Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Birthday Q&A

I know, I know...still no pictures. They are coming. I promise. Here's a sneak preview of what you're looking forward to:
The rings...

The couple

The bride and bridesmaids
(Margaret, Sarah, and MEEEE)

Two families united. ;)
(our parents, the bride and groom, and Jesse's parents)

Goin' in for the kiss. *drum roll*

It LOOKS like we flew Sarah out to Hawaii to take this picture...
but this is actually the Puget Sound, right across from
Seattle and about five minutes from where I live!

The couple again. ;) Aren't they so sweet!

THAT ought to up the number of views on my blog. ;)

But...this may shock you...the apology for lack of wedding pictures is NOT what this blog post is about. Have you gotten over the heart attack yet? If not, re-read the title.

Yep, it took me almost a MONTH to get these questions answered. Don't judge. I bet you've had "those months" where things just pile up and you aren't able to keep up with all those commitments. Sympathy is appreciated. ;) Hey, I could have waited until my nineteenth birthday post to answer them. Count your blessings.

However, now, without further ado...I give you the questions people asked me (in the order they were published) on my birthday post:

>>Rebekah M. asked:

If you had the opportunity to see what God had in store for you in 5 years, would you take it?, probably. I mean, it would be my curiosity fighting my love for surprises. #welcometomylife 
I have to say, my curiosity would PROBABLY win. I would cross my fingers and hope that He's come back to take us home by then. Imagine getting transported immediately into the rapture! Wouldn't that be awesome! (Besides, need I add that whoever gets elected as president this year will have had their term expire by then. Just saying.)

Could you see yourself still writing books in ten years?
Oh yeah, totally. It may only ever be a hobby, but since I'm not planning on having a career anyways, that works just fine for me. If other full time moms can pull of being an author (there's lots of them out there....I've even met a few) then so can I. ;)

>>Mary H. asked:

Would you rather have to say everything in rhyme, or sing everything you want to say?
I love this question. XD For me, I actually sing a lot of the stuff I say, and some of the time it rhymes anyway. *bows* Yes, thank you, thank you. Probably speaking in rhythm and rhymes since I find rhyming more fun than dimes. Oh goodness. That was a stretch. Oooook, next question.

Do you like cake or ice cream better?
ICE CREAM. By far. Cake doesn't even come close. Except when it's chocolate cake. Like the seven layer type Costco sells. Then it's a close second. ;)

What is one question you dread people asking? 
There's a couple. But the "future you" questions are the worst. 
"Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?" (Usually my answer is a blank stare for about ten seconds. Meanwhile I'm THINKING "Absolutely nowhere obviously" or "hopefully God comes back before I have to answer this". Then, I give them the foolproof answer with a triumphant smirk, "Exactly where God wants me to be" while thinking "Ha! Swallow that and CHOKE ON IT.")
Or the awkward "current relationship" questions. 
"Are you getting to know anybody right now? If not, WHY not?" (My answer to this is usually a crisp "No" while hoping they can read my body language and leave me alone. I firmly believe that that question should NEVER be asked to people under the age of twenty. I mean, REALLY.)

Would you rather own a pet hedgehog or a chinchilla?
A dragon. I want a dragon. But if I MUST chose between those two equally adorable little critters, I'd probably choose a hedgehog. Why? Oh, COME ON, obviously so I could use it in self defense. *rolleyes* ("Come one step closer and I'LL THROW THIS SPIKY BALL OF CUTENESS AT YOUR FACE!")

If you had to choose between cutting off all your hair (and never having it grow back) or dying it green (and never having it change back), which would you chose?
I'd probably dye it green. A dark green. And then pretend to be a wood nymph. ;) 

What time period would you live in if you had to chose one? (And no, it can't be the present)
During the ministry of Jesus. I know that's kind of cliché, but really, how cool would it be to meet Jesus and the twelve disciples? Seriously.

>>Tiffany asked:

What was the first thing that ran through your head when you woke up and remembered it was your birthday?
Well, the first was "Oh my word, I'm an ADULT!" then "Hmm...this doesn't feel that different." then "Hey, I can get a drivers license now!" then *groan* "Oh, I have to vote. WHY? I WANT MY CHILDHOOD BACK AGAIN!" And then I got my coffee and presents and the temporary depression was over. Until I had to register to vote.

>>Faith P. asked:

What has been your favorite age thus far?
I liked being fifteen. But I got to learn how to drive when I was sixteen. That was pretty awesome. And I finished school when seventeen. So yeah, those three. ;)

How old were you when you started blogging?
Fourteen. Almost fifteen.

What blog did you follow first?
Other then family member blogs? My friend from church, Madison, and Mrs. Marlow's blog where I "met" Jesseca and Emily.

What is your favorite birthday present you have ever received? Favorite of the past three years?
Well, I got a copy of "The Silent Blade" and a Star Wars theme iPhone case this year. Those were awesome. Definitely my favorites of the last three years...
But favorite of ALL? Oh goodness. Probably getting a cloth bound hardback copy of "The Little Princess" from my dad for my tenth birthday was pretty special. (I still have that book, btw.)

>>Jesseca D. asked:

What is your favorite memory of the past year?
Going to Cannon Beach with our future inlaws and watching Jesse propose next to Haystack rock. ^_^

What is something the Lord has taught you this last year?
No matter how bad things seem to be, no matter how fast our nation seems to be running downhill, no matter how many innocent people are killed every minute...God is still completely and totally in control. I need to put everything in His hands and trust Him to take care of it all. And know He will.

Favorite fictional character you've met this year? (One of your own or someone else's.)
Oh my goodness. There are SO MANY. I just finished reading Abi's book which gave me at least three favorite characters right there (Gemma, Josiah, and Hollie). But I also really love all my own characters from both "Ocean Mist" and "The Princess & I". I really can't choose a single favorite character. Not ever.

If you had the chance to travel all around the US visiting every state or traveling to Europe, which would you chose?
Traveling all over the US and visiting each of you awesome friends. But I want to go to the British Isles too...please? Just the British Isles? I won't ask for anything else. And I'll walk the dog. PLEASE?

If you were alive during WWII, would you rather be:
a) an underground contact in Nazi-controlled Austria
b) an OSS agent working undercover in Berlin, or
c) the pilot of a fighter plane flying over Nazi-controlled Paris?
Oh wow. Being a spy would give me serious awesome points. But I've always wanted to fly. So probably option "c". Good question Jesseca. ;) 

>>Julia R. asked:

Last time you flossed? *runs away snickering*
*crickets chirping* 
*moment of silence*
Two minutes ago. :)

Hope you had fun reading the outlandish/thoughtful/funny questions and my answers. It was actually pretty fun to answer these questions. TOTALLY DOING IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR. :D
Thanks again for being patient! The pictures will be worth the wait I promise! :)


  1. Lovely pictures! And great answers. :) This was a delightful post to read, Rebekah. :)

    1. Thank you! So glad you enjoyed. That's my goal ;)

  2. Oh, those pictures are GORGEOUS!!! I can't wait to see more!! :D

    I loved reading your answers to all the questions! And yes, voting. ;P I WANT TED CRUZ! *sigh*
    Your birthday presents sound awesome! ;)
    And I've always wanted to fly, too!! Can I be your co-pilot? Navigator? I just want to flyyyy!! :D

    1. Aren't they? :) I may postpone my monthly recap so I can post the rest sooner. (*whispers* We got the rest of them yesterday!!!!! *squeaks*)

      I'm so glad to hear you had fun reading them. I know I had an awesome, though difficult, time answering them your questions were so gooooood!!
      XD Yes, they were. And I was proud to find my name in the back of your book. :)
      If I ever fly, SURE! It looks complicated...I would certainly need SOMEONE to help me out. ;P

  3. Ahhhhh, those picturesss! O_O *devours them* Aw, I can't get over how cute a couple they are! I love the picture of the bride and bridesmaids. :)

    Hehe. I still haven't done my birthday Q&A. (NO, I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN. XD) The plan is to have the post up by Friday...but don't quote me on that. ;)

    YOU ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS, YAYZERS! Haha, I love your answer to the first one! I would probably choose to speak in rhymes because I have no singing voice. XD Plus it would just be really fun.


    The "future" questions are the absolute WORST. Oh my word. I've totally hoped the rapture would come before I answered those before, haha.

    I mean, a pet dragon is kind of necessary to survival. That's the obvious answer here. ;D I'm dying because I have a mental picture of you throwing a hedgehog in someone's face. XDDD

    This was so much fun to read, Rebekah! I loved all your hilarious answers. ^_^ (Also, you can't get your driver's license until you're 18? You only have to be 16 where I live. O.O)

    1. IKR!!!?!? *sighs happily* I'm SO excited to share some more with you soon! ;)
      I saw AND READ AND COMMENTED on (extra points please) your blog post. It was fun to read. :)
      I just couldn't leave any of them out! You are seriously good at asking questions. Next time I need an interview... XD
      Oh, absolutely. I think there will be pet dragons in heaven. ;) If you do die, I'll come to your funeral and say nice things about you. :P
      The drivers license thing is only a family rule. The state rule is 16 like your state.

  4. I LOVED this post! You have such a neat way of writing, Rebekah. :)

    Quote: "A dragon. I want a dragon. But if I MUST chose between those two equally adorable little critters, I'd probably choose a hedgehog. Why? Oh, COME ON, obviously so I could use it in self defense. *rolls eyes* ("Come one step closer and I'LL THROW THIS SPIKY BALL OF CUTENESS AT YOUR FACE!")"
    *end quote*

    Happy belated birthday! And oh my, those are some seriously lovely wedding pictures. I can't wait to see the rest. :)
    God bless :)

  5. Great pictures!! :D
    They make such a cute couple!! <3

    I like all your answers! Thanks for answering mine! :)
    I had a slight "depressed" feeling when I turned twenty, but when I received my birthday present (a new camera!!) that evening, I totally forgot why I felt down!! ;) (I still don't remember why I felt down that day....)

    Can't wait for more wedding pix!:D

    1. They are so adorable together. ^_^
      Thank you! I had so much fun answering them! :)
      Soon, I promise. ;)

  6. The pictures... *squeals* All so pretty! I love the blue. :D Also, fun Q&A – I agree, about 15 being an awesome age... ;)

    1. The photographer did an excellent job! :)
      Hmm...I wonder why that might be? ;)

  7. I really like the pictures, Rebekah! :D Thanks for sharing them with us. :)
    I enjoyed reading your birthday questions and answers. =)


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