Monday, June 2, 2008

the many faces....and i've been tagged

as promised...here are some pics from yesterday afternoon. the girls and i had some photo-time...the semi-matching dresses were gifts from big bapa and GG a few month ago. i'm just glad it is finally warm enough to bust them out! you've gotta love kate's little hat...and elizabeth loved peek-a-boo-ing with kate with the hat...and trying it on herself and mom!

my two girls!

kate simply didn't want to sit still...she was crawling off the couch to escape...seriously...she would crawl to the edge and then lunge into my arms!
PEEK-A-BOO KATE! libs thought this was a riot! so cute!

some great faces...


and...i was tagged by kendra at "handprints on the wall"...so here goes!

The rules: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.


1. What were you doing ten years ago?


Wow...ten years ago I had just finished my freshman year at Taylor University. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to "do" with my life (career-wise)...and I can remember my mom asking what I really wanted to do...and I replied, "I really want to be a wife and mom...to do the laundry...cook dinners..." I suppose at that time it seemed SO remote and hard to imagine...but here I am...ten years later! Isn't God faithful! (I must admit, though, the job is much harder than I thought it would be ten years ago...and incredibly more rewarding too!)

2. What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list today?
1-Run and play in the backyard with Libs...and push her on the swing
2-Do some knitting on a Christmas stocking I'm making for a friend (only 6 months left to finish three of them!--you'd think that was plenty of time...but who knows the way time goes these days!)
3-Finish up my Bible study for tomorrow
4-Spend some quality time relaxing with the hub...who should be done with the project and home on time this evening...HOORAY!
5-Figure out the blue-tooth thing-y for my new phone (I am SO technologically challenged!)



3. Five snacks I enjoy
-peanut M&Ms
-celery with peanut butter
-ice cream...vanilla base with chocolate-ish add-ins
-cheese-its--this one comes straight from watching my mom when i was little!
-anything that is both sweet and salty...honey-nut chex mix, sweet and salty granola bars!
4. Five things I'd do if I were a billionaire
Hmm...if I were a billionaire....I have a hard time even grasping the idea of that much money. First and foremost I would give a lot of it away...to my church...to support the many friends we have doing mission work overseas. While I also know I would save some for things like retirement, college funds, etc...I would definitely do some "frivolous" things...shopping for myself, my hub, the girls, my fam and friends. As I think about it...I would also make it possible for the hub to go back to school if he wanted...and we'd do some serious traveling...most definitely back to New Zealand, and oh so many places I'd love to see. And I suppose there would still be more to give away!
5. Places I've lived
Indiana...oh Indiana....yep...my whole life....
well...except a summer in Colorado, a summer in New Zealand, and a summer on an island in Ohio...if those count (and yes, there really are islands in Ohio)
6. Jobs I've had
-baby-sitter
-lifeguard
-swim lesson instructor (classes and private lessons)
-desk clerk in my college dorm
-a brief stint on staff with Campus Crusade (well, just the support raising part...never got to the staff part!)
-a bread store in town...worked the front counter
-teacher
-wife and mom!...and all the prior jobs were definitely "training" for these roles!
I tag...
Rebecca
Shanna
Wendi
Lisa
Shanna
Leslie
....and all of my other blogging friends who would like to participate!

5 comments:

Kendra at Hand Prints On The Wall said...

Your girls are so precious!! I love that you are working on Christmas presents now! One of my worse attributes is procrastination. I'm so bad about cramming it all in last minute. Good for you!

Lisa said...

Gosh, a lot sure changes in ten years huh?!
I am posting mine now....

PS - I Love those dresses, your girls look adorable!

Rebecca said...

those pictures of libs and kate are SO ADORABLE!! they just keep getting cuter and cuter! seriously! i'll try to post my tag blog tomorrow...what a fun way to get to know everyone a little more!

Wendi said...

Cute dresses!! I love them! Fun to get to know you a little bit more. :)
I'm so with you on the sweet and salty snack thing. What could be better...and more addictive. :)
Fun stuff!

Rebecca said...

i posted my tag blog :).