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You & Me: Let’s Learn More About Our Community

Happy summer, old friends and new!

Today, my interview “Accepting Your Imperfect Life” is re-running on Focus on the Family. You can listen or watch here. Because that may bring some new visitors, I’d love for you to know me better, and I want to know about you too!

Soooo… pick a few of these categories, and tell me about YOU in the comments! (Come on, y’all! Everybody join in!)

Favorite Summer Fruit: Watermelon

Summer Plans: Moving my parents to Raleigh. I can’t wait to have them closer to me!

Number of Siblings: 1 younger brother

Nickname: Called “Booger” by bratty younger brother. 🙂

Favorite Activity: Traveling! If I can get my passport stamped, it’s even better. Learn about the women’s trips to France and Italy I lead with my friend Wendy here.

Kind of Pet: None right now, but I’m obsessed with dachshunds.

Favorite Musical: Les Miserables (and… my oldest son will be playing on the tour beginning in September!)

Favorite Kind of Music: 80s music makes me happy. Brings back memories of high school.

Latest Good News: My new book, co-authored with my sweet friend Lynn Cowell, is set to release right on time despite supply chain issues. Coming July 12th! (See more below)

Biggest Pet Peeve: Things put back in the wrong place. (Everything has a place, right?!)

Favorite Holiday: Christmas. I’m kind of a fanatic about it.

3 Things That Make You Happy: Laughing at Barry (my hubs who makes me laugh every day), funky jewelry, French pasteries

Favorite Flavor of Ice-cream: Pistachio

I can’t wait to hear your answers! I hope answering makes you as happy as it made me!

Visitors, I’d love for you to join me on the regular. For bi-monthly emails chock full of encouragement, join here.

Giveaway Winners:

Congratulations to the winners of fresh-off-the-printer copies of Esther: Seeing Our Invisible God in an Uncertain World!

Chosen by a random number generator, these are the winners:

  • Linda Chandler
  • Julianna Gouvela
  • Shari B Ramoly
  • Bobbie Jo
  • Shelley C

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  1. Ericka Iverson says:

    Favorite Summer Fruit: same as my fave any time – strawberries/raspberries/blackberries 😛

    Summer Plans: having a 5th baby!

    Number of Siblings: 1 younger sister who wa 2 years younger (who just died of adrenalcortical carcinoma) and 1 brother 11 years younger who is a very unusual kid of his generation in the way that he does not social media or social anything really hes kinda a dead end text message lol

    Nickname: my dad called me “missy”… otherwise i didnt really get one

    Favorite Activity: learning/reading/walking/music

    Kind of Pet: cat. they’re like me. i dont need a lot of attention, but once in a while is nice 😛

    Favorite Musical: um. my fair lady!

    Favorite Kind of Music: 90s! 😛 because thats when i was in high school. lol

    Latest Good News: my 5th baby, named after my sister, is due any time now, hoping she will be born june 18 ON her namesakes birthday <3

    Biggest Pet Peeve: being ignored

    Favorite Holiday: christmas. makes winter worth it

    3 Things That Make You Happy: sunsets over a lake, being alone, music

    Favorite Flavor of Ice-cream: mackinac island fudge <3

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Ericka, I’m so, so sorry about the loss of your sister. My heart joined in yours with joy that your new baby will wear her name! <3

      1. Ericka Iverson says:

        <3 thank you Amy! <3
        it is really special, and bittersweet that few are the days between her death and babys birthday. death and birth all combined into one small span of time….

  2. Amy, My husband and I enjoyed listening to the broadcast on K-dov in Medford, Oregon. It was fun to say, “Hey, that is my blog coach!” Marleen

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Oh, wow! That’s so cool. Thanks for telling me, Marleen!

  3. Favorite Summer Fruit: Any berry

    Summer Plans: Survival ?

    Number of Siblings: 4

    Nickname: frog

    Favorite Activity: Traveling and live music; reading

    Kind of Pet: Lulu (rough collie)

    Favorite Musical: the lion king

    Favorite Kind of Music: I love switchfoot!

    Latest Good News: had a good checkup at the Dr

    Biggest Pet Peeve: Open cabinets

    Favorite Holiday: St Patrick’s day – it’s also my wedding anniversary!

    3 Things That Make You Happy: a good book with a plot twists I do t see coming, the ocean, sitting on the couch with all my people at the same time.

    Favorite Flavor of Ice-cream: Chocolate

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Surviving summer… yes! I’m hoping for fall break this year. 🙂 We have a lot of loves in common. <3

  4. Favorite Summer Fruit: Strawberries

    Summer Plans: A week at the beach! Can’t wait

    Number of Siblings: only child

    Nickname: M&M

    Favorite Activity: Dining out

    Kind of Pet: Dogs, especially Goldens

    Favorite Musical: Jesus Christ, Superstar

    Favorite Kind of Music: Classic ‘70’s and 80’s rock

    Latest Good News: I’ve got a new granddaughter on the way

    Biggest Pet Peeve: Dishes left in the sink

    Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving- 4 days off, it’s like a mini vacation

    3 Things That Make You Happy: Sunday dinners with family, sitting on the deck with my husband, chasing my 3 year old granddaughter around the playground

    Favorite Flavor of Ice-cream: Black raspberry chocolate chip

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      I love knowing all of this about you, Mary! My son Anson is playing in the band for the Jesus Christ Superstar tour, so that made me smile big!

  5. Bobbie Jo says:

    Summer Plans: Working a Walk to Emmaus and getting ready to be the Lay Director in October.

    Favorite Activity: Hanging out with my granddaughter AKA “The Sidekick” We can just hang out here at the house(I keep her while the parents work) or we will take girl trips to hotels with indoor pools(her favorite) or me & her Papi(grandfather) take her to the beach.

    Kind of Pet: Dogs one of which is a very old dachshunds.

    Favorite Kind of Music: The Sidekick & I love the 70’s & 80’s on the XM radio!!

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      I LOVE that your granddaughter is The Sidekick. So awesome!