Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs - 10 timely facts

We all have little quirks that make us unique, Stories, backgrounds, perspectives, appearances, habits, roles, and situations. This week for Homeschool Memoirs we are to share at least 10 of these individualities. I have shared some of these through different tags in the past.

1. Out of 7 girls trying out for cheerleading at my high school, 6 would make it. I was the one that didn’t (this is always a great excuse to not be the cheerleading coach at the schools I have worked at). People don’t ask twice when they hear that.

2. I lived on an island in the Bahamas for a year

3. I like to learn foreign languages, or at least parts of them. I can say, “I don’t speak _____” in at least 5 different languages. And can say various words and phrases in 10 languages (English, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Hungarian, sign language, German, Japanese, Chinese, Telegu)

4. I am the fifth of seven kids, named in alphabetical order (Aileen, Beth, Cindy, Dave, Erin, Flynn, and Grant)

5. I have taught everything from preschool through high school in a traditional school setting.

6. I like to eat just about everything except cherry pie, ginger, and cranberry sauce

7. My husband delivered our fourth child in the front seat of the car, in the 7-11 parking lot four blocks from the hospital. To hear that whole story, check out this post.

8. I teach a homeschool drama class

9. I have a hard time saying 'no' to homeschool and ministry opportunities

10. Nutrition and health are of high importance to me

And, a few bonus facts:

- I enjoy folding laundry and filing paperwork

- I have never pierced any part of my body (including my ears)

- Missions is a passion of mine

- I love to read

- I enjoy running for exercise 3-4 days a week

- I would love to write a book some day

- I am the only brown haired person in my house. My husband and four of our kids are blond, one of our kids is a red-head, even our dog is blond!

- Being a wife and mom is more incredible than I ever imagined growing up

I'm sure I could add more, but I better get to breakfast. I'll probably be adding to this list mentally all day . . . I'll have to update later.


Daddy's Chick's said...

You are so AWESOME . . . thanks for sharing you list with me. ave a blessed day.

Julie said...

I enjoyed reading your list, very interesting. :) Btw, I really like the pic of the waterfall on your blog header. I have always wanted to see one in person. Have a great week.

SmallWorld at Home said...

Wow--filing and laundry folding--I need you here!Especially the filing part.

tammy said...

I love your list!! :) (even came with bonus facts!) How funny about the alphabetical naming your parents came up with. Did anyone of their kids follow that concept?

Courtney said...

Great birth story!

momofmhasr said...

Great list, thanks for the bonus facts.

SuzyScribbles said...

Oh, I loved your birth story. Thanks for including the linkl! It was great. If you can't write a book someday, maybe an article about the birth with some kind of application for a parents or mother's magazine. You just have to think of the "take away" and you could sell it somewhere, probably.

5intow said...


In interest of full disclosure, just because I like them, doesn't mean they are always done . . .

And, Tammy, none of us picked up the alphabetical names, although I did continue it with my Cabbage Patch Dolls when I was a young girl . . Harmony, Iris, and James. :-)

SuperAngel said...

Great facts. I enjoyed getting to know you more!
That is neat about you and your sibling's names.
Missions is a passion of mine too! I definitely have a heart for the lost and try to minister to everyone i meet!
It was nice getting to know you!
Prayers and Blessings,
Miss Amanda

Sherry said...

Thank you for sharing your facts! Great learning more about you. :D

How was it living in the Bahamas?

I used to hate cranberry sauce, but I have grown to love it but only my grandma's homemade which doesn't have orange in it like a lot of others. The cranberries are boiled with apples. :D

Oh, wow on your delivery of your 4th!

You have a hard time saying "no", too. I thought it was just me. :D

Have a great week!

MrsMomma said...

Really enjoyed your list! Thanks for sharing!

Shawnee said...

What an awesome list! Have a blessed day!

Lisa said...

Great list! I love the birth story. That has always been one of my biggest worries living so far from the hospital, having the baby on the car.