Thursday, January 7, 2016

My Earliest Memories

Though I will be calling this post a "tag," it is really about my earliest memories. I will write a little bit about mine and then "tag" a few other bloggers to answer some questions about their earliest memories. I think this will be a fun way to get to know each other's earlier life. Have fun!

1. What is your earliest memory?
Receiving Christ when I was two.
2. What is your earliest memory of a birthday?
My fourth or fifth birthday party that was at our house when we invited several friends from church.
3. What is your earliest memory of a food?
On my sixth birthday my mom made a butterfly cake for me. 
4. What is your earliest memory of a gathering?
My first clear memory of a gathering was participating in a potato sack race at a community picnic when I was really little. That same day I got my hair stuck in one of those sticky hanging fly traps! No fun. :-P
5. What is your earliest memory of non-immediate family?
I think getting a family picture at my grandparent's house when I was in the five to six year range.
6. What is your favorite memory?
I don't know that I have one in particular but I always enjoy taking trips as a family. We have gone camping at Peppermint Creek in the Sierra Nevada's, visited Hume Lake, Shaver Lake, many National Parks, and of course various family members throughout California.
7. What is your earliest memory of a gift?
I don't really have an early memory. Maybe getting a tether ball for a birthday when I was in first grade. (I think.)
8. What is your earliest memory of an embarrassment?
When I was in public school I got teased by a bunch of kids and didn't handle it very well since I was in kindergarten.
9. What is your earliest memory of when you were scared?
Probably a thunderstorm when I was really small. :-)
10. What is your earliest memory of a camp?
My counselors, craft-making, and kayaking at Camp Good News when I was eight.
11. How young were you when you received Christ? (optional)
I received Christ after watching the Jesus Film at two and one-half-years old.

I have below a list of these questions for the bloggers that I nominate. There will be quite a few and after you answer the questions in a post (if you want to) then you may pass on the same questions to a different blogger than has already been nominated if you wish. Have fun!

1. What is your earliest memory?
2. What is your earliest memory of a birthday?
3. What is your earliest memory of a food?
4. What is your earliest memory of a gathering?
5. What is your earliest memory of family?
6. What is your favorite memory?
7. What is your earliest memory of a gift?
8. What is your earliest memory of an embarrassment?
9. What is your earliest memory of when you were scared?
10. What is your earliest memory of a camp?
11. How young were you when you received Christ? (optional)

The bloggers I choose to nominate are below, but don't feel obligated. Anyone else who wishes to answer them in a comment or on their blog may. Please let me know so that I can check your blog!

Amy with Living in Faith and Fun
Lydia with C'est La Vie
Rebekah with Rebekah's Remarks

Andrea Carter with Andi and Taffy's Blog
Jesseca with A Kansas Wind

Emily with The Imaginary World of Emily McConnell
Faith with Take Me Deeper
Blessing Counter with Counting Your Blessings One by One
Faith with Chosen Vessels (or Stories by Firefly)
Lauren with Lauren's Amazing World
Lydia with Through the Wardrobe
Marci with Two God Crazy Girls
Laura with Harvest Lane Cottage

Have fun, everyone!

22 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading your answers, Bethany!! This looks like a fun tag. :) I'll definitely be doing this on my blog soon. ;)
    You mentioned being in a public school for kindergarten; when did you start homeschooling?

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    1. I'm excited for your answers! I started homeschool in third grade. Been homeschooled ever since. Have you been all the way through?

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    2. Oh, okay! I started homeschool in 1st grade after attending a private Christian school for kindergarten. :)

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    3. Do you have many memories at the private Christian school?

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    4. Yes, quite a few!! :) That will definitely be somewhere in my tag answers. ;)

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  2. I did it. It was fun. Thanks for nominating me, Bethany!

    http://circlecadventures.blogspot.com/2016/01/early-memories.html

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    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed it and I enjoyed your answers! Thank you!

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  3. Thanks for nominating me, Bethany! I'll try doing this tag as soon as I can.... it sounds like a LOT of fun! :D

    Oh wow, you were in public school for kindergarten too? Same here! And I was perfectly miserable throughout the entire time I was there!

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    1. I'm eager for your answers, Blessing! Public school wasn't too bad for me because it was a VERY small school and each of my three years I had pretty good teachers. Had God not placed homeschooling on my parent's hearts, I would probably still be in public school. But, alas, Here I am! :-D And I'm glad I'm homeschooling. It is amazing how much more family time we get, how many more trips we take, etc. Hmm, this sounds like another blog post coming up!

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  4. This will be a treasure to read when you are older. Just think, maybe someday your children will read your blog!
    Blessings,
    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    Amy of Living in Faith and Fun's mom

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    1. That would be fun. I like thinking of my blog as a sort of journal of who I am.

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  5. Wow, you're asking an old lady to go WAY back :) Here goes..
    1. What is your earliest memory? Riding the big school bus with my big sister at age 4 - scary.
    2. What is your earliest memory of a birthday? About age 4 or 5 when my boxer dog took a big bite out of my birthday cake just after my mom had taken a picture of us together in front of it as we shared the same birthday (me and the dog that is) - LOL!
    3. What is your earliest memory of a food? Don't really have one other than the delicious fresh flour tortillas my Auntie Frances would make - yummy!
    4. What is your earliest memory of a gathering? My first holy communion celebration when I was 7.
    5. What is your earliest memory of family? Going camping in the desert outside of Barstow when I was 6 or 7 - it was a family reunion and we had about 20+ family members participating.
    6. What is your favorite memory? The morning I was awakened by my dog at 4am because my other lost dog had found her way home after being lost for over a month. I never felt such a sense of relief and joy.
    7. What is your earliest memory of a gift? Roller skates when I was 7 - I couldn't skate so the gift giver helped me return them and I go my first pair of red shoes instead - loved those shoes :)
    8. What is your earliest memory of an embarrassment? When I got beaten up after school by the school bully; yes, he was a boy and he did it in front of a bunch of other kids. I guess I lived in a rough neighborhood (3rd grade)
    9. What is your earliest memory of when you were scared? See number 8 above.
    10. What is your earliest memory of a camp? Girl Scout camp age 9. That's when I learned to swim.
    11. How young were you when you received Christ? (optional) Truly, I'd have to say 44 - not that long ago

    There you go, Bethany. You know a bit more about your old friend :) xxx ooo

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    1. Thanks, Carla! I truly never knew any of this about you! I really enjoyed your answers and I'm glad that you did it. Thank you!

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  6. I look forward to doing this soon! :) Thanks for nominating me!

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    1. You're welcome! I excited to learn more about your early life! I think that is what makes this "tag" so unique. It is about the past, whereas most others are of current likes/dislikes, etc.

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  7. Thanks for tagging me Bethany! I will try to answer the questions as soon as possible. I really enjoyed reading the answers you put!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading. I'll be waiting for your answers!

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  8. Thanks for the tag Bethany! I'll try to get my answers up soon.

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  9. Okie dokie! I did the tag, here are my answers: http://countingyourblessingsonebyone.blogspot.ca/2016/01/my-earliest-memories.html

    Thanks again, Bethany! It was SO much fun!!

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    1. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! I loved reading your answers!

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