It seems that the last two days have been all about getting to know me better. Funny. Today I got tagged by my sweet friend, Shonni at nations around our table. My goodness, if you want to get to know an extra-ordinary woman, you have to go and visit her blog (and her amazing family). She is such a huge inspiration to me. If ever I think I’m busy–I just have to think about Shonni and my life suddenly seems so boring 🙂
8 Things I look forward too…
~~~ My trip to Africa! Oh my, am I excited, or what? I can hardly wait to see my family and friends again.
~~~ Summer! After over a foot of snow today, to say that I am ready for summer is an understatement. Will it ever come?
~~~ The end of another school year. We chose the wrong curriculum this year–I can’t wait to change it next year.
~~~ Camping with my family this summer. The kids love it! I don’t mind camping–just as long as there is a shower and proper toilets–my only requirements.
~~~ The day when Haven learns how to speak!
~~~ Eating South African food and candy.
~~~ Lazy days sitting at the edge of the swimming pool watching my children swim.
~~~ Seeing God’s plans and purposes for our lives unfold. I love the adventures He takes us on.
8 Things I did yesterday…
~~~ Literally dragged myself out of my warm bed to get to my 6am spinning class. Not so much fun when it is freezing outside.
~~~ Made more and more and more food. How can it be that little ones are always so hungry?
~~~ Laundry done and folded–but still not put away yet.
~~~ Ordered a pair of shoes off the internet for my brothers wedding. The second pair! The first ones I decided I really don’t like, so they have to go back to the store. Let’s hope I prefer the new ones. That’s me–I just have to change my mind.
~~~ Emailed my sister-in-love-to-be’s sister (did you get that? what a mouthful). I don’t think there is any way that I am ever going to fit into the dress she bought me for the wedding (I am a Matron of Honor). Why? I gave her the wrong darn size. Got my South African/American sizes so confused. Sizes are smaller there. Yikes! Too late–either I’ll have to squeeze every bit of me into that tiny little dress, or I’ll just have to go shopping for another one when I get there.
~~~ Grocery shopped for the fifth time this week.
~~~ Procrastinated about tidying up our messy cupboard that has all the games in–yes, I’m still procrastinating.
~~~ Printed out some yummy new vegetarian recipes–can’t wait to try them.
8 Things I wish I could do…
~~~ Make sure that every orphan in the world had a mommy and daddy that adored them.
~~~ Lead worship in church. I LOVE to worship–but I cannot sing to save my life. Yip, I was in the back of the line when God handed out singing voices. I can’t sing and I absolutely cannot dance. Praise God I sing to an audience of ONE!
~~~ Teach my kids how to play an instrument.
~~~ Have a weekend getaway alone with my hubby.
~~~ Have the joy of carrying a baby in my womb–it has to be one of God’s most amazing miracles.
~~~ Live in a seriously old, victorian home on a few acres.
~~~ See my family who live in Africa more often.
~~~ Ensure that each one of my children chooses to walk with the Lord as they grow up–that they will never be tempted to take the wrong road.
8 Shows I watch…
(I am so not a TV person–so I am going to add in some movies I have enjoyed watching)
~~~ American Idol
~~~ Extreme Home Makeover
~~~ The Secret Life of Bees (if you have not seen this—go and rent it. It is beautiful!)
~~~ The Biggest Loser
~~~ Facing the Giants (Flywheel and Fireproof, too)
~~~ The Christmas Shoes (I cried and cried!)
~~~ I absolutely cannot think of another one 🙂
8 People I tag…
Rett at tonyandrett
Karin at jacobsjourneyhome(Please pray for her sweet little Kate who is recovering in hospital after major open heart surgery)
Elisabeth at nogreatergift
Jen at thekellerfamily
Jennifer at homesoflove
Dawn at ladybugsandfrogs
Janine at loveinaction
Transformed at fromglorytoglory