Tuesday, March 15, 2011


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.


MommaHughes said...


The website where I got the idea to write 100 things about myself. :) Also the site I found this seriously great tutorial on how to hem your jeans. Worth checking out!

Joslyn said...

You're cute...and I'm so glad you have your own blog now! I'm SO following you...sometimes you say things that I think...and instead of scaring me, it comforts me.

Back to strawberries...