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Oh. My. Gosh. You never cease to SHOCK me! I can not believe it!

You are 5'll????? lol.

My sister and I are going to go get tattoos. I know what I want and where I want it. She does, too. But we agreed to only go together (sister bonding thing) and I haven't been able to get down to Roanoke to see her since we both decided we are ready. I shocked HER by declaring I wanted one and was ready. you have any problem with the tattoo/being a Christian thing? My Pastor's wife nearly had a fit when I told her I was going to get one. She said it is totally non-biblical. I didn't even ask her where in the bible she got it from. She does have her MDiv, but really...I just don't get it!


Done! That was fun. Thanks for tagging me.

You had a home birth? I'll bet that was really neat! And I think it's so sweet that you and Toben are high school sweethearts. I always thought that would've been fun, but it just wasn't happening!

I almost tagged you back so I could hear seven more weird and random things. You seemed far too eager to keep going. :)

The NON-Superwoman

I could NOT stop laughing about your airplane predicament! I know it was not funny at the time, but I can only imagine how horrible that was. Thanks for the chuckle.


This was fun, Joanne! I love getting to know people this way!

Holly Smith

After my break, I will partake!

Happy Birthday, Joanne's Dad!!
Love you all,


I just came across your blog and love it...I had my belly button pierced (since have taken it out) on my lunch break. Just one of those random things I've done...I thought, "hmm. I think I'll do this." Crazy. And this year, while my husband was deployed to Iraq, I got my first tattoo and probably last. I love it. It did hurt...ALOT. But it's a great reminder of the time we were in, so I think it's neat. Of course, there's always controversy...I got it on my low back...I know..tramp stamp...but that way I can keep it covered if I need to. Anyway, I enjoyed the random things about you know a few about me!

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