In June a friend asked me if I’d be interested in going to a conference with her. I wasn’t sure what exactly it was all about and I had just started with getting my blog up and going, but it sounded like fun and my husband agreed, so I signed up! Now the time is here and next weekend we are headed to Texas for a blogging conference called Declare.
In order to get to know some of the people attending the conference I’m joining in on a link-up, where I’ll share a 4×4 of 4 things:
Here we go!
4 Things About Me
- I am married to a remarkably handsome, funny, sarcastic, caring, and loving man who also happens to be the love of my life.
- We have four beautiful children and I love being a wife and mother.
- I grew up in a small town. To most that means under 1,000 people. Come on, that’s HUGE! My hometown boasts around 200 people. I knew everyone I graduated with – all 21 of us. Three of those were foreign exchange students…
- My degree is in Agricultural Education and I have my teaching certificate, but have never used it. My Granny told people I went to college for my M.R.S. Degree. She was right; I earned that degree after two years and love being Mrs. Tuley!
4 of my endearing quirks
- I am VERY indecisive. Unless you ask me where I want to eat for lunch; then I’ll respond with “Not Chinese.”
- I hate shoe shopping. My mom, husband, and best friend all refuse to shoe shop with me. I don’t blame them. My feet have OCD. I’m pretty sure that’s the only part of me that has that quality.
- Along the lines of shoes; I wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of high heels because they are terribly uncomfortable. And they’d make me taller than my husband; and I’m only 5’3.
- I am a very detailed individual. I am also a very unorganized individual. That means I can make nice lists. I just won’t be able to tell you where they are.
4 things about my blog and writing
- I started writing two years ago when our son was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 10 months old. I simply journaled our days in order to remember everything and to keep everyone updated. After his surgery, he was in the hospital for a month. They say it takes 30 days to make a habit. I’ve continued to journal throughout!
- I’ve had several people tell me that I should write a book. I always respond “I’ll do that with all this spare time I have.” Maybe someday!
- Because of the writing comments I’ve received, and encouragement from my husband and a good friend, I decided to start a blog to share some of what we’ve gone through and how God has provided (and continues to provide) for us as we continue on our journey.
- My husband wrote the first three posts to our blog. They were the E-mails that were sent to family and friends immediately following Josiah’s diagnosis and surgery. A fourth post was four months later, after we learned the tumor was growing back and Josiah would start chemotherapy.
4 of my favorite things
- Praise and worship
- Time with family and friends
- Pizza and a movie night with my family. We make pizza then have a picnic in the living room while we watch a movie in our pjs.