My name is Alisha.
I was the third child in my family.
I was the last child born into my immediate family.
I was the only girl in my family.
I love my brothers very much.
One brother lives in California and the other in Michigan.
I was born in Michigan.
I spent most of my childhood in Lansing, Michigan, and loved it.
I live in Valparaiso, Indiana now and love it.
I am trying to get my parents to move to Valpo.
I really enjoyed second grade and fifth grade the most.
I always liked school.
College set me up nicely to be a teacher, but I have yet to get a teaching job.
I am not looking for a teaching job right now.
I was a substitute teacher for about a year and I did not enjoy it.
I was a children's pastor and I found that to be VERY rewarding.
I have always loved children…even when I was one.
Fourth and fifth graders are usually my favorite.
I am a mommy now.
I have a hard time spending an entire day in my house, even when little sweeties are over.
I got married the year after I graduated from college.
As much as I love my children, my husband is the biggest blessing in my life.
I tell him that.
My husband makes me laugh harder than anyone else I know.
My husband made me chocolate covered strawberries for Valentines Day one year.
I love chocolate covered strawberries.
The well being of my family is more important than any career I will ever have.
I know how to hem jeans so that they look like they weren't hemmed.
I am not very good at sewing, but I do enjoy projects that allow me to be creative.
I am typing on a computer that is hooked up to two screens.
My husband knows a lot about computers.
My husband works at a church.
I am a Christian.
I have been a Christian since I was very young.
I LOVE spending my time pouring into the ministries at our church.
The two cars we have are paid off.
Our student loans will never be paid off.
Our house has a basement.
It's pretty much always a mess.
I am learning a lot about God's grace lately and I LOVE it!
Eating out with people I love is one of my favorite things to do.
I bought McDonalds with my first dollar.
My brother bought a funnel with his first dollar.
I think that says a lot about us.
If eating out was healthy, and we could afford it, I would do it every day.
I love El Salto.
I was sad when Chi Chi's went out of business in Lansing.
I am not a huge shopping fanatic.
I get a big kick out of getting awesome deals on things that other people paid lots for.
I don't drink anything alcoholic, and never will.
My reason for not drinking is the fear that I could turn into a drunk someday.
I think I would make a terrible drunk.
I also could not afford to the support the habit.
I also don't smoke.
I considered smoking once when I was 6 years old and it was offered to me.
Someone stuck up for me and I never had to make the choice.
I am grateful for God's hand of protection in my life.
I am 5'7".
I like the words to hymns.
I have bought CD's with hymns on them.
I eat more chocolate than I should.
I also love coffee when it is all sweetened up, and as white as I am.
My friend introduced me to Starbuck's white chocolate mocha and I am glad she did.
I think young people who help older people are fabulous.
I think young people who are patient with older people deserve to be praised.
I love being 30.
I was not all that wild about my 20's. (understatement)
I lacked a lot of self-awareness as a child.
I liked it that way, but I think I frustrated many people.
I had a lot of friends in spite of the fact that I was frustrating.
I give God credit for that.
I prayed to be cool as I walked to school as a child.
I also prayed whenever the teacher would ask us to partner up with someone in the room.
Now I pray for my kids, but never that they will be cool.
I pray that God will help me raise my kids the way He wants me to.
I believe that God can, and will, answer that prayer.
I read a lot of parenting books.
I ask other moms for advice a lot.
I hate changing stinky diapers.
I admire girls who care enough to pick out several shoes and actually wear them all.
I will never be that girl.
I think TV is a waste of time.
I watch it anyway.
I think video games can decrease motivation in children when they are older.
I bought my husband an XBOX 360 anyway.
I believe we will be held accountable for what we do here on earth.
I look forward to heaven.
I don't believe heaven will have much comparison to our experience here on earth, and I am good with that.
I think that for unbelievers, this is as good as it gets.
I think that for believers, this is as bad as it gets.
I love God's grace.