Is there anything you want to know about me?
It can range from something silly to what we like to call “level 3” aka very personal.
I’m excited to see some interesting questions!
Plus it’s Monday, it will give me a way to do some procrastinating 😉
*Andrea asks: What are some things you do around the house or with the kids to save time?
There are a couple of things that I do to save time.
- My biggest time crunch is the morning. I am not a morning person and hate getting up early. Anything that saves in that area is a blessing. I make sure Brianna’s school uniform is layed out the night before, her lunch packed, school papers signed and put away in backpack, and breakfast set out.
- The best thing I have ever come across to help with the housework is the Motivated Mom’s Planner. It keeps everything you would possibly clean in a nicely laid out, easy schedule! You can find it here: www.motivatedmoms.com I hate doing any sort of cleaning, I would become overwhelmed so quickly. This is simple and makes everything in bitesized chunks! It is $8 and well worth it. There are a variety of styles. My personal fave is the half-sized chore planner with the scheduled Bible reading!
- The other thing that saves me is cooking with my crockpot. It makes dinner very easy and getting dinner “done” in the morning makes my evening so much more laid back! I have the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker by Dawn J Ranck. I use that a lot as well as just googling crockpot recipes!
*Ella asks: How many kids would you have if you didn’t have to worry about logisitics???
Not having to worry about anything, I would love to have 4 kiddos. I love kids, my fave stage is babyhood. Plus I have always admired my Nana, and she had 4 children. I kind of wanted to follow in her footsteps. I loved having so many aunts and uncles, my Mom is 1 of 5 and my Dad is 1 of 4. I always wanted my parents to adopt more kids, I really wanted a sister. All of those things factor in to how many kids I want. I think it would be really cool if we had another boy. A baby brother for Alex!
When are you coming to Spokane to see me?
I would love to come out there to see you, Charles and the kids! Whenever I have the money! Of course, we have to start planning our first meeting anyway, our trip when we turn 30! Someplace nice and tropical I think 🙂
How do you keep all of your plans straight and not feel like shutting down? You know I admire you greatly for this quality
I have a huge dry erase calendar in my kitchen. I write everything down on it. It keeps me sane. I make sure Brian uses it as well. I like to be on the go, hanging out with friends, doing things for school, cell group and church. Believe me though, I hate to plan. I’m much more of a spur of the moment type, but that is hard to do when you and everyone you want to do things with has children. Being spontaneous, usually does not work when one needs a babysitter.
Since you added the letter from your foster mom, that made me bawl for an hour, it is so beautiful and you were a gorgeous baby, do you think you may want to meet her?
I would meet her in a heartbeat! I’m really not sure how to go about finding her though. I have thought about being a foster parent to great length, as well as a surrogate mom. Brian has told me no, especially to being a surrogate. He says there is no way I would be able to part with a baby or child. He’s right. I would have to be able to adopt or keep them all! That wouldn’t work out to well. I have a special appreciation for what my foster mom did for me. I’m forever thankful to her and would love to update her on my life and thank her in person!
If you could easily meet your birthmom, what is the first thing you would ask her?
My first question would be, “Why did you think it was best to give me away?” I am very thankful for my life, as there were other options, and for my parents choosing me! I pray I could get over that feeling of rejection and think and believe it more as the ultimate act of love. I’m trying….