11.2.09

About Me...

I was recently tagged to complete this on facebook, and thought I would post it here as well. I won't tag anyone but if any of you want to play, post it on your blog and leave a comment to let me know! You're supposed to share 25 random stories, facts, interests, etc. about yourself.

1. I really love hot drinks...coffee and tea, hot chai made with milk especially.
2. As a child, we moved ALOT. I think my parents thought they were gypsies. Most of these moves happened when I was pretty little, but the ones I remember where fun.
3. Growing up, I alternated between being a girly-girl and a tomboy. Here's a funny story for yah: One day when I was about four, my Mom was taking a nap. (Isn't that funny!) So my big brother and I went outside and threw mud pies at our white siding house until it was practically covered. Then I climbed into a bucket and my brother buried me up to my neck in mud from the garden. Fun times...until Mom woke up.
4. I took Riding lessons for two years when I was nine and won a whole bunch of ribbons in a horseshow...I was truly obsessed with horses and thought life would end if I didn't have my own by the time I was a teenager. Didn't happen, but I survived. :)
5. I used to climb under my bed to work on my "novels".
6. I started writing poetry when I learned to print but stopped about five years ago, not sure why.
7. I still enjoy writing though, and am working on a correspondence course right now. But I'm shy about showing my work :S
8. When I was fifteen I decided I was going to become a photographer for National Geographic - I pictured myself climbing trees in the Rain Forest and petting baby elephants in the wild. Ha!
9. At 5'7, I will one day be the shortest person in my family.
10. I have very pointy elbows. I never realized this until my sister-in-law "pointed" it out to me one day. Who needs pepper spray with elbows like mine? :)
11. I looove to read.
12. I frequently have to restrain myself from ordering books off of Amazon.
13. I usually have 5 + books on the go at a time.
14. Mostly non-fiction, as most fiction is either too mushy or trashy or badly written, unless we're talking classics, which I haven't read enough of.
15. Lately I'm enjoying writing by Spurgeon, A.W Pink, John MacArthur and John Piper.
16. John Piper inspires me.
17. I admire people who can run for more than 2 minutes.
18. I hope to become one of those people when the weather gets warmer...we shall see :)
19. I'm a very domestic sort of person...I love cooking and cleaning and organizing and decorating. Can't wait to have my own home someday!
20. I wish I could read ancient Greek. Every year I think, "This year I'll learn Greek!" but it hasn't happened yet. Hey, maybe this year!
21. Every Tuesday night (mostly) I go over to my sister-in-law's art studio to paint or draw or work on some kind of art project. We make tea and chit chat for a couple minutes and then dissapear into our own private worlds of MP3 players and creativity for 3 hours. My sister-in-law posesses all the artistic talent I wish I had. :)
22. I've played the fiddle since I was 9 but haven't practised as much as I'd like to in the last few years. I would love to play the cello.
23. I love chocolate. This is a well-known fact but I had to include it.
24. I love rainy days, and Spring and Fall.
25. If I had to define myself in one sentence, I'd say, "I am a Christian". I don't believe in stuffy, man-made religion - I belive in the transforming truth of Ephesians 2:8,9: "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not as a result of works, that no one may boast." There is nothing like the forgiveness, peace, and true joy found in a relationship with the Creator of the universe. Any questions? :)

9 comments:

Jade said...

You're 5'7?! I'm 5'6 and 3/4! (I might as well just say 5'7 lol) Sorry that's probably not what you were hoping for in a comment but I get so excited when I find girls that are as tall as me!!

Stephanie said...

That's okay! lol. 5'7 doesn't feel that tall to me since my "little" sister is 5'll. :)

Jade said...

Wow. No, I guess that would make you feel pretty short! And don't feel bad about your "little" sister being taller my "big" sister is 2" shorter than me! Everybody thinks that I would like being taller but for some reason I don't lol. It just doesn't seem right I guess.

Edie said...

I loved reading this Stephanie!

3. I'm amazed that you lived to tell about it.

7. Share, share.

8. For some reason that doesn't surprise me about you.

17 - 18. Me too.

21. This sounds great!

22. I played the cello in middle school. I would love to play the fiddle! I am so jealous. :)

25. Amen! I'm not a denomination and have always wanted to be know as a Christian, Believer, Follower of Christ, but not a denomination.

Stephanie said...

Jade, unlike you, I think my little sister enjoys being taller than me! lol.

Edie, you should fill one out on your blog - I'd love to read it. :)

Jade said...

Hey Stephanie! You've been given the "Uber Amazing Blog Award" and the "Triple Award"! You can get them over at my blog=)

ladyakofa said...

Hmmm...I've also seen this on facebook and other blogs. Not sure whether I'll participate.

3. Tom-boy and girly-girly; I've been there. :)

9. Oh wow! I'm about 2-3 shorter.

11. Me too! I could spend hours in a bookstore just checking out what's new.

23. Me too!

25. Me too! When people ask me which denomination I belong to, I say and insist, when the press for more information that "I'm a Christian, denominations don't matter." Other times, I ask them to guess. Guesses, so far, have been orthodox denominations, maybe it's because I'm a bit conventional. A few times, I say, "non-denominational" or "interdenominational" or both!
Anyway, but the point is, like you said, "I'm a Christian."

Jennifer said...

Aw I love your list! #21 sounds amazing!

#11: Me too!

#25: AMEN!

...I didn't know you had a facebook. I did this list on Facebook. You shoul look me up (Jennifer Adams. My Network is Brewton Parker College. My state is Georgia. Maybe that helps) I'm going to post this list on my blog...like...right now :)

Kitty said...

Haha. At 5'7", ou're the shortest?!? I'm also 5'7", but I' the tallest in my family (taller than my Dad even)!

By the way, thanks for sharing.