Saturday, November 14, 2009

Favorite Things Challenge

My OLF, Yvonne, gave us a challenge to list a few of our favorite things. I decided to take her up on her challenge with her twist. Like Yvonne suggested if we were like O and could give away gifts with no thought to the expense, what would be some of those things. Of course, my favorite things (that I would not give away) are always my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, my husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
Now, like Yvonne, I will begin with M & M's. They are my favorite candy and I would give a big bag to everyone.

Then I would give everyone a set of scriptures; the Bible and the Book of Mormon. The way to happiness in this life and in the life to come can be found in these two books.

My laptop is one of my favorite things. I love to read other peoples blogs and to write one myself, but I especially love SKYPE and being able to talk to and to see my children and grandchildren and great granddaughter while we are gone on our mission. I think everyone should have a computer. Also, one can learn so many wonderful and interesting things by using a computer.

Next is a cell phone. When I was at home I loved talking to and texting my kids and grandkids. I really don't like our phones over here, though. We have 3 phones, French, Belgian and land line, but they are a real pain. Each phone only works in it's own country. We cannot use the Belgian phone in France or the French phone in Belgium. We get our messages and texts anywhere from a day to a week and a half late. If we want to use our land line, we have to pay long distance. We cannot send messages. It is a real difficulty. We often have to drive into France to call our JA's and to set up appointmets. I can hardly wait to have a normal working phone again. That being said, I would still give everyone a phone because I still love having a phone and think it's a necessity.

I love reading and books are one of my favorite things too. I would give each person a library full of books and each kid a children's library.

I love pianos. I love playing the piano even though I am not very good. Sometimes I have to play at church and then I am always so nervous and my fingers shake. It is sill so much fun to sit down and play when I am by myself. I have had 2 antique pianos that I loved. I gave one of them to my daughter and had to sell (practically give away) my other one before we left on our mission. One of our pianos looked a lot like the one below, but we painted it black. It had a great sound and I loved it. I hope to get one when we come back.

A couple of other things I love are my camera and traveling. Some day I would like to have a really good camera and I wish I could send everyone on an awesome trip to a destination of their choice.


Yvonne said...

You are very generous ; ) Traveling is one of my favorite things and sending everyone on a trip would have been a fun giveaway.

I love all the things on your list, too. I don't think I'll ever be able to play at Church. When I play in front of people I can't believe how bad my hands shake--maybe it one day it will not be so bad.

Glad you did it.

txmommy said...

cute list!

Connie said...

Everything you would give, I would take. I love M&Ms, books, traveling, keeping in touch with my loved ones and last but definitely not least, my testimony of my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ AND the scriptures!
Great list!

Jay said...

I love everything on your list! So fun!