**Warning: Lots of words with no pictures!**
Question #5 from Kelli at Random Thoughts of a Supermom - What did you teach? What made you want to become a teacher? And do you plan on going back to teaching once your kids are a little older?
I taught for 6 years prior to staying home with my little ones. My first year was in a small Christian school in eastern Washington teaching 4th graders. Then I moved back "home" and taught 5th grade at a larger Christian school in Portland for the next 4 years...an amazing experience. My last year of teaching was in a public school just down the road from where I currently live. I taught 3rd grade for less than a year because I ended up getting pregnant that same year (oops! bad timing!), so I taught until Spring Break.
I've always wanted to be a teacher, so it's been ingrained into me. My mom is also a teacher, so I grew up with it all around me. I'm quite content being a stay at home momma and at this time I'm not sure if I'll go back to teaching when the kids get older or if I will instead pursue other areas of my passions and gifts. I do miss it, however...especially when I see everyone buying school supplies at the beginning of the year. But that really only lasts a day or so and then I remember how much work it was!
Question # 7 comes from Xazmin at This is the Year - Who did you vote for for president?
Yes, Xazmin...I am squirming a bit. Just to preface: I am as far from being "political" as you can get. Not that I'm not patriotic, I'm just a little more naive than I probably should be. I voted for McCain. We'll leave it at that.
Question # 8 comes from Katie at A List Maker's Life - What kind of music do you listen to?
Most often you can find me listening to "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round", but if I had my choice, I would say I listen to country, but usually just CDs. My current faves are Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts. I also enjoy listening to Christian radio or worship music CDs. It all depends on the day!
Question #10 comes from Dawn at 7 All Together - What's your favorite food?
Hmmm.... I'm going to go with the generic answer: pizza or Mexican food. My guilty pleasures.
Question #13 comes from Kim at Caldwell Cuties - What was your first job and did you like it?
I started working my Junior year in higschool at Newberg Hardware. I stayed there all through college. It was the best job I could have ever asked for! The owners were personal friends of mine and so they were very flexible with my hours, understanding my basketball schedule in high school and my class schedule in college. I did it all it seemed...bookkeeping, accounts receivable, cashier, etc. I think I said this before, but I'm such a creature of habit!
Question #16 from Heidi at Sacred & Profane - Tell me about something that might be considered the craziest thing you've ever done.
OK, you are talking to the most un-daring person ever! I am so "inside the box" that I rarely step out (major rule-follower here), so really to say the craziest thing I've ever done would be completely laughable because it would really not be that crazy at all. Let me think on it a little more and maybe some of my college girlfriends could help me out with this one...or maybe not?
**There are a couple of unanswered questions, but I'm going to save those for a special post. One on organization from Kelli at Outside my Kitchen Window and one from Rhonda at Down Memory Lane wanting to spill my guts about my 50 pound weight loss. Both of these are long-winded answers, so let me pull my thoughts together and I'll try to post something soon!!
Thanks again, ladies, for all of the fun questions! Hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about me.