Monday, October 19, 2009

Harvest of Friends Blog Party!

I just found a neat blog through another blog called Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground. Just the name of the blog was enough to pique my interest so I had to go check it out.

While visiting I saw that Lynette was hosting a "Harvest of Friends" blog party and thought it would be a great way to jump into the fun her blog. i also, shockingly, enjoyed doing the last "all about us" post so i decided to take advantage of that feeling (usually i drag my feet when filling out questionnaires).

1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while you're blogging?

Currently? Candy corn, no question (see my last Tutorial Tuesday for proof!). Usually? Air-popped popcorn. Love that stuff.

2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without?

I could never live a fulfilling life without knowing that i was created with a purpose by my Father in Heaven, to live to glorify Him because He saved me, a sinner, through His Grace and Mercy!

3. Beach, Mountains or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice?

ooooo. Mountains. With a lake. Specifically, Eagle Lake in Pike's Peak National Forest. Oh wait...that is where the Navigator's camp is. I just have SUCH fond memories of it!

J and I were just discussing this topic yesterday! He said he'd choose farm...something I never knew about him until then!

4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty?

i never thought i'd say this (because i used to love it!) but it is the FOLDING of the laundry.

5. Who do people say you remind them of?

i have no i asked my husband, J. And he said (also never knew this until now! i cannot believe how informative this questionnaire is!) Angie Harmon. huh. interesting.

i always fancied myself more of a Sandra Bullock kind of girl--down to earth and a little nutty!

6. Prefer parties and socializing or staying at home with the fam?

ask my parents and they'll tell you I'm a homebody. I like being out but once i'm in, i'm in, and it takes A LOT to get me back outside. How about socializing at small parties at home? now THAT I love!

proof that i went to a Christmas party with J last does happen once i'm out!

7. What's your all time favorite movie?

i love Sleepless in Seattle and that is the only movie coming to mind right now so i'll just stick with that. I'm sure i could think of something better but for now that is my answer.

this past Christmas we stayed on a houseboat a few rows down from the houseboat in the movie! that was cool!

8. Do you sleep in your make up or remove it like a good girl every night?

Oh no no no i never sleep in my makeup (primarily because i NEVER wear makeup but that wasn't the question!)

9. Do you have a hidden talent or a deep desire to learn something that you've never had a chance to learn? What is it?

hidden talent: i can contort my face to look uncannily like a monkey (no wonder i one day ended up writing a blog called "Monkeys on the Bed!").

I guess a true talent (but maybe not so "hidden") is my running ability--I really like what Eric Liddell, missionary to China and Olympic runner (made famous by the movie "Chariots of Fire") said, "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure."

deep desire: i'd love to learn the fine art of photography. First i'd need a real camera, though. in highschool, though, i signed up every semester for the pottery class elective and i was never once placed in it. i always wanted to take that class but i think that "longing" has since past.

10. What's one strange thing you're really good at?

see above--my monkey face is pretty funny but very strange. Take note that these last two questions have no pictures attached...there is a reason for that!

11. What first attracted you to your spouse?

his humor, love for people, and singing/guitar playing ability. i saw all of those on display the first time i met him at the InterVarsity Freshmen Retreat

he's just so comfortable to be with!

and cute!!!

12. What is something you love to smell?

oh my oh my oh my don't get me started on this question. I'm notorious for my nose. i feel this strange compulsion to smell nearly everything. my parents tease me endlessly for always smelling my gifts that i open on Christmas morning. But, hands down, i love to bury my head in my freshly cleaned sheets as i go to bed at night. nothing beats that first night's sleep on freshly cleaned sheets!

13. Tell something about you that you know irritates people.

i used to chew ice all.the.time. now it annoys me when i hear people do it. Currently i'm sure i irritate people with my incessant talk about 1) my daughter and 2) cloth diapering ;-o

14. When you have extra money (HA!) what's the first thing you think to do with it?

i think i'd put it towards a fund for our future children that we hope to adopt

15. Are you a silent laugher or a loud laugher? What makes you laugh the hardest?

my mom would say i'm a loud laugher though i'm embarrassed by my laugh. i think it sounds way too goofy.

i laugh at a lot of things but one thing that always gets me are inane "headlines" from Jay Leno's show. my favorite being one about a cat being named "Fire".

I also love Jay's commentators especially some of Mitch Fatel's blurbs (though i just watched a few of his youtube videos to be sure i was thinking of the right guy and he is a bit raunchier than i remember! bummer!)

16. Where is your favorite place to shop?

if you based "favorite" on "most frequented" it would be Target, CVS, or Publix. but favorite as in "i-can-have-anything-i-like"? hmm that is still tricky! i love Anthropoligie for their great displays (ingenious, really) and their clothes are great and their candles are scrumptious!

17. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time?

i'd spend more time with my grandmas

18. Are you a big spender or frugal?

oh i'm so frugal. except i like to splurge on candy corn. i have no issues buying a bag a day!

19. Who is your favorite character of all time (from a movie or book)? (Can't be real)

ugh i hate questions like this. i love so many books and movies. before we were married, i was always infatuated with the characters that Meg Ryan played
. something about her romantic comedy cuteness that i wanted to emulate. now...hmmm...i don't know.

i guess i could revert old-school and say Caddie Woodlawn. i loved her (two) books and always wanted to be a pioneer girl like her...part of the reason that Kirsten was my favorite American Girl doll, too!

20. Would you want to be famous?

nope never. i'd embarrass myself in an instant and i live in fear of doing that on a daily basis with the few people i come in contact with everyday!

29 people think...:

Natalie said...

Great to know even more about you! Thanks for sharing :)

Melissa G. said...

Fun stuff!
I've got the button up but haven't sat down to answer the questions yet.

natalie said...

So fun! I'm really enjoying this blog party! I love Sleepless in Seatle and You've Got Mail!

LETO said...

Hi from the party. Nice to meet you!

Mostly Mom said...

Soo fun! I think you're very Angie Harmon. Nice job, J! I used to be addicted to candy corn but haven't been able to eat it due to overload several years ago! You'd better stock up, because it's SO hard to find after halloween!
I did the "All About Us" here... So fun! Thanks for the tag!

Mindy May said...

How funny the things we learn from other people when we simple ask them questions. I would say you look like Angie Harmon.

Jenilee said...

sleepless in seatle and you've got mail are GREAT girl movies! love them! :)

Queen Diva said...

I think I have to agree with your hubby! You also look a little like Jennifer Garner. Meg Ryan does great chick flicks, doesn't she?! Loved getting to know you. . .

Lauren said...

This was fun. I love Caddie Woodlawn!! :)

Kristin said...

I just finished mine too! Haha

Becca said...

Caddie Woodlawn! I LOVED that book growing up. It was my favorite book that we read when I was in 5th grade, I'll never forget that! Thanks for sharing!

Mandy said...

Hello there! I just stumbled on your blog through the Harvest of Friends Party! Funny stuff!! It's so great to find other CSAHMs on here! :)

Lynnette Kraft said...

You are too adorable! I loved your answers! I used to love candy corn as a child. I haven't had it in years.

I also love photography and am enjoying learning it so much.

I wanna know who took the picture of you and your hubby cuddling - with the kitty even. Too cute.

What an fun blog. So glad I visited. Thanks so much for the invite.

Have a peaceful night and enjoy the party!!!

Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

Angela said...

I really enjoyed reading your 20 questions. The pictures to along with your answers were fun! I said my favorite character is Meg Ryan's character in You've Got Mail. :-)

Have a blessed day!

In Christ,
Angela @ Eternal Outlook

Mama Britt said...

Nice to meet you! I hope to adopt one day also!

ldmiller said...

We are scarily alike in interests & desires (except I'm not a fast runner ad I don't like candy corn...). I went through a serious Meg Ryan phase in college (as in I wanted to look like her - short blonde hair and everything!). - Kim

Betsy Markman said...

Just dropped in from the blog party. This was a fun read! I love candy corn, too!

Sherrie said...

I'm from the blog party and I am really glad I stopped by. I loved reading your answers. You are very beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

GrammyK said...

Hi!! I'm visiting from Lynnette's blog party. I enjoyed reading your answers!! Thanks for sharing. Blessings!! Kris

Olivia said...

It's awesome that you guys want to adopt! Trust me, it's a long and hard process most times, but it's so worth it!!! I have three younger adopted siblings, ages 12, 3, and 17 months and they are all such blessings (even when it doesn't seem like it). It's been a long road filled with some bumps, but I wouldn't take back a day spent with them!

I also love air popped popcorn... yum!

It was nice to "meet" you! Mrs. Kraft is just so fun and I love her little blog parties.

"Lolli" said...

ur blog is adorable! I'm visiting from Lynnette's party and..."I'll be back!"

"Lolli" said...

April said...

hi, I'm visiting from the harvest party via my cell phone workin' nights so no pictures came up but I still enjoyed myself :)
I also an I'm in when I am in kind of person...the first thing I do when I get home is put on pajamas :)
have a great week!

Desi said...


You do look a lot like Angie Harmon! I am addicted to candy corn as well... I have to eat it color by color though; drives my hubby nuts!!

I also HAVE to add that I love Meg Ryan. I can't ever put my finger on just what it is about her movies, but they always top my "favorite" list!

Raisingarrows said...

Ack, I'm an ice cruncher too! Enjoyed visiting your blog!
Many Blessings,
Amy @ Raising Arrows

Julie The Surrendered Scribe said...

This is a gorgeous blog, so glad for Lynette's party! Try the candy corn with peanuts and plain M&M's mixed together. we call it crack candy because it's so addictive!

I just switched my blog over to my website, in a way I'm starting all over. Please stop by when you have a chance.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

I'm visiting new (to me) blogs on the Harvest tour. It's nice to meet you. I'm now following your blog so I'll remember to come back.

Linda said...

Hi, I am Lynnette's Mom,...Linda. I was on vacation and didn't do the blog party, but I am running through the list today and reading the blogs that joined in.

I enjoyed your answers and loved the pictures. You are so cute. And I agree with your hubby, do look like Angie Harmon.

I became a follower, so I will be back. Hop over to my blog if you get a chance.

Nice to meet you!
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

lambechops said...

I loved reading your answers! Good to get to 'know' you. And, I'm an ice cruncher too - all the time!