Thursday, January 26, 2012


Nichole tagged me last week, and I am just now getting around to it.  My apologies, we've been a bit busy.  But here you go, a little bit more about me.

the rules:
1. you must post the rules.
2. post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4. tag eleven people and link them on your post
5. let them know you've tagged them!

my {fun} facts 
1. I'm happily married, and we have two little girls ages 3yrs and 10 months.  If you've read this blog you probably already know this...but it's the main fun fact about me.

2. I secretly want to be a farmer.  This year my goal is to raise chickens and expand our garden even further.  I'm reading up on organic gardening practices and canning.  Hoping for a bumper crop!

3. I don't make my students call me Dr, but I'll admit it makes me feel nice when they do.  I did work for a long time for my degree and it's a small perk.

4. I've recently become a whole foods advocate.  We're on the earliest parts of our whole food journey, but I'm hoping we'll be further along by the end of the year and healthier for it.  Our next step is to eliminate as much processed sugar as possible.  Look for a blog post about it!

5. I love babies, but I'm not the best with babies.  I deal much better with kids that can tell me what they need...of course, that's a double edged sword since now I answer questions, all day long.

6. I'm a coffee snob.  I don't drink a lot of it, maybe at most a cup a day (there are lots of days I don't drink any), but if I"m going to indulge in a cup I want the good stuff.  No freeze dried stale coffee for me.  I roast our own coffee beans, and we brew using either a drip cup or french press.  I want a quality cup, not speed or convenience.  Besides freshly roasted coffee is a totally different flavor and so much cheaper!!

7. I wish I could knit.  It's been years since I've tried and I'd love to be able to do it again.  Knitting has a little more versatility than crocheting, and I would love to make the girls clothes!

8. I'm a cat person.  Not that I don't like dogs, in fact, I love dogs...I just happen to like cats more.  I think it's because they are so self sufficient.

9. I sing in the choir, but I'm not a good singer. But I figure the Lord calls us to make a joyful noise, so even if my noise is well,'s at least joyful.

10. My husband and I collect vinyl records.  It's a better quality sound than digital and I love the feel of an old record.  We buy most of our new music on vinyl and it comes with digital downloads for our Ipods.  Great deal if you ask me!

11. I'm a liberal Christian.  Before you start scratching your head, you did read that right.  Liberal and Christian can go together, in fact I'd say a lot of us have liberal leanings even if we don't think we do.  But that's a whole other post.  So why liberal?  Well, I have no issue with women leading church services.  I believe that the particular passages so many believe about women in leadership roles in church are interpreted incorrectly.  In fact, my church has a woman Reverend.  I also believe in egalitarian roles in marriage.  Mark and I have one head of our relationship- Jesus.  Plain and simple.  I guess there are other reasons too, but I think that is sufficiently interesting, maybe even a little controversial. ;)

 the questions
1. What is your favorite sound?
      -I guess I would say, baby babble.  It's so cute especially when they first start.  Evie and I started having "conversations" and now she is saying more words than ever.  I'll miss the babble.

2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
      -This is hard.  I hope that we'll have a couple of more kids (what can I say, I like kids) and be done with pregnancy (I'm not the best pregnant lady).  I also hope that we will still be here in East TN, and either have this house fixed up or move to a new one...but I require land.  See my second fun fact. :)  I think I might like to go back to school, I know scary, so I could possibly become a Physician's Assistant.  A strange thing for a PhD who was in research to want to do, but I'm not sure I want to teach forever and I like medicine. Or if my ideas for home businesses takes off, maybe I'll be doing that.  Finally, I hope we are still active in our current church.  I love our church and being more active has been a lot of fun!

3. If you could have 6 hours without kids, what would you do?
      -What wouldn't I do?  Watch a movie, eat out with my husband, take a nap, read a book, crochet, sew...the list would go on.

4. Where is your favorite place?
      -Easy, my Granny's house in Southwest Virginia.  No one lives there now, so it is sad to go back.  But hands down if I could go back in time, I'd go there when she was alive.  Great memories.

5. What is your best memory?
      -When my babies were born.  Every mother knows and cannot adequately explain that moment when you meet your baby.  It's a mixed bag of emotions, but one emotion is particularly strong- Love.  For me, knowing that they were safe and here was the best moment of my life.

6. Are you right or left handed?

7. What is your favorite outfit?
      -Not sure, I guess I would say jeans with a comfortable tshirt, I like fitted ones.  I'm not a fancy person at all.  I love the threadless shirts in particular.  So clever and cute. 

8. Where did you meet your significant other?
      -At a college party.  It was at his house actually.  His roommate and I were both psychology majors that had a few classes together.  He asked me and my friends over for a party and Mark was there just home from work.  We hit it off, talking about our vinyl collections.  From there it just blossomed.

9. Why do you blog?
     -Originally to record our family adventures for the rest of our family.  It's gone from that to meeting people, and I'll admit trying to promote my Etsy store.

10. What is your favorite color?
       -This is hard.  I guess green, though purple or pink would be a close second.  When I was little it was yellow, because who can be sad around yellow or in a yellow room.  Guess what color my room was?

11. What do you think is your best feature and why?
     -My hair color.  I'm not crazy about my curly hair.  I wish I could brush it and do everything straight haired people do.  But I do like my color, I've never dyed it.  Not even once. 

Ok, so I'm going to punk out on the rest.  Mainly because I don't know hardly anyone in the bloggy world to tag and the ones I do know have already been tagged.  So I hope you enjoyed my answers and facts.  Best to you all!


Nichole said...

Thanks! Great job! :o)

WhisperingWriter said...


I'd personally cry without processed sugar.

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