Awesome way to get to know a few really great bloggers out there.
So the idea is that I share some things that haven’t come up on my blog through my posts yet.
So I will give it a try anyway.
I am British. Although if you met me you probably wouldn’t be able to tell as I don’t have much of an accent anymore.
Some days I feel like Mary Poppins. Or a mother to 7-9 children.
I LOVE chocolate.
I moved around a lot growing up. I have lived in England, Europe, the Middle East and now the US. I have learned to see the current place I live as home. Maybe I’m just pretty adaptable =). The only country where it took me a long to settle was my 'home' country. Weird.
I gave my life to Jesus when I was 7 years old at a kid’s camp, where later I worked as a youth leader.
I played the flute for 9 yrs during school, taking some exams in it...then stopping when school finished.
I taught myself how to play piano in high school.
I absolutely LOVE craft projects, scrapbooking, sewing, quilting, bead-making...you name it.
My current project is making a Disney castle out of cardboard complete with Disney princess cut-out characters. This is done with a 4 yr-old don’t worry, not doing it by myself LOL =)
I never really did outgrow Disney and cheesy movies. Some of my favorite memories are sleepovers with girlfriends talking & hanging out.
I really dislike girl drama.
I met my husband when we both went to AWANA together. I liked the look of him the first time I saw him. I also introduced myself to him by walking up to him and standing on his feet. Apparently I scared him a little at the time.
After high school I didn’t know what I wanted to study at college, I took a gap year and interned with my youth group. During this time I discovered that I had a big heart for discipling younger girls! As well as a big heart for purity.
I got a purity ring from my parents after choosing to personally make a commitment to wait until marriage to give myself away to a guy. It was a plain band which my parents had engraved with ‘True Love Waits & the date I made the commitment.’ This ring became my husband’s wedding ring when we got married (his choice).
When we were little, my sister and I spent a lot of time on boats. Our family owned a small sailboat where we used to spend summers and other vacations. We totally slept on it and bounced around in the cabin when the waters were rough.
I saved my first kiss for the altar as well, a decision that my hubby and I had made together after we officially started dating/courting.
I went from having one sister to having 5 sisters once I got married. My sister is also soon to marry one of my hubby’s closest friends.
I have the cutest nephew ever! But don’t see him very often as he lives the other end of the country.
photo credit: My sister-in-Law
We live near my hubby’s crazy large extended family & I LOVE it so much!! They are all such wonderful people.
Some days I don’t have the energy to do the laundry, cook dinner or make the bed....even though I wish I did.
I am definitely a night owl. Once 10pm comes around, my brain usually comes up with TONS of fun projects or ideas and of course I want to start them right away!!
I always wish I had taken ballet or gymnastics when I was little.
I sometimes feel like Erin could have been my twin sister.
All of my best friends live in totally different cities to me.
I broke my ankle on a trampoline when I was 18. Then went snowboarding for the first time 6 weeks after my cast came off.
I may or may not have spoken to a celebrity about Christ while on a plane ride to LA. ;) Who knows.
I love to travel. One of my favorite memories is when the Lord called me to go on a mission trip to Africa 10 days before the trip was due to start. He opened all the doors for me to get the money & visas together in about 3 days. Which seemed impossible.
I Love sharing my heart about difficult life issues and feeling challenged by others about convictions and walking with the Lord.
I am super thankful for this crazy life the Lord has blessed me with.
There's many other things about me.
But for now, I will be done.
Any surprises for you guys?