Lauren and Mikaela--identical twins living on opposite coasts--blog about the story of life and their adventures in faith.


25 Things You Probably Don't Know

Rebecca, from Pressing On, tagged us, which means that we must post twenty-five things that our readers probably don't know about us. To make it easier on ourselves, we decided to split it into halves: the first twelve will be mine, the next twelve Lauren's, and the final one will be shared. ;-) Let's begin!

  1. Let’s just get the “can’ts” over with: I can’t whistle. I’ve tried—and tried—and tried. I’m just a hopeless case. ;-)
  2. I can’t cartwheel (or stand on my head).
  3. In addition to playing violin and piano, I can also play viola (under duress).
  4. I have never read all of Little Women. I’ve begun it countless times, and always love it, but…
  5. The thing that most irritates me is when people lick their fingers before turning a page. Gross!
  6. My earliest memory is the birth of Melanie, my younger sister. I remember staying at my aunt and uncle’s house while Mom was at the hospital, and I remember going to the hospital to see her. I was one month shy of my third birthday.
  7. I once ran away as a child because I was upset that my house did not have stairs (having lunch I disliked didn’t help, either). Mom watched me go, thinking I wouldn’t actually do it, and then ran after me when I took off! She called to me, “Mikaela, you forgot your coat.” Oh, yeah—better go back and get that, huh?
  8. I have never broken a bone.
  9. I have kept a journal since I was nine.
  10. I never drink my herbal tea with sweetener; I sometimes take my black tea with a small (small) amount of honey.
  11. I had never cut my hair (besides minimal trims) until I was fourteen.
  12. My favorite number is seven. What can I say? It’s odd (who likes even?), used less often than other numbers, and represents perfection (seven days of creation, etc.)!
  13. I have extreme Morton’s Toe (look it up on Wikipedia). However, don’t feel too sorry for me, because it is a sign of royalty and even the Statue of Liberty has it!
  14. I put my seatbelt on strangely and have endured much mocking for this habit. (I pull the shoulder belt behind my head, buckle it, and then pull the shoulder belt in front.)
  15. As a child, I stuffed a French fry up my nose.
  16. I can claim relation to John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Samuel Adams.
  17. I have been known to go look something up in the encyclopedia, get distracted, and read through the entries until I snap back to reality.
  18. My favorite books of the Bible are Isaiah and I John, but don’t ask me my favorite verse, because we’ll be here all day!
  19. I love people that follow and comment on One Bright Corner!!
  20. My childhood dream was to become an author, and I even finished a 130 page novel set in the Great Depression.
  21. My favorite historical Christian figures include Eric Liddell, Darlene Deibler Rose, and Amy Carmichael.
  22. I learned to read when I was four and have never stopped since!
  23. As far as I know, I’m only allergic to one thing: a certain kind of deodorant.
  24. I once started reading the Lewis and Clark journals, determined to finish them. However, I cood not quyte endoor the speling and punktuashon. (-:
  25. Until we were 18, we had never spent a single, whole night apart from one another (i.e., in different locations, not just different rooms). So far, we still have only spent a grand total of one night apart.
And that's about it, folks! When you comment, it would be great fun for us to hear 5 (or 10 or...) things that we might not know about you. Please share! ;-)
Oh, and we hereby tag Jacqueline.


  1. So great to see your blog! It has been so long since we've seen you guys...thanks for commenting on our blog Mikaela!
    Pretty cool that you guys are so close, even to the point of sleeping together. It is so fun to lay in bed next to your sis and talk late into the night. I love it...


  2. These were great! I loved learning little-known facts about you two! : )
    Here are just a couple about me:
    I also have never broken a bone, but have sprained my wrist, and it was as easy as falling off a log (which I did). : )
    I also cannot cartwheel, but can whistle. : )
    I am obsessive about having things straight.
    I like "Big Band" music.
    I don't know how to type (just hunt and peck).
    Okay, so that's enough about me. But, thanks again for sharing. : )

  3. Yahh!! We love comments! ;-) Thanks, Ruthie, for your support and encouragement. I knew that you didn't know how to type, but I didn't know any of the other facts. You'll have to close your eyes next time you come into my room, because I have so many pictures on the wall, and, seriously, we must have mini tremors over here when I'm checked out, because those pictures are always CROOKED! ;-) And, *sigh*, why can everyone whistle but me?

  4. Mikaela,
    Lol. I try to restrain myself and not straighten things at other people's homes. : ) I believe my family thinks I'm a little nuts (or a lot). ;)
    By the way, I don't think Leah knows how to whistle, so you're not alone.
    Have a blessed day!

  5. thanks for the tag, I'll get working on it :)
    Loved the facts, especially #25! that's exactly how our twins are! one time when they were 2 years old, one of them woke up early from her nap and dad took her on a date to the gas station. The other twin woke up and was looking all over for her and when dad brought her home (after about half an hou)they ran to eachother and said "Oh sissy! don't EVER leave me again!"

  6. Jacqueline--that's so sweet about your sisters!
    You'll have to show them this new post! (-;

  7. Yay, I'm so excited to hear that you can't whistle, Mikaela! My brother can't either, and it's great fun to tease him about his one musical deficiency because he's practically a genius in every other musical way.:) Now I know that he's not the only weirdo out there. ;)

  8. Hmm...I think that I just got called a wierdo. ;-) But it can't be that bad since I'm laughing! I just looked at your profile--such a cute pic! You were musical even as a toddler. ;-) Great to hear from you--I think I owe you an email, huh?

  9. Fun fun! Some of the facts I knew, but quite a few were new!

    Here's my list:

    I like jelly on my scrambled eggs.

    I love to travel and have flown cross country so many times that I've lost track of the exact number.

    When at someone else's house the room I usually feel most comfortable in is the kitchen...especially if there's food to prepare or a big mess to clean up.

    My mom and I are very very different but we share a great relationship

    I haven't been to the "our" ocean in almost 10 years, but I don't want to move to the midwest because then I'd be "land locked"

  10. Victoria--Well, you sound pretty normal except for the jelly on the eggs thing. What's your favorite flavor ? (-; Don't tell my siblings or they might take it up, too!
    And, I'm so sorry you haven't been to the ocean in so long, but I guess you'll just have to come spend a week with us so you can go to the beach! (hint, hint!)

  11. This is Courtney Anderson, by the way :) I do not know how to post except under "Anonymous."

    I lost the link to your blog shortly after receiving it, and having found it tonight, am now reading through all the entries. Even after passing some very tempting twin moments in other entries, I just had to pause to comment on this: Molly and I had never spent a night apart until we were eighteen, either!!!

    Love to you both, and Molly and I will be writing you this summer. I have a very weird twin story, that is so weird it can only be told to other twins :)

    It is encouraging to be reading about other young ladies who are so likeminded! Have a good evening, and God bless you!

    Coram Deo,


  12. Hey Courtney!
    It is so good to hear from you. Now we're going to eagerly await your twin stories. ;-) When we did a post on twins, we also dressed up to look as precisely alike as we can manage (the picture on our sidebar under "authors" is the result)!
    We love you both; hopefully we'll be able to stay in touch better in the future!


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