Thursday, November 4, 2010

Only for Lizzie

Liz Roemer tagged me in her blog to answer some questions......only for you Lizzie!!!

1. What is one of your fondest childhood memories?
This is a really good question. I have lots of favorites. One of them is the day after Thanksgiving, everyone in our family would help put up the enormous amounts of Christmas decorations that we had, while listening to (my favorite tape) Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas. It was one of the few bonding things we did as a family and it was always fun.

2. What do you love most about your spouse/significant other?
This is a hard one because it's hard to narrow down. Actually, lately, I've been really encouraged just thinking about Brad and all the things he does as a husband to encourage me. I'll name my top 2: he's always encouraging me in my walk with the Lord (which I strongly need) and he's very good at telling me how much he loves me and how beautiful I am. I think I appreciate these things so much because they are the things I struggle with. Especially the "I love yous." My family just wasn't big on verbal communication, so that part is always hard for me.....but I'm trying cause I OBVIOUSLY love my husband ;)

3. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Still in Dubuque, with our family (I would love 4 kids but we'll see). Hopefully with student loans paid off, in a house, still attending Great Adventure, being a stay at home mommy :)

4. What is your favorite book?
Oh man. To be honest, I never grew up reading, it's something I've picked up in recent years. But there are so many classics that friends tell me about that I'm dying to read. Anyways, I love Harry Potter. I also love anything Francine Rivers. I'm not very good at just picking one, am I?! lol.

5. Who is someone you look up to, and why?
I really look up to Brad's father. He is fun, loving and always puts the Lord first. I really, really love that you see that evident daily in his life. And I love that Brad is like that too. It makes me excited for his role as a future father :)

6. If you had unlimited funds and could plan a dream vacation, where would you go & what would you do?
Oh my. I love the thought of Australia but so many freaky animals/insects/snakes/spiders FREAK me out......so Greece sounds safe. lol. I saw clips in a movie once and thought it looked beautiful. I don't think we'd do anything. Rent a little cottage with a fireplace, stay inside most of the time. If it was a cottage by the lake, we'd totally go swimming or just sit out there together soaking in the beauty. This makes me really want a vacation. I'd love to go to any of the surrounding towns and see what daily life was like for everyone...get a glimpse of the culture :)

7. What character traits do you have that are most like your mother? What ones are like your father?
Haha. Mom: I'm a clean freak like her, very on top of house duties/bills/errands. I'm a letter writer, which is how I get across what I'm feeling or how I've been hurt. I can be a major homebody.

Dad: Laid back, calm, need my space when angry about something, which is bad cause that usually means I need to go chill somewhere for awhile. Then, if I have to verbalize what I'm feeling it takes me FOREVER. lol. I think I get my weirdness from my dad (he does have a crazy side).


8. What has been the biggest challenge you've faced this year?
Stepping into mommyhood before I was "ready." Don't get me wrong, I mean, I wanted a baby!!!!! I bugged Brad all the time (hehe) but it's different when it actually happens. You're like, "oh wait, this is for real! No backing out now!" lol.
I am SO excited to be a mom but there are so many things you have to think about/prepare for and I'm petrified I'm going to screw it up. I didn't grow up in a believing home, so my fear as a mom is that I'm not gonna do it right. I'm trying to prepare and practice now with the little kiddos at our church but I don't think anything can fully prepare you for one of the biggest change/challenge of your life!