Welcome back to our 5 Things You Didn’t Know About… series; today, featuring Wendy from Ladybug Daydreams. I’m so happy to introduce you to her!
I’m continuing our summer series just a little bit into the fall; I have some more amazing bloggers to connect you with, even though the leaves are now starting to change and the wind has begun to blow. In 5 Things You Didn’t Know About…, I’ll be introducing you to some of my favorite friends from the blogging world. Each of them will tell you a little about themselves, how they recharge, what they’ve read and done over the summer. Just lots of fun in bite-sized quantities!
- Favorite summer activity:
Sitting in the air conditioned house. Just kidding 🙂 I really like going swimming with my kids. I also like doing Aqua Zumba workouts, although my local pool canceled them due to lack of participation (sad face).
In September, we take our kids to the state fair. My husband has been invited to be a speaker on “Author Day” for the past two years, so he takes our oldest son on that day, and we bring the whole family out a few days later – I think I would be overwhelmed with the kids (all boys, ages 13, almost 11, 5, and 21 months) all by myself in someplace as unfamiliar and big as the state fair.
- Best book you’ve read this summer:
I do a virtual book club on my blog that with another blogger, Lori (whose blog is called At Home: where life happens). We read the same book (one per month) and then find traditional “digging deeper” type questions that we answer on our respective blogs. Doing this with another blogger pushes me to read books that I might otherwise not know about – or pick up at all. Lori and I have such different tastes that my book club would be very different without her. All that said, I think the best book I’ve read this summer is one that Lori picked: Women Heroes of WWII by Kathryn J. Atwood.
- How do you renew your spirit/recharge your batteries?
My quiet time is mostly spent knitting. It’s my favorite hobby, and I find it so relaxing that it’s a wonderful time to just listen to the needles click-click-click and pray.
- Something cool God has taught you lately, or a favorite meaningful quote:
We’re living with my in-laws at the moment, and it’s quite different (and slightly more difficult) than I expected. It’s taking us a lot longer to get everything ready to move out than I’d hoped, so I’m being continually pushed in the patience department on a regular basis. Plus, the town that they live in is a lot farther away from our normal “stomping ground” than our old house was, so there’s a lot more travel time, which further requires patience while we’re getting to where we need to go.
- This year, you’re looking forward to….
Buying our first home! Paying off a few debts and saving up a down payment is why we’re living with the in-laws, so I really hope we’re able to make that happen sooner rather than later.
Wendy is wife to a cartoonist and homeschooling mom to 4 boys, ages 13, 10, 5, and 1. Her favorite hobby is knitting. She blogs at Ladybug Daydreams, writing about homeschooling (particularly curriculum reviews), knitting, and general life with boys.
Thank you for stopping by to meet Wendy! Be sure to check out her author husband by clicking on the “cartoonist” link, and visit her blog! I know you’ll love getting to know her better!