Well, I'm SO happy that today my guest is my person. My best friend. Laurie! I wanted her to be my first Friday guest but it took me this long to get her to fill out my interview! ha!
Laurie and I have been friends for 25 years. That's hard to believe. We met in college at OBU and then after college we lived together for 7 years until we finally got married. Now we live a few miles apart and our husbands are best friends and our kids are close as well. In fact, Laurie is how I met Scott. She set us up on a blind date. They are cousins. So we are cousins by marriage. She is basically like a sister to me and I'm so thankful for her. I could go on and on and post about 3000 pictures but I just put a few of us through the years. No one makes me laugh harder than she does. She is a genuine, kind, rock solid Christian.
1. What is your favorite Food?
I love food! My favorite food for the past twenty five years has been chips and salsa! My favorite is Chili's chips and salsa, Cantina Laredo's and Abuelo's. I've been known to stab the hand of folks eating with me with a chip if they get their hand in the way of my salsa! I usually ask the waiter for my own cup or bowl.
2. What is your very favorite piece of clothing right now? (FASHION)
I love a plaid shirt! That's what I wear most days-plaid shirt, jeans, a vest and booties. That sounds Western ,but i don't think I have a Western look. Ha!.
3. Tell us about your Family?
I have been married to Steve for 12 years. We have Emily, 11 and Sarah Kate, 8. I met Steve in a singles Sunday school class, I had become very discouraged with singles classes, but promised the Lord I would go every Sunday in July, How do you think was there the first Sunday I went? Yep, Steve! I was 31 when we met. Steve is wise, funny and always does the right thing even when no one is watching.
Emily is quite, yet very friendly. She is very easy going and kind. She enjoys ballet and singing. Sarah Kate is funny and dramatic. She is also a deep thinker. Sarah Kate recently did a drama class and loved it. She also does dance. We love being together as a family.
4. What is the most important quality in your Friends? OR tell us something that a Friend has done for you that you can't forget.
I think the most important quality of a friend is someone who really loves me and wants the best for me. I love words of encouragement and I love it when I get a note or a text from a friend. I am pretty quite and so I am drawn to people that are talkers. All of my closest friends are very FUNNY. I am also drawn to people that are sweet.
My best friends are friends who follow Jesus!
5. What's something you have learned recently in your Faith journey? And/or share your favorite scripture right now and why or your favorite Bible Study or book you have read recently.
I'm thankful God continues to teach me! People will let me down. They only one who will never let us down is Jesus! Keep your eyes on JESUS! My favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Walk with Jesus daily. We never know what someone else is going through.
6. What is your biggest Fear?
I have several fears. I have had a bird phobia ever since I was a little girl. Birds terrify me. I can't even explain it! I also fear something happening to Steve or my girls. When one of them gets sick I always google and find the worst case scenario.
7. What are some of your Favorite things right now?
One of my favorite things is the Pioneer Women's dishes and plastic storage containers. I also love Creed Spring Flower perfume right now. I love agave scented candles! I love fruit smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe. My favorite flavor is Sunrise Sunset.
8. What has been your biggest Failure?
I have many failures! One of my biggest is losing my temper with my family. I often speak to strangers nicer than I speak to them. Another failure is not giving people enough grace. I have to remember the grace Jesus has shown to me.
9. What do you do for Fun?
I love to shop. I love to go on weekend getaways with my friends and family. I love looking at a new magazine that come in the mail. I love watching any kind of medical show. I love planning women's events at our church. I love doing Bible studies and finding Bible studies that will enrich the ladies in our church. I love going drives with Steve and the girls. We love to look at houses and neighborhoods.
10. Tell me about what animals you have? (Furry things)
I have two cats, Frisco and Kristen. They are both crazy! I LOVE Kristen so much! I got her about a week before Steve and I started dating. Kristen only likes ME! She HATES Emily and SK. She is all over me and purrs the minute I walk in the room, but she hisses and pops the girls. Frisco is three. He is a good cat, but he does not like to be touched so we just view him from afar. So that's Fris and Kris!
11. What is your favorite FILM? (movie)
I love movies! I have so many that I have watched over and over. I love Blindside! I love any war movie like Saving Private Ryan, Captain Phillps, Lone Survivor, Band of Brothers. I am not into sports, but i love any sports movie! I love Bernie, War Room, Sully.
12. What is one Fact we might not know about you?
I am an only child.
I don't like staying away from home for more than about 4 nights. I will not eat a cold sandwhich.