So amidst getting my kids prepped and pumped for their two weeks of state testing upon them, finding birthday gifts for both our dads, grocery shopping to prepare quick and easy dinners and lunches for us, getting textbooks ready to ship out (we have sold 4 in the past month through Amazon...crazy!), doing heaps of laundry since we were out of town last weekend, trying to find time to get rid of the dust on the furniture and dog hair on the hardwood floor, and taking a possible moment to breath on the couch, I haven't quite found the moments to blog. Sad thing is....it's one of the things I really want to do. I want to put it before so many other things...I crave the expressive outlet...but, I have had to stay away some. Boo. And to my bloggy friends and readers....I'm sorry, but you just may see and hear a little less from me for the next three weeks. Just like I'm reminding my hubby and puppy that they will catch glimpses of me, I promise...I'm hoping you'll get glimpses of me too. If not, though....I'm sorry in advance!
There are some blogs that I check out even if I just have a spare minute in the day for blog reading, and Carissa at lowercase letters by carissa graham. is one of them. She's been participating in this great thing called, Planting Chums at Hannah's blog, Aspire. I thought this was a great post idea since I am unable to muster up words for something else right now. If you participate, you're entered for giveaways. Fabulous post ideas and giveaways? I'm in.
four fun facts:
1. Justin and I met in Kindergarten. Our "love at first sight" moment was when he had a spiky flat-top, missing teeth, and adored all things farm and cars (oh wait, he still does)....and I wore big, puffy dresses, rocked bangs, and worked so hard to memorize the days of the week just so I could answer "calendar time" questions correctly.
2. I grew up on an 80-acre farm. My dad owns a landscaping business and most of the nursery stock is grown on the farm. We had cows I named and I cried when they "moved to another farm" (they were beef cattle...). The creek that backs up to our farm was one of my favorite places to go (still is), and one of my best friends from childhood and I used to pretend it was the ocean that ran along our farms...and we would explore it like crazy. Both of my grandparents live just next door or right down the road. It was the setting for our wedding reception, complete with huge white tents, and hay bales as the background. What a special place in my heart.
3. I prefer french fries over ice cream. McDonald's or Red Robin's french fries to be exact (and with a fountain diet coke....amazing.) I'm a salty over sweet kinda gal. Bad, bad habit. (However, I have recently found a love for Peach Amaretto Chip ice cream at a local ice cream shop...pretty amazing and I actually have found myself craving it some here lately. Homemade and you have to be there on the right day that they decided to make that flavor.)
4. God has been stirring in my heart so much lately...and I love it. I have always known it to be true that when I'm really into my time with God and passionately seeking and praying to grow closer to Him, and really studying my bible (not just reading it)...that my heart is filled with His love and guidance. Well in the past few months that has been so true and evident in my life. One of the neatest things is to see also how God is aligning the desires of mine and Justin's heart. One of those things is our desire to adopt one day. We've always thought about it, but God-willing we now feel like it's definitely one of those things God is calling us to eventually. I so love how my Savior works in the lives of those that seek Him.
If you've read my blog for long enough, you have either heard from me...or get the gist from reading...that I'm a wordy writer (I'll be putting that trait back into good use writing masters papers), so I could go on with this list forever. I love randomness...and I love lists. I would love to hear yours! Head on over to Hannah's blog and link up!
Enjoy the weekend...rain, sunshine, cold, or warm. Enjoy it.