Thursday, August 2, 2012

My Parents

Describe your relationship with your parents.

Mom, Dad and I - Jack Astor's Dec, 2011

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have the best parents a girl could ask for. My parents are loving, supportive, encouraging, and fun.

For as long as I remember, I only have wonderful memories and thoughts of my parents. Family trips to the cottage or to my grandparents trailer, fun in the backyard on the swingset, slip n slide or later in our pool. They were always at school events and took an active role in the school council. They took the time to get to know our friends and their parents. They were fun and in turn, we had fun.

As a teenager/young adult - I loved spending time with my parents - not many people can say that. I enjoyed quiet time in the evenings with them, just sitting chatting...or heading out to stag and does and dancing the night away. Who can say they enjoy "partying" with their parents. The king and queen of the dancefloor everywhere we go - we always had a ball when we got to go to events with them. I still look forward to those fun times together.

Now, as a parent, I appreciate them even more. Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. I struggle every day thinking I am not being the best parent I can be - which makes me appreciate all they did for me and my sister - being the best parents they could be.

The next best thing about having you as my parents, is that my children get to have you as their grandparents!

Mom & Dad, I do not say it enough - but I appreciate and cherish you more than I can ever express. I love you!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

20 Random Things

20 Random Things About Me!

1. I am a shortie. 5'3"
2. I love diet coke.
3. I am a huge Beatles fan. I love Ringo. (It is making me so happy that my children are enjoying their music - they always ask for it on in the car <3)
4. I have short toes - they make me self conscious.
5. I love Pitas.
6. I love to travel to hot locations. I have been to Hawaii, Dominican Republic x2, Puerto Rico, Mexico.
This is harder than I thought it would be.....
7. I love reality TV - American Idol, Big Brother are my favourites.
8. I struggle with self esteem - my weight has a lot to do with it. Wish I could just be happy with myself.
9. I would love to work in the school board as a ECE in the kindergarten classes or as an educational assistant.
10. I love to dance - love the occasional night out in the club.
11. I'm addicted to my laptop and social networking. Facebook, Twitter, many things to occupy my attention.
12. I have a soft spot for late 80s/90s Kevin Costner. Field of Dreams, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Bodyguard. He was so handsome.
13. I can touch my nose with my tongue - and stick my entire fist in my mouth - the last one is definitely a drunken party trick.
14. I have lived in 4 homes in my life. Home#1 1978-1980. Home#2 1980-2002.(My parents still live in my childhood home) Home#3 2002-2008 and Home#4 2008 - ????
15. I play flute. I was in the band in grades 7 and 8...and in grades 10-OAC. Yes, I was a band geek =D
16. I didn't like seafood up until I got married - my husband has introduced me to so many yummy things. So happy he encouraged me to try it.
17. I get exceptionally crabby when tired or stressed.
18. I love to sing, but am not good at it. I wish I could.
19. My laugh changed when I was it is a lot louder than it used to be.
20. I have the best parents a girl could ask for.