April 5, 2009

About Me

I've seen people post lists of things about themselves on their blogs before, so I thought I'd do the same here. Allow me to introduce myself:
  1. I was born in Illinois, raised in Pittsburgh, currently live in Cambridge, MA, and will move back to Pittsburgh soon. (And I went to college in Pittsburgh too.)
  2. I talk a lot.
  3. I really love the way that snow looks on the tree branches.
  4. Softball is my favorite sport to play.
  5. I prefer the mountains to the beach, but that doesn't mean I don't like the beach.
  6. I speak Spanish.
  7. I spent two separate years of my life out of the country in Germany (age 12) and Argentina (age 18)
  8. I have two children, one boy, one girl.
  9. My husband still loves me after 6-1/2 years of marriage; it's a miracle!
  10. I have two siblings, both married, both have kids, and both currently live in our hometown.
  11. I love to eat and particularly enjoy noodles with marinara sauce.
  12. My hair got curly at puberty.
  13. I really like bagging groceries, it appeals to my organizational bent.
  14. As organized as I want to be, my house has been pretty messy and dirty since my second was born!
  15. Someday I want to visit Alaska and Australia.
  16. I turn 30 in June.
  17. I like to read nonfiction more than fiction, but I always enjoy fiction.
  18. Sometimes I wonder what I'll be like as an old lady.
  19. I'm a Christian who used to be a hardcore people-pleasing legalist.
  20. I'm not what I ought to be, but I'm not what I used to be, either. Y'all can thank God for that with me. :)
I started this list a long time ago, closer to when I began this blog. I found it burred in my post list and decided to add a few more things and post. Anything else you'd like to know about me?


  1. when did you start wearing glasses?

    were you public, private, or home schooled?

    why did you decide to home school?

    what is your favorite thing about boston (and you can say market basket - i won't judge you!)?

  2. Oh, good questions!

    Glasses: freshman year of college, and I've gone back and forth between glasses and contacts

    Public School - and I loved it!

    I decided to homeschool mainly because I like teaching E new things and watching her discover the world. Here's a more extensive explanation of my thoughts: http://pressingonwithgreathope.blogspot.com/2009/01/back-to-school_22.html

    Favorite thing about Boston....hm, it's hard to choose. I love the church, Christ the King. I love how walkable it is. I love the mixture of cultures. Mostly, I think I love all of the people I've met here! And, yes, MB is the best for groceries, a cultural experience in itself. :)

  3. I want to see pictures of you with straight hair! (I almost wrote "prepubescent pictures", but realized the connotation was, um, not good.)