Rachel and Sarah of Our Family View From Us Two are hosting a blog event centered around family and I thought that I would go along for the ride. :) "I wanna think ye from de bottum of me hart..." by the way, that line is daily quoted at my house!
1. What are some of your family's favorite phrases, exclamations, or sayings?
Let me see... "blistering barnacles", "great snakes", "I need such in' such to sustain my mortal soul","Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die", "___ ...my one weakness", "Flying pans! Who knew, right?", "Shelves in the closet. A happy thought, indeed.", "Rats!!! I hate rats!" (Right Marissa?), "Oh for the love of Pete.", "Gag me with a spoon!" (HEHE). And so many more.
2. What's the number of boys to girls in your family?
Four girls VS. three boys. :) And I am the eldest of them all. It is a pure joy to have so many siblings and I love them all dearly. Who else would stay up and what my (and their own) favourite films? and drink hot cocoa with when it is 95 degrees outside? and duel with? and laugh at Eliza's 'aooooooooooooooooow" with? and... I'll stop.
3. What is your favorite tradition your family has?
Nothin'. Well... if you could call our FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT a tradition. Oh and we always bunk down in our living room every Friday night... after the company has gone away.
OH! And we tease each other so much that it is impossible to be mad at the other!
We love quoting Toy Story, TPB (the princess bride) and P&P. :) Here's a for instance.
My sister: "Observe this spoon, Cousin sister. Is it not the essence of practicality and convenience. My mother herself was kind enough to suggest me using this spoon at dinner time."
Me: "She must be a very attentive mother."
Sister: "She is."
Me: "Hum... spoon in your mouth and eat, sister. A happy thought, indeed!"
This is when my mom is starring at me with a Lady C look. Like this. Just not so harsh.
4. What do you call the midday meal at your house?
Tuna Melts (my mom's recipe and something we all enjoy... everyone except my dad) :) I do not have the recipe but it is something to this respect. Take a piece slice of bread, tuna mixed with seasonings and other things we just stir in. Stir that all up and spread it over the bread. Sprinkle shredded cheese over this and toast.
We adore it!
5. Is the majority of your family morning people or night owls?
I'm a night owl ALL THE WAY. The rest of my family are up at 5:00 and I'm up around 7:30. :) I'm usually the last one to the breakfast table as well. And MANY complaints are made.
6. What is your favorite vacation location?
Colorado! I am in love with Colorado. We have visited there 3 times and the last time it was to move there. But the Lord did not see fit for us to stay and I now am happily living in the southern United States, enjoying quiet family life.
7. Are your family's weekends usually full of activities such as sports, parties, and outings, or
are they more of around the house, fix-it-uppers?
Around the house, fix-it-uppers. Half of the day is spent like that and then 'it's party time, Woody!' YEeeeeeeeHAhhhhh! :)
8. What is the nationality/ies your family comes from? (i.e. Scotch, Russian, etc)
Scotch. American. A little bit of American Indiana.
9. Do you go away for holidays, or celebrate at home?
WE mostly stay at home. But we do go to my Grandmother's house for Christmas Eve. :)
10. How did your parents meet?
They met when both were working at the same store. :) They never dated but from what I hear always had an understanding.
My dad's brother was dieing and was also living with him (as far as I know) and my mom came by with her famous Chicken Casserole and also green apples for him to eat. :) It was always a very sweet story to me.
And one day, while dad was shopping with his mom, he turned to my mom and said...
"If you don't marry me I'll just have to ship you off to Africa!" (no kidding)
My dad has always had a sense of humour.
If you could just see the way they look at each other as my mom tells the story. :)
Thank you Rachel and Sarah for this lovely event! I have enjoyed it immensely.