Monday, March 2, 2015

Things You Might (Not?) Know...

I'm joining in with the Baptist Missionary Women blog in sharing a few things about me that you just might not know. Once you get done reading, please go visit with Susan - a fellow missionary wife!

So, here are five things you may or may not know about me...

1.) Before we came to live in Thailand, I very seldom let any form of coffee pass my lips. I truly could not stand the taste of it, and went out of my way to avoid it. After our move to Chiang Mai, Thailand, I succumbed to the constant, visual bombardment of coffee shops (they are EVERYWHERE here!) and started trying iced lattes and iced cappuccinos. I found I liked them. Very much so. Sugar has a way of drawing me in. :-) So now I'm working on cutting off my iced cappuccino sugar addiction. Fascinating, right?!?

2.) I love a clean floor - good thing we live in Thailand, because so do the Thai people! Unfortunately, my two kids do not. Particularly during meal time. I have a wonderful cleaning lady come every two weeks who does an amazing job get my floors to shine. I admire her cleaning abilities, because clearly, I cannot compete with her. So Friday she came to clean and everything looked SO NICE!! My husband very sweetly accommodated my request of eating dinner outside to keep the floors clean. So for one meal, my floors sparkled. Saturday morning's breakfast returned them to their normal state... :-)

3.) God perfectly matched my husband and me up because we both enjoy being frugal. Each month we play a little game with our monthly budget. For instance, we have a set amount in our grocery budget, but I try to stretch that grocery money as much as possible so we have something left over at the end of the month. We always wait until the end of the month to see if there's anything left in the grocery budget before buying fun food like cheese or chocolate chips. So anything that is left over in our overall budget, depending on how much we ran the air conditioner that month, is pushed into a special savings plan. Last year we worked hard to save anything we could because we knew we would be returning to the States for 7 weeks at the end of the year. The hard work paid off (haha, no pun intended!) and we enjoyed our time in the States and picking up/doing a few special things as a result of those savings.

4.) I really enjoy simple pleasures, like taking a bike ride at a nearby lake or watching my son kick a ball on our quiet street. As I get older (32, in case you were wondering), the thing I enjoy most is spending time with my family and hearing my husband and children laugh.


{my little balls of energy}

5.) The itch to travel is in my blood. I was talking with my aunt about it one time, and we both agreed I come by my love for travel naturally, with my dad's side of the family (a few generations ago) moving to America. I love, love, love to travel and greatly enjoyed our deputation. Oh the places we've gone and will go!

Thanks for reading! Don't forget to stop by Susan's blog!

10 comments:

Luba Rokpelnis said...

What a blessing to meet you, Mrs. Williams. :) I love meeting missionaries (missions was my minor in college). Your children are absolutely adorable. :-)

I came here from Mrs. Jolene Sloan's blog. Blessings to you and your dear family. :-)

Jen Bauer said...

Thanks for joining our blog hop! I love clean floors too, but its a rare scene in our house. We live in the dry and dusty outback of Australia!

Rachel said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Thanks for joining the BMW blog hop. I enjoyed getting to learn a few things about you.
Blessings to you as you serve the Lord.

Carole said...

Fun! I also try to stretch my grocery budget to have money left over at the end of the month. :-)

Amy Meyers said...

I loved hearing how you saved money like that. Very inspiring. :)

Amy Meyers said...

Loved reading how you saved money for your trip. Very inspiring. :)

Charity said...

This was great! My "clean spot" is kitchen counters. I love them totally clean and bare... no dishes or appliances like toasters. Spotless. Makes me feel like my work is done.

Jenna said...

Here from Jolene Sloans blog... Really enjoyed reading this! Great money saving inspiration!

Carie said...

Enjoyed reading this so much. I am making a commitment to make more of and effort to enjoy the simply things after reading this.

Tabiatha Tallent said...

Hi Anne. I'm a PW from Temple, GA and I'm enjoying the blog hop. Thanks for sharing a little about yourself and for your service to the Lord. I'm gonna search your blog for some money saving ideas. If you haven't posted any yet, you should. I definitely need help in that area!