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Monday, September 1, 2008

About Me

25 Random Things about Me:

1. I am the youngest of 3 girls.
2. I have loved Jesus as long as I can remember - I have excellent parents!
3. I married my high-school sweetheart and we have been married for 13 years.
4. My dream as a little girl was to be a stay-at-home mom - and I LOVE it. I have a 7 year old son and 5 year old daughter.
5. Being a mom has been very humbling.
6. I love Starbucks - Mocha Frappucinos!
7. My favorite hobby is reading - and now blogging!!
8. I love books about marriage, parenting, homemaking, and theology.
9. I hate to exercise - but I do it at least 4-5 times a week.
10. I love facebook and keeping up with my friends there!
11. I went to college in Chicago and dated my husband long distance for 4 years!
12. My husband is the smartest person I know - he has taught me so much.
13. I love Ohio and we are HUGE Buckeye fans.
14. I love all the seasons equally! I love summer - and getting a tan, I love the fall crisp air and football season, I love winter and the beautiful snow and I love spring with the birds chirping!
15. I love my church - and Sundays are my favorite day of the week.
16. I home school my children using the K12 curriculum.
17. I love schedules - I love typing them up, living by them and dreaming of the next one!
18. I try to go to bed every night while there is still a 10 on the clock and I try to wake while there is still a 6 on the clock --- 7 days a week.
19. I am not a movie buff - so when people start to talk about movies - they lose me quickly!
20. I love people!
21. My life verse is Galatians 6:9 "Do not grow weary in doing good, for in due season you will reap a harvest if you do not give up."
22. I tend to see the glass half full and am a bit of an optimist.
23. I wish I were a better cook and had more organized closets.
24. I love to take photos and scrapbook them - but I am very behind.
25. I feel blessed that you even stopped by this website to read these 25 things. I am praying for you - remember - there is an audience of One to please. God is always watching, He is always listening and He cares for you!
Much Love,


Blogger Lady Jen said...

I think you and I were twins separated at birth! I could have written most of these. I will be friending you on Facebook.

April 3, 2009 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Laurie Ann said...

I enjoyed reading the 25 things about you. I didn't realize how much we have in common. I love your life verse!

May 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Courtney, You are beautiful and so is your family! Thanks for sharing some things about yourself.

I like your verse, and your outlook on life.

I am not a schedule person, we sound opposite on that. But I love the Lord and my family so much, so there is common ground.

I like to blog and I am on facebook. it is a fun way to socialize and keep track of people.

I like your family picture from Christmas. You all look nice in your red.

I am glad that you can stay at home with your kids. You will like homeschooling and be good at it.

You are blessed!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

May 4, 2009 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Raye Ann said...

I really needed that verse today. That is the very issue I am dealing with. I think you will love homeschooling. It might be a little overwhelming at first, but since you are a scheduler it should make it a lot easier. See you on facebook.

May 4, 2009 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Buildeth Her House said...

I can relate to 1,8, and 20. Thanks for sharing yourself with us. Good luck on homeschooling next year.

May 4, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Leisha said...

I'm so glad you took the time to share your 25 things - I really enjoyed poking around your blog - you've done a wonderful job!! I am always excited to hear when someone has made the decision to homeschool - it has really changed our life and been a blessing in ways that we never would have imagined - I pray that it will be abundant in it's blessings to your family as well!! I will be chceking back in to see how things are going ;-)
I am in the process of trying to get myself and my home on a more productive schedule - would love/welcome any input you feel led to share!!!
Thanks for the inspiration this morning!!

May 5, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Rene said...

I am watching the Rachel Ray episode right now. I agree with so many of your statements. It's so wonderful to hear another woman with the same values and traits that I share. Most of my friends are complete opposites and it sometimes puts a separation between us. Thank you so much for sharing! I will definitely be looking you up on FB!

Thanks again!

November 6, 2009 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Jacquie said...

I relate to so many of the things you listed, but I tend to dream about getting some of these things done more than I actually do them. Someday, would you post an example of your daily schedule? I'd like to see how you get so many things done! Thanks for being such an encouragement to women in an age where we are told we don't have to serve our husbands.

November 8, 2009 at 1:20 AM  
Blogger Jacquie said...

Disregard what I said about your schedule. It dawned on me to check out your previous posts and what do you know, I found schedules. lol Gonna go back and check them out!

November 8, 2009 at 1:24 AM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Courtney - I just found you tonight from your comment on Michael Hyatt. Your family is beautiful and your positive attitude and love of God are very inspiring. I watched a few of your You Tube videos and subscribed. I enjoyed your Rachel Ray clip and I think it is wonderful that you and your husband have found what works for you and your marriage and that you are so happy together. Congratulations to you and I wish you continued success. I'll be around! :)

January 8, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
Anonymous Dalyn said...

What a Beautiful Blog and family!! You are very inspiring! I hope to read many more of your blogs in the future to come! Thanks for sharing your life w/ us! God Bless!

February 22, 2010 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Arvil's Wife said...

Courtney, I just wanted to thank you for this blog. I am so glad I found it. You have inspired me to stay focused in the Word and keep my priorities straight. May our Lord bless you and your family!

April 2, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
OpenID xilpayatl said...

Hi Courtney!
I've just read this from you:
16. I home school my children using the K12 curriculum.

I live in Mexico City, mom of a 2yo son. Love the idea of homeschooling and precisely thinking in k12...please tell me your experience in this field.

Thank you so much!

April 9, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...


I LOVE K-12 specifically because it is computer based. It is so easy - each day I log in and it tells me exactly what to say on the screen as I teach. I do not have to put a lot of planning into it - so that has been nice.

BUT it is not Christian curriculum and there have been multiple times that I have been uncomfortable with the content - but that's the benefit of homeschooling - you take the ick out and leave the good in. I filter everything and supplement some Bible curriculum in and it's all perfect.

So that's been my experience one year in :-).

HOpe that helps!

April 11, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger HappyGirl said...

I could copy/paste your list and no one would know the difference! Weird! I even live in Ohio.

I just found your blog from Like a Warm Cup of Coffee and look forward to reading through it, even though I should be folding laundry right now. :)


April 26, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Heather - so great to cyber - meet you!!! That's fun that we have so much in common! I am glad you stopped by and left a "hi"!
Much love,

April 27, 2010 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger VinylGirl said...

I am so thankful I found your blog. I really need this kind of godly influence in my life. You are my new mentor :) Blessings to you and your beautiful family!

June 1, 2010 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Vinylgirl - wowsers - your mentor - I am humbled and honored - we are in this together girl - I'm learning, growing and being stretched too! To God be the Glory!

Much Love,

June 3, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Abby said...

I've landed on your blog a couple of times from other links, but now I'm hooked since I know you are a Buckeye fan too!

Glad there are blogs like yours out there to encourage and inspire. Thank you!

June 8, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Mary @Raising 4 Godly Men said...

I am sooooooooooo happy to find you today and feel very blessed already. I can't wait to start the summer challenge. Hoping to post tomorrow.

Blessing in Him<><
-Mary @Raising 4 Godly Men

June 19, 2010 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger angelcat said...

Hope you're ok with me following your blog. I have a VERY different life from you. You are lviing the life I wanted as a child (i wanted ot be a SHM. It was my dream) but as I grew older, I didn't like the examples i saw of that life. My mom was a sahm, but I had a pretty dysfunctional family. I was homeschooled, but it was NOT done well. I know it can be a good thing, but not something i could ever do.

Anyhow, I'm now 35, never been married or had a serious relationship, and I have an almost 5 yr old daughter.

Very different from what i want, but here i am, trying to rasiemy child to love the Lod, andhave a better life than I had. It's too late for me to have the life I want, but not for my daughter.

I never learned how to keep house, so I REALY struggle with that, and I love reading homemaking blogs and getting tips on how to run my household.

I really enjoyed reading your 25 things, and watching the clip of you on RR.

June 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Abby, Mary and AngelCat - welcome -I am thrilled you are here! It is comforting to know that we have friends along the way in this journey called life! Keep walking with the King!
Much Love,

June 25, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger SharonB said...

Hi Courtney, just came upon your blog - love your heart for God. I will return for more "visits"!

July 1, 2010 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I have had a blast per using your blog tonight! You are one inspiring and amazing bundle of energy. I can't begin to express here how happy I am to have found you! What a blessing you and this blog are to me already.

August 11, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger OUR WILD ZOO! said...

You are!! I am loving your blog! Loving your perspective. Loving you as a sister in Christ. You go girl! Watched the RR video and grinned the whole way through. You're amazing. Keep smiling Sista, you inspire me!

August 19, 2010 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger Joyful Mother said...

I just found your blog and can't wait to explore all of the goodies on it. I am also a Good Morning Girl, a friend invited me and it has been amazing.

I was very interested to read about your role in the home and admire it very much. I've always wanted to be a homemaker and homeschooler myself and am both.

For the last three years I've been dealing with kidney disease, then dialysis and amazingly a kidney transplant after only 7 months on the list. With my failing energy and now (slowly) regaining my energy it's been quite difficult to get it all done. My husband helps me quite a bit and did almost everything when my my health started failing (before transplant).

I felt pretty guilty about that but was thankful that he stepped in and took over (quite adequately I might add). Now I'm looking forward to reclaiming my full role as homemaker and wife! Sorry for the ramble. Don't know why I told you all of that! :)


September 10, 2010 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Sharon B, Pam and our Wild Zoo - thank you :-)!

Joyful mother - thank you so much for sharing - I like to hear about my readers and what is happening in their lives. It helps me as I write. Wow! I can't imagine a transplant - that is amazing!!! You have a good hubby! Praise the Lord for modern medicine. Hang in there and hang onto Jesus!
Much Love,

September 11, 2010 at 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Jen (Quest 2B Me) said...

Hi there! I just stumbled across your blog this evening and have really enjoyed watching your videos and reading some of your posts. Thank you for taking the time to share these things with us. I need a reminder every now and again and might just be the next step in my Quest 2B Me. Thank you!

September 26, 2010 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Nakai said...

Hi Courtney! I stumbled on your blog when a FB friend of mine posted a link about the spiced waffles.... I have been on your blog and youtube page for the better part of the day. (After doing what I need to around the house, for the kids or during 5 min breaks. lol) I love your heart for God! I have subscribed to your videos and your blog and will be following you. You have inspired me to be a better wife & mother!!

September 29, 2010 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Jen and Nakai - welcome! I am so glad you found my corner of the blogosphere :-)!!! We are in this journey of life together!!! Thank you for the encouragement - Keep walking with the King!!! I know you must be blessings to your families!!!
Much Love,

September 29, 2010 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Keeper of the Home... said...

Dear Courtney,
Refreshing...that is what comes to mind after skipping through your blog! A dear friend of mine took your challenge, and posted it on her blog...and well here I am!
Have a delightful day - thanks for sharing!

October 9, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger HeathahLee said...

Sundays are my favorite day of the week too! : )

Looking so forward to Relevant!

October 15, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Sami Cone said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I loved sitting with you and Angela at dinner and admire your passion for pursuing Christ and fortifying your family through him! Looking forward to our future interactions ;)

November 2, 2010 at 7:21 PM  
Anonymous jasmin said...

Great knowing about you. Lovely blog...

November 20, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Tanya Heasley said...

God is truly great and as I walk with Jesus, He leads me to people like you. You are an inspiration and I thank God, and you, for being You.

I feel blessed and uplifted since reading your blog.

God bless you, day after day.
Love Tanya.

November 22, 2010 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Priscilla said...

I am grateful that I found your blog! I´m a "new" SAHM, living in Costa Rica. I´m now your newest follower here and on facebook.

December 1, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

You have a beautiful heart and a beautiful page! I'm so glad to have found your blog. Your life verse and it's one I've been clinging to lately. I just jumped off a cliff in obedience to the Lord and I fully trust Him but I can't lie and say it's not scary!

Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

January 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Melissa @frugalchristianliving said...

New here, and very encouraged by you, my sister!!

February 3, 2011 at 2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently found your site and I really enjoy it. I was just wondering what does your husband do for a living? It is wonderful that you are able to stay home and raise your beautiful family! Thank you for your blog and God bless you!!

February 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

My husband runs a bucket truck manufacturing company. And yes - I am deeply blessed to be able to stay home.

February 8, 2011 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I have recently found your blog and have been SO blessed.
Thank you so much for all that you share - it's amazing how much I have learnt in such a short space of time. I can't thank you enough for being here in blogland!
May the Lord continue to truly bless you and your beautiful family.

February 12, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger fallenbutterfly said...

I just found your blog today and I will be friending you on fb as well. I am a stay at home mother and we are proud to be christians living for the lord. (pentecostal to be exact) It is refreshing to read your blogs and know that there are other women out there living the same lifestyle as we are. I love the articles about "husbands" the most :) keep up the good work and God bless

February 21, 2011 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger wannasell4you said...

I'll make this short, simple, and sweet.;)Found your blog a few weeks ago and friended you on Facebook. I enjoy reading your posts. Keep up the good work. God bless you and your family.

March 27, 2011 at 12:24 AM  
Blogger Juliette said...

Hi Courtney:

Wow, Rachel Ray, what an amazing opportunity to show the world that being a stay at home wife/mother is the best example for the kids and husbands love it. You are truely wonderful for being the example! God Bless, love your blog.
Juliette ps. Moody Bible Institute, I am jealious (jk) :0)

April 10, 2011 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Thank you for writing!
I just found your blog and the few things I read today really touched my heart. I wrote a post concerning what I read and what it meant to me. Here is the link in case you want to see it:
Thanks again. I look forward to reading more.

April 12, 2011 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Just found your blog through Life As Mom blog, Resurrection Eggs post.

We too live in Ohio and are hschooling our children with K12.

God bless!

April 18, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

It's nice to hear that you homeschool your children! My husband and I are on the fence about schooling! I guess I need to just make a pro/con list and pray more!!! What a great blog!

May 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Nicole Searfoss-Owner, Indulgent Aromas said...

I remember seeing you on Rachael Ray and thinking, "Yes...there are more like me and I'm not wierd"!!! Thank you for showing people that loving and taking care of your family can be a fulfilling life!!! I was so excited that I found this site after you 'wowed' me on RR...LOL. I am now following and added you to my 'followed blogs' on my site. Can't wait to 'dig' around on your site more...LOVE IT!!!!

May 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM  
OpenID rithmatith said...

I am so encouraged by your blog! I am so glad I stumbled upon it. Keep walking in the faith my dear sister in Christ. Grace and peace, Ruthie

June 2, 2011 at 2:19 AM  

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