Five Question Friday

It’s Friday, here’s what I think about that: WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!

My extended thoughts, in bullet form:

  • This week flew right by, it helps when we have plans 3 out of 4 nights (tonight will be downtime, I’m excited – almost as excited as Liam is to play Lego Star Wars; since the remote –> head incident, there have been no more flip outs, apparently I can teach a lesson)
  • Liam’s first soccer game is tomorrow, I observed at practice last night that Liam will be the kid who dramatically falls over. All. the. time. This makes me a little nutty. I’m also the yelly parent on the sidelines. I. need. to. shut. it. No one likes that parent, I don’t even like that parent.
  • ArtPrize will be hitting its stride this weekend. Can’t wait to check it out.
  • Sunday night is DATE NIGHT! Dinner + ArtPrize – bedtime routine = happy me + happy husband.
  • Next week I start a blogging gig over at’s blog, Kids on the Grand – my first blog is scheduled for Tuesday on the topic of date nights… please stop by!
  • We’re more than likely moving spaces at work and I’m excited for a new place to call home during the work day.

1. Dream job…realistic and completely unrealistic.
Realistic: Freelance graphic design and stay at home mom.
Unrealistic: Philanthropist with independent wealth.

2. Do you fart in front of your significant other?
Yes. We’ve also been known to dutch oven each other. We’re sweet and romantic like that.

3. What’s the furthest you’ve ever traveled from home? How far and where was it?
Not sure if Kazakhstan or Australia is further away from Michigan, but I’ve been to both places. I spent six weeks in Kazakhstan the summer between sophomore and junior years of college with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship – truly the trip of a lifetime. And since meeting Simon, we’ve traveled back to Australia twice, once before we got married and once after with 3-month-old Liam. I never would have imagined I’d go to either place (I would not have been able to even tell you where Kazakhstan was or that it was a country prior to my sophomore year of college).

4. How do you celebrate birthday for your kids? Family only or friends? … Alternate for those without kiddos: How did you celebrate birthdays as a kid?
So far we’ve done family and close friends for both boys but now that Liam’s been invited to his friends’ birthday parties, we did have a friend party for him this year. Going forward, we plan to do friend parties every other year and then letting him pick one friend on the opposite years to take with him for a special outing. Hopefully we can stick to that.

5. Fave thing about fall?
Everything. It’s my favorite season (though I do enjoy the Christmas season). I love the colors and crunch of leaves. I love the abundance of apples, donuts and pumpkins. Friday night football games, bonfires and hay rides – some of my favorite memories are during fall.


3 responses to “Five Question Friday

  1. Woohoo! Friday! I’m kinda sorta the yelly mom….not “what are you doing mom” but the “good job! keep it up” The drama thing is hopefully a phase. 🙂

  2. um, do i want to know what a ‘dutch oven’ is??

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