In this entry, I offered to answer any questions (within reason) that were put to me. So…
Jake asked me TWO questions. 🙂
1) What is the best piece of advice you have ever recieved?
This is a hard one because I’ve received lots of really good advice. The top five pieces have been:
-pick your battles
-love yourself for who you are and not what people want you to be
-when dealing with difficult people, remember that they are God’s children too
-diplomacy is saying “nice doggy” until you find a rock
-live your life in a way that will leave you with no regrets at the end
2) Where is the one place you have always wanted to go but you have never been?
Probably the continent of Europe. I’ve been to Ireland (both the Republic and the North) and I spent 24 hours in London; but I’ve never been to France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Croatia, Albania, Bosnia, Italy, Portugal, or Greece. Next on my list are the Holy Land and Scotland, Wales, and England outside of London.
Krissy was next.
When did you know Jon was the one for you?
There were two points when I kind of realized that this was gonna last. The first one was January 2000 when we were on the phone one night discussing our ideal weddings and I realized that it was “when we get married” instead of “when I get married” coming out of our mouths. The second one was when I was visiting Jon at the seminary in March 2000 and one of the students told me that they would put money on us being married within at least five years. We were married almost exactly two years later.
Crystal had two questions too…
1.) If you could live *anywhere*, where would it be?
At this point, the Pacific Northwest near the coast (or at least a substantial body of water). I’d love Washington or British Columbia (probably pushing more for beautiful BC because it’s *CANADA* and the people there are so wonderful) but if I couldn’t be in the Pacific Northwest, I’d probably go for the coastal areas of Maine or Massachusetts. Ireland is kind of a dream but probably not going to happen.
2.) How’s the marriage going?
The marriage is going well. We’ve learned each other’s breaking points and pet peeves and we try to avoid pressing those buttons. The adoption of the kitties was a plus because they give us something to love together. We’ve made it a year and three months at this point and we’re thinking this should last for a while longer. 🙂
If you have more questions, leave them in the comments of this entry.