Rays of Sun

A while back I was nominated for the Sunshine Award. Wouldn't you know it, I was nominated again, this time by two of the sweetest ladies I know.

If you've never stopped by to say hi to Laura from Mice in the Kitchen, you must. She has become my unofficial handbook on parenting.

Kristen from 31 Million Seconds writes some of the greatest posts. There is something about the way Kristen writes that has me drinking up every word.

Because I figured 20 questions would get a bit lengthy I took some liberty to adjust the rules. I selected 5 questions from each lady that I would share.

Here are Laura's questions:

Favorite memory growing up?
My dad's side of the family is pretty large. There are *several* cousins. I LOVED holidays when we would all get together. There was just something about the loving chaos that was so much fun. From flying kites at Easter, to the Christmas crafts and sweet treats, to exploring Grandma and Grandpa's farm, to endless summer days at Cutty's… There were just so many great times. Too many to narrow down to just one.

What motivates you?
Scott and Marcus. I want those two to be proud of me, no matter what it is I try my hand at.
If you could have one dream come true what would it be?
That I could be completely happy with myself. There's always *something* that doesn't seem to be quite good enough. There may or may not be a touch of body image issues going on.

Are you a dog person or cat person? Why?
Though I have both I'm much more of a cat person. I always have been. Drake, buddy, I love you, but cats are just so much easier. The fact that cats don't have to be taken outside to pee is just icing on the cake.

You found a bottle with a gene and you get three wishes what would they be… and no wishing for more wishes!! 
My first wish would be for good health for my family. It's inevitable that we all get old, but getting old doesn't seem to be easy. I'd love nothing more than for everyone to have great health until the day The Man upstairs calls us home.
My second wish would be to win one of those really big lotteries. We'd be able to save the way we really want, spend the way we'd like, and donate the way we wish we could.
My third wish I would donate to Marcus. Who knows if/when the little man would need a wish.

Here are 5 from Kristen:

What was your favorite subject in school?
Literature. If all of my classes could have revolved around good reads I would have been the happiest student alive.
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Where do you want to retire?
Can I have a place on a beach and in the mountains? I'd like that very much.

If you were invisible, where would you go?
The movie theatre! Over, and over, and over. $12 for a matinee is not a bargain.

Are you the type of person with a lot of friends or a few close one? 
I have a lot of acquaintances, but I have just a few really close friends.

If you were stranded on an island who would you want to be stranded with?
Well, that's easy. Scott and Marcus. They are the only two people who would be able to put up with me if help wasn't immediately on the way. :)

Happy Hump Day!


  1. Scott and Marcus definately have to be proud of you! You are a great mom and wife!

  2. 12 for the movie? That is just crazy! I think our early day show is like $6 or $7. Just another reason to move to STL

  3. mmm sunshine.
    ok i come visit you right meow.

  4. Thank you. Truly. From the bottom of my heart. You have no idea how touched I am by those sweet, sweet words! And believe me, I know darn well that Marcus and Scott are proud of you. You are such an amazing person!

  5. Totally agreeing with the movie situation!!! I am holding out to see the new Hunger Games until I am in western KS for Thanksgiving so it isn't so damn expensive!!! :)