Yesterday, Laurie Ann, from A Magnolia's Heart Beats, tagged me for this fun meme where I tell "15 Things I'm Not Afraid to Admit".

1. While I have been involved in many Bible studies I have never read the Bible completely through. That was one reason that I chose to start a blog. It is one way that I keep myself accountable to studying and reading the Bible thru as I share weekly what I am studying. So far I’ve been thru Philippians, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and have just started Ruth.

2. I think I like the “Veggie Tales” more than my kids do. I don’t know what it is… maybe the silly songs, maybe it’s Larry the Cucumber, I don’t know… I just think they’re cute and I love the music. They are just fun! Oh, and Biblical, too! :)

3. Some might find me to be a bit vertically challenged. I am a whopping 4ft 11 ½ in tall. It used to bother me terribly as a teenager. But, you know what? Now that I’m an adult I can’t even imagine being taller. This is how God made me and it works for me!

4. I am an organizer at heart. Fortunately for the rest of my family, I don’t have the time to organize my household the way I would really like to have it done. What an adjustment I’ve had to make with kids and toys in my house! (oh, and did I say toys and more toys and more toys… I swear those things take on a life of their own! )

5. My husband and I are both computer geeks. He loves the hardware side of things and I love the software side. Just picture us sitting side by side on the sofa with our laptops. Oh, yea…. there’s the picture of romance! :) It has worked good for us, though, because it is how we met – thru our computer geeky jobs!

6. I love, love, love to read. My idea of the perfect day is a winter day with snow falling outside my window (notice I said OUTSIDE my window… I most definitely would be INSIDE), a fire in the fireplace, and me curled up in a blanket reading a book… or two.... or three. Hmmmm…. re-thinking a bit here… since I live in Texas and it doesn’t snow much… think I’ll change that snowy day to a rainy day. Those are good for snuggling up in front of the fireplace with a blanket and a book, too!

7. I also love, love, love music. All kinds of music -- Contemporary Christian, country, a little rock, some classical. I can almost always find something to listen to that I enjoy.

8. My hair started turning grey when I was in college. Just a little at first and then more and more. I’ve never gone completely grey, but I do have enough that I choose to cover it up! ;)

9. Marble Slab Ice Cream…. YUMMY!

10. When I have time I enjoy cooking. One of my favorite TV stations is the TV Food Network. I love to collect recipes from their website that I think look good as I watch the shows and then pull several of them together into a fun meal for the family on a weekend.

11. One of my favorite activities to do with my kids? Color with them in their coloring books. I don’t know what it is about this activity but it relaxes me and puts me in a completely new frame of mind. Not to mention the great time I have talking with the kids as we color together.

12. I could spend hours playing computer and video games. Fortunately, I don’t have time to do that, but it is a great way for me to unwind when times are stressful. We’re thinking of buying a Wii and my husband teases me that I will play all the time and no one else in the house will get a chance.

13. Oooh… another way I like to relax? A manicure and a pedicure! Relax, feel good and look good, too, all at the same time!

14. My favorite time of the year? Autumn!

15. My favorite way to spend the holidays? With my family! Some of my best memories are Thanksgiving and Christmas with both my immediate and extended family. I want my kids to have some of those same precious memories. We always make sure we get to spend time at the holidays with just us and then also with our extended family.

So, now is the time where I tag several of you to join in on this fun meme. Come on and join in on the fun!

Natalie at Married to the Preacher

9 Thoughts Shared:

LAURIE said...

I learned so much about you Melanie! I can relate to the greying early - I started greying in my early 20's and not sure if I am full headed now or not because I have a wonderful hairdresser who keeps me blonde and beautiful!!! -Laurie

Joan said...

Great List! I can see we have a lot in common.

Have a blessed weekend!

Debra said...


You are too cute! I loved what you said about snowing OUTSIDE...funny girl!

And coloring...somehow that makes me love you alot!

And Marble Slab .. ok, love you more!

Blessings to you!


Amy said...

I'm amazed. We are frighteningly similar. I've been in church my whole life and have never read the Bible all the way through. (I'm working on that right now, almost done.) I too love Veggietales (as does my husband)! I'm pretty short 5'4". J.R. and I are slight computer geeks and we met online. I love to organize but I find my procrastination gets in the way. ;) I'm obsessed with reading. Though I don't even get the rain to sit and read a book in. :( I love music. My whole family has always been into music (my dad was a music pastor for years.) My hair started turning gray at 12. Who doesn't love ice cream? I enjoy cooking when I actually get my butt in gear and do it. :) I love to color as well. Whenever I had a project for my class I had to color I would love doing it. I do spend hours playing games. (How else am I supposed to procrastinate?) I also love pedicures and manicures. My favorite time of year is winter. And I also love spending time with my family. Anyway enough of my novel. I'm off to figure out what I can write for mine. I may have to steal some of your's. :)

JesusRulzMe said...

Hello sister Melanie!

It's really GREAT to get to know you better! I'm not very tall either (only 5'4"). When people say something to me about my height I always say, "Hey that's okay, b/c when I fall, I don't get hurt as much as you." We usually all start laughing!

I also LOVE Food Network...but mostly b/c I like to look at food! HA! Actually, I do like to cook...but again, b/c I like to eat it!

Marble slab...YUM!

Thank you for sharing yourself with us! I think if we lived closer it would be fun to hang out!

Bless you sister,

Named Alicia said...

I love computer games, reading, music, Veggie Tales, manicures/pedicures, and Marble Slab. But, I do not like to cook and I am definitely not an organized person. I try, but that's about as far as it gets. Oh well. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Laurie Ann said...

I loved learning more about you. Interestingly, you are the same height as my best friend. Kristyn and I used to love coloring together, even when she was a teen! We both love spending time with our families, I'm a software-sided geek myself....we have so much in common!

Sab said...

lol! I loved that... my fave season is autumn too! And I love watching snow/rain outside... but it's still fun playing in it! ;)

It sure did take awhile for me to get on the ball for this one!

Rhonda said...

That was neat to read! I think I'm going to do this, too!