So, I am officially a VoiceBoks-aholic! I have met so many amazing bloggers there and have learned a ton! It truly is a community – everyone helping everyone. You should check it out – tell them I sent you!
Anywho – the vB gang has been crafting get-to-know-ya posts Alphabet style. Here’s my spin!
A – Auntie – I am an auntie to one sweet baby girl that I am longing to see again! I am excited to have more nieces and nephews as the years go by!
B – Boys – It seems that’s all Hubby and I make! I have 3 little boys under four. Sure, my hands are full, but my heart is exploding!
C – Christian – I am unashamedly a Jesus worshipper, a born-again Christian, an evangelical Christian, a follower of Christ. Well, almost always unashamedly. I certainly have my Peter moments where I deny Christ. I am human!
D – Dancing – I love dancing! Not night-club-type dancing. That’s never been my thang. I do imagine that I am a ballerina. I danced for 8 years as a child and had to quit just weeks before I was to go en pointe. Every couple years, I dream of buying a pair of toe shoes. The Hubs just got me a Zumba game for our kinect! I must say though, I blush when I dance and he’s around!
E – Elephants – I am amazed by elephants. I love photographing them and learning about them.
F – French – I like French! I took French from 7th grade through 11th grade (took Japanese my senior year). I played (play?) French horn.
G – Girlie – Um…. no. I’m not very “girlie.” I grew up climbing trees and making mud pies. I’ve had more male friends than female friends. I am not un-feminine, just not a girlie girl.
H -Home – We have moved a bunch. We’ve been married 12 years and have lived in 4 states, owned 4 homes, plus have lived in a few rentals. We’ve been in our current home for just about 4 years. While I still don’t feel like we are MOVED IN yet, this feels like home finally.
I -Itchy – I had PUPPS with my first pregnancy. Actually, it started very mildly 2 days before my water broke (4 weeks early). It lasted 4 weeks. 4 weeks of misery. Ice packs were the only thing that dulled the itch.
J – Joy – People say I smile too much. I can’t help it. I won’t say that I am always joyful, but I am joyful quite often! That is a testimony to the One who is within and not to my own credit!
K – Kelly green – It’s not a favorite color. At all. I just wonder how it got that name!
M – Music – I am a musician. My main instrument is French horn. I sing. I also play trumpet and dabble at many other instruments: flute, guitar, piano. I even played bari sax in our university’s concert band one semester. I had to sit on a book to keep from hitting the sax on the floor.
N – Nursing – I have been breastfeeding for a long time. Since October of 2010, I have nursed 15 months with 4 months off after until I delivered Scrunch who I nursed 14 months with 5 months off until I delivered Fletch who has been nursing for 7 months now. That makes 36 months so far. I had a guest poster who nursed for 100 months! (FWIW – I am not anti-formula. Buggy had quite a bit of formula and it saved his life.)
O – Opportunity – I am a little overwhelmed right now with all sorts of opportunities that have presented themselves lately! I just started a part time job plus have had several interesting things happen in regards to this bloggeroonie (wow – it’s late and I’m punchy!) I’ll tell y’all more about all these later!
P – Pooch – We have a furbaby! She lives in our shower. You can see her picture in my sidebar. She’s about 12 years old and still going strong!
Q – Quinoa – I have never tried it and just this week learned how to pronounce it! I’m not opposed to it – just sheltered.
R - REALLY Old – Ok, I know I’m not actually old. I’m still getting used to the number 35. It’s a whole new bracket on surveys and such. It’s an adjustment!
S – Short. I am short. I would love to say that I am five feet tall, but that would be a lie. I am 4’10 3/4″ tall. I once taught a KINDERGARTNER who was taller!
T – Tempted – I get cravings just as bad, if not worse, when I am breastfeeding than when I am pregnant. I am tempted to have another soft pretzel right now. I would also love raspberry cheesecake. And chocolate. Popcorn would be good too. With a tall glass of iced tea.
U – Undergrad – I have a Bachelors of Science in Music Education. That’s where I met my hubby! I have since taken one course towards a masters – a guitar pedagogy class.
V – Vulnerable – I don’t like to feel vulnerable. I keep putting up walls to protect myself. I struggle with being fearful about people seeing me as having faults. Of not being strong enough.
W – Worship – Oh – how I LOVE to worship. Especially with worship music (though our acts are to be worshipful – even scrubbing toilets. I’m not quite there yet). My current favorite song is Forever Reigns. I’ve been on worship teams at churches. It’s been awhile. I miss it!
X – eXclamation points – I use these. A lot. When I am writing. I guess it goes back to letter J!
Y – Young – I may actually BE old, however, I look INCREDIBLY young. I mean, I get kids menus for 12 and under still and that’s when my kids AREN’T with me. I remember several occasions where I was thought to be The Hubs’s daughter. I was carded to get in to see Jurassic Park ages ago. I was in college. It was PG-13. People keep saying I’ll be thankful when I’m older. I just wish it wasn’t so hard to be taken seriously. I’ve been fighting that battle my whole life.
Z – Zoo – My sister-in-law is a zookeeper! How cool is that??? She has helped to birth several giraffes!
So, that’s me! Please let me know in the comments if you make a list of your own – I’d LOVE to come by and see it!