The ABCs of Nothing if not Intentional … and this week’s Kids Co-Op Linky!

Today’s ABCs feature highlights Nothing if not Intentional, a blog on a very special journey.  The blog began as a way for an amazing couple (Nate and Rachael) to document and stay connected to their missionary work in Guatemala.  As their family has changed and grown they remain dedicated to their relationships in Guatemala, but the blog also shares their daily life activities as a family with 2 young girls.  Make sure to check out her posts on Things to Do with a Toddler at the Beach, Tips for Flying with a Baby, and 35 Date Night ideas.  So, here are …

The ABCs of

Age 27. Nobody’s asked me that in awhile. I had to think about it for far too long.
Beverage of Choice Decaf iced tea
something you’d like to Change in your Life Lose the baby weight. I still have 15-20 pounds to go. Yikes!
favorite Diversion I take and edit tons of pictures of my two girls. Editing pictures is my favorite form of productive procrastination.
Essential start of the day While I’m still asleep in the mornings, Nate gets ready for work. Right before he leaves, he comes in and rubs my feet and prays for me. Later, I read the Bible, pray, check facebook (sad, but true) and then feed/snuggle my baby before we go down to get her big sister.
Favorite Color Black. I wear a lot of black.
Favorite Game True Colors. Have you heard of it? Nate and I also like backgammon and euchre.
Height 5′ 8″
favorite Ice Cream flavor Kroger brand blueberry pomagranate–yum!
Beloved piece of Jewelry Wedding ring and anything with my girls’ names
Kids (names & ages) Big sister is 2 1/2 and our baby girl is 8 months
Where do you Live Indiana
Favorite Movie(s) P.S. I Love You or any other sob story–Rent, The Notebook, Marley and Me
Nickname I’m ‘Rachael” to everyone but my girls. Okay, so sometimes my daughter calls me “Rachael” too. I hear through the monitor, “Rachael, come heeerrreeee!!! I’m awake! I’m awake! I’m awake!”
Occupation SAHM
a weird thing in your Purse/bag Wipes–I have at least three kinds with me at all times. I may be a bit paranoid when it comes to germs.
favorite Quote Only one?! This one fits with my motto of “relationships over tasks” and my aversion to cleaning: The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
for children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.
Right or left-handed Right.
Siblings One brother who’s five years younger than me.
Time it takes to get ready With the kids’ “help” or without? I used to wear makeup and do my hair every day. Ha! Now I’m happy when we all leave the house with our teeth brushed and clothes on. Sadly, I regularly forget my tot’s shoes, and the other day she made it out without pants.
Unusual Fact I visited all 50 states before I graduated high school. Now I’m working on visiting them all again with our girls!
Best Vacation We studied in New Zealand for a semester right after we got married. NZ is paradise. Our honeymoon in Australia wan’t bad either. 🙂
What makes you late I always think I can accomplish more before we leave than I actually can! So we’ll be trying to leave, and I’ll start the laundry, wash a dish or two, or start scrubbing the floors.
Xrays you’ve had Do dental Xrays count?
Yummy food that you make My two-year-old and I like to bake. She’s an incredibly messy helper, but together we somehow manage to make lots of yummy baked goods.
favorite Zoo animal My children. Just kidding! Koala bears

And now for …

The Weekly Kids Co-Op

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Thanks SO much for including me in your ABCs series! It was fun to think through your questions AND read other responses to get to know my fellow bloggers better! 🙂
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