Wednesday, September 18, 2013

50 Random Facts About Me- Part 1

I don't subscribe to very many Youtube channels, but one I have been keeping up with is a sweet family from Oregon (CarahsLife). Several Youtube vloggers, including the wife of this family, have started a post called, "50 Random Facts About Me". I'm usually not too open about sharing about myself, but after listening to some of the vlogs with this theme, I decided that it looked like fun. So, I started a list of random facts about myself. I'm not a vlogger, so I'm just posting my list here on my blog. Hopefully it isn't TOO boring to read. :) To break it up a bit, I'll only post 10 facts at a time.
I'll first refer you to my other blog (Christ in the Clouds), where I have already posted some random things about me.
 Here are my first 10 random facts:
  1. I lived in the same small ranch house in a small community throughout all of my childhood.
  2. I was a very shy child, even throughout my middle school and high school years. I gained more self-confidence, after attending a Christian college for 4 years.
  3. I have 2 older brothers and a younger sister. 
  4. I met my husband in a single's ad in the local newspaper. I wouldn't have answered his ad, if it weren't for my younger sister, who posted and answered ads to meet guys all the time.(She definitely wasn't shy) I was reading through the ads one day with her and saw his ad and said he sounded like a nice guy. My sister talked me into writing to him(I think she even helped me write the letter). The rest is history.
  5. Well, maybe not quite that simple...we dated for about 7 months. Then I decided to go to Ohio into missions for 1 year, working with deaf/hearing impaired children.
    Me, with my deaf kids
    I lived in a house with 4 other people - 2 other single women and a newly married young couple. It was a very challenging, yet at times rewarding, year.
  6. I didn't have any contact with my future husband until 1 1/2 years later, when I moved back home. A year after that, we were married.
  7. I played handbells and was in a traveling choir in college. My grandfather (who loved the handbells alot) purchased used handbells for me to play after I graduated. I played solo handbell music in several churches and weddings, including my own wedding.(See an example of a handbell solo player: HERE)
  8. When I was married, we first lived on a 4 acre farm in the country and had lots of different animals - from ducks and geese, to goats(which we milked) and sheep, to cows and horses. The house was 150 years old and we added on to and remodeled the entire house. For many years, we only had a woodstove for heat in the winter and my husband used to cut all the wood for the stove in the woods behind our house.
    Our old farm house
    Me, with my horse, Sunny
  9. We lived there for 14 years, but my husband had lived there many years prior to us marrying. Then we moved to a newer housing addition. We lived there for for 11 years, until we moved to our current cottage on a lake.
  10. When we were married, I became a stepmother of 2 children - daughter(A) was 10 years old and son(J) was 8. They didn't live with us, but visited every other weekend. We had our son(T), when the step-kids were 14 and 16. I had a cesarean section because he was breech. He was full term, but weighed only 5 lbs, 10 oz. and wore preemie outfits for the first month. 
 Well, that's all for today's post. Stay tuned for future posts about more random facts about me.

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb

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  1. Love it! Thanks for the first 10 in the Ann-Scoop series! lol I used to play hand bells, too...but only with the hand bell choir when I was a teen. It was fun!

    Thanks for sharing!


    1. You played handbells, too?!!! So bizarre! I think if we lived in the same town(or even the same state), we would see a lot of each other, my bloggy friend! So sad that we live on opposite sides of the country.

    2. I is strange, isn't it? I mean, how many people even know what handbells are? lol But, even though we live far away, the internet sure connects people over the miles, doesn't it? I do have a dream that someday my husband and I will go on a "road trip" to visit all my blogging friends! When that happens, I'll let you know!!

      Blessings, Joan

    3. Definitely do, Joan! Our doors are open here anytime!! :)


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