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Hi, I’m Christy!

If you already read my about page, awesome! You know faith, family, and health are super important to me, but you probably know nothing about me.

Whenever I read a book, I am always interested in the author themselves and how they came up with their stories. Of course, that is why they make movies like Tolkien and Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story.

I know I do not even begin to touch those authors and my genre is entirely different, I still thought this might be fun for me to write, so why not?

1. I hate peanut butter

This has always been true of me. Most people think I am crazy, especially since I am not allergic, but I hate it. I also don’t like roasted peanuts, but I like boiled peanuts. Can you tell I am from the south?

Please don’t give me Reece’s or a PB&J. I will either politely decline or let it sit on my plate untouched until my husband or eventually, child, eats it. I don’t want to waste your food nor offend anyone, so it’s best just not to offer it.

2. Have lived in 3 countries including the United States

After finishing high school, I took a gap year and lived in Costa Rica. While there, I studied Spanish and Bible while doing ministry in the communities around me. This experience shaped a lot of my future experiences. It changed my thought processes on so many things. It’s really a blog post for another time. I am so thankful for that opportunity and the people I met while I was there.

A beach in Panama we visited while renewing our visas

I studied abroad in college to Spain and lived there for 5 months. these two places might not seem like I “lived” there, but I did! I made my life there. My host parents German (pronounced hair-mon) and BegoƱa (bay-gone-ya) loved me like their own grandchild, and I could not be more thankful for them. I worked, ate, slept, and studied in Spain for 5 months. I made friends, I went out, I learned how to get around. I lived there. They were some of the best and hardest months of my life.

3. Used to sell Mary Kay (kind of feel like an MLM magnet sometimes)

After my freshman year of college, I went to a Mary Kay party and signed up. I actually started climbing the ranks for a while, and then I quit after college. I like the makeup, but I wanted to move up in the company I was working for, at the time, more than I wanted to put in the effort for selling makeup. Some people love it, and I would not knock it. It’s just not what I want to do now, especially as I have decided to start looking into what goes into my products more.

My husband and I at a Mary Kay retreat

I have joined another company since then that I love, but it is a wellness company. It’s one I have done more research on, and I truly believe their products are helping my family, though their business model is very different than Mary Kay.

4. Don’t remember not being a Christian (praise Jesus!)

This makes some people question my faith, and I totally understand that. It’s hard to believe someone doesn’t have a conversion experience, but John the Baptist leapt at Spirit of Jesus when they were both in their mothers’ wombs. There are a lot of views on this, but if you want to have a conversation about what I believe, I am open to it, I just don’t remember when I actually started believing it. There has never been a time that I can remember when I didn’t believe that Jesus saved me from my sins.

5. Used to want 6 kids

When I was a child and maybe when I was a little older, I wanted 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls. I don’t really know why I thought that was ideal, but for some reason, that was my perfect situation in my mind. I’m not sure how many kids I want now that I’ve had

6. Secretly want to live in a tiny house

This has not been so secret recently, and my husband thinks I’m crazy: but I love the idea of minimalism. There are some things I wouldn’t want to give up that would make it impractical (my kitchen aid, for example) for us to live in such small quarters. One day, maybe we can have a big piece of land and a village of tiny houses for our children and their families to come visit.

7. Dreamed about my husband before I met him

This is a blog post of its own, but I did have a dream I was marrying my now husband 8 months before I ever saw him in person. It’s weird, and I haven’t had any prophetic dreams since then, but I did marry the man of my dreams, literally.

Our very first date together when we were just 18

8. Grew up in a house with 1 1/2 bathrooms and 6 people

First, if you are unsure what a half bathroom is, it is a bathroom without a shower/bathtub. That may not seem like a big deal to some people, and it may seem like a huge deal to others. The fact that our hot water heater always seemed to run out of hot water after my older sister’s showers bothered me the most. If you wanted a hot shower, you had to go before her, especially on Sunday morning when everyone seemed to need a shower before church.

We all survived though, and we have somehow managed to get hot/warm showers even now when we all visit home with my extra brother and sister as well as niece, nephews, brother in law, and husband.

9. Did not want to become a SAHM

Becoming a stay at home mom sounded okay when I was a little girl, but once I started thinking about going into a career, staying home to take care of children was not at the top of my priority list. Also, for a while I thought I would be single when I graduated college, and that I would go live alone and be a career woman.

While those things are not bad, it’s not how life worked out for me. I kind of fell into being a stay at home mom. The desire to work still gnaws at me, but I love my daughter and staying home with her everyday. It has it’s challenges, but I wouldn’t change anything.

10. My favorite color is purple

Self explanatory. No special story. I just love purple.

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