Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Little Q&A

I've been in a little blogging rut lately.  Sometimes I think it would be easier to just give up blogging.  But I love it too much.  

I love being able to go back and relive the fun memories.  

I love being able to go back and see how God has worked in our lives.  

And I love being able to go back and prove my husband wrong about certain memories...not that I have ever done that.  Hehe!

Any way I thought it might fun to break up the rut with a little Q&A so I asked my facebook friends for some questions.  

And I didn't plan this but I ended up with 13 questions and today is the 13th so there's that fun little tidbit.

And now...well now I shall answer them.

1. Favorite restaurant?
Hmm...I love me some Chick-Fil-A.  I'm also a fan of any place where I can get some good pasta.  Chicken alfredo is my favorite and there isn't anywhere where we live that serves great pasta.  If we are somewhere else I want pasta.

2. Do you still scrapbook? 
I really don't.  In fact I just cleaned out all of my supplies and gave a huge box of stuff to my sister-in-law.  I still love to craft and do different projects, but I don't really scrapbook anymore. My blog has become my scrapbook.

3. What is your next porch party?
I think hosting our porch parties might just be my favorite thing about our house.  Andrew and I love entertaining and we love the process of planning a porch party.  The Masters Watch party was a lot of fun...I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that it was different from our Americana parties.

  Of course my favorite porch event was the wedding of two of our favorite people.

So our next porch party will most likely be our third annual Americana party.  We've been discussing ways to change it up this year.  Andrew has some pretty good ideas based on the fact that the summer Olympics occur this year.

4. Boxers or Briefs? there really any other choice?

5. To be or not to be?

Not to be.

6. Beatles or Elvis?

Beatles...though I love me some Elvis.

7. If you could go back and change careers what would you do knowing what you know now?

Ugh!  Asking me this question with 30 days left of school...Let's just say I'm ready for May.
Teaching definitely has its frustrations and sometimes I do beg Andrew to let me be a stay at home wife.  With that being said, I believe God created me to teach.  It's what I've always wanted to do.  There has really never been another option for me.  So knowing what I know now I would still choose to be a teacher.  The rewards far outweigh the frustrations.

8. How was it kissing without braces for the first time?

Oh my goodness!  Let me just tell you. It is such a relief not to have worry about getting stuck every time we kiss.

9. If you could spend one hour with anyone (passed or alive) who would you choose?

My Granddad.  He went home to be with Jesus when I was just a baby so I never really got to know him.  I know that my Mommom talks about him like he was perfect.  I so admire her love for him.

10. What is your favorite, go-to Bible verse?

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.  "They are plans for good and nor for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."

11. How do you find time/ or when do you spend time in God's word?

I'll admit I struggle with this.  I've tried various times of my day.  For awhile I was doing it when I got to school.  My planning period is the first period of the day and I would take a few minutes then, but I found that some days I would be behind or busy and it wouldn't happen.  For the past couple of weeks I've been reading on my phone with the YouVersion app.  This allows me to do it while I'm still in bed before I get up.  Everything is still quiet and still.

12. Do you make all the the cute things you use in your classroom?

Decorating my classroom is probably one of my favorite parts of my job.  I love choosing a theme, looking for ideas, and then putting it all together.  I spend a lot of time in that room so I want it to be a happy place just as much for me as for my students.  I also love crafting.  So yes I do make the majority of the things for my classroom.  It combines two of my favorite things.  Each summer I have to make myself stop with the decorating and crafting and focus on lesson plans.  Right now I'm leaning towards a travel theme for next year and I could not be more excited about it.

13. Favorite childhood memory?

This is a tough one.  I had a great childhood.  I loved playing JC Penney with my cousins at Mommom's.  I loved playing hide and seek with cousins at Granny and PaPa's house.  Nathan would hide me in the best places - putting me in the tops of closets and all kinds of crazy spots.  Summer days outside with my brother were the best.  We would use the water hose to turn our front yard into our own personal water park.  Family vacations were the best rather it was camping or spending a week in Branson.

Well that was fun.  Thank you for the questions.  Maybe we will do this again soon.


  1. this is SO FUN!!!! I should do this, too - I'm kinda in a blogging rut myself!

  2. I just sprung upon your blog recently and love it! I don't blog, but hope to get back to it too. What a precious photograph...with more of those, you should second-think scrapbooking! Your children and their children will appreciate it even if it's just a simple photo on a nice background with a few sentences. I'll be reading, so keep blogging!!