Photos courtesy of Ryan Prouty

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Seven Things

Missy tagged me....

Here are the rules:

1) Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog
2) Share 7 facts about yourself, some random, some weird
3) Tag 7 more people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs
4) Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

Here goes, wow these last few posts have been quite a time of confession and transparency for me!

1) I NEVER wore flip flops until this summer (not even when I was a kid). Why? Because I think they look ugly on my feet and my husband says I have "duck toes" because of the gap between the big toe and the next one. Apparently I got over it because I now wear them so often that I have tan lines! See:

Okay, not really easy to see, but I don't have a great tan either...probably because its been too hot/humid to be outside for very long...which is a great excuse to sit inside on the computer!

2) I do not snack. It's not that I don't like food, I just have other things on my mind and don't think about it. My daughter snacks every 2 hours. It makes me crazy to drop what I am doing to get her a snack when I feel no need for one. It makes me crazier to try to find snacks she can reach, fix and eat all by herself!

3) I am in LOVE with my laundry detergent! When I catch a whiff of it, it makes me smile! When I hug my kids and smell their clothes, I think, wow, their mom loves them so much, see how good their clothes smell! I even think other people must surely think this way as well. They surely think I REALLY love my kids because they smell so clean and fresh. I call it the smell of love! I always wanted to buy this laundry detergent, but we shopped at Sams in Iowa and Paul always bought the 5 gallon bucket of laundry detergent. Now I am free to buy Gain! Crazy aren't I???

4) My daughter has never played with dolls and I don't think she ever will. As I type she is putting her "mimmy" to sleep, covering it with a blanket and propping it on a pillow. Her "mimmy" is a rolled up fleece Veggie Tales blanket...I am pretty sure there is no hope for her!

Alayna and Mimmy

Alayna fixing Mimmy's "hair"...see the ponytail holders on the blanket?

5) I have only had 1 date with my husband in the past 6 months (we went to a screening of Fireproof before it was released into theaters!). Our 15th Anniversary was practically ignored since we moved into the house we are renting on that day.

6) My favorite things to do as a family are playing games, board games, dice games, card games, but best yet, baseball or volleyball. We got to do both in one day last Saturday! Riley had a game and afterward, the Prachars took the field for our own game! We played volleyball later that night at some friends' house where we went for dinner. We had so much fun!

The bleachers we have spent a significant amount of time in lately! See the flip flops??
Paul on the pitchers mound and me playing first base! Alayna was a surprise photographer!
Here she was in the dugout and caught Paul still pitching and one of the boys on 3rd base. How 'bout that red dirt??!

She apparently couldn't resist taking a picture of herself!

7) I am certain that the election will predict how close we are to the end of the end times. This is strictly my OPINION based on reading I have done recently on end times prophecy. You may disagree all you want...on your blog! Anyway, I think if Obama is elected that will mean a shorter time to the "end" because he is not loyal to Isreal and there is no mention of a Western power in any end time prophecy, so we will likely abandon Isreal to her own problems with him at the helm (or get blown off the map) which would explain why no mention of the US in end time prophecy. McCain is loyal to Isreal and it would make me think things were still a ways off if he gets into office. NOW, that being said, I do not think I can predict when the end will come since the Bible makes it clear that no knows the hour or the day, but we were given prophecy so we can interpret the times...and I'm just sayin'....

So, there you have it, the good, the bad and the wierd about me! I tag Kristen, Lisa Miller, Anissa, Cindy, Kristi, Sara, and Melanie. As Missy said, add that to your to-do list dolls!!!


Richard and Becky said...

I love reading your blog! I also feel a lot closer to you! It is fun to hear what is going on in your life so we can keep praying for you! I hope you get to go on a date soon ;0) It is encouraging for me to hear you talk about how much you love and cherish your hubby after 4 kiddos and 15 years!

Richard and Becky said...

PS I am working on the 5 things I hate to admit :0)

Kristin Mikarts said...

I'm a dingbat and just posted my comment under the wrong post. Can that count as one of my 7??


Lisa said...

I finished my assignment! lol Thanks for including me in the fun.

Marner Family said...

I have to agree with you on #7 ... Jon has talked about this before too. BTW I thought you looked great in you "flip flops" at convention ... I can't live without mine. I would wear them all winter if I could.

Alayna has a "baby" it's just a blanket is all. I love that she has such an imagination to put it to sleep and to do its hair! who needs a baby when there is such comfort in the blanket!

If I could come visit, I would send you out on a date. But it is so awesome that you do so much together as a family too. -b

Cindy and company said...

Travis. Love your new header! It is beautiful. Thanks for the tag. I had fun thinking about what to post. One of my friends said she knew all that already. Guess I better come up with some real shockers next time.

Cami said...

Hello, it's Cami. I just ran across your blog for the first time! I love it! I got the link from Jeanie's blog. It will be good to keep up with what's happening in your family's life. I have a blog too!
I created the blog mainly for all our family and friends that live out of state so they know the happenings here in Iowa with our family. Feel free to take a look!
Hugs and God bless!!

Ordinary Mom said...

I love your new header! It looks great! I just wanted to stop by and let you know you won the contest! Congrats! Email me you mailing address so I can get it in the mail. My email address is

Cami said...

Hi again! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I just had to comment back. With living in Arizona all my life I kinda know what life is like for you minus the humidity. We were only 5 1/5 hours from the west coast and visited often. Sometimes I miss it but having never had the 4 seasons before I am enjoying it here. Except for winter!! No, really even the winter has it's joyous moments. :o) I do miss going to the beach! Looking over the ocean is one of my favorite places to be! I love your beach pictures!
I'll keep reading your blog! :o)

cookiehawk77 said...

I love your new header! It makes me want to get creative (again)! But I'll wait a while for that.

My daughter had a Fisher-Price Scoot-Around. It was a white trike-type affair that kind of reminded me of the space shuttle (not sure why). She would take her trike and sit it up on end -- beside her on the couch or in an empty chair at the dining table. She also laid it on its back (wheels up) in bed with her (double bed) at naptime and covered it up to its front wheel! She did baby dolls, too, which her brother drove around like cars!

Deb said...

Wow! I love your new header! You're really moving up in blog world. :)

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

I have spent hours today reading your blog backwards :) I like you so much and if we lived closer I'm sure we'd be friends! I am about 2 hours North of you in Pasco County.