2. Who has been the most influential person in your life?
I dont even have the slightest clue!!!!!!!! I would PROB say my friends through the years (wheather good or bad) have been the world to me. BUT, now that I think about it, I will say my youth minister Mike Kellett! He was my youth minister from 7th grade-12th grade at our (mine & Ben's home church). We spent MANY hours in vans and busses together going on mission trips and to youth rallies. When Mike was there, there WOULD BE SINGING and I LOVE that about our past. Mike taught us how to truely worship God in any setting. If there was a group of 3 or more people, we were singing and it didnt matter where we were. My friends now laugh at me b/c I have a sing for EVERYTHING...they have Mike to thank for that! Mike also taught us the value in just "sittin' and talking." He truely valued just sitting and talking and getting to the heart of other people. Mike left after my Sr year and moved to the DFW area and Ben, myself, and our friends spent several nights in their home when we were in the area. Ben and I acutally had Easter lunch w/ the Kelletts and friends of theirs one year (actually 2000) when we were in town and showed up at his church for service on Sunday. We were invited with open arms. Mike was raggin' on Ben for not proposing and asked SEVERAL times when he was going to. He proposed the next weekend!!! (we later found out that Mike knew that Ben had the ring thanks to Ben's dad) When we go home now and go to church at WFR we LOVE it when Mike leads singins or preaches. It just feels like home and makes me want to cry every time. (and you know how much I love crying!) It just makes me so HOMESICK.
3. If you could give up one household chore forever, what would it be?
ALL OF THEM!!!!!! In all seriousness, though, it would be folding and putting away the laundry. I dont mind DOING the laundry...it just has a habbit of sitting. Then those piles just grow and are never ending. And there are only 2 of us...
4. What is the BEST practical joke you have ever been a part of, on the giving OR receiving end?
I dont even know. I would say that I am boring and am NOT a good joke keeper/liar so I prob didnt know about many of them. I am seriously racking my brain and cant think of a single thing. My mom used to take a group of us to roll our band director's house. A lot.
Anyone else remember any about me?!?
5. Where (or how) did you meet your spouse?
The first time I remember meeting Ben was at band camp the Summer before my 8th and his 7th grade years. 1993, I think. His dad had just been hired as the Sr. Minister at our church. Ben CLAIMES that he was at camp that Summer, but I dont remember meeting him until band camp. We both played the trumpet and the first memory I have of him is in a "trumpets only" practice. He could play a note higher than I could and I secertly hated him for it. Ben weighed about 80 lbs and was as tall as my elbow. His glasses went out PAST his face, poor thing. There was NO attraction. AT. ALL. Sometime in the next few years we started hanging out in the same group and then we started dating when we were 16 in 1997. He had grown. Also, sometime in the next few years, I got better than him at turmpet (in everything EXCEPT jazz band...I'll give him that one!). I remain better than him. Seriously.