This outfit is one of those super duper no thinking no ironing no fuss outfits. It's respectable and looks nice, but I won't claim it's anything special. Just can't go wrong with a striped shirt and denim skirt!
Shirt and Tank: JCP
Skirt: Made by me
Necklaec: Made by my sister
Thought I'd answer a few more questions today. The first couple are about relationships, then there are some random ones, then a few about music. I am trying to answer each question that comes in (with repeats combined, obviously), so some of these may be strange. ;)
What are your views on courtship vs. dating?
Here's the answer I wrote previously on this blog:
I believe every relationship (sister, girlfriend, guyfriend, grandmother, family friends, marriage-potential, parents, etc) that is woven into our lives has one purpose: to grow us, and them, closer to our heavenly Father. I try to keep this in mind as I interact with everyone in my life. I don't believe in "recreational" dating. I do, however, see a time before engagement where a couple is specifically praying, getting to know one another, and seeking the counsel of others as to whether their match is a God-glorifying one, is a good thing. Most people call this courtship to differentiate from the stereotypical dating scene. I also know that every relationship and situation is different and strict rules and models are not always advantageous. So, all that to say, everything should be approached with fear and trembling (don't want to hurt anyone!) and the goal of glorifying God (that is the purpose of marriage, anyway) in mind. I try not to box myself into a mold that when circumstances and people change I won't be able to happily adapt. I do, however, wish my father to be approached by the guy before I have caught on to his interest and I know my Daddy will help us as we pursue a relationship.
Have you ever dated?
No, I haven't. My parents encouraged me from a young age to focus on my relationship with the Lord instead of a relationship with a guy.
Are you in any kind of relationship with a guy right now? [One of the most frequent questions I received. :P]
Nope. Free as a bird... or something. ;)
Have you had many or any guys ask to court you, or date, or actually even propose?
Since this blog is so public, I probably shouldn't answer that, sorry. :)
What personality trait are you most drawn to in the opposite gender? :)
You know, I haven't thought about it much! Punny, passionate, and thoughtful come to mind, though.
What do you do when a guy friend tries to give you a hug?
I hug them back! I personally don't have a problem with friendly hugs.
Are you planning to do something drastic to your hair in the future? Layer it, bob it, grow it out...?
Well, for me, getting a profesh hair cut is drastic. ;) I'm thinking of getting another before summer... and then probably naturally bleaching it again when it's warm. I love summer highlights. I tried chalking this week and it was really fun/cute. I did it very subtly though. ;)
Are you self conscious about anything?
*whispers* The back of my heels. Not the bottoms of my feet, but that bone on the back. I'm being serious. I don't wear flats because I think they're unflattering. It's silly, I know.
I've noticed you occasionally talk about gf foods/natural etc and I'd like to know a bit more about it.// I've noticed your in good shape and was wondering if you workout daily? If so, what are some exercises you recommend? I was also wondering if you were in a specific diet?
I'm a health nut. :D I wrote a whole post a while back about how our family eats, if you'd like to read it. I also cover exercise in that post, but, in short, I don't do much except live an active life. I'll do crunches when I feel my stomach needs tightened.
What type of music do you and your family listen to? Have you ever heard of Robing Mark, Andrew Peterson or Rich Mullins? If so, which do you like best? :)
I listen to a huge variety of stuff. I keep Pandora on shuffle pretty much all the time. :) Some pop, a lot of hymns/CCM, some classical, lots of oldies. Annie Moses Band is a favorite. I have not heard of Robing Mark, but I have heard Andrew Peterson and Rich Mullins. I'd have to say I like Mr. Peterson's style better, but I've only heard Mr. Mullin's earlier stuff. LOVE "Dancing In A Minefield" by Andrew Peterson.
You mentioned in one of your posts that you watched Psych with your sisters on the Clearplay. My family has a clearplay too and I was wondering how you get TV shows on a clearplay...?
We borrow the seasons on DVD sets from friends and the Clearplay player has filters for it. I've only seen Seasons 3 and 4, and, honestly, it's a pointless show, so I can't really recommend it. :)
What are your music standards?
Honestly, I'm still figuring that out. I was really strict for a long time and basically only listened to CCM and Oldies, but I've since realized that there are redeeming qualities to all kinds of music. My current standards are 1) no bad language, 2) can't put wrong thoughts in my head (like some love songs), and 3) my family can't hate me for listening to it (rules out rap). :D I'm trying to get into classical more. Please don't take my example in this area, I haven't sought God's face about it yet.
What music cd do you listen to the most?
Actual CD would have to be Gregory Wilber's My Cry Ascends: New Parish Psalms. Second would be Michael Card's Poiema. On Pandora my favorite station is either Laura Story or Colbie Caillat.
here. I would love to hear your answers to these questions! What are your music standards?