Thursday, September 30, 2010

Let's Play Tag!

Carrie at Live, Learn, and Love Together recently tagged me in a fun little game of bloggy tag. I get to answer the 8 questions that she asked me, then tag 8 of my blogger friends and ask them 8 questions.  Let's get this party started, um, I mean game.  Anyway . . .

 1. What is your favorite Bible verse? How did it become your favorite? (If you don’t have a single favorite, please share one of your faves.)

         I have so many, but here is one:

Zephaniah 3:17 (New International Version)

17 The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing."

HE will rejoice over ME?  Do what?  What an amazing thought!

2. What is currently on your nightstand? Are you reading a good book? Are you into Sudoku or crosswords? Do tell!

          My nightstand is super full right now!  I've got my Bible, my Beth Moore Revelation Bible Study- Here and Now, There and Then (which is really really good!), Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Crazy Loveand The Ultimate Gift.  The Ultimate Gift is our book club book for the month and I have no idea if it is good or not because I haven't even started.  Yes, I know that book club meets this Thursday!  No worries - I will have it read by then! *Um, edit - since I started working on this post Monday and today is actually Thursday, I have read this book and it is a good book!  Easy read!

3. If you have a Saturday where there is nothing on the calendar (Yeah, I know you’re laughing right now!!), how would you most like to spend the day? Are you a homebody? Are you a compulsive cleaner? Would you go shopping? Meet a friend for lunch?

         This is a hard one for me because it all depends on the day!  I think my ideal would be some kind of combination.  Let's see. . . sleep late, drink coffee while reading great book, lounge around for a while, meet friend for lunch and shopping, and then head back home to just chill out a little bit more!

4. I’ve recently finished Dr. Kevin Leman’s book The Firstborn Advantage. Do you think there is anything to “Birth Order?” Do you see any birth order characteristics in you, your hubs, and/or your kids?

          I think so.  I think that I definitely have some of those first born characteristics and I see some "birth order characteristics" with my kiddos.

5. Do you plan to grow old gracefully or fight it every step of the way (within reason – i.e. age-fighting moisturizers, covering gray hair, etc.)?

          Maybe a little bit of both.  I mean, I don't want to be one of those ladies that is 60 and trying to look 16; however, I don't want to just be like, "Oh well!"  I'm all for age fight moisturizers and covering gray hair (I mean, I cover brown hair right now). 

6. Do you like Starbucks? And are you a fan of their seasonal coffees?

         Is this some kind of trick question?  Of course I like Starbucks!  Just thinking about some Starbucks coffee makes me happy!  I'm not a very daring person so I usually just stick to what I know I like.  I have tried the pumpkin spice before and it was good.  But, you can never go wrong with a grande white chocolate mocha - nonfat, but keep the whip (because seriously, we've got to live a little!).

7. How do you decorate and/or prepare for fall?

        I don't really.  That's kinda sad isn't it - especially since fall is my absolute favorite season.  I do love lighting all of my "fall smelling" candles.  Maybe I need to go and get some fall decorations. 

8. What is your favorite fall recipe?

         I don't really know that I would call it my favorite, but I came across it last fall, made it twice and both times it was a big hit.  Also, it's really simple and I am all about that!

Apple Dumplings

1 - 8oz. can crescent rolls (or 2 small cans)
2 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 stick butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. of cinnamon
1/2 cup orange juice
ice cream or whipped cream (optional - but seriously, ice cream should never be optional - always required!)

1.  Separate crescent roll dough into 4 rectangles being sure to seal seams well.  Place about 1/2 cup chopped apple in the center and pull corners to rectangle over apple.  Pinch dough together, sealing all seams.

2.  Place in lightly greased 9" square baking dish and brush with melted butter.  (You can also drizzle.)

3.  Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dumplings.  Pour orange juice into dish; cover with foil.  Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.  Serve hot with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

Serves 4.  You could also make this with peaches or add pecans to the filling!

Okay, so here are my 8 questions:

1.  Do you have a favorite candle that you like to burn?  If so, what is the scent and where did you get it? (Not because I might run out and get one for myself or anything like that!)

2.  If you are married, how did you meet your spouse?  Was it love at first sight, or did y'all, you know "grow" to love one another?

3.  Since, I love to read - What is the last book that you read that you couldn't wait to tell people about?  In other words, what is the last book that you read that I absolutely have to read?

4.  Can you go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink?

5.  Do you have any OCD tendencies that you are willing to confess um, share?

6.  What is your favorite vacation spot? 

7.  Do you have a favorite holiday?  If so, what do you do to decorate/celebrate, etc.?

8.  (Totally copying this from Carrie)  What is your favorite fall recipe?

Tag!  You're it!
Rebecca @ A Southern Boy and a City Girl

Lori @ My Thoughts

Theresa @ Our Life in Words

Crystal @ Hollyhand House

Courtney @ Tidmore Times

Kimberly @ The Phillips Family

Demetria @ Natural Homeschool Mama

Jenn @ Home is Where You Start From

Even if I didn't tag you - Come on and join in the fun!


  1. I'm so glad you played along, Elaine!! It was fun to learn more about you! ;)

    Have a great time at bookclub tonight!!

  2. This was so fun! Thanks for tagging me!!



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