Over the past several weeks, “25 Random Things” about oneself have been circling blogging & facebook circles. So I figure its about time I jump on the bandwagon and share 25 random somethings about moi!
1 – I’m still absolutely amazed that Jordan would choose me as his wife and think myself to be the most blessed woman on earth because of it.
2 – My hometown is Annapolis, Maryland. I think everyone should visit at least once in their life as its one of my favorite places on earth. Nothing like sipping on a hot cup of tea downtown while you watch the sailboats and yachts go by. Can’t wait to visit again.
3 – Growing up, I hated my name. Being an energetic, strong-willed, red-headed child with the name “Patience”…not always a good fit. For a time, I even saved up money to legally change my name to Tiffany. Thank goodness that phase passed. Now, I love my name! Its my story in a nutshell and a reminder of all I still have to learn.
4 – I wouldn’t trade our journey with Isaac for anything in the world and can’t wait to kiss his sweet cheeks again. His was a life well and fully lived.
5 – I will never, ever, EVER eat a Red Packer Hot Dog. Its just not gonna happen.
6 – Music brings me such delight. I’m passionate about anything musical that’s done with finesse and taste. Whether its a classical piece, a jazz trio, tight vocal harmonies or Jordan creating new pieces on the keys, I just love it. As far as lyrics are concerned, Nichole Nordeman , John Mayer and Brooke Frasier are lyrical geniuses. Both poetic and profound. Wish I could craft lyrics the way they do.
7 – In the 12 months after my college graduation, I traveled to the UK, Romania, & India on missions trips. Really enjoyed Edinburgh and Vienna…absolutely beautiful. The time in Romania changed my life! Honestly thought I might move there…even started learning Romanian for a while. Hope to go back and visit one day.
8 – I’m a word/grammar freak. I’m that kid who enjoyed diagramming sentences in school and learning parts of speech. Yup, I’m a word nerd. Ever since grade school, I always read books with a dictionary handy, just in case I come across a word I don’t know yet. I just think language is fabulous!
9 – The past three and a half years of marriage have been the best years of my life. And the adventure has only just begun…
10 – I look horrible as a blonde. Totally washes me out.
11 – I really enjoy gourmet food and trying new dishes. One day, I hope to go on a Mediterranean cruise and eat my way around the Greek Isles. 🙂
12 – I’m allergic to grass.
13 – Lacrosse is my sport. Played right attack wing all through high school. Would have continued in college if LU had it when I as there.
14 – Still don’t understand why strangers find it appropriate to walk up and rub my stomach when I’m pregnant. Its tempting to rub their bellies…just to return the favor.
15 – I don’t and will never drink alcohol. Not that drinking is wrong. Its just something I will not ever bring into my life.
16 – My mom is my hero. She’s stronger, wiser, and more enduring than anyone I’ve ever met. One of my life-long prayers is that she will understand just how truly precious and priceless she is.
17 – The only bones I’ve ever broken are my pelvis and my skull. Curious, aren’t you?
18 – Nothing beats Crab Imperial by Phillips in Downtown Annapolis. Yum!
19 – I apparently look absolutely livid anytime I’m working on the computer or concentrating on something. I’m told I’ve done this since I was a little girl. Mom’s got the pics to prove it. Jordan just laughs at it. Really, I’m not mad! Just focused.
20 – This pregnancy has me craving all things cinnamon and asian food (hibachi style and Pei Wei).
21 – I can’t wait to meet our little girl! Now, if only we could figure out her name…
22 – Were time and resources not a factor, I’d go to medical school and culinary school…just to learn it! Since our time in UNC, medicine fascinates me. Its amazing to see God’s handiwork in the human body. Culinary school would be such a blast! To add actual knowledge and technique to my existing love of cooking…how much fun would that be?!
23 – Fresh-from-scratch croissants from Weaver Street Market are my treat of choice – any day, any time.
24 -Exodus is one of my favorite books in the Bible..one among the many. Its incredible to see the parallels between Israel’s journey and the human experience. I see something new every time I read it. God’s Word is the GREATEST literary work ever created. Thank you, Lord, for it!
25 – 2009 will be an incredible year, in ways I don’t think I can realize right now. I’ve just got a feeling 🙂 The best is yet to come!