Ah! I am so excited to be doing a Q&A and I think this one will be fun! You guys sent in some good Q’s on instagram and I will be answering them here.
Q1. What are you up to today?
A1. Well, I look like an oompah loompah after forgetting to wash self tanner off. And then Aubrie took my photos when I was cutting lavender in our garden.
Q2. What was your favorite part of your wedding? Like one thing y ou think every bride should do?
A2. I loved our time of communion where Luke and I worshipped and our parents came up to the altar and prayed for us. And once they finished praying we continued to worship and people joined.
Q3. Most awkward thing about wedding night/ living together?
A3. HA- that’s and interesting question. I don’t think our wedding night was awkward. I think maybe the most “awkward” part was just how many people would tell their horror stories so we had to just tune those out. And living together…hmmm…that I’m way messy and I couldn’t just magically become a clean person over night.
Q4. Most awkward thing about having sex the first time?
A4. Boring answer…it wasn’t awkward.
Q5. Most awkward part of the honeymoon?
A5. I’m laughing because you guys are throwing the word “awkward” around like it’s your spiritual gift. HAHAHA I would say the most awkward part was probably when the guy who brought our suitcases up to our suite was super excited for us that he kinda wouldn’t leave and wanted to be there with us and kept saying he was going to come back and check on us. He was around 20 years old and loved speaking to Luke in spanish. I don’t really feel like it was awkward as much as it was funny. And it’s a good memory. And then also the fact that I was eating salsa non-stop and was SO sick one day and now I have epi-pen for tomatoes LOL.
Q6. When are you hoping to be blessed with kids?
A6. Haha- lots of these questions and also “are you pregnant” when I say I’m craving certain foods. To be honest- not really sure! I’d be blessed at any point we have babies. But we aren’t necessarily trying right now. But I don’t have a “plan.” I know that’s crazy for some since a lot of people have their lives mapped out…but I really don’t know. Could be this year, could be 5…8…10…we will see what God’s will is.
Q7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A7. Eating cottons candy icecream with Luke by some lake. I mean in 5 years it will be June 15…probably still hot, probably still loving icecream.
Q8. Who is your favorite character on friends?
A8. Let me rank them from favorite to least.
Favorite 1: Phoebe
Favorite 2: Chandler
Favorite 3: Ross
Q9: Okay this is a VERY pressing question. How do you handle when Luke says something that hurt you?
A9: I say “that hurt my feelings. I don’t like that” but it’s rarely said or done. I say more mean things to him and he calls me out “Don’t talk like that to me.” I say oooooh dang you right.
Q10. What is the most surprising thing about marriage?
A10. We are the SAME and our arguments are rooted in the SAME thing since we were teenagers.
Q11. Would you ever feel comfortable sharing about your full testimony and accident?
A11. I think in time! It’s really not this crazy secret. Just don’t think my story is meant to be shared in full right now because of my personal place in my healing and also because I do believe some things are meant to be kept between me and the Lord. But I’ve shared a lot more recently and probably as I continue to heal and as I continue to grow I’ll share more parts of my story.
Q12. How do you find joy in the dark days?
A12. Recognize I have control in my choices and also in my thoughts. Having control of my own thoughts has been so freeing for me. I still struggle with anxiety and depression but recognizing that I can use my tools and retrain my brain is so good for me. Open windows, play music, do something happy or fun.
Q13. When is the right time to get engaged?
A13. Honored that you’d ask me this…but I can’t give you a time frame. Each relationship is different. Each person’s story is different. I would say just have good communication, pray about it, and seek for wise counsel.
Q14. What is your quiet time routine?
A14. When I’m doing well I listen to the Bible for about 30 minutes to an hour prior to sleep and really soak in what I’m listening to and reading. And then the exact same when I wake up. I also listen to the bible when I eat, go to the bathroom, bathe…any time that I am doing something where I could turn on music, I just switch it out with the Bible. The reason? Because I recognized I had to do that for my brain and also because I was getting behind in my app. haha 🙂 But I would say my quiet time looks like setting aside a good chunk of time where I can listen, write, play worship music, highlight, and learn.
Q15. What is it like being married and living with your family?
A15. It’s like a reality tv show. But Luke and I have our private space and aren’t lacking in quality time. We have boundaries and are also having a really fun time during this season. It’s been such a blessing.
Q16. What is something you are looking forward to?
A16. I’m looking forward to being with my extended family in Montana soon. I am also looking forward to the day that I get to be with my friends.
Q17. What are you favorite natural beauty products lately?
A17. I have been loving my cocokind highlighter and bronzer stick. And my cream burts bees blush. They’ve been the perfect “summer glow” products.
Q18. What is something you want to buy all the time?
A18. Funny question…probably free people athletic wear. It’s so comfy and cute.
Q19. What is your favorite flower?
A19. Peonies, Ranunculus, blush carnations, white and light pink garden roses, and lavener.
Q20. What sort of topics do you enjoy writing about?
A20. Suffering. I think the reason is because I process and can healthily decipher my own thoughts as I write about the subject. Kind of seeing it in a bigger picture and writing about suffering itself and not just my personal suffering. Writing the human mind and responses out and recognizing God’s story and will through it all. I think what is so simple but blows my mind is how we can all feel like God is absent when we suffer, when Jesus himself suffered and was fully present.
Thanks for reading,