Melissa Ann

I…

 

…adored Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child.

…sang in Carnegie Hall.

…turned cartwheels 5 months pregnant with twins.

…learned to sew on (and still adore) my handed down 1952 Singer.

…have robins egg blue green cabinets.

…been treated for lice approximately 7 times… as an adult. (working with kids has hazards…)

…once rock climbed competitively.

…loved being pregnant.

 

…would rather be in a swimming pool than just about anywhere else.

…rarely leave a recipe alone.

…can’t whistle.

…had my tonsils removed at 17.

…invented a nose flicking game with my husband.

…have a deep affection for all dishes cooked with pumpkin.

…think avocados are my favorite fruit.

…hate my recorded voice.

…have an unnatural fear of escalators and vacuum cleaners.

…got married barefoot on a rock.

…drive like a granny.

…have a problem with humility (namely, I lack it…)

…haven’t washed my hair with shampoo in over 4 years.

…have a degree in Outdoor Leadership.

…have friends who call me “a font of useless information.”

…grow heirloom veggies (particularly strange colored varieties: purple beans, yellow watermelons, black tomatoes…)

…can’t roll my tongue or my r’s

…don’t own a knife that I haven’t cut myself with (accidentally, folks, I promise!).

…perform English Country Dance in accurate 18th Century Costume.

…love to laugh.

…wear Chacos or Birkenstocks year round, but I love high heels even though comfort wins out.

…have a house was once deemed “a grown up play place.”

…love the color green.

…am being perfected.

…love wearing dresses.

…don’t know how to style my hair (but wish I did) although I can braid it at least 5 different ways.

…am prone to ridiculous meltdowns about petty things.

…am learning to be thankful in all things and all circumstances.

…am a klutz.

…took ice skating lessons when I was 23 and was pretty decent for being a klutz!

…think my daughters are amazingly beautiful.

… am super stubborn or very persistent depending on how you look at it.

… have a curly haired son who can wrap me around his fingers with a sly smile.

…struggle daily to live in authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.