It’s been a while since I have done a Q&A so I thought it’s about time. This time my Sister-in-law and one of my best friends, Becca asked the questions. I answered the questions as openly and honest as if I were answering her.
Q1.What are the kids’ favorite snacks?
A: Jem: nuts Pippi: ice cream Bubbles: popcorn Duke: celery with peanut butter and raisins Pooh: popcorn Baby Kermit: celery with peanut butter and raisins
Q2. Have you read any good new books lately?
A:The last book I read was Insurgent lol but George just bought me the box set of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children books. Jem told me she has read the first two books and really liked them so I am excited.
Q3. Are there any destinations you’d like to travel to?
A: I want to go to Rome. I want to finally see the Pope. I want to take in a foreign country with my personal tour guide, my husband. George went early in in military career before we met. I’m excited for him to show me all the sights he remembers visiting and more. Taking lots of pictures and traveling with George seems like a far-off dream.
Q4.What do you recommend for on the road entertainment while traveling with the kids?
A: work/sticker/activity books, DVDs, music, car games, and books or books on CD. Work/sticker/activity books are great. You can find these at Dollar Tree, Michaels, Walmart, Or Ollies if you have one near you. You can buy books with assorted activities or just mazes depending on what your kiddos like. We have a DVD player in our big van so the kids have fun watching movies they haven’t seen a while or some weird cartoon Dad has picked up. We try to use it mostly at night or when we are trying to urge some of the kiddos to take a nap. We are a family that loves music. I sit here listening to music as I type this. (tehe) The kids also like to play the usual I Spy car games as well as the alphabet food game. We are also a family of readers, so books are always in the van. We will sometimes take turns reading a book aloud or have bought and listened to many Rush Revere books while on a trip.
Q5. What is your next painting project going to be?
A: I recently bought some 5×7 canvases. As soon as I saw them I thought they were perfect for postcards. I plan on doing some postcard style painting. I already have one beach scene planned out.
Q6. Any ideas what to do with broken Crayons?
A: Crayons never seem to last very long around our house. They either get eaten or thrown away. Throw them away? At least that’s what the non-crafty side of me would say. I would say check out these ideas and try some out : https://www.disneybaby.com/blog/16-clever-ways-to-use-broken-crayons/ I want to try out the pumpkin one 😊
Q7.Are there any favorite recipes that you use weekly for dinner?
A: Here are our top 5 favorite meals:
- Parmesan pasta soup: http://brookelark.com/blog/2017/3/24/5-ingredient-cozy-pasta-parmesan-soup
- Steak and Gravy: https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/crockpot-steak-gravy/
- Teriyaki chicken: https://lilluna.com/crock-pot-teriyaki-chicken/
- Potato soup: http://simplymadewithlove.blogspot.com/2013/12/easy-crockpot-potato-soup.html
- Taco soup: https://athomewiththebarkers.com/taco-soup/
To find more of our favorite recipes or ones we are itching to try check us out on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/adventureswsix/
Q8.What is something you would change about the world if you could?
A: That everyone knew and loved Jesus. I know it sounds cheesy and overly religious but I want everyone to go to Heaven. I want people to be kind and help one another. I want the original sin of Adam and Eve to never have happened. I want us all to be in paradise.
Q9.What is one thing in your life that you would have done differently if given the chance?
A: I would have spent more time with my Dad. It’s ironic how we never know when we are going to lose someone and then wish we had more time with them. I wish that every day. I wish I would have had the chance to say good-bye and tell him I love him.
Q10.Where would you like your next date night to be?
A: I have really high expectations for date night since we haven’t had one in over a year. I want laser tag, Chili’s, bowling, beach walk, and game night with adults. I realize that’s very unlikely so I’ll settle for bowling. Why bowling? George and I did alot of bowling when we first met. Neither of us is very good but we always had fun.