After our San Diego vacation and getting my classroom together, I was beckoned to jury duty.
I've been there ever since.
Since I haven't yet started the school year, and since I certainly can't talk about the jury I'm on, I really have lacked in the blogging world.
However, in catching up on my dear friend Erin's blog, I came across this little gem and decided to fill it out for you all!
.....and then do it yourself! Seriously! :)
(Sorry, not sure why there is a weird background on the text--it's probably because I copy and pasted the original. Ooops!)
\\ Five Things I Have A Passion For \\
+ Romania. As many of you know, Romania is a HUGE part of my heart. God called me to go for the first time in 2002, and I've been blessed to go seven times since then. I am so excited about where the ministry of Children to Love is heading, and I'm blessed to be able to be a small part of it!
+ Music. I love everything about it. I'd probably really enjoy it if I lived in a real life musical. I'm pretty much singing some random song that's stuck in my head throughout the entire day.
+ My People. I kept the qualifier "my" in there from Erin. As I've grown older, I haven't liked crowds of people as much, but I certainly like my people. I'm a big fan of my family and friends.
+ My Kids. And by "my kids" I mean "my students." I'm never too sure about them at the beginning of the year (especially this year when I haven't even met them), but I usually end up loving them like crazy by the end of the year. I miss my kiddos from last year so much!
+ Traveling. This last one was honestly really difficult to come up with (is that sad?). It came down to writing and traveling, but traveling won out. I'm only passionate about writing when my little brain starts moving and my hands start going....and that doesn't happen too often. I certainly can't force it. Thus, traveling won out. I LOVE seeing new places, meeting new people, and experiencing new things. God created a seriously AMAZING world out there, and I'd love to see as much of it as possible!
\\ Five Things I'd Like To Do Before I Die \\
+ Visit all 50 States. I'm not even close. Guess I have some work to do before I die.
+ Get married and have babies. Of course.
+ Adopt a baby girl from China. Adoption, even locally, was never even a thought until recently. But, out of the blue, God placed adoption and China heavily on my heart. We'll see how He works that out someday.
+ Skydive. Someone will seriously have to push me out of the plane, but I really want to do it!
+ Go to the Olympics. Ok, we all know that I'll never participate in the Olympics (unless they make kneely scooting a sport), but I'd LOVE to go be a spectator some day.
\\ Five Books and/or Magazines I've Read Lately \\
+ HGTV Magazine. Love it.
+ The 19th Wife. Fascinating. Check it out here!
+ Getting Naked Later by Kate Hurley. Loved this book! All you single (and not) ladies out there need to read it! Here it is on Amazon.
+ Swimming to the Surface by Kristin Billerbeck. Good novel. Easy read. I really enjoyed it! Here's the link!
+ God Loves Ugly by Christa Black. I just ordered this after it came highly recommended by a dear friend. I'm really looking forward to reading it. Check it out!
\\ Five Favorites Movies \\
(Not sure these are the top five of all time, but they are five that I love!)
+ Little Women. Perfect. Sweet. Nostalgic. Packed with memories and perfect one liners.
+ Stick It. Talk about one liners! And, it's about gymnastics. Of course I love it.
+ The Help. Just an incredible story.
+ Nadia. Again, gymnastics...and it's about a Romanian. Love it!
+ Soul Surfer. I just love the story and the faith of Bethany Hamilton. I love that I can show it to my kiddos after they learn about Bethany's shark attack in Gateways.
\\ Five Places I'd Love To Travel To \\
+ Ireland. I tried to go there once. It didn't work out. You can read about that here.
+ Australia/New Zealand. I want to hug a koala.
+ Africa. I'd love to go on a real safari!
+ Germany/Holland. The mother land.
+ Italy. Cannoli. 'nough said.
Hope you enjoyed the "high five" for the day! Fill one out yourself and let me know in the comments below so I can check it out!
Enjoy the rest of your week!