Tag I'm It.
1. What are you looking forward to most about having children? What's not to look forward to? I love kids! So much fun! I'm not as much a fan of newborns as I am little kids, so I guess I'm most excited for them to get a little older and be able to communicate, have fun, and show off their personality!
2. What is your favorite bible verse? "Serve whole-heartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not man." -Ephesians 6:7
3. What is the most romantic thing your husband has done for you? I'm bad on the spot at thinking of these things. But one thing he does that I love is when he'll randomly call or email me from work and just say, "Hey can I take you to dinner tonight?" I love that.
4. Where do you see yourself in just 5 years? Two or three kids and loving being a mom! I plan to take the NCE, get my hours, and become a Licensed Professional Counselor at some point, but I think that's more a 10 year plan!
5. What is something you would do if you had more time on your hands? More crafts, become licensed, practice counseling, and be a Young Life leader again.
6. What is the best thing about the town in which you live? Dallas. :) I love the city and city-life in general. Dallas is so much prettier than Houston, where I grew up. I love the weather - I like warmth. I also love how compact it is - not spread out the way Houston is. (I'm not sure which is more normal - to have suburbs far away or nearby... enlighten me. I just know I hate how the closest suburb from Houston is 40 minutes.) I also love how Dallas was planned. It's on a grid and easy for directionally-impaired people, like me, to find their way around!
7. What is the last random act of kindness you showed toward someone or someone else showed to you? Oh gosh, I don't know. Sometimes I think it's even small things like having my neighbor over last night while her husband is out of town.
8. What is you and your hubby's "typical" date night? Not sure about typical, but a couple nights ago we went to Russo's New York for pizza and enjoyed pizza and dessert out on the patio, in this beautiful fall weather. We talked for what seemed like forever. It was wonderful.
1. What is the one thing that you can not live without? So many ways to take this question... so I'll take the more casual approach. When I leave the house, if I don't have my chapstick or my iPhone, I get nervous.
2. What is your favorite childhood story? Any involving my brother. :) He used to like to tell about how I got him in trouble by "double dog daring" him to pee on the carpet in our living room. So he did it. Our babysitter told our parents but left out the part about me daring him too. So he got in big trouble. And only when in the midst of his tears, he said, "But Ashleigh double dog dared me to," did I then get in trouble.
3. What advice would you give to others that you live by? Serve the Lord and glorify Him in all you do.
4. What is your favorite Christmas song/carol? Hark the Harold Angel Sings, or any pop Christmas music
5. What traditions do you want to pass on to your child(ren)? Family dinners.
6. Cat or dog lover? I used to love cats. I grew up with them. When I went to college, I realized I'm actually allergic to them. I never had a reaction to them until I came home from college over Christmas, since I had had them my entire life until that point. Anyway, I quickly got over them, especially when we bought a foreclosed house that reeked of cat urine. No thanks. I'll pet them when I see them. But now that we have Sammy, I don't think I can ever go back to cats. Dogs all the way. That said, I prefer cute, fluffy, smart, normal-sized, non-licking dogs! :) Picky, much?
7. What is your favorite thing to do to relax? Curl up on the couch with my dog and read. Or take her for a walk with my hubby.
8. What goal would you like to accomplish that you have yet to do? Short term: Finish our bathroom redo. Finish getting the nursery ready. Long term: Get licensed.