Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Upon becoming friends, one thing you'd learn about me real quick is that I am NOT big on adventure. You would never find me bunjee jumping, riding a motorcycle, or even cooking a super exotic meal. I just don't really like the idea of trying something and then having it totally flop. Or dying. Either way, I am not big on trying new, adventurous things. I like when life is planned out, predictable, and guaranteed. (Too bad life is generally none of those things! I'm working on not being such a control freak, I promise.)

But - in just over a month, I will be stepping outside of my predictable comfort zone.

My "adventure" will take me all the way to Indianapolis :) In October I will be part of a gathering for ladies who share a love for the Lord and who want to use the influence He has given us to make Him known. This gathering is called the Influence Conference, and I'm so excited to be a part of it. (But I'm not going to lie, I'm a little nervous about traveling there all by myself!) :)

As a way for the Influence Conference attendees to get to know each other, some of us are sharing a few things about ourselves. So here's a few things I'd like you to know about me:

3 Things to Get to Know Me
- I am proud to be a twin. (Oh, and I was born 9 minutes before my twin brother, which I love to remind him of.)
- I love having people over to our home. Sharing a cup of coffee or a meal, while also sharing life together, is my idea of a wonderful time.
- My son is the pride and joy of my life! And at 9 months old, he's reached half of my height, down to the inch. Not a hard milestone to reach seeing that I'm 4'8", but I'm still proud of him.

2 Things I'm Looking Forward to About the Conference
- Meeting some of my blog-world friends in "real" life! I hope I'm not as awkward as I expect to be.
- I really believe that the Lord is going to give me vision for how He wants to use me, and how I can better serve Him and the people that He's given me influence with! I'm expecting to be challenged and to hear from the Lord, so I can't wait!

1 Thing I Can't Leave Home Without
Enough money to buy a coffee. Most of the time my motivation to leave the house involves a decaf caramel latte. And my need for interaction with adults. And coffee.

Thanks for reading this little "get to know me" post. I'm excited to get to know some of the other Influence gals better, and can't wait to pursue the Lord together in October!

Oh, and here's a goofy picture of my twin brother and I. I believe this was our first day of kindergarden. Don't mind my crazy poofy hair, or Taylor's adorable tucked in shirt and belt. Ah, the early 90's.

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  1. i had no idea you were a twin! and it is an older sister's solemn responsibility to remind her younger brother of their age difference. mine is almost three years younger than me.

    also, i'm pretty sure you could never be as awkward as i can make a situation, so you should rest easy. :]

  2. That is the most adorable photo. I loved this post- you are a beautiful person, inside and out. I'm excited for what God has planned for you and your blog :)

  3. I am amazed at how many of us are saying that going to this conference is out of our comfort zone. It is going to be a wonderful growing experience in so many ways. Looking forward to meeting you there.=)

  4. Girly! Love you - and can't wait to meet you in person!!! only a few more weeks.

    We will have to get a coffee together! I will be needing me some decaf that weekend - might have to cheat and have a half caf - but shh - don't tell my doctor!!

    blessings Girl!

  5. i'm a twin too!! im a minute or less older (c-section)... but i love being a twin -- we are fraternal sisters. i'm taller and straight hair. she has cuuuurrrrly hair.
    can't wait to meet you!!

  6. Oh have an enjoyable time!!! I'm hoping to be able to go next year.

  7. I cant wait for instagrams, recaps and to hear all about it!

  8. We will be getting lots of coffee together, roomie!

    I am hoping the same thing about not being awkward. but we can just be awkward together!

    We are going to have a blast!

  9. How did I miss that you're a twin? Such a sweet picture of you and your brother :)
    Girl, I understand ya - I never ever leave the house without money to buy coffee. So we may need to take a little trip down to that Starbucks during the conference haha :)

    Can't wait to meet you!

  10. I'll skip the bungee-jumping for the adventure of a blog conference any day! :) You have an adorable family! Look forward to meeting you!

  11. That picture of you and your brother is the sweetest! I can't wait to meet you at Influence!! Please don't let me drink too much coffee, okay? Me + caffeine = not pretty. :/

  12. What an adorable photo! And I'm SO with you on coffee money. Thank goodness there will be an endless supply at Influence!

  13. I had no idea you were going! I'm so glad to meet your tiny self :) You always seem so sweet in your vlogs. Can't wait!!

  14. AHHH! Every blog I love is lighting up with the Influence linkup...I'm not even sure what it is, exactly, but I know I want to be there now! Maybe next year :)

  15. I'm right there with you with the non-adventure. :) I like to play things safe. Attending this conference is definitely out of my conference zone, but I feel it's something God wants me to do. Looking forward to it and hopefully we can meet in person!

  16. I can't wait to meet you at Influence! Good luck on this adventure. Where are you from?

  17. ditto on the coffee!!! cant wait to meet you IRL!

  18. Hello! Your blog is so lovely and I am looking forward to meeting you in person next month! I have always considered myself to be "pint-sized" at 5'2" but you have me beat! :) You fam is beautiful! ~Bri~

  19. I'm glad I won't be the only coffee addict in our room!


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