Okay, I'll periodically update this to keep it current. Here's a little bit about me & mine....
I've set up a blog to share my passion for learning American Sign Language. http://myhandsspeak.blogspot.com/ I find the language so beautiful and expressive! It's fascinating. I've known the manual alphabet since I was a young girl and read a book about Helen Keller. The book had the manual alphabet in the back and I've always remembered it. Now, I've decided to learn much more! I've been learning to sign songs, and I'm sharing the videos of that on this blog. Now I just need to get more practive in actually conversing in ASL. I have also started college to become a Sign Language Interpreter! I've started attending a church that has an active Deaf ministry as well.
I have another blog highlighting my crocheting and other little "stitches" of my life. http://crochetstitches.blogspot.com/
I'm married to a wonderful man, my hubby John, who is a Christian Apologist. We have a website that features a downloadable highlighted Bible with commentary, pictures, quotes, and more. It's cross-referenced and color-coded by subject matter, such as Science in the Bible, Spiritual Truth in the Bible, Biblical History, and even shows you where we get our Bible and which translation is the most reliable (and yes, there is a difference!) Our website is EternalAnswersMinistry.org. His blog is also linked from my blog, Eternal Answers Ministry (Blogger) We have seen so many blessings through this ministry and every day God gives us both the strength to do what He wants us to accomplish. Check out my article, A Little Miracle from God about a very special set of circumstances that happened to us, and was so clearly the hand of God working in our lives that we just have to share it!
We have 3 children; 2 boys and 1 girl, and 1 granddaughter. God has blessed us with a wonderful family and opportunities to pursue His will in our lives. Our oldest son, and daddy to our granddaughter, is 28. Our second son is 15, and our daughter is 14. We homeschool the two youngest. Every Friday or Saturday night we have "family night" where we watch two old sitcoms (such as The Honeymooners) followed by a good family movie, or once in a while a movie that has to do with what the kids are studying. For instance, we watched The Right Stuff since they were learning about the 1960's and the beginning of space travel, the Apollo missions, etc.
Our daughter is teaching herself to draw Japanese Anime', loves crafts, art, reading, writing and plays the flute! She also is a HUGE Jonas Brothers fan. I enjoy their music as well and we share a lot together through this interest. She will tell you that I'm obsessed (LOL), but I'm not. My "Jonas Brothers" was the Bay City Rollers in the 70's. Both groups have similar fun, pop/rock kind of music that I really enjoy. Okay, okay, I WAS obsessed with the BCRs at the time - literally wallpapered my room with their pics and posters, had every album, knew every lyric, knew all the facts about each member of the band, etc. Oh boy, what fun I could've had if we had the internet and YouTube back then! LOL! My daughter and I both keep track of JoBro television appearances and fun, new videos of them that we send to each other. I have to say, I enjoy that the most - the fun that we share together with this music. When I was a teen and into the Bay City Rollers, I wasn't able to share my "obsession" with my mother since my mom wasn't at all into that kind of music, so she really didn't get what I was so excited about. Now though, my daughter and I can share that fun! I love it! And I totally understand her excitement. :O) And now my daughter is learning a little ASL with me.
Our 2nd son is very much into military aircraft, paintball, and medieval weaponry. Wow! Hard thing for me to get into, but I do try. He's also into programming 3D animation and computer graphics and has created some amazing things! My husband understand's that stuff better than I do... I think it's a 'guy thing'. LOL! I do love to watch the aircraft; we live near an airport (though I don't at all want to fly in one, they are fun to watch.) Our son amazes me that he can look at any plane flying in the sky and immediately tell me what kind of aircraft it is! He knows his stuff! And speaking about the Bay City Rollers, I had the chance to totally embarrass him in the grocery store the other day. LOL! Well, isn't it a parent's prerogative to embarrass their kids once in a while? *wink* The song "Saturday Night" by the BCRs came on over the loud speaker and I, of course, got all excited and started to sing along (quietly) and dance (a little). He just wanted to crawl away, but I grabbed his shirt sleeve so he couldn't go anywhere. LOL! Gosh, I love those moments.
Our first son, and oldest, works in sheet metal. He is a wonderful Daddy who loves snowboarding and sometimes paintball. We don't get to get together as much as I would like due to our conflicting work schedules but we talk on the phone regularly. He has blessed us with an adorable little 4 year old granddaughter who is just such a joy!
Well, now you have a little "peek" into who I am. :O)