This is a fun little meme where you have to write 10 things about yourself using a certain letter. Shannon gave me the letter C. (Although, she considered giving me x or y...haha. She's hilarious!) If you want to play, leave me a comment and I'll assign you a letter.
1. "C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me" - (That's a quote from cookie monster. The kids love singing along when they play the Sesame Street games on the computer). But, also, I LOVE cookies! Chocolate chip are my favorites and my favorite place to buy them is Upper Crust. I don't limit my sweet intake to just cookies, though. I also love ice cream, chocolate, frozen yogurt. I love mint chip ice cream/chocolate cake from Baskin Robbins! My kids ask for "treats" after every meal. Don't worry...I don't give them to them!
2. Christian- If you've read my blog for any amount of time, this one is pretty obvious. I love Jesus! I prayed the prayer when I was 4 (as in, "asking Jesus into my heart"), but I think I was really born again, understanding what it meant, the summer before 9th grade. Everything I do and say comes out of loving Jesus. I'm not one of those people that just goes to church on Sunday, but I live my life according the Bible. The greatest commandment that God gave was to love God and to love people. That's what I do every day!
3. Cardio- I, actually, really enjoy working out. My workouts consist mostly of cardio: walks in the park, jogging/walking on the treadmill, the elliptical, and various classes. Although, I do add in weights to increase my metabolism. I love going to the gym with other people (Brooke!) and walking in the park with all of my favorite girls.
4. California- I was born, raised, and still live in the best city in the world in Northern California. That's a post all of it's own!
5. Cooking- I don't love cooking, but I do like it. It's fun for me to find a recipe and make it for my family. I'm very particular about my meals and must have a main course, veggie side, starch/carb side, and usually a salad. I don't know where I got this. My hubby is happy just eating a big bowl of pasta and he compliments me on whatever I make. Even if it's just something heated up. He's not picky at all. Although, I'd rather go out to eat every time!
6. Clothes- You've probably noticed from some of my previous posts that I love clothes and I love shopping. Shopping for clothes (not including baby clothes!) when you're pregnant is just not as much fun. So, the more weight I lose, the more new clothes I need.
7. College- I only went to college for two years. I always had these big dreams to go to grad school and maybe even get my phd. I think I just thought that that's what "society" expected of me. I never really liked school and I'm so much happier being a stay at home mom. I know, one day, my kids won't be so little anymore, so I'll cherish these precious moments I have at home with them. (And, I'll look back at this paragraph when I'm exhausted and frustrated with them! :)
8. Counselor- I wanted to get my phd to be a psychologist. I've always connected really easily with people and wanted to be a counselor. Then, I went to counseling and saw that it wasn't very effective. Now, as a leader at my church, I get to counsel people everyday. I don't only counsel them, but pray with them, and minister to them, and see their hearts healed and lives changed. The Holy Spirit is THE counselor, but I love working with Him!
I was, also, a counselor/secretary at a crisis pregnancy center before Judah was born. I loved that job and it prepared me even more for ministering now.
9. Coffee- ok, not so much coffee, but mochas! I love mochas and other sweet, speciality drinks from coffee shops. I love hanging out at coffee shops, too. It's so fun to chat with Eric or friends, read my Bible or a book or magazine and sip my mocha. We, also, buy mocha mix from Costco, so we can make them at home. It either saves us a lot of money or we drink a lot more mochas. I think drinking those everyday is really slowing down the weight loss...
10. Compassionate- I praise God for everything that I've gone through, because I know He's used it to give me a heart and a love for people. It's so easy for me to put myself in other people's shoes and have compassion for them. Until recently, I've always thought that this was just something everyone did. But, I've discovered that this is a gift that God has given me.