Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tagged in a MEME and now you get to find out....

The meme…
The (bendable) rules:
You must post these rules.
Each person must post 11 things about herself on his/her blog.
Answer the questions the “tagger” listed for you in her post, and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
You must choose 11 people to tag and link to them in the post.
Go to each blogger’s page and mention that you have tagged

***First I want to admit to the world- I had no idea that is what it is even called! :) I do THANKS Debi!!!

 1. Word association. I say “tender”, you say ______________.
Loin...he he he....oh yea- tenderloin!  :)  Haven't had one in a long time, but I guess I am blogging while hungry ;)

2. What is the most important virtue you possess?
Compassion.  Let me tell you this is something that GOD grew in me.  Not something I just had.  Trust me, but I am sooo glad HE has grown this in me.
 3. Favorite song and why?
Here In This Moment by Bekah Shae  although.......I have to say I LOVE MUSIC so pretty much I have a million favorites!!

4. If you had to choose someone from the Bible that most closely represents you, who would it be?
 Some days Mary some days Martha.  Now if I could get it to equal out that would be GREAT!
5. A quote or inspirational verse that you turn to when times are tough.
Hebrews 12:1 is my favorite verse...."Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things unseen"   This verse used to be on a refrigerator magnet growing up and it always pops in my mind when I am really going off the edge.  It reminds me that God has everything planned for me and will get me through it- even when I feel it is all falling apart.  HE KNOWS THE UNSEEN!!! 

6. What is your favorite recipe?
Chocolate Crinkles- YUMMY!!!!!
4 unsweetened baking chocolate squares
1/2 cup veg oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup powdered sugar

Melt chocolate squares.  Mix chocolate, oil, and sugar.  Blend in eggs one at a time until well mixed.  Add vanilla.  Stir in flour, salt, and baking powder into mixture.
Chill several hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
Shape dough into balls and roll in the powdered sugar.
Bake in oven at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  DO NOT OVER BAKE :)  (Should still be a bit like gooey brownies)
Cool on a wire rack.  EAT THEM ALL- Or in our case make a double batch so you have enough to go around at least twice!
***He is a thumb sucker.....awwwww......

 7. Most dramatic childhood memory.
When I was 8 years old I had cancer.  It ripped my family's world apart!!!  It has shaped a lot of things in my life.  READ HERE.

8. (for a school throw-back question) If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?
Oh dear?  An Oak.  Just because I like them.  They are big trees and strong, and kids love to climb on them!
 9. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
Easy take off all the pounds I have gained with moving and our last adoption.  I am totally an emotional eater :(  yikes!
**OK disclaimer about this picture....he ummm....does not like getting his hair cut :(  poor sweetie.  Don't worry as soon as daddy was done I whisked him up, cuddled, and gave him a bottle :)  Awww....the world was good again!!!!

10. Coffee? Iced, frozen, hot or not?
NOT- I don't do coffee of any kind.  Sorry.  MT DEW- is my poison.  Yes, I know.....

11. A moment in time that changed your life?
When I was 4 my parents took our family to hear an evangelist.  I saw him speak and just thought- he really really loves and is sooo excited about God.  I knew then I HAD TO HAVE HIM!  I accepted Christ and have been clinging to HIM ever since that moment!!!  THANK THE LORD!!!  AND NOW I KNOW WHY HE WAS SOOO EXCITED ABOUT GOD!!!  Thankful every day that I belong to HIM.  Oh and if it weren't for that moment.....I have NO idea how I would have survived the most dramatic childhood memory!

1)  What is your greatest food weakness?
2)  What is your favorite activity?
3)  If I gave you $1,000 what would you donate it to?
4)  What is one dream you had that has changed since your childhood?
5)  What is your favorite book of the Bible?
6)  What is something you like to do by yourself?
7)  What would be your dream vacation- if you had any kind of money?
8)  What would you do with a whole day to yourself?
9)  What is the "worst" chore you have to do?  (or as my grandma wold say you get to do ;)
10)  Who is the person who has influenced your life the most?
11)  Why do you blog?

People I am tagging:
Melissa at fostering love, 
Kathy at Cassel Crew,
Lisa over at mountain top memories,
Kelly at minus one project,
Jennifer at Peterson Ponderings,
Jill at Camp Funk,
Anna at from the heart,
Chrissy at Injera and chocolate gravy,
Megan at living to welcome His least,
Jean over at there's no place like home,
and Shonni at nations around our table.


  1. Will join in on Monday. ;) I was checking stove prices and just checked for comments- Typically dont blog on weekends.

  2. I hope to meet you someday in the real 3D world!!! You really inspire, encourage and challenge me.... GOD BLESS YOU and your family AMAZINGLY!!! Denise

  3. Can't tell you how much I missed tenderloins when I lived in FL! LOL!

  4. ha ha ha! A month later and Ive done it!!!! WHoo hoo me!

  5. I came here cause i saw the ethiopian boy hehe..i knew he was ethiopian. Really glad ur family is a christian family. God bless you all more and more..and oh im commenting in