If you could learn a new skill, what would it be? I want to learn more about sewing! I know a tiny bit about it, but I really want to become proficient at it enough to make clothing.
What was your favorite book as a child? I can remember a few favorites throughout the years: Corduroy, The Little Engine That Could, anything Clifford or Berenstain Bears and The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes book series during my preteen years. I also remember looking at a picture book about naked mole rats almost every night before bed with my mom and brother 😂
How do you take your coffee or tea? I’m more of a coffee girl, and I have it with a generous splash of half and half. For tea, I pretty much drink it straight on the rare occasion I have it!
Do you prefer baths or showers? Showers. I had surgery to repair a deviated septum after a car accident in 2009 and had to take baths for a bit afterwards. I remember being in so much pain and feeling nauseous and I think that ruined baths for me.
What is your favorite item of clothing? My rain boots. They’re pink and bright and happy!
Do you like your name? My full first name is Alexandra, but I go by Allie. Alexandra feels fancy, but Allie feels just right. My family calls me Daisy, though, because they think I look like a “Daisy” more than an “Alexandra” or even “Allie.”
Do you prefer reading paper or electronic books? Paper books all the way.
Are you a restless sleeper? No, unless I’m really worked up about something. My hearing isn’t the best, so I am rarely woken up by noises. Jimmy always asks me if I heard thunder, Sadie crying, the pets playing, etc. in the night and I’m like uhh… no?!
Tell about an early childhood memory. I remember being in kindergarten and sitting at my desk while the teacher handed out a math paper and I couldn’t even think of how to do it. Like, it looked like a different language. I just remember looking at all my classmates focused on their math papers, knowing what they were doing and feeling like should I know how to do this? Aaaaand that started my struggle with math throughout my school years 😆
How would you spend your ideal day? I would start with coffee and my Bible on the front porch and take a trail walk with Jimmy, Sadie, and Niva. Then I’d love to do something fun like browse around a book store, leisurely grocery shop for dinner that evening, or go thrifting. An afternoon nap, grilling outside for dinner, and having a bonfire with my little family to cap off the day would be perfect 😊
Do you have any siblings? Yes! An older brother and a younger sister. Siblings are such a gift ❤️
What are you afraid of? Flying. I really want to visit Hawaii and Australia, so I need to get over that!
What is one thing you want to teach your children? To love God and love others.
What is a traditional meal in your home? We’re pretty simple: we do a lot of meat + potatoes + vegetables for meals!
What is your favorite food? This is a tough question! It’s probably a tie between peanut butter, cornbread, and salmon. So random, right?
Do you collect anything? I have a lot of books on childbirth, midwifery, and pregnancy. I also have a ton of buttons in all sorts of colors. I used to make art with them, but now Sadie likes to play with ’em.
What are you reading right now? I just finished Carnegie’s Maid, which was a total page-turner for me because the story is based in Pittsburgh. Now I’m onto Waiting for Birdy.
What is your favorite memory? After mine and Jimmy’s wedding we were just giddy with excitement and left for our honeymoon that night. We stopped at a gas station once we left the reception and got coffee and snacks for the drive and I just remember being so excited to start our journey in life together!
Ah, your perfect day sounds really wonderful. 🙂 Also, totally with you on paper books over digital.
Well, I answered them all… hahaha
If you could learn a new skill, what would it be? Definitely being a more proficient swimmer. I mean I definitely could swim far if I had to, but I would love to competitively swim.
What was your favorite book as a child? I would probably say a book of fairytales. That’s about all I can remember because I’m old.
How do you take your coffee or tea? I don’t really ever drink tea, but I love most flavored creamers.
Do you prefer baths or showers? I’m definitely a bath girl 🙂
What is your favorite item of clothing? MY PERSONALLY AUTOGRAPHED ERIC CHURCH COWBOY BOOTS – forever and always.
Do you like your name? Nope.
Do you prefer reading paper or electronic books? Paper books all the way (preferably with tons of pictures if its an autobiography)
Are you a restless sleeper? I am a very very very restless sleeper and its horrible.
Tell about an early childhood memory. I vividly remember riding in the back of my Grandpa’s pickup truck with my cousins with loads of potatoes that he had planted, and recently dug up. They were all dirty, but we loved it! He would let us help him clean them off with his hose (sort of).
How would you spend your ideal day – On the beach in the Outer Banks with all of my children and grandchildren.
Do you have any siblings? Yes, I have 1 sister. My mom had a baby boy that passed away right after he was born, so I also have a younger brother – I look forward to meeting you in heaven one day Jay Michael 🙂
What are you afraid of? Public speaking – deathly afraid.
What is one thing you want to teach your children? To love God and love others. I cut and pasted your answer – most important thing ever.
What is a traditional meal in your home? Roasted chicken w/potatoes & veggies; tacos; steak, baked potato & salad, spaghetti w/meat sauce.
What is your favorite food? STEAK & STEAMED SHRIMP
Do you collect anything? NADA
What are you reading right now? HAHAHAHAHA ABOUT 5 DIFFERENT BOOKS
What is your favorite memory? I would have to say when my children all had their children – the looks on their faces when they first met them.