Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thoughts of Spring Blog Party Post ~ All About Me


Hola!  Glad you stopped by!  I am Dulce, married for over a decade to my Amado, loving life with my four kidlets: Ariana (7), Joel (5), Elena (2) and Amaya (8 months).

How would people describe your personality? (If they could only use ONE word.) Are they right?  Happy.  (I smile a LOT).  And yes, I usually am.  If not, you will know it. 

What celebrity/celebrities would create a “Star-Struck” feeling if you saw them in real life?  Truthfully, I am not that into celebrities.  Even when I got to meet several gold-medal athletes, I was only mildly excited.  I would be thrilled about meeting one of my favorite chefs, but I would reserve the real "star-struck" feelings for some of the moms I've read, like Crystal Lutton or Dr. Momma.

Who is your favorite blogger? Why?
Ooh, that is hard.  I read several.  Peaceful Parenting, Pieces of My Mind, and Code Name: Mama always make me think.  And when the baby wakes up in the middle of the night, I am irresistibly drawn to check if there is a new post by Under the Olive Branch.  But there are dozens of others, too.

What is your comfort food/drink?
Iced coffee.  By the gallon.  (OK, that might be an exaggeration.  Then again, maybe not.)  Chocolate.  Tacos (real ones--carnitas, cilantro, onion and salsa verde on soft, fresh corn tortillas.  NOT a couple of spoons of ground beef, lettuce and cheese on an oversized chip.)

Be brave – tell us something very random and weird about yourself.
I can twist my tongue so that the bottom part is on top and the top part is on the bottom.  

Do you have a strong desire to do something you’ve never done? What is it?
I would love to visit some places I have never been, like Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia.  I like trying new things and enjoying fresh adventures.  I would love to go sky diving.

Movies: Action, Drama, Romantic Comedy, Documentary, Comedy? What are your favorite genres?
I can enjoy just about any of those--it depends on the individual movie.  I like movies about smart people, with plenty of adventure and some laughs.  I want happy endings, always.  Real life has enough tragedy.

Books: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, Biographies, True Stories, Self-Help, Devotional/Study? What are your favorite types of reading material?
All of the above.  I am a compulsive reader--to the point that by the time I was eight, I had memorized all the ingredients on our shampoo bottles, and read the list of ingredients in most of our foods.  I am not materialistic with shoes, clothes or things like that, but I must have books! Some of my favorite fiction authors are Robin Jones Gunn, Elizabeth Peters, Tamora Pierce, Laurie R King, and Charlotte MacLeod.  Most of my favorite parenting books are under the recommended reading category here, although I need to update it.

Music: Funk, Rock, Country, Jazz, Classical, Film Score, Blues, Classic Rock, Crooner, Alternative, Heavy Metal, Techno? What are your favorite types? 
Anything except country, which is practically against the law in Oklahoma.   I enjoy a lot of CCM oldies, like Rich Mullins, old Petra and DC Talk (I know, I am stuck in the early 90s, music-wise).  My favorite, though, is praise and worship music in Spanish.  Nothing else quite reaches inside me in the same way.  I've been listening to a lot of Danilo Montero recently.

If you inherited a million dollars, what is the first thing you would do with your money?
Pay off our house, and help our parents out of debt.  Give some away to people who need it.  Travel.

Name one weakness of yours (confession is good for the soul).
Just one?  I am a terrible housekeeper.  I dislike cleaning and rarely do it.

If you could live anywhere at all (and take all your loved ones with you), where would you go?
All over.  We would definitely have a home in Puebla, Mexico and one in Puerto Rico, but I would love to live in other countries, too.

Strange Talent? Can you juggle basketballs, put your legs behind your head or some perform some other strange feat?
Ummm...nope.  The tongue thing that I mentioned earlier is about it.

What’s something you consider yourself to be good at? (Don’t worry, it’s not bragging, it’s acknowledging a God given gift).
Languages come easily to me.  Seeing patterns in things.  

What is one of your favorite things to catch a whiff of? 
My family.  I love burying my face in their necks, or nuzzling their hair. With all of our allergy issues, we don't do much in the way of fragrances.  However, a friend gave me some Doterra essential oils, and I absolutely adore their Citrus Bliss and Breathe oils.

When you leave a social gathering, do you wish: You would have talked more or You would have talked less? 
It could go either way.  Social skills are not my strength, and I tend to either freeze up or chatter about a topic beyond the interest of the person I am with.

If money wasn’t a factor, what stores would you shop in?
I would do all organic, healthy food stuff.

What is your greatest fear?
I don't have an always-there fear, but I do get panicky when my kids get really sick.  

What is your greatest accomplishment?
I am not sure.  With everything, I can see how much I was helped by others.  I would say the natural births of Elena and Amaya.  I followed what I believed God was telling me, and I am so glad that I did.  (And a huge hug to littlemama for making it possible!)

What are your favorite animals?
I am allergic to anything with hair, and I don't really like dogs, anyway--too slobbery and jumpy.  I like snakes, but if we had one, neither of our mothers would ever step foot in our house again.  I like dolphins, but I don't have any experience with them.

Are you a hopeless romantic?
Yup.  But my sense of humor interferes a lot.

What movie or book character can you most relate to?
Almost any well-written character draws me in and makes me see certain aspects of myself.  I actually found Bella from the Twilight series to have a lot in common with me: clutzy, easily accepting of the supernatural and differences in others, a tad too self-absorbed...

Any other burning questions?  Feel free to ask in the comments! :)

There are all kinds of awesome prizes and goodies being given away--don't forget to visit the other blogs and leave some comments. :)


Carla said...

ohhh. I love dulce de leche! That name drew me right to your blog. Nice to 'meet' you and your cuties.
p.s. I LOVE your kids names...no joking all of those girls names were at the top of my name list!
Looking forward to browsing through your blog soon.

Heather said...

*Waving* Hi!!

Tina Michelle said...

That was neat getting to know you a little better.

Michelle G said...

old petra! I had the "ALBUM" lol

oh and I kept thinking...chocolate tacos? (yeah I was speed reading - missed the period)

Love the pics of your girls - too cute!
I have only 1 daughter (19y/o) who puts up with her 5 brothers LOL
but hey...I am blessed with two grand baby girls ("Mema's answer to prayers!")

Great to meet you!

h. rae said...

Firstly, I love your name. Just beautiful. And I love your transparent honesty in your post. You seem like a wonderful family!

Michelle said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I so enjoyed reading about you and your lovely family. Thank you for sharing. One of my all time favorite Petra songs is the Coloring Song. I have it on my iPod and it fills me with joy, every time it comes up on shuffle. I can tell that you and Anne are kindred spirits too! Isn't she great!

Bethany said...

So great to meet you!! Your children are just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

Your blog is really cute! Love it!

GrammyK said...

Hi! I'm popping in from Lynnette's Blog Party. I loved reading your answers and think we have a lot in common. :-) Thanks for posting a comment on my blog. I look forward to reading your blog and getting to know you better!! :-) You have a beautiful family!!

Jessica said...

Nice getting to know you! Your kids are too cute!

Patrice said...

I'm visiting from the blog party. It's nice to meet another person who isn't a great housekeeper. There's more to life than that! Have a great week!

HappyascanB said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Loved reading all about you and your precious family!

Theresa said...

My husband grew up in Southern California...I never had REAL tacos until I met him...now we make them once a week, though sometimes with chicken or shrimp or fish :)

Carrie said...

From one terrible housekeeper to another - hello! Just had to pop on to say that I totally agree about the movie thing - my husband always says that if he wanted reality, then he wouldn't be watching a movie! Movies are to escape the real life mess and drama, not to get to the end of it and say, "so no happy ending because that's how it works in real life"! Glad to know there are others who feel the same way! :-)

Amy said...

I am a big fan of iced coffee or any coffee really and I am a big reader as well. I wish I had the gift of language. We speak Spanish here and it although I do speak it, I am still learning and wish I had that gift.

I enjoyed your post! Happy Party!
Amy @ Missional Mama

dulce de leche said...

Thank you thank you thank you! I *love* comments on my blog, and you all made my whole day happier! <3 I am enjoying checking out all of your blogs so much. :)

Lynnette Kraft said...

Hello Dulce! (how do you pronounce your name?)

I think it's wonderful that you're happy. Spreading joy is such a needed thing!

When you typed out cilantro, it made me want some. I'm sort of a cilantro fanatic! How do people eat salsa without it?

I like iced coffee too - any kind of coffee actually. Do you put anything it it or just drink it black?

How funny that you memorized shampoo bottles! I think words must have been your destiny! My oldest is like that.

Well, I better run, but I just wanted to say hello! I hope you're enjoying the blog party and meeting many new chums.

So glad you joined in the fun!

Amy said...

I am also a compulsive reader, though I can't say I ever went as far as reading all the ingerdients. Actually no I think i have doene that a few times.My college roomie introduced me to Petra-can't say that I listen to htem now though.Social skills are not my stength either. It's much safer here behind the computer screen, though I am getting better amongest the three dimensional people too.

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

What a beautiful family you have!

I love that your favorite smell is your family..

I have housekeeping issues myself, if we're being honest.

So nice to meet you,
Kelly Gerken
The Beauty of Sufficient Grace

TW said...


Must say, the name of your blog made me excited to come visit!

Kristen @ Dem Golden Apples said...


Your blog is so cute, and I love listening to praise and worship music in Spanish, too! I also love to dance to it. ;)

God bless!