Thursday, September 22, 2011

Interview with Michael

So I've been in a blogging rut lately. We haven't really done anything new and exciting. We're just in our everyday life routine. I haven't even taken any good pictures lately! I went to go find a recent picture and there aren't any in the last couple of weeks.

While perusing my favorite new site, Pinterest, I was inspired by this blog post where she asks her kids 21 questions. I was curious to see how Michael would answer these questions. I honestly thought about taking some out because he wouldn't even know what they meant, but I did all of them and was surprised by some of his answers. You should try this with your kids!

21 questions:

1. What is something Mommy always says to you?
“I love you”

2. What makes Mommy happy?
“When I hold your hand”

3. What makes Mommy sad?
“When I don’t hold your hand”

4. How does Mommy make you laugh?
“When you tell me a joke”

5. What was Mommy like as a child?
“You played”

6. How old is Mommy?
“49”… [yeah, thanks buddy. I obviously need to start using some anti-aging cream!]

7. How tall is Mommy?
“Just a little bit tall”

8. What is Mommy's favorite thing to do?

9. What does Mommy do when you're not around?
“I don’t know, Mommy”

10. If Mommy becomes famous, what will it be for?
Umm… [he doesn’t know the word ‘famous’] I don’t know….

11. What is Mommy really good at?
“sewing.” [When I asked him to say something else, he said “mopping the kitchen”. HA!]

12. What is Mommy not very good at?
“crying” [not sure what that means. I guess he probably thinks I’m an ugly cryer… ha!]

13. What does Mommy do for her job?
“sewing” [At least he didn't say 'mopping the kitchen']

14. What is Mommy's favorite food?
“Peanut Butter and Jelly”

15. What makes you proud of Mommy?
“You make me chocolate milk.”

16. If Mommy were a cartoon character, who would she be?
“Lightning McQueen”

17. What do you and Mommy do together?
“We race cars”

18. How are you and Mommy the same?
[points to his shirt]… “That’s blue and your shirt is blue!”

19. How are you and Mommy different?
“I don’t know, Mommy”

20. How do you know Mommy loves you?
“Because you give me hugs”

21. Where is Mommy's favorite place to go?
“McDonalds” [I think he has that confused with HIS favorite place to go. Although I can drink a good amount of their sweet tea.]


I love that boy!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 years ago....

I'm remembering September 11, 2001.
My roommate Julie and I were freshmen in college at NGCSU. We were getting ready for our 9:00 English Lit class that we had together. Our friend from the dorm floor above us called to tell us that there had just been a terrible accident in which a plane had crashed into a World Trade Center building. We turned on the TV and watched as smoke was billowing out of the tower. Not but a few minutes later, we watched as the second plane crashed. Our mouths dropped and our hearts broke as we knew that it was no accident.

We then had to go to class where people still didn't know about the attacks. There was no English Lit that day... just watching TV. We watched in silence as the towers came falling down and as people were trying to outrun smoke in the streets.

I called my dad and mom and my grandmother to let them know that I loved them. I remember my grandmother being so worried. She compared this to Pearl Harbor - she was probably my same age when that happened. It was a time to put a lot of things into perspective because we didn't know what was happening. It's a scary feeling knowing your country is being attacked. I was in Dahlonega, GA. I can't imagine the fear in New York and Washington D.C....

I attended a military college and I remember the anxiousness that spread across the campus as men and women knew they were going to fight soon. I knew many people that left our school over the next few weeks and years to fight for our country. I am so thankful for them, their service, and their sacrifice. It's not just them either, it's the men and women who have gone before them and the men and women who are still there today! Such a heroic role to play!

Sam and I were watching a documentary last night on the History channel and I was just in awe. I still can't believe that September 11, 2001 was a real day. It seems like a movie. It was heartbreaking to watch wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, and family members talk about their loved ones that they lost that day. So so so sad.

I'm remembering how united we were as a country. I'm remembering that day.