Thursday, August 6, 2009

10 Charming Tidbits About Me

I am linking up with Lynnette today...We are getting to know each other, like back in your Grandma's day. Since each of us can't really stop living our real lives to go back in time and sit on Lynnette's front porch, which is under construction, we are going to gather around our computers and read about each other. Pop over to Lynnette's to participate.

10 Charmers About Me

*I married the BEST guy in the entire world, oh I am sure your husband is nice too :) My husband is a Pastor, which equals long hours, lots of conversations with people, and exhaustion at the end of the day, but it's his passion. I have never felt like our family takes a backseat to the church, or that he does not devote the same amount of time to us like he does his ministry. I am so blessed!

*I LOVE being a Pastor's Wife. I have been on both ends of the spectrum. At one church I was expected to do it all, and now I do my own thing. I love helping, and hospitality is one of my Spiritual Gifts. Being a wife of a Pastor is not always easy, and at times frustrating, but it is also one of the most rewarding things I have ever done!

*My child is probably spoiled in some aspects. I will fully admit it. But really, how do you resist those big blue eyes?

*I would love to have a great big flower garden and vegetable garden some day. Except with no weeds or anything. I love flowers and the thought of just walking out to get some green beans sounds great to me.

*I would move back to Knoxville, TN in a heartbeat if we had a chance. I love it down there, and secretly, I am probably a little redneck too. You can't beat the weather or the views, I miss it!

*I wish that I was creative like all of you! I have great ideas that look so cool, and it all seems to come together-in my head! Then when I put it on paper, or try to sew it, not so much, it doesn't come together in real life as it did in my head! So keep on crafters! My husband will just continue to roll his eyes at my great ideas, he's learned to not even to say a word anymore!

*I feel like I am patient with strangers and friends, but when it comes to God's timing, I am not so patient. I also struggle with reading my Bible everyday, it's been a lifelong struggle, and sometimes I do great at it, and other times, I am awful!

*I love being a mom! I know it sounds cliche, but I do feel like a piece was missing without Molly in our lives. I can't wait for the next one, remember I struggle with patience!

*Before we moved to Milwaukee, I would have never thought of myself as judgmental, but after we moved here, it became apparent to me that I really was, in some areas. Now that we have been here for almost 2 years, I definitely look at people in a different, more God like way. God has taught me a lot of lessons about people up here, and I am so thankful that a lot of barriers and walls have been broken down.

*I LOVE tattoos! I do not personally have any, but I would love to get one! I think tattoos tell a story, whether good, bad, sad, funny, or weird. They are like illustrations for people's lives. I think they are great conversation starters, and I love looking at them. So don't be offended if I just sit and stare at your tattoo!

So there I am in a nutshell. Hopefully you can see that I love Jesus, love my husband, love my daughter, I love getting to know all of you!


April said...

thanks Kate! Milwaukee is nothing compared to knoxville, huh?!? LOL I can imagine they are on the opposite side of spectrum!

I am glad to you don't feel pressure by your church to get involved in everything! Beign a helping hand is always appreciated!

Veronica said...

Kate...I read Lynette's post a little bit ago and I'm thinking I might join in on this one! It was so much fun getting the read the stuff that makes you, YOU! I too struggle with patience and being faithful to read my Bible.

That is awesome too that you love your role as a Pastor's wife. I would probably feel a little differently about it, because I was a Pastor's kid growing up and it was pretty rough. People expect you to be perfect and that just isn't reality.

Oh yeah, I also wanted to tell you I read your post from the other day about the day Molly was born. That was so much fun to read! Thanks for sharing and sorry I've been MIA in the comments dept! :)

Kristin said...

I wish we lived near each other! Your smile just lights up a room! You're so sweet and I loved reading a little more about you! I will have to go do my post in a little bit. I feel like y'all probably know everything about me already. I'll have to come up with some weird things that I haven't shared yet. Ha!

Kathryn said...

I lived in Knoxville as a child & remember it oh, so fondly.

My husband & i recently drove thru Eastern KY, TN, Western WV, VA, & NC & oh, i do think it so very beautiful there.

Your daughter is definitely a charmer. :)

Unknown said...

Very cute. Lynnette has all the good ideas when it comes to meeting everyone and getting to know them better. Thank you for stopping by my blog

Shannon said...

Thanks for sharing. This hop is fun. Hopefully, we can get to know eachother more and become blog friends?

Who knows?

That sounds corny and a little creepy. No harm meant. {:)

Thanks for hopping along.


Franchesca said...

Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing and commenting on my blog!

Julie Arduini said...

Hi Kate, found you through Lynette's blog and so glad I did. I absolutely could tell you love the Lord and your family. I never would have guessed you love tattoos! That was fun to learn.

Have a blessed day!

Unknown said...

I so want a garden too were I can just go out to it and pick things and eat them (washing them first of course-I don't want to eat bird or insect droppings). If you're a little redneck then I prolly am too! ha! I secretly look at people's tattoos. I've always wanted to get one but never knew what I would get. I didn't want to get something stupid and then end up wishing I'd never gotten it in the first place. It was just a no brainer what I'd get once Carleigh was gone.

Jenilee said...

tattoos?? OUCH! I hate pain! :)

we would be great friends though. I love my friendships with other pastor's wives. I had fun reading your list!

For Their Future said...

Great to meet you, from Lynnette's porch!
Your "spoiled" little girl is Sooo Cute! My two would Love to play with her! If you ever move back to TN, we could have a play day! Lol! Can't beat the south! I have always lived in TX. and TN!

Mom Putnam said...

how nice to read -i am so glad to know I am not the only one who struggles to read the Bible everyday, (I need to do better) and wish you lived closer to so Katrina, Holly, and you could see each other more. Holly already told me I couldn't handle a tattoo so I guess she knows me pretty well.

Unknown said...

Hi Kate. I loved visiting today and learning more about you. I already knew you had an adorable blue eyed daugther - now I know that you're married to the best guy in the world - WAIT, that's not true I AM! :) Okay, well, he's best for YOU. hee hee

I love gardens too, but I'd rather spend time doing other things right now. I think I'll start gardening in about 10 years. ha

You know what I heard about tatoos recently? I heard that once you've gotten one, you can't donate blood or organs for a year because the dye gets into your blood! Isn't that weird? Makes me wonder if it's actually bad for you to get them. Hmmmm....

Thanks for the invite to your front porch. :) Twas fun.
Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Hi there...I'm visiting from Lynnette's porch! Good to see you here, Kate! Your list was so sweet...just like your smile! It sounds like God is working through your family in beautiful ways. I love reading about people and finding out surprising tidbits. Your tatoo revelation made me smile!

Blessings to you!

Mrs. McFadden said...

My husband is also in ministry and I feel the same way you do. He is very good at balancing his time between family and ministry! I'm not quite a pastor's wife, but he is taking on a youth group so I will be a youth pastor's wife and am looking forward to helping young people walk with God. It was nice to meet you, thank you for inviting us to your porch. I hope we can get to know eachother more.

Karen said...

I am stopping by from Lynnette's to say Hi. It has been fun Getting to Know new friends!