Thursday, August 6, 2009

Linking Up ~ Ten Interesting/Not So Interesting Things About Me

I am linking up with Lynnette Kraft from Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground. She invited us to share ten Interesting things about ourselves so we can get to know each other better.

1) I have been married to my wonderful hubby for 25 years. We were engaged within 4 months of dating. We were married exactly a year after we started dating. We knew we were meant for each other. I totally believe God put us together.

2) I have 10 living children and 3 in heaven. I love children and would love to have more, but that is totally in God's hands since I am 45!

3) I home school my children. My oldest 2 are in college, so this school year I will have 7 in school. Please pray for me!

4) I am originally from Virginia, and I would love to move back some day. My mom and all of my siblings still live there and I would love to be able to spend more time with them. I usually only get to see them once a year, sometimes twice.

5) I love pictures! I like to look at pictures and I like to take them. My hearts desire is to be able to get a really good camera someday and to take a photography class to learn all that I can to know how to take really good pictures.

6) I love flowers! Every Spring I buy too many flowers to plant. I always say I am going to cut back, but I see too many things that I just have to have! I am slowly trying to add perennials so that I will have less to plant each year.

7) I am usually a "go with the flow" kind of person. I am not organized, at least like I want to be. I know I could use more structure in my life, but is very difficult for me. With that said, I have some ideas I want to put into place for this school year! Watch out kids!

8) I am a procrastinator by nature. I seem to work better under pressure. I wish that I would quit putting myself under so much pressure!

9) I am definitely a night owl. I would rather stay up really late and sleep in late! Right now I am trying to work on that. My hubby has to get up early so he has to go to bed a lot earlier. He would prefer for me to go to bed earlier for different reasons, but one being that I will not disturb his sleep when I finally get into bed. I am also trying to work on being on a better schedule in preparation for the new school year.

10) I love the Beach! I would love to spend my summer at the beach. Just laying around in the sun, walking along the shore, riding the waves. My idea summer would be spending everyday at the beach. Unfortunately living in Kentucky, I rarely ever see the beach. Did I mention rarely? My hubby is not a beach person and that is not his idea of having fun. Usually our vacation time is spent visiting relatives.

So there you go! Now you know a little more about me. Head over to Lynnette's to join in on the fun!




Kate said...

Thanks for sharing, and I love the beach too!!

pam said...

Your story and life inspire me. Thanks for taking the hard things and responding in humility and faithfulness to God.
We have a few similarities. I am fond of the beach, have been married 20 years, and have 13 children here and 2 in heaven. Also, we both homeschool.
God bless.

Candace said...

Hi Karen,
I found you through Lynnette! My only daughter's name is Faith Ann, she suffered a severe stroke after birth.Nice to meet you. We live in SC. We seem to have some things in common, we are going to h.s. Faith starting in the summer.

ShannonDBR said...

Thanks for sharing!


Holly said...

I love that you have a big family. I'd love to have that too but I know hubby isn't too keen on that at all. I'm hoping he'll come around to at least a few more. I love the beach also. :)

The Surrendered Scribe said...

I'm glad to "meet" you through Lynnette. How blessed you are, it was great to read your list.

Trennia said...

Hi my friend..thinking about you. (((HUGS)))

Ange said...

My dream place to live is at the beach. I sometimes just visualize standing on the shore with my feet in the sea. And I love shell hunting! Thanks for sharing about you! We have alot in common! Ange

Kelly said...

I really enjoyed reading your list! I think it's so neat that you have so many kids! My hubby and I have been married a little over a year and we're expecting our first baby in December. I would love to have a lot of children, but we'll just have to see how many God gives us.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Hi Karen...good to see you here on Lynnette's porch! I just got my 10 things posted this afternoon...I'm kind of late to the party...

I knew some of these things about you...but learned a few new things, too. I love the beach as well and wish I could travel to the beach more often.

I so admire that you homeschool your children...and very much can identify with the struggle to be organized.

It was nice to sit a spell with you...

Love to you,

Debbie said...

Hi Karen,
So nice to meet you on this blog hop. Thank you for your comment on Heart Choices. We have a few things in common. I love photography and flowers. I love the beach and yet live in Phoenix, the desert. And my husband and I will be married 25 years this November. Our first date was August 25 and we were married November 4th of the same year!

Lynnette Kraft said...

You and I would be close friends if we lived near each other. We're a lot alike! Congratulations on 25 years of marriage. That's awesome! My husband and I are almost to 21.

It's been so much fun learning more about you. Thanks for linking up.


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