are 99 years old!! While we are sleeping!
3. What is your favorite color?
I think i like them all. I have always loved every shade of blue. Royal, baby, teal, aqua, you name it, i love it. I used to hate purple but it is growing on me. I used to think pink was "okay" but i like it more & more. Yeah, i think i like all colors. :) But green & blue are my favorites. And red. Ha!
4. What was your favorite vacation?
Our honeymoon - duh! Cruise to the Carribbean. It was lovely. Relaxing. Beautiful!
5. A favorite childhood memory?
Selling lemonade in our neighborhood. We had our own lemonade stand. I also remember our slip & slide!
6. A family tradition you wish to carry on?
i like our christmas get-togethers...It's just the 6 of us. We open gifts, put on christmas music (or a christmas movie), & have appetizers & desserts. It's a lot of fun!
7. Your favorite book?
Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers. If you haven't read it, you need to!!
Now, questions from Krystal:
1. How do you resolve conflict in your life?
This kind of depends on the situation. If it is a conflict with a person, i try to talk to them about it. If it is my husband, we will talk it out for however long it takes...until we are both okay. If it is a friend, i will try to talk to them about it. We may have to agree to disagree. If it is not a relationship issue...well, i'm not sure! It just depends on what it is. But always through communication - whether with a person or with God. :)
2. Is the glass half full or half empty?
Depends on my mood. ;)
3. If you could tell a certain someone something, what would it be? (No names, please.)
Ah, there are so many things i could tell so many someones, but what good would it do?! They either wouldn't listen & continue to live life as they please or i would have been wrong to tell them in the first place... acting out of anger or arrogance & not love. I'll leave this one blank. :)
4. Have you ever volunteered? If so, what for?
I volunteered for about 9 years as a youth leader in my church. I volunteered at a home for troubled teen girls with some friends of mine (we wrote & taught them bible studies once a week for about 7 years.) I volunteer at the theatre every time i stage manage or perform.
5. Do you keep a personal journal or is blogger your journal?
Blogger is my journal. If i have something too personal to say, i usually just talk to my husband or a good friend about it or email my bbff Laura. :) Before most of us had internet, i wrote in journals - i have a bin full of them under my bed... my friend ali gave me one for my birthday when i turned ten... & that is when i started writing in them! I wrote in them until i was in my mid-twenties. I'm kind of sad that i don't anymore.
6. What is your most embarrassing moment?
I will say this as vaguely as possible, because in detail it is 10 times worse! & i can't believe i'm going to give as much detail as i am. For years i wouldn't even tell people this one as my most embarrassing moment because it was not even the "funny afterwards" kind of embarrassing! I was MORTIFIED!
But yeah - in high school, when i was a freshman & my sister was a senior...for some reason i decided to sleep on the couch in the den one night. And i thought her boyfriend had gone home, but he was still there. I thought everyone was sound asleep. So just as he walked through the den to leave, i was changing clothes... i will leave it at that! Yikes!
7. What are your Christmas traditions?
Usually my side of the family picks a day that we can all get together. It might be as early as December 20th & that is fine with me. It's good that way because then Brad & I don't have to choose which family we will have Christmas Eve/Day with. We are able to do Christmas Day with his family. We started this because Michelle was often in England for Christmas (visiting her best friend) & mom & dad often went to Mississippi for Christmas. Anyway, like i said above, as my favorite Christmas tradition, we have an evening (just mom, dad, me, brad, michelle & this year, Mike) with appetizers & desserts on the menu, we play games or watch a movie or listen to Christmas music & we open gifts. :) Fun times!
8. When you are having a bad day, what never fails to cheer you up?
Brad-Hugs. They are the best. They kind of look like this...
Well, that was fun! Now, i'm supposed to tag 8 people & ask them 8 questions. I am going to cheat & pick my favorite questions from above. I will also use some of my own. But they asked some really good ones! & i may not feel like coming up with new ones! Also, i'm going to try to tag people that i do not think have already been tagged in this game. If i tag you & you've already been tagged, just ignore me. :) Or do it twice. Whichever! And if i tagged you & you have not already been tagged - well, you still don't have to do this if you don't want to! Though it'd be fun to read your answers!!
I tag -
1. Ginger @ The Neff Family
2. Patti @ Emersyn Grace, our biggest little blessing
3. Jenna @ Jenna's Jargon
4. Michelle @ Just the 7 of Us
5. Ashley @ Queen Mom
6. Shayla @ Scripture Sprinkles
7. Sarah @ Steudlein's... Party of 5
8. Brittany Ann @ Living in the Moment
Here are the questions for you to answer. And remember, i'm keeping some of the questions above. :)
1. What is your favorite color?
2. Are you afraid to die?
3. If you could trade in one of your talents for another talent - which talent would you want to have & which talent would you be willing to give up? (I stole this from Stealing Sunday.)
4. Puzzle, cards, or board games? If you picked cards or board game, what are your favorites?
5. Have you ever volunteered? If so, what for?
6.What are your pet peeves?
7. What is your favorite family tradition?
8. If everyone was going to give you a gift card for Christmas this year... where would you most want your gift cards to be from? Top three places.
Ok, that was fun! :) Happy Saturday!