Thursday, March 27, 2014


The book give away has ended so I've removed the photos of the books and the instruction as to how to get one.

Random questions:
 1. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue or aqua

 2. Sad or happy movie endings? Happy : )

 3. Favorite Disney princess? Rapunzel, Elsa or Anna, not sure!

 4. Kids or pets? Both. Pets are pets, not kids. Can't send them to college. But I have friends who have given their pets child status.

 5. Dog or cat person? Was a cat person most of my life but am now a dog person. I love having someone greet me at the gate excited to see me.

 6. Kindle or paperback book? Both. Didn't think I'd like a kindle because I don't like reading off of the computer, but you can hold a kindle like a book and have many books available at once. And you can decide you want to read a certain book, but it from amazon and be reading it in under a minute!

 7. What's in your "to read" pile? Divergent, Chasing Sunsets (Eva Marie Everson), Distortion (Terri Blackstock), Fifteen Minutes (Karen Kingsbury), Decisions Points (George W Bush)

 8. Favorite Christmas movie? While You Were Sleeping, Scrooge (musical, 1970)

 9. Barefoot or shoes? shoes

10. Beach getaway or mountain hideaway? beach

11. Like snow? There's a reason I live in FL after 26 years of lake effect snow

12. Favorite flavor of jelly beans? cinnamon

13. Which way do you cut your grilled cheese—diagonal or up and down? Depends on my mood.

14. Dream destination? Mt Fuji or a Caribbean beach

15. Morning person or night person? Night, I do not ever fall asleep before 11:00 p.m. even though I have to be up at 5:05 a.m. and that feels like the middle of the night.

16. Dream vocation? Author of suspense books

17. Best accomplishment? That remains to be seen. I'd say my kids or marrying my prince, but let's wait for the endings.

18. Places you've lived? Elkhart, IN, Winona Lake, IN (college), Jacksonville, FL, South Cerney England, Grand Forks, ND, Okinawa Japan, Ellsworth, SD, Alconbury/huntingdon/Mildenhal England, Valdosta, GA, FL panhandle

19. What kind/color socks are you wearing? Black Nike socks that have L and R for which foot they go on. I even have them on the correct feet.

20. What super power do you want? Speed or flying

21. Biggest fear? Ending up alone and broke.

22. What faction would you chose? (if you've read or seen Divergent) Not sure. I think I might be Divergent. I'd love to say Dauntless, but I'm a whimp.

23. Favorite Disney or comic villain? Mother Gothel

24. Catholic, protestant or nothing? Protestant—Southern Baptist now

25. Who influenced your life most? For the better—my husband

26. If you could meet anyone living who would it be? Leroy Jethro Gibbs—what do you mean he's not real???? Okay, maybe George W. Bush then.

27. If you could meet anyone from the past who would it be? Jesus

28. Plan it or wing it? Depends on the occasion/outing. Sometimes we just take off without knowing where we're going, but other things like our upcoming trip to NYC need to be planned.

29. Quirky habit? Not a habit, but I can't sleep if I'm in contact with another person or pet. So no falling asleep in anyone's arms or with a pet across my face!

30. Best talent? No real talents. Just perseverance.

31. Most unusual thing about you? Five of my kids are adopted. But for those of you reading this blog, that's not unusual at all. I've known most of my life that I was going to adopt.

32. Favorite quote or Scripture? Most of our favorite Scriptures are actually taken out of context. Right now--The Lord has told you what is good,
    and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy,
    and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

and for this year for some reason this verse has been on my mind--Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14:6  I've already told one person repeatedly that God's plan for everyone leads to the foot of the cross. He's not listening though.

33. Favorite author, book or genre? Suspense, mostly Christian like Brandilyn Collins and Terri Blackstock but also Mary  Higgins Clark who writes "clean" suspense.

34. One thing you wished you knew how to do? Speak another language. Write fiction!!!! I stink at it.

35. What should be written on your tombstone? She made a difference (that's my goal for life at least)



Emily said...

I'd love Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson. THANK YOU!!!

3. Favorite Disney princess? Rapunzel and Belle.

5. Dog or cat person? Absolutely a cat person! I have two adorable, affectionate cats who are so very dear to me.

8. Favorite Christmas movie? All I Want for Christmas, White Christmas

12. Favorite flavor of jelly beans? Have you tried Sweet Tart jellybeans? You can only get them at this time of year. Don't wait until close to Easter to try them, because they will be completely sold out well before Easter arrives. You'll probably never want to eat any other jelly beans again. Except for cinnamon, root beer, and toasted marshmallow Jelly Bellies.

14. Dream destination? Greece and Italy. So much beauty and history all in the same place! I'd love to visit the Holy Land, too. To walk where Jesus walked.

16. Dream vocation? Labor and Delivery Nurse

18. Places you've lived? California Central Coast, Ithaca, NY, Central Arkansas, Central Florida

20. What super power do you want? Definitely flying!!!

21. Biggest fear? My kids drowning

23. Favorite Disney or comic villain? Heinz Doofenshmirtz (Phineas and Ferb)

25. Who influenced your life most? For the better— My mom. Without a doubt.

28. Plan it or wing it? I always plan it!!! I wish I could wing it, but I can't.

30. Best talent? I can burp so loud it will startle any kid out of a tantrum. LOL!

31. Most unusual thing about you? As soon as my baby is born, I will have gone from having two kids to having six kids in 22 months. Yikes!

33. Favorite author, book or genre? Maud Hart Lovelace. She wrote the Betsy-Tacy series for girls. It was my favorite series as a child, and has not been eclipsed by anything else. I've read them several times as an adult, and I love them as much as I ever did. I also adore the Harry Potter series.

34. One thing you wished you knew how to do? I wish I had a great singing voice. I can carry a tune and sing decent harmony, but I wish my voice was stronger, because I love to sing.

35. What should be written on your tombstone? Filled with joy in His presence

Anonymous said...

I would love a Christmas pony. :)

1. Aqua
2. Happy but their a lot of good sad ones out there.
3.Both, I love dogs have had dogs but currently I have a grand dog Soldier(can you guess his mommy is in the Army (reserves)but I have 2 grandkitties from a different daughter and I love my guinea pigs too. lol
4.check out answer above lol
5.paperback haven't tried a kindle or nook etc..yet
8.A little, it looks beautiful but I love hot weather.
9. night person..1:24am right now
10.Barefoot. ha ha
11.Protestant.. Pentecostal

great I answered more then 10 of your questions but didn't match my numbers to yours ugh. sorry.
going to email you my email address now

God bless your weekend


One Crowded House said...

I would love Borders of the Heart...

1. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Teal

2. Sad or happy movie endings? Happy, and I always like a good "lesson learned" ending too

3. Favorite Disney princess? Ariel

4. Kids or pets? I agree with you- Kids obviously, but our pets add so much to our family and to my kids lives as well.

5. Dog or cat person? In my 20's I was a cat person- once Eli came along and had such bad allergies, the cats got booted out of the house, and now I'm very attached to my little chihuahua mix.

6. Kindle or paperback book? Paperback... I like to smell my books too (weird), I like how certain books kind of hold themselves open, and I like how certain pages feel.

7. What's in your "to read" pile? And the Mountains Echoed, Unbroken

8. Favorite Christmas movie? Elf, Rudolph

9. Barefoot or shoes? shoes

10. Beach getaway or mountain hideaway? I would pick the beach every single time!

I love that you share your books! So fun!!

Rebecca said...

I'd love to read Always Remembered! Being from Texas, I'm surprised I've never heard of it before!

1. Barefoot or shoes? BAREFOOT as often as possible!
2. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Fuchsia!
3. Which way do you cut your grilled cheese—diagonal or up and down? Up & down
4. Kids or pets? Definitely kids! And people who treat their pets like kids drive me crazy!
5. Favorite Disney princess? Belle
6. What's in your "to read" pile? Walking with God Through Pain & Suffering by Tim the middle of it now and it is GREAT!
7. Favorite flavor of jelly beans? Pink lemonade
8. Morning person or night person? I used to be a morning person, but I have gradually changed to a night person in the last several years! Now I have trouble falling asleep before midnight!
9. Beach or mountain vacation? BEACH for sure!
10. What kind/color socks are you wearing? NONE! I hardly ever wear socks!

Rose Anne said...

would like Sammy experiences God
5. Both,had my last cat for over 19 yrs got my first dog as a1st b-day present.
9. Both
11. maybe at the first of the season but by now it can be gone!
12. Buttered Popcorn
13. both
18.Galveston,In-Kokomo,In-Whitehall,Wi-Irving,Tx-Shoreview,mn-White Bear Lake,Mn-Rice Lake, Wi
21.Messing up raising my Son!

Ken S. said...

I'm not interested in getting a book, but I'll take a stab at some of the questions just for the fun of it. (Plus I want to see if my new "Jedi Bunny" profile photo shows up.)

1. Gray.
5. I used to be a cat person, but now neither.
6. Definitely Kindle.
10. Mountain hideaway.
11. Gee, let me think about this one! :)
12. Cinnamon.
13. Diagonal.
15. Night person.
18. Elkhart, IN; Goshen, IN; Las Vegas, NV.
20. Flying.
21. Living until I'm 150.
24. I have spiritual beliefs, but not religious beliefs anymore.
35. My intent is to be cremated, and to not have a tombstone. But if I had one, maybe something like "The body dies, but the consciousness doesn't."

Kathy C. said...

It shows up :)

Anonymous said...

1) Blue green or yellow would be my color that i would love to be.
2)Happy movie endings
3) Anna and Elsa.
4) Both. I love kids and pets.
5)Both. I love both cats and dogs.
9) Depends on where. At the beach, definitely barefoot, on regular ground,
12)buttered popcorn, or coconut
21)Snakes and spiders
22) I think I would be divergent
32) favorite verse is Isaiah 35:4

megan said...

I take issue with your response to question 30. You are able to write awesome devotionals for kids. I think that is a real talent. Also you forgot about your musical saxophone ability, now that's talent! :)

Kathy C. said...

Thanks Megan. I don't think anything comes natural to me. The words don't flow onto the page for me. They have to be dragged out one at a time kicking and screaming!!

And where are your answers?????

Annalyn Reed said...

Hi! I love answering questions like this! :) I'm not getting a book but I do want to answer these for fun.

4. I would love both pets and kids. I LOVE CATS!!!!
6. Personally I do not like reading off of a Kindle and totally prefer good old hard back books.
8. I love the movie Elf or A Christmas Do Over they are so funny but great Christmas movies. :)
10. I love the beach
14. Hawaii or Paris
15. I have always been a night person
18. Russia, Fremont, California
19. One sock is orange and the other is neon green and black.
20. Flying or strength
21. Huge Huge empty spaces are my fear. Or huge heights :(
22. I loved the book so much and I would want to be Dauntless
29. I love washing glass dishes as my quirky habbit and will even wash them for my sibs when they have kitchen duty. :)
30. I've been told I am really good at writing poetry and photography
31. I'm adopted as well but I guess that's not a weird thing:)
32. My favorite verse has always been Isaiah 41:10 :)

Anonymous said...

from you loving sister, I never have been able to get my account to work again. any book you have left you think I would like is fine though I don't really need one.
1. Red
2. happy endings
3 Ariel
4 pets, much less expensive and give you less grief
5 Cat. I do like dogs but have never owned one.
6. paperback though I like kindle for reasons you mentioned
9. barefoot, I hate wearing shoes
11. NO WAY. detest the stuff, all 106 inches of it.
12 cherry
15. night person same as our entire family and am married to a morning person though he knows not to bother me at 6 am if he wants to get up.
18 Elkhart, IN
19 black crew socks from Walmart though they will be gone for the summer along with the shoes as soon as it gets above 50 degrees.
29 I agree with you. I cannot sleep with anyone right by me. that is why we have a queen size bed.