Friday, March 7, 2008

A Little About Angie

Ok, I guess it's time for me to introduce myself a little better, and give you a wee glimpse into my crazy hectic life. Life really isn't that crazy and hectic, but it sure does feel that way sometimes!

I am a 37 year old Christian stay at home wife and mom. I met my hubby on eHarmony, and the rest is history. God really orchestrated our meeting, because my husband is everything I have always prayed for, and MORE! He has become a wonderful father to my 14 year old son, stepping into the role like it was especially created for him...and it was! My husband is a Godly man, and a wonderful husband and father. He never raises his voice unless he's really excited about something. He has lovingly taught our son and me to fish, and has sat back in the shadows while I have outfished him for the past three years! He is an elder in our church, and is involved in a Men's Prayer Ministry, he teaches Sunday School, and helps out in the Junior High youth group. He's an awesome son to his wonderful parents, and he's a great brother and uncle too.

Speaking of my son, he is a heart and stroke patient, having been born with only 1/2 of his heart. Before he was 3 years old, he had had two major surgeries on his heart, and then proceeded to have FIVE strokes! He is such a blessing and a miracle, but my heart aches that he has to deal with all of this. We have always homeschooled him, but next year he will be going to public school for the first time in his life! We're a little scared (well, I am anyways), but we really think this is going to be a great time for him. He is currently involved in jujitsu, and doing very well, in spite of his disabilities. He loves to help out at church, helping us teach Sunday School, hanging out in the Junior High youth group, and helping babysit the little one I watch.

Oh, you want to hear more about ME? Drats! Ok, I am the second oldest of 7 children (the youngest was adopted), born to an Oklahoma Air Force man, and an Ohio teacher. I have lived Okinawa. I love to travel and see different areas of the country. One of my favorite places to visit is Branson, Missouri. Some day I would love to visit the East Coast and all the amazing historical places. I love US History, and this would be a fun trip! I am even hoping to travel with my family to Ireland, where one of our pastors from our church is going with his wife to be a missionary and plant a church!

I do many many things, including sewing, making jewelry, making greeting cards, scrapbooking (paper and digital), cross stitch (but not in quite awhile), baking, blogging, and making banners, business cards and more for fellow Etsians. I enjoy reading historical Christian fiction, and Christian mysteries (particularly from Dee Henderson). I love to go fishing with my family, and even enjoy our week-long extended family camping trip at a northern California lake.

I love children, and currently babysit a 2 year old who has been with us since he was 5 months old. My husband and I are wanting more children, and feel that the Lord is leading us to adopt. We are licensed foster parents, hoping to adopt soon. It's been a long road, but we know God is with us the entire way.

I have three blogs, and two Etsy shops, because I think I have ADD when it comes to doing the things I do. And yes, it keeps me pretty busy! You can check them out here, and let me know what you think:

This blog of course.

I sing on our church's worship team, and really enjoy it. I am also involved in a once a month "Girls' Night Out" with some very close friends from church. This is a time where we are able to get together at one of our homes for about 5-6 hours and just chat and laugh and eat. I would highly encourage you to get involved in something like this, if you aren't already. It's such a blessing to have these ladies as close friends, and be able to just visit with them for so long! It's really a treat for me.

Well, I think that's enough about me. Thanks for taking the time to read about my life, and thanks for indulging me by allowing all the photos.

Have a blessed day and don't forget to head over to my other blog, The Downtown Boutique, to enter for the giveaways during the Ultimate Blog Party.



Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

Hi Angie, Wow, can I say busy! You are one busy lady! I enjoyed reading about your life, family, stores and more! You have a beautiful "everything!"
I came away from your site realizing that you have turned whatever God gives you into something beautiful! And it really shows in you and your family, just like he likes it!
Well, I love your Etsy shop! I'm not doing very well in my shop, not sure why....Im in the process of changing some things, so I will see if sells improve..but , I love your designs

God bless you and your family,"i will keep your son in my thoughts and prayers and thank you for your lovely comments...have fun partying!

BeachMama said...

Hi Angie, I came over from the Downtown Boutique and Blog Party! It is nice to get to know you a little better. You have such talent and are truly a busy woman. Will be checking in again soon.

Julie said...

Hi. Just found your blog today from the Etsy Bloggers site. I really enjoyed reading your testimony in today's post!

I have a blog, featuring polka dotted products/designs. If you ever have any polka dotted items, please let me know. I'll feature the item and link back to your store.

Come over and visit!

Eleanor said...

Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

XUE said...

Dear Angie, Your post moved & inspire me. You are an incredible mother & person. I am so impressed that you are so active, so cheerful, so bubbly, so full of joy. The next time I feel tired, I will think of you! I truly enjoyed reading about you & yr family & seeing those great pix!