I Got Tagged

I don’t usually do these…. but…. I was tagged & don’t feel like posting what I have been struggling with (challenged with & encouraged by…) at the moment. So here it is. My tag, courtesy of Holly. πŸ™‚

Rule #1: the tagged person must write their answers on their blog and replace any question they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.
Rule #2: tag 4 people to do this quiz; they cannot refuse (ok, so nothing bad will happen if you don’t participate but I would love to see your answers). The tag-ee must state who tagged them.

1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals or are they members of your family?
Our Dilly-dog is a family member (to a certain degree).

2. If you could have a dream come true, what would it be?
I think everyone knows my answer to this: be able to have children.

3. What would you do with a billion dollars?
Hah! Pay lots of taxes, probably. Build our new house exactly the way we’d love it. Afford medical treatments (or adoption, if the Lord called us to that) for a few babies. Buy this great little brick schoolhouse in our future hometown and start a homeschool coop there. Save save save (because my husband & I are both compulsive savers).

4. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?
Music, tea, Yankee candles, chatting with someone I love, being silly with my Gabriel, a neck rub from my husby, praying.

5. What is your bedtime routine, with your kid(s) if you have any?
Around 8 we wind things down, go potty one last time, brush teeth, get in jammies, sit on the couch as a family to “read & sing” (read Scripture, read a prayer from the Valley Of Vision, singing from Cantus Christi, and pray as a family), then one of us (usually Mommy, occasionally Daddy) rocks with Gabriel in his room and reads a few books (his current favorite is Blueberries For Sal – he can recite the entire thing), sings a couple songs, prays with him & for him, gives him a blessing (Numbers 6:24-26), tucks him in, and says goodnight. This is usually finished before 9.

6. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your significant other?
Sovereign Grace Singles online. Whee! The Lord does some magnificent things sometimes. πŸ™‚

7. What kind of books do you read?
I always have a few practical Christian books going at once, and very occasionally read some fiction. I used to love L.M. Montgomery the most, and Dorothy Sayers, and lots more. Right now I am reading Streams In The Desert (my daily devotional), Prayers Of An Excellent Wife (as a springboard to hold me accountable to pray specifically for my husband, and also for our son), When I Don’t Desire God (for the ladies’ study at church),Β  One Thousand Gifts, Place Of Healing, and Brave New Family. Yep, I have a bunch going at once. πŸ˜‰

8. How do you see yourself in 10 years?
Through impossible glasses.

9. What’s your fear?
I am striving to fear the Lord and nothing beyond Him.
This is, of course, an incredible work in progress.
But as such, I don’t want to delve into my other fears.

10. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to see outer space?
I don’t really like junk food (unless french fries count!), but I also don’t have a real desire to see outer space. So I guess not.

11. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Literally, the first thing? Take meds.

12. If you could change one thing about your significant other, what would it be?
The only thing that has ever disappointed me about him was that when I first heard his voice on the phone he didn’t have an accent ~ he lived in North Carolina and had just spent a year studying in Scotland, thus the disappointment ~ so I would give him an accent. πŸ˜€
I honestly wouldn’t change a thing. He isn’t perfect, but he is perfectly designed for me.

13. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?
I would love to have been named after my grandmas. Carily would do it. But I like my name, so I wouldn’t, even if I could.

14. If you had to choose where you would live would you rather live in the east coast or the west coast?
I wouldn’t want to live in either coast! I don’t like swimming in oceans!
But, I’m a west coast girl forever.

15. If you had to give up one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be?
Caffeine. Oh wait, been off of that for 2 years already…

16. What is the thing you enjoy about blogging the most?
Being able to witness and share my heart with people; being vulnerable and honest even when going through the dark valleys of life, and sharing Christ through that experience.

17. Do you prefer salty or sweet foods?
Usually salty.

18. What items are in your purse right now?
Wallet, cell phone, lip gloss, hand lotion, antibacterial wipes, keys, and a packet of tylenol.

19. If you had to choose between vacationing at the beach or in the mountains where would you go?
Mountains.

20. What do you watch on television?
We don’t have television, but we stream things online. Bones is our current favorite.

Tagging:
Nobody particular πŸ™‚ If you want to be tagged, consider yourself tagged!

5 Replies to “I Got Tagged”

  1. I enjoyed reading this! πŸ™‚
    I’m a west coast girl too; the east coast doesn’t appeal to me.
    lol about Steven not having an accent. My mom’s relatives live in TX and Ark and surprisingly their accents aren’t that strong.

    You’re reading through One Thousand Gifts too? I started in a few days ago (got my free copy in the mail!) I’m also participating in 1000 gifts at my mostly public journal online:
    http://joyfulreflections.dreamwidth.org/

    I’ll fill this out for sometime later today πŸ™‚ Gotta go get some lunch now before I starve to death. =D

    Love you and praying for you!
    ~Sam

  2. 1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals or are they members of your family?
    I consider my dog, Crickett, to be a family member. πŸ˜‰
    She doesn’t get all the privileges that we humans get but she’s pretty spoiled!

    2. If you could have a dream come true, what would it be?
    To get married and have a house full of children before I’m old and gray.

    3. What would you do with a billion dollars?
    Donate/give away a good portion of it.
    Pay off any family members debts
    Move out of CA immediately.
    Buy a newer car(s).
    Buy the camera equipment that I’d love to have.
    Save it for a rainy day.

    4. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?
    Soothing music.
    Being alone with God.
    Someone hugging me or making me laugh.
    When someone smiles at me and I just have to smile back! πŸ˜‰

    5. What is your bedtime routine, with your kid(s) if you have any?
    No kiddos but I generally am ready for bed by 9pm or so. We sit around together and visit and talk with each other.
    Talk about our days and whatnot mostly. Talk about tomorrow. Laugh and joke.
    Sometimes we have homemade kettle corn and we’ll watch part of a movie.
    But mostly we just enjoy being with each other before we go to our separate bedrooms by 9:30 or so.

    6. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your significant other?
    Does not apply πŸ˜‰

    7. What kind of books do you read?
    Mostly non-fiction Christian books.
    Currently, I’m reading The Bible (finishing up 2nd Chronicles), My Utmost for His Highest, The One Year Book of Hope, Read World Digital Photography and One Thousand gifts.
    Before too long, I plan to dive into “Just Like You” by Elisabeth Allen and “Deadling” by Randy Alcorn.
    Both fiction books… I’ve yet to read any fiction this year so I figure it’s time πŸ™‚
    http://www.elishevapublishing.co.uk/charity.php

    I also love reading biographies and real life stories as well as historical fiction such as war time era stories that are based on true stories.
    Jane Kirkpatrick is a fav. fiction author.

    8. How do you see yourself in 10 years?
    I really have no idea. (I’d be going on 36!)
    Hopefully married with at least a couple of kids.
    But if not… hopefully pursueing my dream career as a photographer; traveling the world over.
    Haha, I can dream, can’t I?

    9. What’s your fear?
    That those I love so dearly won’t spend eternity with me.
    That they’ll never have Jesus in their hearts and in their lives.

    10. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to see outer space?
    I’m somewhat of a healthy eater so junk food doesn’t hold much appeal.
    Outer space seems interesting but it’s not something I’m wanting to see necessarily.

    11. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
    Roll over =P
    I usually check the time and then decide to pull the covers back and jump out of bed.

    12. If you could change one thing about your significant other, what would it be?
    I don’t know yet =P

    13. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?
    I’m fairly happy with my name though I’ve always really liked the name Savannah Grace which also happens to have the same initials as I do!

    14. If you had to choose where you would live would you rather live in the east coast or the west coast?
    West Coast, all the way!!

    15. If you had to give up one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be?
    Hmm…. Trident gum? Movies/tv (that would be easy!)

    16. What is the thing you enjoy about blogging the most?
    Being able to share the beauty around me.
    The gifts that God has given me.

    17. Do you prefer salty or sweet foods?
    Salty usually.

    18. What items are in your purse right now?
    Money, checkbook, business cards, gum, chapstick, hand sanitizer, pepper spray, pen, paper, receipts and other junk

    19. If you had to choose between vacationing at the beach or in the mountains where would you go?
    Well, I live in the mountains… so guess I’ll go to the beach for a day or two!
    Pacific Ocean, here I come!

    20. What do you watch on television?
    No tv, just a dvd player πŸ˜‰
    Occasionally we watch things online like MythBusters or Dirty Jobs or House Hunters.
    Things like that…

  3. I loved reading this and learning more about you. I didn’t know that was how you met your husband! πŸ™‚ Thinking and praying for you today, Melissa. ((Hugs))

  4. @SAMANTHA, thanks for that. What fun! πŸ™‚ And hey, we stream MythBusters online sometimes. I find it fascinating.

    @CHARLOTTE, thanks you friend. πŸ™‚ My hubby and I are so thankful for the way we met, it was positively beautiful.

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