day four – describe your perfect day.

My perfect day would be filled with so many of my favorite things. I know one thing’s for sure, the weather would be sunny and 78 degrees on my perfect day. I would finally buy the book I have wanted to read for years now: “A Lineage of Grace” by Francine Rivers, go to a nearby park, and read for awhile. I wouldn’t spend my entire day reading, just start the book.

I would get a massage. I have always heard people talk about how great they are, but have never gotten one. This would be the day! I might also add in a pedicure if there was time (and money!) left. I would also go for a run at some point and even through in a work out. Then I would go on a picnic with my husband. After the picnic, I would find a friend (or two) to head to Spenser’s Coffee House with me for a Samoa Mocha; they are out of this world.

Following coffee, I would make my way to the local humane society, walk some dogs, and adopt a kitten. I’d spend the rest of the afternoon getting things for my new kitten. That evening, my husband would tell me to get all dolled up and he would take me out to a fancy restaurant. We would then finish off the day with chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of wine, and a great movie.

This would be MY perfect day.

day three – a picture of something that makes you happy.

This picture makes me extremely happy. I miss these kiddos so much it’s unreal. This picture was taken at the orphanage I volunteered at in Kenya.

The baby I’m holding in the picture is David. He was found by the founders of the orphanage in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Sadly, due to high poverty and prostitution, many women leave their babies to die. If it were not for the cries of baby David, he may have never been found. He was found in a plastic bag with rocks in his nostrils. They brought him back to the orphanage and the “mom” of the facility nursed him back to good health. David is one of THE happiest, most precious babies I have ever been around. It was incredible to witness and he is certainly a living miracle. God is good.

The little girl holding my shoulder is Elizabeth. We called her Liza (pronounced lee-zuh). She absolutely stole my heart from the first minute I met her. This bundle of joy made me smile more than I ever have in my life. Her sweet face still flashes in my mind almost every day. I miss her so much.

This picture will always be one of my favorites, because it reminds me of the joy the children in Kenya brought me. It also reminds me to always be grateful of what I have been given and to never take advantage of those things.

day two – favorite super hero, and why?

Despite the fact that I am 100% terrified of any creepy-crawly creature, Spiderman is, and always will be, my favorite superhero. Why do I love him so much? He’s rediculously cool, that’s why. I own all of the Spiderman movies with Tobey Maguire. I love watching the trilogy when I get a chance. I think I like Spiderman so much more than all of the others, because he’s just a hometown, down-to-earth, regular kid just trying to protect and help his community. I just love the story. And how cool would it be to jump/swing from building to building using web that comes out of your wrist? A little strange, but awesome!

I always said, if I could be saved by one superhero, I would want it to be Spiderman. Kirsten Dunst was a lucky girl. But then again, I married my superhero, too. 😉

day one – a recent picture and ten facts about yourself.

1. I would rather go to the mountains over the beach any day.
2. I never, ever imagined I would know as much about ears as I do now.
3. I can blow bubbles off of my tongue. No, it isn’t spit, they are actual bubbles.
4. My biggest pet peeve is incorrect English-usage. Example: “I seen the car drive by.”
5. I have an obsession with cats. Ask my husband…or anyone else who knows me for that matter.
6. I’m a HUGE Indianapolis Colts fan.
7. My socks rarely match.
8. If I could go on one game show in my lifetime, it would be Wheel of Fortune.
9. I’m the biggest scardy cat ever. I don’t like scary movies, haunted houses, or ghost stories.
10. I love being married!