Crazy 8's Meme......

Still pretty quiet around here. I've had this "meme" (if you can tell me what that word actually means, I would appreciate it.) for a while and thought I would give it a try.

8 things I'm passionate about
  1. My Lord and Savior
  2. My sweet husband
  3. My two beautiful daughters
  4. My two handsome sons
  5. Raising our children to deal with "real life" in a godly and biblical way
  6. Neatness/unclutteredness
  7. Proper grammar/spelling (please disregard the previous "made up" word)
  8. Reading GOOD literature. (not "twaddle"!)

8 thing I say often

  1. Stop pesting your brother/sister.
  2. Did you brush your teeth?
  3. Did you wash your hands?
  4. Put your dirty clothes down the laundry chute!
  5. What do you want in your lunch?
  6. Did you finish your homework?
  7. I love you.
  8. Turn that music down!

8 books I've read this year

  1. My Bible
  2. Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  4. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  5. Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock
  6. Teen-Proofing by John Rosemond
  7. God is Green by Dr. J. Matthew Sleath
  8. Sex God by Rob Bell
8 things I want to do before I die
  1. See each of my children following God with their lives
  2. Go back to Australia with Jeff
  3. Speak/teach more
  4. Record a CD with Jeff and/or Brooke
  5. Kiss my grandchildren and great-grandchildren
  6. Live in Grand Rapids again
  7. Learn to relax
  8. Learn to enjoy exercising
8 songs I can listen to over and over again
  1. Jeff singing anything
  2. Brooke singing anything
  3. The Sound of Music soundtrack
  4. Amy Grant's Christmas albums
  5. God's Own Fool by Michael Card
  6. Born in Zion by Wayne Watson (I want this sung at my funeral, just for future reference.)
  7. Mighty to Save by Hillsong United
  8. O Holy Night by Josh Groban

8 things that attract me to my friends

  1. Loyalty
  2. Honesty
  3. Sense of Humor
  4. Dependability
  5. Mutual Accountability
  6. Mutual love of chocolate
  7. Mutual love of shopping
  8. Similar parenting styles

8 things I learned (or relearned) in the last year

  1. God is good--ALL the time.
  2. Who our true friends are.
  3. Saying "We love you." means nothing; it's showing "We love you." that truly matters.
  4. Watching my son play football wasn't as nerve-wracking as I anticipated.
  5. The Office is a HILARIOUS television show.
  6. Getting older stinks!
  7. I am truly blessed with a wonderful and supportive family--immediate and extended.
  8. I can't eat with reckless abandon like I've always done. (Daddy, you were right, it caught up with me.)

I didn't "tag" anyone but if you want to join in, feel free!


steph said...

let me know how that "enjoy exercising" works out for ya...

SAHMmy Says said...

That meme is hard--great answers! Thanks so much for your advice on sleep training! Will check out the Ezzo book!

Mom said...

How about living near home in PA again as one in that category? Grand Rapids is tooooo far.