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34 year old / Female
Austin, Texas, USA
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About Me:

Here are some things I love:
My community of friends and family and the depth of their love in return.
Seasons, the changes they bring and the memories they invoke and create.
Friends who aren't afraid to be themselves.
God and all that He is that I don't even know.
Flash Mob Austin.
Jimmy John's Sandwiches.
Working hard!
Driving a stick shift.
Smiling and laughing.
Oh, the Blogging!
Shooting guns.
Meeting new people.
Being outside.
My Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F and I are friends: Flickr.
Discovering the worlds beyond my own.
Being used by God.
Riding bikes.
Getting dirty.
Living a life without apology.

Favorite Books: 

Anne Lamott's Traveling Mercies, The Secret Life of Bees, My Sisters Keeper, C.S. Lewis, A Bride for Donovan, my poetry journals, picture books =0), Shel Silverstein, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Avi, Robert Ludlum, Ann Voskamp, lots more!

Favorite Music: 

Macklemore, some Kanye West, Sufjan Stevens, Switchfoot, Johnny Cash, BRITT NICOLE, Plumb, a really great song from The Flaming Lips titled Do You Realize?, Feels Like Home (Chantal Kreviazuk), music I can MOVE to, Flyleaf, Augustana, Mat Kearney, some country, Justin Timerberlake's newest album, One Republic, COLDPLAY, Dido, Imogen Heap, etc.

Marital Status:  Single
Living Situation:  With Roommate(s)/Sibling(s)
Want (more) Children:  Yes
Homeschool your children?:  Yes, I plan to homeschool.
Homeschool Legacy:  Homeschool Alum

Highschool Career:  Homeschooled all the way
Education:  High School Grad
Employment:  Full-time
Siblings:  2
Occupation:  Computer Related / Hardware / Software / Web
Interests: growing as a woman, as a friend, as a daughter, as a human being, as a jacked up kid that God loves.

Status:  Member
Profile Views:  13161
Profile Updated:  14 Jan 2014
Joined:  18 Nov 2006
Total posts:  39 (search topics created)

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Friends Notes:

As soon as Fred gets out of bed
His underwear goes on his head.
His mother laughs “Don’t put it there,
A head’s no place for underwear!”
But near his ears, above his brains,
Is where Fred’s underwear remains.
At night when Fred goes back to bed,
He deftly plucks it off his head
His mother switches off the light
And softly croons,”Good night! Good night!”
And then, for reasons no one knows
Fred’s underwear goes on his toes.
- CB
Thu Dec 30, 10 2:25 am
I thought it was because people don't like me. But the SARS thing makes sense.
- Notorious Clayton
Wed Dec 29, 10 11:43 pm
Thanks Smile it will probably be May 28
- Noah
Wed Dec 29, 10 7:40 pm
That's crazy! How did you know my favorite song? Smile This Rob Bell character knows his music.

Check it out, check it out, check it out -
- Mac
Wed Dec 29, 10 3:11 pm
You are invited to the first ever Winter Gathering in Colorado Springs!
January 7 - 9, 2011

On the agenda: Activities like sledding, ice skating, as well as a chance for a scavenger hunt, sightseeing, fellowshipping with other HSAers, playing games inside if it's too cold outside, and possibly a Civil War Ball…

Check it out:

and let us know if you'd be interested in coming! I know it's rather early for definite responses - we just appreciate getting a “no,” a “maybe,” or a “possibly” if you think you might be interested! Hope to see you there!
- AbigailofGreenGables
Mon Oct 18, 10 12:03 pm
- Hannah
Sun Aug 15, 10 12:26 am
Hey you, how ARE you these days??
Got your email with the funny vid of the kid singing "Single Lady" - ahahhaha, thanks for sharing! Laughing
Miss ya Mel!
Love, Fitz
- Hannah
Sat Apr 03, 10 3:39 pm
Hey girl! How in the world are you??? Smile
- Mary Catherine
Sun Mar 07, 10 8:10 pm
Yo-yo #1!! How's life?? Very Happy
- Sydney Marie
Sun Feb 28, 10 9:37 pm
Lol! I'm so glad you like my new hairstyle! Thanks Smile
- GoodgirlAllison
Wed Feb 24, 10 9:55 pm

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