Hey! Hey, friends! I don’t know about you, but it has been a LONG day here at the Eberspachers. Lots of crying, teething and no napping. But the hubs is at the Chiefs game and Nora is asleep, so it’s time for a little blog therapy. My sweet blog friend Libby at Living with the LS hooked me up with this fun series, so here we go with 6 things you should know about me!
1. What was your dream job when you were 6?
Funny enough, I wanted to be a nurse. And what did I go to school for? To be a nurse! I was a full time nurse for 6 years before I had my daughter and am so thankful for that time in my life. To make things even better, 5 of those 6 years was spent, quite literally, at my dream job as a hematology/oncology nurse. I can’t say enough how much I was blessed by my job. At some point in my early years, I also thought about marine biology, but then I realized I didn’t like to touch fish, so that kind of went out the window quickly, haha!
2. What was your favorite thing to do in high school?
My most favorite thing ever in high school was Friday night football games. I was a cheerleader, and we would always go out early to ODAC to go through our routines, eat dinner, hang out together…it was so fun! Cheerleading was a great outlet for me in high school that allowed me to meet lots of great friends and I loved every part of it, but football games definitely topped it off – even cheering in the cold games. That just meant lots of hot chocolate at half time! And of course, I LOVED wearing big, obnoxious bows in my hair – and no, I don’t still live vicariously through my daughter and her bows 🙂
3. Would you rather live on a farm or in a big city?
If you would have asked me that before I met my husband, I would have said big city. But after falling in love with my farmer, we are moving BACK to the country to farm full time in the spring. And there is honestly no place that I would rather be. I can’t wait to raise our babies out on acre upon acre of rolling corn, soybeans, cows and mud.
5. What is your favorite fall activity?
I honestly don’t think that I could pick just one, but if I HAD to (you have to know how difficult this is for me) I would say going to Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch in Lawrence. We have gone there as a family every year since I was born (that’s 27 straight years, people!) and we look forward to it every year. The Schaakes are one of the sweetest families ever and they do fall the right way out in their neck of the woods. I am already dying to get Nora out there for her first hayride this fall 🙂
9. Who is the most influential person in your life?
I would have to say my husband. I was raised by two incredible parents who taught me to wait for the right man that God created just for me. And one fall evening at Hesston College, in walked Eric Eberspacher. He immediately stole my heart, but little did I know what a huge impact he would have on my life. Not only is he my husband, but my best friend, partner in crime, spiritual leader, emotion calmer and the greatest Daddy imaginable. I would not be who I am, or as whole as I am, today if it were not for God’s grace of bringing him to me.
10. If you could open your own business, what would it be?
I would LOVE to open a home décor store/coffee shop. There is nothing that makes me happier than a beautifully decorated home that allows your guests to get a glimpse into your heart and soul while sipping on a cup of hot brew. In my mind, every season and holiday should be decorated for (if that’s your thing) and decorating your home should bring you joy! I would love to help people pick out paint colors, center pieces, special pieces for their home, find a new coffee blend, etc. It would be a joy to have a store like that! Right now I am living through my Mama’s store, Zuzu’s Petals Boutique 🙂
So there ya have it! Thanks again for asking me the questions, Libby. I would go through and link some other people up, but my eye lids are drooping down over my eyes as we speak after the day that little Nora and I had. Night, night, blog world!