Love People. Like Things.

a blog about all the people i love, and all the things i like.

Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You August 9, 2011

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Everyone has quirky traits about them. I’m not talking about nervous ticks or habits, more like random behaviors you have adopted along the way. You don’t necessarily hide them, but you certainly don’t put them on display. I’m talking about the things that make you weird. How you eat peanut butter straight out of the jar, twist your Oreos counterclockwise, or always put your parking brake on even when you are level ground in your own garage.

I have lots of these. Ask my sweet Lovey. We both agree I’m a little weird. But two things have happened in the past few weeks that have made me feel just a little less weird and a little less like an island.

First, its important to know that I started a new job. I don’t think I’ve mentioned that here yet. I’m working with a jam up team of crazy cool people in Fellowship Kids, at our church- Southside Fellowship. I’ve been there for about 2.5 months, so I’m just now getting to that fun point of getting to know people. It’s no longer best behavior and surface questions. I’m getting to the part that includes family backgrounds, current heart issues, and especially day-to-day habits.

Ever since high school, I have always drawn little squares next to my to-do list items. Some people do dots or little hyphens. I draw an entire box. How else would I be able to check it off? Drawing that little check in the little box…. Ahhh- what a sense of accomplishment! Strikeouts? Those are for boring people. I thought I was the only person in the world that did that. I mean who else is going to actually draw an entire box just to put a check mark in it later?… My officemate. I happened to oversee her to-do list one day and went nuts. ‘You draw boxes too??’

Fast forward a few weeks. I go out to lunch with another coworker at Chick-fil-a. We order, get our drinks, and head to the condiment station. We grab our napkins and go for the straws. I was fully expecting to have to give an explanation of why I drink out of a kids bendy straw in the purple wrapper, rather than the adult straw in the red wrapper. Except our hands bumped as they both tried to grab a purple kids bendy straw at the same time.

I’m not sure I’d call it validation, but it’s sure nice to know that you’re not the only person in the world that draws check boxes or uses kids straws. I’m so thankful that God allows us to experience commonalities in life, even if they are trivial. Thank you Jesus for that ‘you do so-and-so? Me too’ moment. Thank you for the reminder that we aren’t alone in this and that you made us to be relational and connected.

 

CSA 6 and Beautiful Friends June 27, 2010

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Another week of gorgeous veggies, another week of yummy nutritious meals. This week, we got what I now know are patty pan squash (these are yellow, we got green and white last week), beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and eggs.

Because we didn’t know what to call this type of squash last week, we made up our own recipe. And it was DELICIOUS! So if you ever happen to have patty pan squash on hand- here are two ways to make them.

The Lindsay & Josh experimental method: Slice the squash. We used our new mandolin and it worked wonders. Lightly coat in olive oil and sprinkle on some salt, pepper, fennel fronds, and Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb. Or just use whatever is in your spice rack and sounds good. Then grill them. Really tasty!

Robin the Farmer’s method: Cut it in half and spray nonstick stuff on the cut side. Lay them cut side down on a baking sheet and bake until soft. Turn them over, put a little pat of butter and cheese on top and broil until cheese is melted. We are going to try her method this week.

In other news, my sweet friends Katie and Chris are getting married at the end of July! Katie is a dear, dear friend since third grade, and Chris is a good friend since college. Chris (of Chris Isham Photography) shot our wedding and did an amazing job. They had a couples shower Friday night and it was a blast. Here are a some shots of the evening-

Katie and Chris- Can’t wait to share in new memories, and watch how God works in your journey as one.

 

Fathers’ Day Recap June 26, 2010

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Fathers’ Day just happened. Yes, this is the CORRECT way- the plural possessive way– to use the apostrophe in the spelling. I hope you got your Dad something fantastic. Or if you’re a Dad, I hope you got something fantastic.

Now that it’s all said and done, I can post about what I gave my Dad. I couldn’t do it before, because I’m pretty sure he glances at this blog every now and then, and I wouldn’t want to give it away!

I put together a SUPERHERO stash for my Superhero Dad. I saw the idea from Alphamom. And then about 10 other blogs I subscribe to linked to it, and heard about it 10 more times. All along, I had been thinking ‘What should I get Dad for Fathers’ Day?’ and of course, I’m stubborn as a mule and didn’t even open my eyes to this thing until about the 9th linked blog. And then I finally clued in and had these printed at Bellis (at Bob Jones- use them! They are cheap, and great!), gathered the goodies, and used Elmer’s spray adhesive to make a little DIY Superhero stash.

WARNING: Elmer’s spray adhesive is NOT made of the same sticky stuff as Elmer’s glue stick. It is MUCH stickier. As in, strong enough to semi-permanently affix your thumb to your kitchen towel. Your thumb will be fuzzy for a day or two after you have to rip the towel off.

So Fathers’ Day rolled around. And I took this to our lake party. And Dad opened it. And thanked me.

Not exactly the reaction I was going for, but oh well. Maybe a tie would’ve been better?

HOURS later, Dad left me a voicemail. He and Mom were driving home from the party, talking over the day, and he FINALLY realized I had made it. And he gushed and gushed about how awesome it was. So he made Mom take a picture of him, once he had finally realized what it was- THIS is the reaction I was going for!!!

So glad he realized what it was and liked it!! Happy Fathers’ Day, Dad- you’re the best superhero in town.

 

happy birthday, sweet baby sister! April 12, 2010

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Today is my sweet baby sister’s 21st birthday.

She’s beautiful, has a huge heart, makes me laugh hysterically, and she loves to break it down. Haley is the family comedian, for sure. There is NEVER a dull moment when Haley is around. I’ve never been more thankful for her comedic relief more than the day before the wedding. We were going to get our nails fixed because, in one way or another, we all three (Mom included) seemed to have screwed up our new mani/pedis from the day before. Don’t ask- we’re disastrous together. πŸ™‚ While we were waiting on the nail lady to get there, Haley helped calm my nerves by cracking jokes in the parking lot. She was very nervous about her important MOH duties (holding two bouquets, Josh’s ring, and fluffing my dress) so she did several hilarious run-throughs. One included her needing a tool belt to hold the bouquets. My favorite included her doing the elementary-school parachute activity with my dress. You know- hold your handle- make the center fly up- and then sit underneath it. At my wedding πŸ™‚

Thankfully, she didn’t do that. Although if she had, I probably would’ve cried because I was laughing so hard. It would’ve been awesome for the wedding video outtakes. She did get her groove thing on at the reception, though.

Haley is very special to me because she is always so eager to listen and help, and always a blessing to be around. I’m so thankful to have her as a sister and a friend. We even have a secret hug. Similar to a secret handshake, but with our entire bodies. We’re just that cool.

Happy Birthday, Sweet Haley!

I love my sweet sister.

 

he was right. April 11, 2010

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Have you ever gotten really excited about something and yelled out ‘I love that (thing)!’? I definitely have.

But when I was growing up, and still to this day, if I ever said that around my sweet grandfather, Papa, it would be a matter of seconds before he corrected me. And when you get corrected that many times, it just sort’ve sticks with you for life.

“No, Lindsay, you LOVE people. You LIKE things.”

He was right. Still is. And I’m glad he cared enough to teach me this. My hope is that I can begin to let that lesson live itself out in my life and how I speak. It’s important for the people inΒ  my life to know that I love them and value them more than the things that I like.

I especially want my wonderful new husband to feel that and know that. We’ve been married a whole five weeks and one day πŸ™‚ I am thankful for him in more ways than I can even think of right now. He is encouraging, a beautiful earthly display of Christ’s love for me, and a great leader of our little 2 person, 1 cat family. He brings me back to earth when I start spinning into orbit. One particular picture from our wedding (thanks Chris Isham Photography!) captures a moment of peacefulness in the midst of one of the best days of our lives. It’s just so beautiful and calm.

I love this man.

I can’t wait to tell each of you more about the people I love and the things I like. And if you have any suggestions, or have someone you love or something you like that you want to tell me about- leave a comment!

Loving and liking,

Lindsay