Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We Want to Know Wednesday

Welcome to We Want to Know Q&A Wednesday
Hosted by Mamarazzi and Alicia aka Queso


{1} Did you live in the same town or move around a lot as a child?
I was born and raised in the same town. I still live here! I love it here and don't want to move. :-)

{2} What were your parents like?

My parents are very kind, loving people. :-)  My dad was self-employed my whole life. He first was a real estate agent and then trained to become a real estate appraiser. He is now retired. We did a lot of stuff together. He got his brokerage to sponsor my softball team. He was almost always at my games. Sometimes on Saturday's, when my mom worked, he would take me to to go bowling, shoot pool, or play miniature golf. We also shared time together volunteering our time to help with local track and field meets. It was fun!
My mom is truly my best friend. I love her more than I can ever express. She worked full-time in order for our family to have health insurance. I know it killed her to not be home with me but she did what she had to do. We spent a lot of time together. Whether it was caring for the garden or going down to her friend's house for a Diet Coke. Oh, much time was spent at Becky's having a Diet Coke and running around in her yard. :-) My mom and I remain close and still spend time together. I don't know what I'd do without her!

{3} Do you have any siblings? What were they like growing up?

No, I am an only child. My mom suffered from infertility and after four years of struggles and one miscarriage she was finally able to carry and give birth to me. They tried for more but had no success. I have the same issues but doctors have learned so much more since then. Because I didn't have siblings, my parents made sure I had plenty of time to spend with my cousins. I consider them to be my brother's and sisters.

{4} Share a short story from your childhood.
Darn, I wish this was more specific. I don't know how to narrow it down one. .... One of my greatest memories is of going fishing with my family. My dad and I would go fishing on Saturdays. We would leave bright and early in the morning when it was still dark. We would go to the South Fork and fish the river for trout. YUM! One time we were fishing what we called the Pump Hole. We had to drive down about 40-50 feet to our parking spot. So there we sat, fishing and cursing the ones that would get away. We heard a truck drive by, a common occurrence. All of the sudden we heard crashing through trees and brush. We thought a big rock had come rolling down the mountain. It was actually a HUGE moose. It had been spooked by the car and came running down in our direction. We startled the moose just as much as it did us. I was totally ready to dive into the river (keep in mind that I can't swim) to save myself from being stomped to death by the moose. Luckily, he stood there for a few moments and then bolted off down the river. SO SCARY! That moose was seriously only 10 feet away from us.
Found on Google Images ... His rack was seriously that big!

{5} What did you look like? (share a childhood pic for a chance to win a prize)

This is a pic of me and my great grandmother!! 


Anonymous said...

Good answers today. Happy Wednesday!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

What great parents! I think those fishing trips sound fun. I would like to do that with my kids, except for running into moose! My parents also got charged by a moose once on a fishing trip. Luckily, the made it to their car.

VandyJ said...

Moose are big and quite scary. I'd have considered taking the river option too!

sarajo said...

Your parents sound wonderful!

YIKES! Moose!

OMG, that is such a cute picture! Even with a silly face!

Megan said...

I am laughing at your moose story. We scared a bear camping once and i'm not sure who ran faster, my mom or dad. All I know is me and one brother were being carried by dad and mom had my baby brother!

That is a really sweet picture!

dddiva said...

Too cute- I HATE MOOSE. When we lived in Alaska we had the bejeebus scared out of us when one pressed his nose up against the living room window. Never been so scared since it was wintertime and of course pitch dark.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Sounds like a wonderful childhood! The moose story sounds very scary, we don't have moose here, I don't think I've ever even seen one in real life.

Morgan said...

Yep, I was born in Pocatello, Idaho and raised in Boise/Nampa most of my life. I changed schools a lot! My mom went to College in Pocatello.

Myya said...

Your parents sound like wonderful people. I love that they made sure you spent A LOT of time with your cousins so that it felt more like siblings.

Adorable picture of you :)

Ohhh & SERIOUSLY that moose encounter would have freaked me out bad!!!

Marta said...

awww thanks honey, I am so happy to be your Mama!

Marta said...

awww thanks honey, I am so happy to be your Mama!