How well do you know me?

Please play! This looked like fun! :)


1. Where you and I met:

2. Take a stab at my middle name:

3. How long you've known me:

4. The last time that we saw each other:

5. Would I ever go sky diving?

6. Your first impression of me upon meeting me/seeing me:

7. Am I funny?

8. My favorite type of music:

9. Can I sing?

10. The best feature about me:

11. What do I want to do more than anything?

12. What is one thing that you think I should do?

13. Do I have any special talents? If so, what are they?

14. Would you call me preppy, average, sporty, punk, hippie, glam, snobby, or something else?

15. Have you ever hugged me?

16. My favorite food:

17. If there was one good nickname for me, it would be:

18. Your favorite memory of me:

19. If you and I were stranded on a desert island, I would bring:

20. Who are my best friends?
  • bestill
    1. Peoria; 2. Lynn?; 3. almost exactly 5 years. We moved here 5 years ago and I first remember you from a 4th of July party at John and Jennifer's. Remember the horse next door??!!; 4. Sunday morning!; 5. no; 6. A young mom with an adventurous toddler! 7. You're fun and funny; 8. pop rock; 9. sure!; 10. your eyes...pretty!; 11. move!; 12. take the girls to the children's museum in Indianapolis; 13. ummm. stumped. Do tell me! 14. adventurous with your hair; 15. probably??; 16. pasta?; 17. Tab. is that too easy?; 18. Going to Ladies Getaway together right after Claire was born.; 19. Katie and Claire; 20. Mandy
    by bestill at 07/08/14 9:20AM
  • whipsmile
    1. Where you and I met: Not entirely sure, but it would have to be in Joliet.

    2. Take a stab at my middle name: Diane ( I know that's not right)

    3. How long you've known me: I'd say about 18 years

    4. The last time that we saw each other: about a month ago

    5. Would I ever go sky diving? Yes

    6. Your first impression of me upon meeting me/seeing me: sweet and shy

    7. Am I funny? I think so

    8. My favorite type of music: pop

    9. Can I sing? quietly

    10. The best feature about me: eyes

    11. What do I want to do more than anything? have another little one

    12. What is one thing that you think I should do? hmmmm

    13. Do I have any special talents? If so, what are they? I think I need to find out!

    14. Would you call me preppy, average, sporty, punk, hippie, glam, snobby, or something else? sweet

    15. Have you ever hugged me? Yes

    16. My favorite food: not sure.

    17. If there was one good nickname for me, it would be: Tabby Cat (idk) :-)

    18. Your favorite memory of me: Your wedding at the golf course and hearing the John mellencamp concert from across the street.

    19. If you and I were stranded on a desert island, I would bring: food

    20. Who are my best friends? Andrew and Mandie
    by whipsmile at 07/08/14 12:21PM
  • tab
    These are fun to read, looking forward to reading more!!! I'll make sure I'll post the answers about me but I want to see if I can get more responses :)
    by tab at 07/08/14 4:35PM

Round two

Getting our house ready to put back on the market.
Update - took our dog to the vet to put him down. We had to do what was best for our family and plus he was so sick he was probably miserable. :(

Prayers please!!!!


  • whipsmile
    :-(

    Praying.
    by whipsmile at 05/16/14 3:26PM
  • dear2deer
    Did the vet figure out what was wrong with him? Exciting putting your house back on the market.
    by dear2deer at 05/16/14 7:11PM
  • dawnmk23
    Sorry to hear about your dog. I hope your house sells for you.
    by dawnmk23 at 05/16/14 8:11PM
  • tab
    Rachel- yes but even though he was treated for it he was still getting sick everyday. That was a month ago. There was a possibility he had cancer also...
    by tab at 05/17/14 10:57AM
  • dawnmk23
    So sorry. Hugs.
    by dawnmk23 at 05/17/14 2:37PM
  • dear2deer
    Sorry! Hugs, hope you were able to be there with him. I'm sure he would feel better with you next to him.
    by dear2deer at 05/17/14 3:38PM
  • whipsmile
    I'm sorry about the dog. :-(
    by whipsmile at 05/19/14 11:16AM
  • bestill
    Oh, so sorry. I just saw this. I didn't know.
    by bestill at 05/26/14 8:35PM

Anybody want any oils?

My Young Living order goes out the 1st of the every month! Please let me know if you ever want any oils by the end of each month or call, text, pm me if you want to talk more about them!!

Really wanting new oils right now, tempted to place another order before that :)
  • whipsmile
    I wouldn't even know what to order....
    by whipsmile at 04/16/14 3:51PM
  • stitchinmom
    Tabitha can help you with that! ;)
    by stitchinmom at 05/18/14 6:34PM

Essential Oils!!!

I wanted to share my news on here too. I am now a Young Living Essential Oils independent distributor :) I don't have a website or link besides this one that goes to the company's website Young Living
As a distributor.... there is no obligation to sell oils and you get a 24% discount when you become a wholesale member! I'm currently not part of the Essential Rewards program but I plan to soon! The Essential Rewards program offers reduced shipping, points for free oils & more. Plus each month there are great promotions for free oils when you place an Essential Rewards order.

If you want to learn more, feel free to ask me questions! I'm still learning too but the oils are awesome!

There are TONS of oils but to give you an idea... these are Every Day Oils and their benefits :)

  • whipsmile
    I've heard so many people talking about these...
    by whipsmile at 03/10/14 1:52PM
  • tab
    ^ It was probably just me ;) haha! I've been talking about it a lot!!
    by tab at 03/10/14 5:27PM
  • dear2deer
    What oils have you been using and how (or for what)? Have the oils helped? What does your dog think of them? I have put a few near the cat to smell and they don't make her happy.She has made some pretty weird faces.
    by dear2deer at 03/11/14 4:36PM
  • tab
    I'll send you a PM. And anyone else that would like to know!
    by tab at 03/12/14 9:15AM
  • stitchinmom
    Rachel, you crack me up. I keep wanting to see if P&C will keep Eli from scream barking.
    by stitchinmom at 03/17/14 7:30PM
  • dear2deer
    I have practically bathed in oils the last few days for a headache. I even put peppermint and thieves on my thumb and put on roof of mouth last night. Not sure I would say it was pleasant however I figured I would be gagging and I was not. Last night Eric in a serious voice says "I don't think your joy is working". It was funny but not sure how he said that with a straight face. The dog and cat don't seem to mind when oils are diffused. Jonna, you could try putting a drop of peace and calming on your hands then rub around the dog's head.
    by dear2deer at 03/17/14 9:47PM
  • dawnmk23
    We use EOs here too. I use mostly lavender and peppermint for headaches. I also use Lemon in the morning for waking up. Our friend from church sells YLEOs and she helped us with a headache/migraine formula for my husband's migraines.
    by dawnmk23 at 03/27/14 5:17PM
  • stitchinmom
    Rachel, I'm doing it! Maybe it'll help with his stink, too??
    by stitchinmom at 04/05/14 10:23PM
  • dawnmk23
    Also got the chance to try Peace and calming this past week and I loved it! (for a shelter dog)
    by dawnmk23 at 04/13/14 7:52PM

2013 year in review

I'm a little late with this


1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?

Ice skating (I know, and I am horrible at it! :/ )

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I didn't make one, if I remember correctly because I can never keep them, lol.
This years resolution is to be more responsible with money and keep the house in order as much as I can.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

My sister, and a couple of my friends who live in the Peoria area :)

4. Did anyone close to you die?

There was a few members from our congregation who couldn't hold on to life any longer.

5. What countries did you visit?

Didn't travel outside of the US.

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?

Confidence in myself and not worry what everybody else thinks of me.

7. What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

The day one of my closest friends told me she was pregnant! It was an answer to many prayers!! :)

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Does having a 6 year old count? Still can't believe she's that old!

9. What was your biggest failure?

Not giving my time to God as much as I should have :(

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Just the usual cold and allergies. Thankfully I didn't get a stomach virus.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Our minivan!!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Andrew, working for the 4 of us so I can stay at home :)

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

None, that I knew personally.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Bills, ugh!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Vacationing with my best friend, and buying a minivan.

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?

Unconditionally by Katy Perry

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? happier
b) thinner or fatter? same weight
c) richer or poorer? poorer


18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Daily Bible readings

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Eating out

20. How did you spend Christmas?

Celebrated Christmas Eve with my side of the family. We made homemade pizza's and jambalaya (YUM!!), played minute to win it games, a visit from Santa, opened our presents that night. Christmas day, spent most of the day with Andrew's family, ate a traditional Christmas dinner, and went to Church services. Watch some movies with my favorite people, and then spent the rest of Christmas break sick.

21. Did you fall in love in 2013?

Been in love for 9+ years :)

22. What was your favorite TV program?

Not sure I can choose one.... Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries, and The Walking Dead are a few to name.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No

24. What did you want and get?

Minivan and Kitchen Aid Mixer

25. What did you want and not get?

A new house and a third child ( I guess we need to move first before the third child comes along lol)

26. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 31 and celebrated by going out to eat at Chili's

27. Who did you miss?

My closest friends that I don't get to see that much.

28. What's the best thing you learned?

I always knew this but Edwin Crozier gave a devotion during our gospel meeting how I am IMPORTANT enough to be saved, the delivery was very encouraging and made me reexamine my life. Loved it.
  • whipsmile
    This is a great list!
    by whipsmile at 01/23/14 11:42AM
  • bestill
    Thanks for posting that list! I enjoyed seeing into your life like that. I like the way you worded number 4. I can't believe she's 6, either!
    by bestill at 01/23/14 7:44PM
  • dawnmk23
    Sounds like a great year! We love our minivan, too! I can't imagine having kids without it! :0)
    by dawnmk23 at 01/23/14 8:07PM