Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my blog! My name is Mandy, I am a wife and mother of two energetic, fun loving girls. I'm also sold out for Jesus, and hope to be an expample that my daughter's choose to follow.
Our girls keep me busy. Between school, shopping and socializing, it feels like we're hardly ever home. It seems the older they get they more chaotic it gets around here. Forget that I work full time and have a severe book and succulent hoarding issue!
Since I was a young girl, I've had a thing for pigs. Childhood collections generally go by the wayside, but that has not been the case with my pigs. I will say that I'm a little choosier now though!
I'm an avid book reader; another passion that I picked up as a child. I recently found out that two days after I was born, my dad brought a box to my mother in the hospital. That box contained a book order she had placed while pregnant with me. To the amusement of the nurses, my mother sat and read to me in the hospital. I'm pretty sure I was hooked from that point on! When I was younger, Anne of Green Gables was my absolute favorite and still is. I've got my collection, and I hope that one of my girls will enjoy them as much as I did. I'd say that those books set my ideal for what a friendship was; I always know right away when I meet a "kindred spirit", and I treasure those friendships. The majority of what I read now is Christian Fiction and Cozy Mysteries. I'll pick up other authors, but am pretty picky about what I will read.
Gardening is something that I've found I get immense enjoyment out of. It started with ordinary plants in the ground or in pots and then I found the succulent family! Succulents have sinse taken over. I'm always on the lookout for something I don't have and love to share pieces of them with friends and co-workers. If anyone wants to know what something is, they stop by my desk first...they all think I should work at a plant nursery. I agree!