Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I Am It!- I Have Been Tagged

Ski's Lady has tagged me.
Okay, so when one is tagged they are suppose to tell seven random things about themselves and then tag seven other people. I am working on a tired mommy brain, but I will do my best, which might be awful today.

1. If I could paint a room any color, yellow would always be my first choice. Yellow is so happy and warm. I want to live in a yellow house with white trim. We painted this house in July. I sooooo wanted to paint it that. We painted it green with burgandy trim, b/c the neighbor's house is yellow and white. I didn't want to be a copycat. Red would be my second choice (not for the outside of the house for a room). I love the bold color.

2. I have a fascination with the 50's. I love those poodle skirts, bobby socks, letterman jackets, and pony tails! My 13th birthday was a sock-hop (back in my dancing days). I am always up to go to a diner. They are so nostalgic. In Dollywood the little shop with all of the Coca-cola diner stuff is my favorite. I of course eat at the hamburger joint too! I would love to have one of those convertible cars that are as big as a boat--in pink of course! I collect coca-cola and diner stuff for my kitchen. It doesn't quite fit in the Victorian era house that I now live in, so I think I am going to have to make a change. In our last home, I had a kitchen that I loved to be in. We painted it red, coca-cola red. I had a black and white checkered board floor and a black and white checkered board tiled counter top. I filled it with my 50's diner and coca-cola collection. It was fabulous!It was like stepping back in time.

3. I have been trick or treating once in my life, and my parents were mad! We did not go trick or treating growing up in our house, and we do not allow our children to go now. Do you realize where the holiday comes from? Plus, there is just such wickedness associated with it anyway. Why would one want to participate? The Sikorski Family blog has a few posts about Halloween and where it originated. I have a link on my sidebar. Anyway, I did go one time. My parents were doing something on Halloween, and we had a babysitter. The babysitter took us trick or treating. My parents were very unhappy. I wonder if we ever had that babysitter again.

4. As a teenager I always wanted to be a broadcast journalist. You know, a lady telling the news on T.V. I wanted to be the next Barbara Walters. I was headed to Pensecola Christian to major in journalism. Then I accepted Jesus as my Savior during my Senior year of high school. Shortly after being saved, I realized that those were my plans and not God's plans. I began to pray about what God wanted for my life. I graduated when I was a young 17. I would have been in college for about a month and a half before I would have turned 18. I felt that the Lord wanted me to stay at home and work with my parents and grandparents in their ministry. I made several trips to Crown College in Knoxville, TN. Then on about the 3rd trip, I knew that the Lord wanted me to go there and major in secondary education. Crown had only a few hundred students then. It wasn't much to look at. There was only one college building with a few class rooms. There were just a few dorms and the modulars that are now at the camp were being put in where the church auditorium now sits. The boys had a dorm that was beside the gym called the gym annex. The mail room/book store/ activity room was a teeny tiny room. You could barely fit more than 6 people in there comfortably. I worked there with Mrs. Eller. I think it took me so long to realize I belonged there, b/c I was concerned with missing out on going to a big college. Actually, it was the best! I loved being at Crown when it was small. I would have missed out if I had gone to the big college. I have so many great memories.

5. Hayley Mills is my favorite actress. I love Summer Magic, Castaways, Pollyana, Parent Trap (the original), That Darn Cat, etc... I just saw where Wal-Mart has these online on DVD. I want them!

6. Aaron and I were married 10 months after we went on our 1st date. When Aaron and I went on that 1st date in college, I knew that I would marry him. I can't explain it. I just knew. We started dating in mid February by May we were talking about getting married. I wanted a Christmas/December wedding. I was willing to wait until the next year to have it. Aaron wasn't. He was traveling with Neighborhood Bible Time that summer. Talking to your girlfriend was not really allowed while traveling with this group. Bro. Homsher sent Aaron to a church in Poplar Bluff, MO--45 minutes from where I lived. We couldn't believe it. Aaron got special permission to see me. He asked my dad if he could marry me. I met Aaron and his mom in Cincinnatti the day he arrived home from Bible Time. We were engaged that August night. Aaron took me out to eat at a fancy, outragiously expensive restaraunt. We then went on a carriage ride around the circle in downtown Indy. Aaron asked me to marry him on a bridge over the water. It was wonderful. Then right after he asked me the horse decided to releive himself. It made us laugh hysterically. What a memory!! We were married in December. If you need a quick wedding planned, I am your girl!

7. My favorite pair of sunglasses are baby blue with white polka dots. Aaron hates these sunglasses. As a matter of fact, they went missing a while ago. I think he did something with them. I had a bright orange shirt that he hated. We were in Knoxville , TN-- VOL country. After we were married, he took that shirt and hid it in the storage closet we had outside at our apartment. I found it when we moved. I also like funny socks. I like stripes, polka dots, crazy prints, ones with toes built in, fuzzy, furry, etc... However, I don't show them to anyone very often. I wear these socks mostly in the winter with my long denim or khaki skirts. They are usually hidden. I may be secretly afraid that they will disappear.

8. I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue. I know I only had to list 7 things, but I just couldn't leave this out. It is so wierd. How many of you just tried it?

9. Just one more: I don't like for my food to touch. I can't stand for it to mix together. I don't want cheese on my nacho chips. I want it on the side. The chips will get soggy with it on top. I don't want you to add any of my toppings on anything. I have to do it myself in a certain order.

Part of my diner kitchen:


Jake and Amy Burkholder said...


I will answer the tag soon. We are getting ready to leave for the Ladies Retreat and I am trying to pack and do a few last min. things. It will be a few days and then I can play. It looks so fun. Have a great day!! I hope the chicken pox are getting better!! Oh, the things I have to look forward to.;)

Piatt said...

I will answer the tag soon--not sure when :) but i will do's Justus doing?-and everyone else......

Kristie said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous!!

Pilar Stark said...

I can touch my nose with my tongue too... I guess it is nothing to be proud of but... I can do it :). I havae only met one other person that could do it, now I know 2 :)

Jennie Bender said...

I can do it , too. It is a mark of superior intelligence, I have heard.
Not really. =)

I am glad you can wear stripe socks. I cannot! I am too tall to be cute! =) But they are adorable on the right person.

It was always my goal in life to be short and cute. It didn't work out...If someone tells me I look cute, my next thought is to go home and change.

Loving your kitchen, so cute. (there's that word, again=)

The Happy Housewife said...

Cute Kitchen! I don't like my food to touch either. But I have gotten over it more and more as a I get older. One food I can't stand touching other is jello! Yuck!

The Simmons Family Life said...

ok girl, i got you beat on the marriage thing! Tommy & I met January 15, engaged Feb 8, married June 26, all within 6 months! Like you, I knew he was who God had made for me the minute I saw him. We just celbrated our 16th wedding anniversary!! I'll go post my 7 in a little while. Hope y'all have a good weekend! LOVE YA!

Deborah said...

I was supposed to do this months ago, and haven't yet, but yours was such fun to read! We even have a few things in common...
I love Yellow, in fact our office is bright yellow.
Pollyanna was one of my favorite movies...along with many Hayley Mills movies.
I too can touch my tongue on the tip of my nose....though I don't tell alot of people! LOL
There was another...but I can't remember!

Pilar Stark said...

RAchel!!! I just read your post on the KJV blog about the church!!! What a blessing. When we went there there were about 20 and now I rejoice to hear about the increase, 70's!!! Praise the Lord!!
I know... this has nothing to do with this post, but I was excited!!

Mrs. C said...

Hi, Rachel!

Just popping over from the KJV Blogroll to say "Hello!" I enjoyed reading your bio. I hope that your little guy recovers quickly. ;)
Mrs. C

Aaron and Rachel Smith said...


Our Sunday morning attendance has an average in the 70's. I think you guys were here on a Sunday night or a Wednesday night. Our attendance for our evening services is upper 30's to low 40's. I didn't want to mislead you.

Sharon said...

I'll admit I tried it, but I can't touch my nose with the tip of my tongue. ;-)

Your kitchen is so cute!!!

Pilar Stark said...

I still think it is great :)!! A little increase is a huge blessing :)

Tori said...

Hey that was really fun to read, you're and interesting gal!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
On the who Christmas, Halloween subject, have you ever read Babylon, Mystery Religion. It's super strong on explaining all the origins of these pagan holidays and so forth and how they are tied up in Catholicism.
Anyhow, we do celebrate Christmas, but like you said, focusing on Jesus and his priceless gift!

Anyhow, I'm going to add you to my Bloglines and I'll be back!!