Friend Makin’ Mondays: All About Family

This week’s FMM is coming to you from Colorado! I came out to celebrate my niece’s 7th birthday, and, as always, we had a great time together.

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The theme of her party was the “Wizard of Oz,” so I baked ruby slipper cookies. We played games and ran around in the snow, and I’m already looking forward to seeing them over the summer.

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snow feet

This long weekend was all about family for me, so naturally, FMM is going to be all about family too.

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If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

All About Family

1. How many siblings do you have? Tell us about them. I have one sister. She’s a teacher, and she’s married to a cool guy. They have two daughters, who just happen to be my favorite little people in the world.
2. Do you have kids? If so, how many? Nope, but I have two awesome nieces. I adore them!
3. Share one thing you love about each of your parents. My mom would do anything for me, and she requires nothing in return…ever. Dad and I don’t always agree politically, but it’s a lot of fun to talk about it with them.
4. How close do you live to your nearest relative? I live about an hour and a half from my mom, which is awesome.
5. Does your family have any particular traditions that you’d hate to miss? If so, what are they? I just enjoy being around my family, so I take every opportunity I can to spend time with them.
6. Share an odd fact about your childhood. When I was really young we lived in Louisiana, but I didn’t grow up there. We traveled across Lake Pontchartrain to visit family, and for a while I had a recurring dream about trees quickly growing up from the water and snakes dangling from them. I also thought the lake was loaded with sharks.
7. Did you have pets when you were growing up? Do you have any now? If so, tell us about them. I had kittens, and I even had a dog once as a kid. I’d love to have another cocker spaniel, but my home and lifestyle just aren’t conducive to it. Many people around me do it, but I plan to wait until I no longer live in a high-rise building.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions! Don’t forget to come back and leave your link in the comments!

Happy Monday!

 

2 thoughts on “Friend Makin’ Mondays: All About Family

  1. Shannon

    No blog, so I’m posting my answers here! =D

    1. How many siblings do you have? I have one sister, Angela, who is a year and a half older than me. She has two sons (a 10 year old and a 2 year old). I love her kids as if they were my own. She and I are very much opposites, but we are close.

    2. Do you have kids? Just one. He’s 8 months old this coming Thursday and his name is Nolan.

    3. Share one thing you love about each of your parents. My dad always makes sure that we have what we need. My mom will try to solve any problem you put in front of her.

    4. How close do you live to your nearest relative? My sister, maybe 10 minutes away.

    5. Does your family have any particular traditions that you’d hate to miss? If so, what are they?
    My dad and I share a birthday. On our birthday I call him and ask him what he got me for my birthday. He responds with “well what did YOU get ME?” I tell him “[insert years] ago he had me and I’m the gift that keeps on giving.” He laughs and says “you’re the gift that keeps on costing..” even though he doesn’t pay my bills..LOL

    6. Share an odd fact about your childhood. My parents divorced when I was 2. My mom moved to Charlotte, N.C. and I was raised by my dad, which is pretty unusual as most women end up with the kids in a divorce. My dad worked out of town a lot so I spent the majority of my time with my Aunt and grandparents. I had so many influences in my life as a result.

    7. Did you have pets when you were growing up? We always had pets from cats and dogs to guinea pigs and fish. I have 2 wiener dogs (Bandit and Fat Girl), and a cat (Lola). If I could, I’d have a whole farm of animals. I’m a huge animal lover.

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