How Do You Know a 3 Year Old Loves his Family?



 I've been taking Christmas pictures of my children since well.. I've had them. The other night #6 brought me an 8 year old Christmas photo and was VERY VERY sad.  You know sobbing with the lip out sad.



I asked him what was wrong, and he told me; "I'm not in this picture. Where am I mommy?"


I did the best I could explaining to a 3 year old where he was 8 years ago, and he demanded that I somehow put him in the picture. 


I asked him why he wanted to be in the picture, and you know what that sweet little muffin said?  "I just love my fambly (family) and I want to be with them."  That warms my heart. 🙂


A Few Questions… and Some Old Pictures

Our house being built.

What was I doing ten years ago?
Back in 2002 I had a 16 year old, 6 year old and 3yr old.  I was pregnant with #4,  selling primarily antiques and collectibles on eBay, homeschooling and doing stuff to our house.  We had just built the house we live in now.  My dad was not having a good year, and I flew back and forth to see him in Georgia every other weekend. 

5 Things I did Yesterday:

1. We went to my in laws house yesterday to celebrate their 50th Wedding anniversary. 

2. Look through old photos of The Man and his family. 

3. Ate some delicious BBQ

4. Loved watching my mother in law play with #6

5. Needlepoint for an hour in the car ride over there

#2 and #3 Ten years ago…

5 snacks I enjoy:

1. Mounds or Almond Joy

2. Hostess Snowballs

3. Russell Stovers Chocolate Covered Coconut Eggs

4. Reeces Peanut Butter Eggs

5. Popcorn with Hot Tamales


Things I would do if I were a billionaire: 

Build a homeless shelter in my community, Pay off my house, add a 3 car garage and a mud room.  College for my 7 children, set up some kind of college scholarship thing at our church.  Pay off my church's building debt.  Give money to each youth group in our community.  Take the youth on a mission trip that we would not normally go on… you know some place unusual.

5 jobs I have had:
1. New Car Sales manager

2. Cashier at a grocery store

3. Lifeguard

4. Worked at a "meat market"… packaging meat, helping customers

5.  Telemarketer for a Carpet Cleaning place

If only she were that small now.. and her floor were that clean…

3 bad habits
Worry, Fly by the seat of my pants, talk too much

If I had nothing to do I would…

I'm not sure I've not ever had anything to do.. but I love to sit at home watch a movie and needlepoint.

5 places I have lived
Camarillo, California, Clearwater, Florida, Raymore, Missouri, Olathe, Kansas, Hutchinson, Kansas