"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Monday, October 18, 2010

About Me...Hmmm...

Well, a few days ago (I lie- it was more like a few weeks ago) my blog friend Brittney "tagged" me to do a post about myself. Why is this so hard? It just seems WAY more fun and interesting to write about my little Ethiopian princess and her adventures. Well, in an effort to hold up my end of the deal (was there a deal?) I will try to write answer a couple of questions about myself.

What would your dream job be?
Easy. My background is in education. I loved working in the school system. I have a masters degree in counseling and worked as a school counselor prior to staying home with my kids. I have worked as an elementary school counselor, intermediate school counselor and middle school counselor. I loved working at each of these levels. My dream job would be to work part-time as a school counselor and/or work in the field of adoption. I would love to work as an adoption counselor and advocate. My passion for adoption and orphan care would make working in the field of adoption so much fun.

Where would you like to live?
I really do love living in the Wisconsin. We are lucky enough to experience all four seasons. We treasure our summers (because they are so short) and we make the most of the winter months (skiing, sledding, etc.). The one thing missing for us now is the fellowship with other adoptive families. I know there are tons of adoptive families in our state (some of our best friends have adopted), but somehow it seems like there are more adoptive families in the southern states (is it just me?). Maybe it is just because we worked with an agency in KY, but boy, there sure seem to be a lot of awesome adoptive families in KY, TX, and TN!

In which century would you like to live?
Easy. This century. I am way too much of a wimp to survive in another past century...

What would be your last meal?
I love ethnic food. My last meal would probably include something Italian or Mexican. I would be sure to include some good wine or fun flavorful margarita. I would top off the meal with something chocolaty - probably some decadent chocolate raspberry cheesecake.

Why did you start this blog?
I started the blog to document our adoption journey. It is so wild to think that I started the blog less than a year ago - my first post was when our dossier was mailed. In less than a year's time our little girl has been brought home! AMAZING! We are so lucky. It is obvious that God's hand has been in every aspect of our journey...seriously, less than a year and we have our beautiful little girl home!
Favorite piece of clothing?
Easy. Jeans. I LOVE wearing jeans. I am a bit of a jeans addict. I am always so happy when the weather starts to cool off and I can start wearing my good old jeans again!

Favorite film?
This is a tough one. I haven't really been watching too many movies lately. I love the 80's movies directed by John Hughes. I LOVED The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles (I even own a shirt that says "I heart Jake Ryan"), and Pretty in Pink. I am really excited for my 13 year old daughter to watch them with me some day soon (I think I need to watch them again to remember how appropriate they are...I know I loved them, but I don't really remember everything about them...).

What would you like to do before you turn 100?
I would love to travel more - many trips to Ethiopia, Europe, Hawaii
I would love to do some mission work in Ethiopia - perhaps focus on the Wolayita region of Ethiopia for starters (this is where Grace is from).
I would love to watch my children become kind, loving, successful people with loving families of their own.
I would like to live life remembering how lucky I am and not take so much for granted.

Now I get to "tag" a few other bloggers to write about themselves...Gayla, Kendra and Bonnie...TAG! You're it!


  1. Love learning more about you! I TOO LOVE the Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles--CLASSICS!!!! And probably NEVER appropriate for my children--they know wayyy more these days.

    I also love that Grace and "A" are both from the Wolayita (I didn't know there was an i in there) region!! So exciting--we will for sure have to get together and swap stories some day. :0)

  2. Great post! Fun to learn more about you. I too love Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Pretty in Pink :) I used to watch them all the time growing up.

  3. Aaaaaaaaaugh!!!! Loved learning more about you and surprised to see myself tagged at the end!

    I love that your dream job is pretty much one you have already done and your dream place to live is right where you are! That says a lot about you. :-)

  4. I've been tagged!! Help! I'll try to do that today. Fun to see even more that you and I have in common - teaching, Mexican food etc!

    Just the other night Dave and I were saying that we needed to watch some of those oldies but goodies from the 80's that we haven't watched together. Oh, the thought of my kids watching those makes me cringe!!