Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A PIECE OF MY HEART... my 100th post!


I have met so many new friends since I started blogging over nine months ago. What fun it is to stay in touch with all of you and to see how God is using the Internet to share His love and truth!

Today is my 100th post on my blog! I thought it would be fun (and interesting) to share 100 things you may or may not know about me. By the end of this post, hopefully, you will know me alittle bit better. It will be fun to see your comments on the most unusual thing that you learned today....

100 things to know about Laurie:
1. My middle name is ANN

2. I have a birthmark...a small hole on my ear

3. I was married to my sweetie when I was 17 years old

4. I had all four of my babies NATURALLY! (Yes siree....no epidural for me!!)

5. I love coconut shrimp from Red Lobster

6. My hair is NOT naturally blonde

7. My natural hair color is brunette

8. My eyes are brown

9. I used to live in Wisconsin

10. I have met David Whitehurst (former Green Bay Packer Quarterback from years ago...)

11. I cannot ice skate without falling down

12. I went roller skating every Saturday night when I was a teen

13. I often went disco dancing with my high school friends ( I just aged myself here...)

14. I used to have a poster of Peter Frampton on my wall

15. I have been to Warsaw, Poland

16. I have been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (more than once)

17. I have been married for 26 years

18. When I got married, my sweetie put my ring on the wrong hand

19. I have 2 brothers

20. My husbands family is kin to David Bowie, creator of the Bowie knife

21. Even though I lived in Green Bay, (the home of the Packers) - growing up, I was a Minnesota Vikings fan

22. I fear being in deep water

23. I scream and hyperventilate when I see a mouse

24. I have Asthma

25. I do not like to ride roller coasters

26. I love custard ice cream (Sheridans in Memphis)

27. I do not like iced tea

28. I do not drink coffee

29. My favorite candy bar is snickers

30. I have been to the Vatican in Rome

31. I walked across the London Bridge in London

32. I have been to Los Angeles (not once but twice)

33. My favorite cereal to eat is Cocoa Krispies

34. I like peanut m&m's...not plain ones!

35. I collect angels

36. I can beat all 3 of my boys in a game of basketball PIG (don't even try to deny it boys!!!)

37. I killed every green plant I have ever had

38. I cannot smell anything (strange...lost my sense of smell a few years ago)

39. I have over 40 picture frames on display in my home

40. I've been on 3 missions trips

41. I have never broken a bone

42. I can drive a snowmobile

43. I LOVE David Phelps Music

44. I DO NOT like country music (except that ooh ooh ooh song by sugarland!)

45. In school, I was a cheerleader

46. I played on the school basketball team in jr high

47. I have always thought wrestling was fake

48. I hate spicy food

49. I cannot sew (except maybe a button on a shirt)

50. I used to be a pre-school teacher

51. I own my own business

52. I need a new car (I'm not kidding!)

53. I saw Celtic Woman in concert

54. Carrie Underwood is my friend on FACEBOOK (so what!)

55. I can put my own worm on a fish hook

56. I do not know how to change a tire

57. Springtime is my favorite season

58. I do not miss shoveling snow since moving to the south

59. I enjoy watching figure skating

60. I am married to my best friend

61. I cannot play an instrument (and I'm married to a pastor and I can't play the piano!!!)

62. I love a bargain

63. I love to shop at Kohls

64. In Memphis my favorite restaurant is Coletta's

65. My favorite dessert is coconut creme pie

66. I used to work as an Executive Secretary

67. I do not own a watch (might be why I am always running late!)

68. I have 3 dogs

69. I am allergic to cats

70. I sneeze very very loudly

71. I cannot stand the sound of finger nails going down a chalkboard

72. I am detail crazy (my family calls it OCD!)

73. I do not like liver and onions

74. I eat my steak RARE (still mooing!)

75. I do not wear flip flops (or anything that has that thing that goes between your toes!!)

76. My maiden name is Nelson

77. I used to work in a pickle factory

78. One summer I worked at the carnival

79. I will NOT drink a diet drink

80. I have twin god-sons

81. I stink at playing guitar hero

82. I enjoy doing laundry (folding is my fav!)

83. I used to sing in the choir

84. I am reading THE SHACK right now

85. I think Oprah is a ding dong

86. My favorite tv show to watch is CSI

87. I send out at least 3 cards of encouragement a week

88. I have had only one birthday party in my life

89. I am 44 years old

90. I have canoed down the rapid river

91. My idea of camping is motel 6 (they leave the light on for me!)

92. My favorite memory of tent camping is Lynn Marion watering our tent (or something like that)

93. I love Southern Gospel Music

94. I love a hot bath (close to scalding!!!)

95. My birthday is in November

96. I have been diamond digging

97. I would like to go to Ireland

98. I have been to Petite Jean Mountain

99. I am working on writing a book

100. I am touched deeply that you hung with me for this entire list!

It is a joy and honor for me to write this blog. I thank all of you who encourage me and support me every week! I am truly blessed to call each of you "friend". Now leave me a comment and tell me the one thing you absolutely did NOT know about me!


Pastor Rusty said...

The one thing that I didn't know is that you are as afraid of mice (maybe more so) than I am. I understand the fear. Also, I didn't know about PC putting your wedding ring on the wrong finger! Priceless info! Thank you for all you do with your blog. You are ministering to so many people, and you are so faithful with it. Blessings! rlb

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading the 100 things
about you. I also admire you for
your dedication to the blog. I am
new to this blogging experience.

I sent in a prayer request yesterday and received a response
almot immediately. Thank you.


Laurie Ann said...

I love your 100 things, Laurie. We have lots in common! Congrats on your 100th blog post!

Sharon said...

I read all 100. I'm proud of myself. I usually don't have that great of attention span. ;)

We share the same middle name, and don't play the piano (and our husbands are pastors) GASP!

Congrats on 100 posts! Thanks for your online ministries!

Cheri said...

The more rare the steak...the more flavor!

How exciting to have been to other countries so many times!

I love the idea of sending out encouragment cards every week. I may have to start doing that!!

Thanks for sharing some of your life with us!

Treasure Seeker said...

what a neat idea!
i loved it~ as always, i love your blogs!


Colored Heart said...

The way you wrote down your 100 random facts about you was just neat and entertaining. I can't wait till I get to write my 100th post! May I do this? Oh, will I get there?! Thanks for sharing. I do not remember so much now, but it's nice to know I can just flip few pages of your blog to dig this info sheet. I'm still beaming!!!:D

d lumpkin said...

I didn't know that coconut cream pie was your favorite. I can make a good one and will make you one soon. I love and appreciate all you do. You are a blessing.
d lumpkin