i'm pushing forward with life right now, but often feel too tired to do much thinking/typing. so i decided to give you an exciting post where you get to learn all sorts of fun facts about our family.
*i drink a glass of chocolate milk almost ever day during nap time (i wouldn't dare give my children something so unhealthy for them)
*i drink a mcdonald's coke (large coke, no ice, in a plastic cup, not styrofoam) every day. we have told abigail she can have soda when she is thirty.
*one of our favorite family meals is macaroni with tomato juice (not pasta sauce, actual tomato juice), cottage cheese, and brussel sprouts.
*my husband is slightly obsessed with my gazpacho (cold soup).
*my 6'2" husband, and i, share a full sized bed.
*abigail thinks that ice cream trucks are 'music trucks.' the ones in our neighborhood are sketchy, and i will not be telling her otherwise.
*i have an unhealthy love for rap music. i haven't listened to much since i've become a mama (one again, not good for my kids), but sometimes i work out to it.
*jason and i love journey. abigail is also developing a healthy love for them.
*abigail can dance the robot and walk like an egyptian (i'm pretty certain we have succeeded as parents).
*i am shilo's favorite parent (this could be up for debate, but jason isn't here to read this right now so i'm going with it, and will accept the ramifications later).
*organizing things makes me happy. like giddy dancing around kind of happy.
*i am afraid of stinging insects.
*jason is afraid of bats, spiders, and snakes.
*abigail is afraid of remote control vehicles.
*shilo doesn't know what fear is yet.
*i like camping. some of that has to do with the fact that nobody will judge me for not showering regularly.
*jason and i still hold hands in public.
*we all believe french fries are best when dipped in barbeque sauce.
*sometimes, i think i deserve a reward for not saying snarky things, or becoming physically violent, when i am dealing with certain doctors and medical professionals. a for real reward. with money, and a free trip.
*i like my husband, and i like being married.
*i like my kids. a lot. a lot, a lot.
*i don't like cats. at all.
*we only have one vehicle, on purpose.
*we don't own a television.
*we don't own cell phones (my husband has a work one).
*we hate the idea of the typical american dream.
*we have less than a year before we pay off all of our consumer debt (one more student loan).
*we LOVE ice cream.
*we have our own waffle cone maker.
*we like being outdoors.
*jason doesn't like the water much, shilo doesn't seem to either.
*i love the water, and abigail is part fish.
*our family has dance parties somewhat regularly. we turn up the music, and dance like nobody is watching.
*we have an eight year running scrabble score for jason and i.
*abigail is obsessed with veggie tales right now, particularly larry boy.
*we have some of the most amazing friends possible on earth.
*we would like to go to alaska some day.
*i worked at dairy queen in high school.
*jason worked at a local farm picking tomatoes, and melons, and possibly other stuff (i can't remember for sure.)
*i don't really like cooking that much. i do it so my family will eat.
*i do enjoy feeding my family healthy meals.
*i know how to change my own oil.
*i can change a tire (on the interstate, in a big city, in the dark, while my child is alone in the car, and no police officers or good samaritans offer to help).
*i am extremely passionate about any sort of hatred or nonacceptance of a people group. it's unacceptable.
*my political stance is probably much different than what most people who read my blog assume (although i'm not going to tell you what it is because this isn't a political blog). is that ambiguous enough for you?
*jason took me to look at the stars for our first date. he also stole a rose for me. very romantic/illegal.
*i like things to be black and white. rules are rules. they should be followed.
*my favorite parenting book (and the only one i would ever recommend across the board) is 'grace based parenting.' phenomenal. even if you aren't a christian....good thinking through what's important, and what isn't.
*i am ridiculously passionate about car seats. i try hard not to call people who don't have their children in the correct seat. when a friend on facebook post a picture with their kid in an incorrect seat/direction, it takes every bit of self control i have not to say anything.
*i like to sew.
*i like to crochet.
*i am tired and running out of things to say.
so there you have it. a list of random things about us. if you have any burning questions/things you would like to know you should ask me. perhaps i'll do another post like this sometime. (p.s. i will not answer what my political thoughts are. already went over that....not a political blog.)