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Friday, October 29, 2010

A little bit about you

Sometimes I wonder who's out there reading this blog.

In all honesty it feels so narcissistic to me, probably because it is!
MY blog about MY life and MY family and MY stories and MY views.
I really do want to "offer" more then just pictures of our latest vacation
or thoughts about my favorite fabric softener, (which is Snuggle lest you wonder)!!


Behind every click is a PERSON and I often think about who YOU are & where YOU might be and I'd love to know more about YOU this weekend.
If you have the time would you be so kind as to tell us all:



***(feel free to stay annoymous)***

I think it might be cool to see who's all stopping by.
There are, according to google, 133 million blogs out there!! OH MY!!! And so I really do appreciate those that take the time to read my ramblings and the stories about our short life here on earth. I enjoy this little community "around my kitchen table" in blogland and am interested in knowing more about who you are!

“Yes, blogging is entertainment. It is performance.
Each blog post a show, sometimes an opera,
sometimes a 30 second commercial."
~Lorelle Van Fossen~


Anonymous said...

Home: North Eastern PA
Favorite Song..I love music so this is very hard...however; I would have to say "Voice of Truth" by Casting Crowns.

I love reading your blog because it takes me back to the days when my kids were little....I also love your style of writing and most often come away from your blog with a smile on my face!

Kristi said...

Age: 31
From: Alabama

I found your blog from Bryan Allain's poop story :-) We have children about the same age, so I relate to a lot of what you write. I also have family that live near you, so I can picture some of the places you mention.

Your blog is an encouragement to me, so thank you!

TroFi said...



Location: NSW, Australia

Favourite song: Michael Buble 'Haven't met you yet' ~or~ Mercy Me 'I can only Imagine'

I can't remember how I found your blog, but i have been stalking it for a while! :P You have so many beautiful and interesting things that you write about, and i love your style of decorating - just gorgeous! Nice to meet you :)

Shelly said...

Age: 29

From: A town near you. I plan to meet you in person one of these days. :)

Favorite Song: I almost always just say a 'current favorite' because I love music and besides one of my all-time favorite hymns [Great is Thy Faithfulness],the favorite changes from season to season and day to day . . . right now I'm listening to Selah's latest CD that I picked up at Relevant [Todd & Angie Smith were there and sang/spoke~wonderful!]. I love "I Will Carry You" and
You Deliever Me". How's that for a long schpiel on a favorite song?

On a side note, I often, often wonder who's on the other side of my computer screen too. I like your idea. Maybe I'll borrow it someday!?

Anne said...

Age: 27
Where I live: Maryland...for now

Favorite song of all time: OH my, to pick just one. Hmmm..."Legacy" by Nichole Nordeman. Every time I hear it, I bawl my eyes out. It en-captures everything I want my life to mean.

Chrissy Eshelman said...

I am 32 years old...
living in Kirkwood, PA
it crazy my favorite song..
Bob Marley No Woman, No Cry.
It is me and my husbands "song" we danced to it at our wedding. We danced to it on a lonely road when we were young teenagers in love... the first song WE EVER DANCED TO as young teenagers in love and a newly wed couple!! :)

Anyway, I always read your blog and really enjoy it. Your writing style and honesty is wonderful and refreshing, so thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

I am know that!

Holla Girl!

Anonymous said...

Age 31

Christiana PA

I really enjoy reading your blog

Sarah said...

You know I'm always on-board ;-)

I love Kim Walker "I surrender"

We need to set up a time to get together!!!

Esther@fleurcottage said...

from a town near you! :)
61 yrs old - favorite song...'Great is Thy Faithfulness.'
love your blog! - Esther

Kae Jo said...

Age: 19

Location: Lampeter, PA

Favorite song: "What Do I Know of Holy" by Addison Road <3

I L-O-V-E reading your blog!
It has really helped me get to know you over the past few years!
It is like a window into your heart and your home!
I love getting to see what's new with your little pumpkins and often get to find out things that you might not have time to tell me in church.
I love the music you have on here! You've led me to some songs that I may never have heard and now love. I often put on the 'pop out player' while I'm doing other things.
Love you lady! Thanks for taking time to write your blog!

Rick/Ruthie said...

I'm 64 and you know where I live. I have many favorite songs but "To God Be the Glory" is one that comes to mind quickly. I read your blog because you are such a great writer, an inspiration and I enjoy hearing about your children since my grands are so far away. Yours are a kind of substitute. One of these days I'm going to arrange for them to visit me so I can hug them! God bless!!!!

Laurie said...

Name: Laurie (Hollinger) Weitzel
Age: 31
Live: Lancaster, PA
Favorite song: Vow by Misty Edwards

Hey Janelle! I enjoy reading your musings on life, faith and being a wife and mother and of course, your pictures! I've been using your crockpot granola recipe (or Jena's) for a while. It's my husband's favorite! I've passed it on to my brother-in-law as well.

And thanks for inviting your readers to reveal's so easy to browse and not actually connect. Your request made me take the time to do so. I hope you and all your loved ones are well! God bless!

elaine said...

Hi,I enjoy reading your blog.I love to read and read almost all non-fiction,very few novels.(I do like John Grisham)Since I enjoy reading true-life stories,I also like reading blogs.It gives me a glimpse into other peoples lives.Well,I am 47(for a few more days),live in the northern end of Lancaster Co.and as for a favorite song,it probably is You Raise Me Up,especially performed by Selah.

Sarah Gingrich said...

Hey Lady!

I am 30, I live in Puerto Montt, Chile (as you well know). My favorite song is "Be Thou My Vision". I'm half Irish, maybe that's why that Celtic hymn moves me. I love your writing; often I regret the fact that I didn't get to know you whilst I lived in PA. I hope to have the pleasure of hosting your dear family on our return in 2011. Know that your writing, your sharing of your heart, is appreciated.

Your friend
Sarah Lenora Gingrich

Missy. said...

Janelle...I am Missy King. 32 year old wife and mommy, living on a chicken farm in Atglen, PA. I don't remember how I got to reading your blog. You and I have our 'most favorite' midwife in common ;), and several friends (Ang, Heather Buckwalter is my sister in law, Orpha, the list could go on) :) in common as well. I seem to have some of the same interests and thought realities as you. :) Love your style and decorating. You do a great job being real...which is sometimes so hard to find, especially amoung us women. :) Happy weekend.

Missy. said...

oh, and my favorite song right now, is...Trust by Kristene Mueller. missy king.

rosa said...

Hi Janelle, I love reading your blog...not sure how i found you but have been enjoying it. like your style writing and often walk away encouraged. i am 37 and live in gordonville pa and actually you and i are related, in a distant way. lets see if i can get this straight, your dad and my grandma are siblings??? i think, so that makes us 2nd or 3rd cousins or something like that. anyhoo, thanks for sharing your life with blog addicts like me and feel free to check out my blog

Anonymous said...

I am Patti in Michigan. I don't know how I found your blog. I jump from blog to blog. Happy Halloween!

Jena said...

31 soon to be 32 :)
let's stay together by Al Green LOVE IT(one of the ONLY songs my hubby will dance to with me :)

Peter and Kim said...

lancaster county
As for a Song? Ooo...this is tough...I like a lot of songs--but probably all-time favorite would be "More Than Words", by Extreme. Sacred? Maybe "How Deep the Father's Love for Us" or "There is a Redeemer"
(Oh and I found your blog through Jeane's and then realized you know Michelle W., too--and other people I recognize! your blog is so fun to read!) ~Kim ♥

Anonymous said...

Age: 51
Live in : North Carolina

Discovered you through Jeane's blog; what has made me visit you again, was your challenge to me (although I'm sure you didn't know it was to me personally) to love your husband even when he isn't "meeting your needs" (my words, not yours). I think it was something along the lines of him working too many hours, and that you were convicted of not praying diligently for him. It has stayed with me, day after day. . .thank you!

Anonymous said...

I'm Krista - I'm 32 & live in the sweet little town of Strasburg. We rode the bus together as kids & meet up at yard sales & such these days. I love hearing about all your adventures & how you give people a sneak peek into your home. There are too many wonderful songs for me to pick an absolute favorite. Here's my favorite 80s one at the moment - Time after Time by Cyndi Lauper.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm orginally from Lancaster Co. but moved to Harleysville after getting married to Dave. We're now in prison ministry with We Care Program in AL. I've enjoyed your blog for almost a year now and hope you're not weirded out by a stranger reading your blog. :) I love it! I was especially touched by your recent post about the woman you met who hadn't seen her mom for two years. My parents were Amish and have been severely shunned over the past years. I vascillate between loving my heritage one minute and feeling frustration with its "quirks" the next minute. Keep writing and sharing your heart. I like it!

Oh, I found your blog through Clarita Yoder. She's an old friend. And, we used to go to New Covenant together.

I have four kids with my oldest being seven and the youngest being eight months. I homeschool and love reading your thoughts on that, too. :)

Love and blessings from a stranger, Mary Landis

Erin said...

Hello! I'm Erin, age 32, and I live in a little town in rural Minnesota. I grew up in MN, but lived in PA for 8 years during my college years and then beyond. I knew you just a wee bit during TBS days and we have some mutual friends. You also went to high school with my hubby, Jake!  I have been reading your blog for a long time (probably close to 2 years!!) and I really enjoy it for many reasons. I like your writing style, love your openness, and appreciate your thoughts on faith, life, mothering, marriage, etc. I often come away feeling inspired. I also miss Lancaster County and reading your blog helps me feel more connected to it. Thanks for sharing your life with us!
I’m going to have to get back to you on the song – it’s so hard to narrow it down!