Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Scavenger Hunt!!

This is a fun get to know each other scavenger hunt that Lisa at The Preacher's Wife is sponsoring to help ministry wives get to know each other. I really think she's just trying to get all us preacher's wives in trouble confessin' stuff on the internet. But oh yea, I already do that all the time. :)

The Treasures

1. First Name.

Emily. I also go by MAMA!!!!!!, Em, and Bro. Josh's wife :)

2. State and Country of Residence.

We live in the great Montrose, MS. I can give that info. on the internet b/c you couldn't find it on Google Maps to save your life. :)

3. Husband’s Ministry Title.

My husband is the senior pastor (and actually the only staff member) of our church.

4. Length of time in Current Ministry Location. {IMPORTANT: There are several of you who may not be in a current ‘official’ pastorate/ministry, etc. That makes you no less a minister’s wife! You play along, girlfriends, and let us pray for you!}

We have currently been here 3 years this month. Wow! Where does time go??

5. Children? If yes, give gender and ages.

I have two girls ages 7 and 2 and one boy stuck smack dab in the middle. He is 4.

6. Number of unique homes in which you’ve lived during your marriage.

We have lived in 5 homes during our 8 years of marriage and the sad thing is that 3 of those moves were before we were even in ministry!! Guess God was preparing us. :) Our most interesting house experience happened a few months before we were called to our current church. If you want you can read about that little adventure here.

7. Cook Sunday lunch or eat out?

ONE day I plan to have a feast prepared on Sundays to invite a house full of people over. Right now, if I have my act together I sometimes will have a roast in the crockpot. But most Sundays, we head to Wendy's and pray that at least one child falls asleep on the way home. :)

8. Typically on time for Sunday School or not?

I am usually always on time for Sunday School, but we also have opening assembly and I won't lie, there have been days they have to ring the church bell extra loud for the residents of the parsonage.

9. Favorite TV Show.

We don't have cable and we lost our one channel after the digital conversion thingy. :( But, LOST was my must see. I used to stay so confused watching it, can you imagine how lost I am now??

10. Something you watch/like/do that you would never tell the church people. (Except now you just did…lol)

Well this is a small town and we live in the parking lot of the church so we don't have too many secrets. :) I guess the music I listen to is probably what would surprise most people. My ringtone for Josh is "Can't Get Enough of Your Love". We were in Wal-Mart one night and I ran into our church organist. My phone started ringing and she asked, "Is that Barry White?" :) I also enjoy line dancing while I clean the kitchen. But that is now common knowledge. :)

11. Most annoying church-related pet peeve.

I may get in trouble for this, but my biggest pet peeve is the looks people give. We don't have a nursery and I have my 3 kids and usually a few extras sitting with me. Apparently we attract some attention sometimes. I try to keep the peace, I really do. In fact my 2 year old now shushes me when I threaten to drag my 4 year old to the bathroom. :)

12. One thing you need to throw away but can’t bring yourself to do it.

This purse....

13. The one food you can not live without.

Cheesesticks from Sonic and Diet Coke. I'm such a health nut. And yes, Diet Coke is a food group for me.

14. Parsonage or have your own home?

Parsonage. I just read someone else's answers and they shared that they killed 22 mice in 1 week when they moved into their parsonage. Y'all, I don't know what it is. You always hear about church mice, but never parsonage mice. But they are there. In fact, we've decided to claim our mice as dependents on our tax return. You can check out our mousecapades here, here, and oh dear, here.

15. Freak when the doorbell rings or always ready for a visitor?

I so wish that I greeted people with homemade cookies and lemonade, but honestly it is like the running of the bulls trying to throw toys in the playroom and make a path for people to get in!! You will also usually hear us screaming "Somebody grab Daisy!! (Our dog)"


Kelly said...

LOL I'm the one who lived briefly with the 22 mice! Love your pet peeve. It's so funny. We started out in a really small church and they sometimes had nursery and sometimes they didn't, so I feel your pain!

Crystal said...

I'm also laughing at your mice story! While we only had one (that I knew of), I can relate! We did get an outside cat... maybe that helped?? :)

jenmom said...

I'm a Mississippi girl too! I grew up in Union, MS in Newton County, but my husband and I lived the majority of our married life in Meridian before the Lord moved us to TN and then back to Greenville, MS.
I have family all over the East Central part of the state.
Happy to meet another MS girl!

Lori said...

I loved reading this!! Through your blog, I already knew the answers to some of them. How cool is that??

So sorry about my novel length comment on your last post. I just really loved it:)

Mariah said...

LOST!!!! YAY! I feel so bad for you! You seriously need to go online and catch up. It's the final season in January! I'm so sad.

Dana Schmoyer said...

Lost is such a great show! And I am also a fan of Sonic, our closest one is about 2 hours away, but at least we have one in state.

rachel said...

I love that you line dance in your kitchen! I do a (very poor) interpretation of the Nutcracker ballet because it cracks my toddler up. :)

Cheryl said...

We live in the parsonage and I'm sooooo thankful we've never had a mice problem. It seems to be a recurring theme.

So nice to 'meet' you!

Jennifer said...

0ur dog freaks when we have guests too... We're also at a church where my husband is the only staff member.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I'm with Mariah on the LOST situation. Catch up online and then we'll have a LOST party..:)))

You are adorable Emily!! ;)

TCKK said...

I used to watch Lost too, but then I finally got to lost watching it. lol Nice to meet you. -Cathy

Amy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I also shared in your pet peeve at our last church. We had childcare for Sunday mornings but that was it. So on Sunday evenings I would wrestle with my boys in the back. Even on special church activities...I didn't want to miss just because there wasn't childcare. I got the looks. It annoyed me, but I felt that I was doing what the Bible says...we must lead by example and go to church. Our kids will eventually learn to sit still and quiet. :)

Mary Beth said...

I love SONIC's Diet Vanilla Cokes.. which with the vanilla added is not truly diet... but so yummy. AND just read on WEB-MD that sonic has the 'healthiest' french fries of all fast food places. SO enjoy your sonic girl.

About the mice in the parsonage... I made my dad come and fix all the holes when I heard the mice rumors from the previous pastors... and I never had one... THANK THE LORD and my dad.

Nice to meet you.

Fiona said...

We've had mice too!! but we managed to get rid of them, thankfully.

Rachael. said...

Nice to meet you!!! Gosh too many of us have the whole mice thing going on!

Oh and my ringtone right now is Jon Bon Jovi livin on a prayer!

Melody said...

Hi,I just found your blog from a preacher's wife and you crack me up with your answers on this list. I can't wait to read about the mice! You have a cute blog and I like your spirit so I'll be back if that's okay!