Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day Hodgepodge

It's Hodgepodge Wednesday and I am making it in just under the wire with my answers.  I'm totally out of my routine.  However, if you would like to join in with the Wednesday Hodgepodge, go see Joyce HERE and link up!

1. What is one thing on your bucket list? If you don't have a bucket list let's pretend you do.
I don't currently have a bucket list, but if I did, I would love to travel.  There are too many places I want to go to list them all. 

2. What makes a good dad?
A good dad invests in his family.  He supports his children and shows them unconditional love.  He spends time with his children, showing an interest in the things that his children are into.  A good dad also shows his children what it means to be a good husband by loving and supporting his wife.  I have been so blessed to have a good daddy and a good husband.

3. Are you afraid of insects? Which ones?
I wouldn't say that I am afraid of any insects, I just plain old don't like them. 

4. We're barbecuing...what's on the grill at your house?
We love to grill.  We grill burgers, steak, chicken, porkchops, hotdogs...
Incidentally, I like for Hubby to burn my hotdogs.  Yep, the more carcinogenic, the better.  Love me some burnt hotdogs. 

5. Do you believe that playing is more important than winning?
I think that playing is very important, people should be encouraged to try new things and to put themselves out there are participate.  I don't think that winning is everything, but I do think that if we don't teach our children how to win as well as how to lose, we are doing them a disservice.  Prince and Princess are playing softball right now and they don't keep score.  The bottom line for me is that in real life there are winners and losers.  You have to learn how to be a good winner and how to compete.  You also have to learn how to fail, pick up the pieces, and do better the next time until you win. 
These are my cute little softball players before their first game of the season.
6. Do you tan? Use self tanners? Visit tanning salons? See your dermatologist at least once a year?
I do like to have a sun tan but my skin is fair so I have to be careful.  I haven't been to the dermatologist in quite a few years.  That's probably something to put on my to do list.  I've been to so many other kinds of doctors in the last several years that some things haven't been as much of a priority.
7. Five years ago I would never imagine that today I would_______________.
have my own blog.  Of course five years ago I didn't really think I had much of a story to tell.  God has a way of working things out and you just never know what twists and turns your life will take.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I have been trying to rest up from lots of travelling.  Last weekend we spent 4 days in Tennessee for my family reunion.  It was so much fun and I have a lot to tell you about it, but I've been trying to catch up on laundry and sleep.  Stay tuned!


  1. I love burnt hotdogs too!!! And, I love TN. So pretty. I have beautiful salt and pepper shakers I bought at a gift shop there and they say "Tennessee". I don't know what it is about it exactly, but it's one of my favorite states.

  2. Glad you had a good time at the reunion! I've been away as well and am trying to get back into some sort of routine which feels impossible at the moment.

    Have a great day!