Monday, March 15, 2010

7 Wonders of Emily

This post is a follow up to a fellow bloggers post. :) Thanks Ash, you gave me something to write about on Monday! Ha!

7 wonders about me...

1. When I am asked to describe myself one word I always use is organized. I like my house, car, everything that surrounds me to be organized. LOL Someone asked me once how do you keep everything so clean? My response...just put things back where they belong when you are finished. When you are finished with a dish, put it in the DISHwasher. If you get up for the day, MAKE your bed. These small chores take seconds when you only have to do them one at a time, when you have to do them all at the same takes time. I HATE cleaning before I am even able to get out the Clorox. Some of you may be laughing because here I am pregnant with twin boys...the life of a clean home may be soon coming to an end! NO, NO, NO!
Quick Story: I taught first grade in a low-income, minority, poverty area...first graders that lived in BAD stuff. I don't want to write about it because I HATE even thinking about it. I can only imagine how they cleaned up at home but at school...WOW! They knew what was expected and they kept things clean and organized. The even got mad at a sub one day because she left scissors on her desk without putting them away back where they belong. By the end of the year they began to take pride in "their classroom." When we combined with other classes to watch movies or complete activities they only want friends to come to our room because they didn't like to go to other "messy rooms." LOL Anyway, my house may have messy days but HOPEFULLY I can teach the boys to pick things up, keep their belongings organized, and this will only happen WE (Mark and I) require it from the beginning. Also being an EXAMPLE is a HUGE part of this I believe. :)
(Mom, don't write all this down...LOL)

2. I am a list/schedule person. This is part of the organized part of my but I love making lists. If I do something that wasn't on my list...I add I can cross it off. WOW, I know! I have daily lists, weekly lists, long term lists...lists, lists, lists! I love them! I was going to make the schedule past another number but that didn't seem fair, #1 organized-#2 lists-#3 schedule, I am adding it to #2. I have to have a schedule. This is so extreme for me I would actually call it a weakness. Another reason I believe with ALL my heart God gave me twins, to learn this lesson the hard way. The majority of the time my lists have times included, such a nerd, I know. The year I planned my wedding if you said a date I could give you the day of the week it was. I had my calendar memorized!

3. I love to teach. I have a passion for teaching!!! I love it! I am not currently teaching but I know I am following God's will for my life right now so I am o.k. with it. It's been tough but he is in control. (Believe me, it's better that way) I always wanted to be a SAHM but it really wasn't part of Mark and I's plan for it to happen while he was in school and BEFORE I became a mom. :) Oops.

4. I don't watch much T.V. Mark and I have a few shows we DVR but that's about it. I don't EVER find myself turning on the television and sitting down to watch. I am just not that kind of person. I have been at home a lot by myself lately and I find myself turning on music (Praise Baby...LOL) instead of the T.V. for background noise.

5. I love to change things around our home. I like to love furniture, paint, and switch the decor in rooms. Recently my mother-in-law and I have switched furniture for fun! This is WAY easier when I wasn't pregnant because I feel like I can lift/move ANYTHING I want. Where there is a will there is a way...right!?!? But not when I am pregnant, it's just not worth it to me. I have been doing smaller things. Just switching small items make the room feel new! (plus you can DEEP clean while your at it)

6. I love my family and friends! I love 2 hours from my family...most ALL my family lives in the same town and I live 2 hours away. This is hard sometimes but we always make it work. My mom is so good about trying to plan things around our travel to we don't make tons of trips. Also so when we come we aren't going, going, going! It makes for a nice visit. 2 hours is WAY better than some, it can be done in a day so I can't really complain. :) I love my friends too! I am a person who finds comfort in smaller crowds but I do love spending time with friends.

7. I made this my last one because I don't want anyone to think I am a person concerned about what others think or obsessed with my weight. So, with that said, I am nervous about after giving birth what it may take for my body to be normal again. Some respond to this with "your body will NEVER be the same after pregnancy." That comment DOES NOT help a 24 year old woman pregnant with twins. :( I have not ever really been a person who has had to watch what I eat, "What if that changes?" I don't know if I have will power or the discipline it may take. I have already been in prayer about this subject, it may sound ridiculous to some but it is a genuine concern of mine.


  1. I could have written 1 and 2. And while my house isn't quite as clean now as it was before Isaac, it's still pretty darn clean!

    About 7 - your body won't be the same, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Different doesn't equal bad, it's just different! And I guarantee that given your age and body type, you'll be back in shape in no time at all.

  2. #7... I understand and I'm not expecting twins! My husband says the Lord cares about what we care about... so I'd say praying about that is ok. =)


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