Monday, June 9, 2008 at 12:38 pm (Fun Times, Purely Random)

The inquisition…
1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player tags 5-6 people, posts their names, then leaves a comment in their respective blogs to let them know they’ve been tagged.
4. Let the person who tagged you know that you posted your answers.


1. What were you doing 10 years ago? 

Wow. 10 years ago feels like it was yesterday. I had just finished my freshman year at JBU and was bored out of my mind the summer following it. All my friends were out of town for the summer so I spent a lot of time on the phone. I was working for my mom at Formal Evenings by day and taking kick-boxing by night. It was not my favorite summer. By far.


2. What are 5 things on your to-do list today? 

-blog (check and check)

-go to the library


-start packing

-lay on the couch (I get to put this since I’m pregnant and all!)


3. What are some snacks you enjoy? 

Ugh. Right now nothing sounds good. I haven’t had any real morning sickness but food in general is just not appealing. Normally I would say just about anything sweet. Since food isn’t working for me I’ll suggest that napping counts. It is delicious and good for me!


4. What would you do if you were a billionaire? 

Please! I can’t even imagine how much money that is!!! I would definitely do a lot to help out the orphans in the world. I have such a heart for these little babies and kids and would love to be able to do something huge for them. (Although I think we can all do SOMETHING for them and the greatest of all gifts is adopting them into our families…not to get off subject though.) I would love to be a benefactor to others and give gifts that can change lives. Of course-I’d also travel the world with my family and probably own a few houses here and there but who wouldn’t!


5. What are 3 of your bad habits? 

Only 3? Are you sure? Okay-I am notorious at leaving clothes in the dryer when they are done. I just hate hanging them and folding them. Perhaps this stems from when I was a child and would get in trouble I would have to fold baskets of laundry for punishment. So-I’m blaming this one on my parents. Sorry, mom. Another habit (although not bad but perhaps strange) is my insistence on wearing shoes (flip-flops) around the house. I have a strong intolerance of any dirt or grit on my feet and let’s face it…unless you have new carpet…it’s gross. So-knowing that some other family used this carpet before me, I really don’t want to walk barefooted on it. Now, when we owned our house and put new carpet it I actually enjoyed walking on it. It was clean and fresh! Wood floors are okay too as long as they are super clean and there’s no grit but what are the chances of that? The reason I put this under bad habits is b/c it drives my husband nuts! And lastly. Hmmm…I have the tendency to leave behind tissues from where ever I was last using them. I will clean them up but not always immediately. This is really only a problem when I’m sick or my allergies are acting up. BUT-in my defense I would like to say that this is a better habit than one I saw displayed last night regarding used kleenex. We were at our church small group and we were praying. Well…my eyes slipped open long enough for me to see one of our member using tissues and then putting them BACK INTO the box of clean ones! Talk about GROSS! Oh course…he’s only 2 years old but still! It IS worse than my habit!


6. What are 5 places you have lived?

-Siloam Springs, Arkansas…born and raised

-Dallas, Texas

-Plano, Texas

-Allen, Texas

-to be determined


7. What are 5 jobs you’ve had?


-Camp Counselor

-Interior Designer


-Intern of Event Activities (JBU)


8. What is currently playing on your IPOD? 

The most played is my workout mix but since I’ve been so tired as of late the only workout I’ve been getting is my arms routine. That consists of lifting the remote. Sad, but true.


9. What are the last 5-6 books you’ve read? 

Whew. I read books so fast I can hardly remember them. Let’s see. In the past couple of weeks I’ve read Karen Kingsbury’s Firstborn Series (5 books), Shopaholic, The Boleyn Inheritance, The Constant Princess, and Your Pregnancy Week by Week.


10. Who do you want to tag?








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Moving on Up…

Monday, June 9, 2008 at 11:58 am (Big Business, Fun Times, Get outta town!, Murmurs from the Future, Oh Baby!)

to the northwest side? Doesn’t have quite the same ring as the original but it is true nonetheless! We are moving to Northwest Arkansas!

Here’s what’s going down.

James has been looking for a job (in DFW) for the past 3 months but we just haven’t found anything really worthwhile. NWA has always been tucked away in our minds as somewhere we’d like to live but the timing just never seemed right. Well…at least until now.

With sweet Baby in our lives our desire to live in small town Arkansas by family and friends has grown stronger. The fact that no interesting job prospects have been found in DFW and with housing prices the way they are here (for what we pay in rent for an apartment here we could have a really nice home in NWA) the timing has never seemed better. So, we prayed that God would guide us and not allow us to make a mistake and…this is the decision we’ve come to! My wonderful parents are graciously hosting us when we make our move and until we can find where we will live and James is settled into his job. (He left today to go up and start looking.) 

We will make our move around the end of this month. Our current lease is up July 5th. So-it will be quick which is better for me (go on and rip the band-aid off fast!) because although I am extremely excited about this move it will still be bittersweet leaving Texas behind. James’ family lives an hour from us right now and we have many friends that we will miss. And I have to admit…I will even miss being a Texan. There is some kind of pride that must be secretly injected into a person when they move here and like a virus it grows and gets into your blood. So-I WILL miss being a Texan gal but it will be well worth it to live near my fabulous family!

With all that being said here are a few other notes of interest. We are not sure exactly WHICH town we will settle in but we have hopes that it will be Siloam Springs. Red House Photography will being making the transition with us, of course (with reduced sitting fees announced soon). We would love your prayers as James is looking for a job this week and following. We would love your photography business too! 😀 We are super excited about this new era in our lives and look forward to spending more time with you dear friends in NWA! I’ll be keeping you updated!


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Quick Update

Friday, June 6, 2008 at 9:52 pm (Murmurs from the Future, Oh Baby!)

to tell you that I’m updating soon! 😀 

Our baby is doing great and we got to see her/him last week at our ultrasound and hear the heart beat. It was amazing! I’m feeling good other than being really exhausted. No morning sickness to complain of which I’m SO thankful for! I’m 9 weeks along now and am waiting to actually look pregnant and not just tubby! 

We also have some other exciting news which I will share either Sunday or Monday (no…we’re not having twins!). So…check back soon and read all about it!

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