January 30, 2021
Many moons ago I put out a request on the Wonder Fash Tribe group page, saying ask me anything! (If you wanna join the fun over at my rewards group, it would be cool of you.) I am finally making good on answering these questions in a tell-all interview. Buckle up, Buttercup. It’s about to get serious...ly hilarious.
I have always loved my home town! The people are amazing, and so generous. This area is so beautiful, with the mountains and amazing sunrises and sunsets. Most of all, I love that both sides of my family lives here and we get to see each other often.
Good one, sis! To be honest, I have always battled fear in my life, and even though God has set me free from a lot of that fear over the years, I think one of the scariest moments in my life was when I found out my Grandma Jean had cancer. I remember going out to our backyard, sitting down on the porch steps and crying. I was only thirteen, and even though I had been raised in the church and knew she would go to heaven, I didn’t want to lose her. My dad found me and sat with me, and we cried together. He told me that everything was going to be okay.
The year that followed was really hard, and despite our prayers that God would heal her from cancer, she passed away eleven months later. We didn’t get the answer we wanted, but I know Grandma Jean is in heaven. And I know that God is good!
Oh, wow, so many things! First of all, he’s a hottie that loves Jesus. He makes me laugh everyday. Colton truly is my best friend. He knows how to help me “let my hair down” and see the joy in little moments.
Number 1: Ok, I don’t know if this is embarrassing or not, but in 2016 I harvested my first bull elk. He was massive (according to my standard anyway), a five by six point with beautiful chocolate brown antlers. Anyway, when my father-in-law came on the radio and told me he’d found my elk, I was so excited. When we were finally able to walk up on him, I started to cry. Colton looked at me and laughed and said, “You’re crying? You didn’t even cry at our wedding!”
I promptly responded, “This is important!”
It took so much work to kill my elk with my bow, that I was just relieved that I had done it! Archery hunting is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. And while I was very happy at our wedding, I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard as I did to kill my bull.
Anyhoo, number 2: I talk in my sleep sometimes and instead of waking me up, Colton holds full conversations with me - AND RECORDS THEM ON HIS PHONE! Once, I was dreaming that there were huge spiders in our room and instead of helping me, he told me they were crawling up my legs! (yes, he is a mean, mean man…)
Number 3: Whenever I am working on new jewelry designs I like to show them to Colton. But instead of looking at them, he pretends to eat them first...
Throughout my life, fear has been my biggest struggle. I still have a hard time speaking publicly. I get super nervous, but God has really helped me overcome this in the last few years. The more you step out the more comfortable it becomes!
But I think this last year I really struggled with wondering if I am being a good enough mom. I realized how impatient I am and that I try to take on too much a lot of the time. I’m always afraid that I am going to let people down if I say no to things, but I’m having to learn that I just can’t do everything.
Okay, I never wanted to tell this story, but here we go. When I was at Bethel School of Ministry we went on a retreat. After the message one night, we went up to one of the rooms in the lodge (it was seriously gorgeous), and we started worshipping. After a while, we all started laughing under the joy of the Lord and I ended up farting! One of the girls moved away from me really quick, but hopefully no one else noticed… But now, of course, if any of the peeps from my old revival group read this, they’ll know.
Another time, when I was in high school health class, there were more students than desks, so I had to sit in a chair by the door. One day during a test, I put my leg up under me so that I could write on my leg. Forty-five minutes later, my foot had completely fallen asleep! When I had to get up to turn my test in, I could not feel my foot and I almost fell over in front of the whole class. A guy caught me before I fell over, though. He kinda laughed at me, but was sweet about it. But, holy cow, I was so embarrassed-- I bet I turned a hundred shades of red.
In the past I have purchased my chains from Michaels but I am now buying them from a place called Fire Mountain Gems over in the Medford area. Their supplies are much more high quality and I live that I get to support another Oregon business.
Whew! Well, now you know the answers to your most burning questions about yours truly. I’d love to learn more about you! In the comments tell me your favorite color, a place you’ve always wanted to visit, and your favorite food!