About Us

Yes, I realize this is traditionally an "about ME" page, but I don’t usually pay much attention to conventions.  This blog is about my family so it seems important to include them.  (Besides, aren’t you snoopy enough to want to know all about them too?)

First on the list is my husband Shaun. After being together for nearly  twenty years, he is both the love of my life and the  bane of my existence.  By day he works hard "pushing buttons" as one of our daughters coined the computer facebook-shaun.jpgprogrammer occupation.  By night and weekends he delights in tormenting us all.  As aggravating as he can be, he is the only man in the world that has managed to keep my attention for more than a week or two.   You can read a little more about him here.

KT is our oldest child.  Although it seems as though she were just born yesterday, she’s nearly sixteen years old.  KT is one the most defacebook kttermined and focused people I’ve ever met.  She is also one of those rare individuals that is truly doesn’t care what others think about her.  She volunteers at our local aquarium, is proud to be a vegan, loves Disney princesses and adores certain romantic fictional characters.  (And she doesn’t even seem to mind when we poke fun at her about them) We often refer to her as our "guinea pig" as she’s our first attempt at parenting.  So far, it seems as though we’ve done a pretty good job.

One of the things I love most about our little Mimi is her quirky aaamimi personality.   She is a very intense person and more than a little bit of a Drama Queen, but you always, always know exactly where you stand with her.  She hates being told what to do and always needs to know why she can or can’t do something.  She can be as sweet and loveable as can be one moment and in full temper tantrum in the next.  (I’m pretty sure it has something to do with all that red hair)  We still call her the Baby and probably will even when she’s old and gray.  (Of course, I’m not planning on getting old and gray)

And then there’s me.  To semi-quote one of my favorite authors,  I’m the "branmefor avatar muffin that allows everyone else to be a fruit pastry".  This may  seem a bit derogatory, but it’s pretty accurate.   I’m the one who’s grounded and down-to-earth.  I tend to sit back and just watch the goings on of my loud and boisterous family.  (Desperately wishing for ear plugs) They usually drag me in with them and, amazingly, I almost always have a great time.  (And something to blog about!)

That’s us in a nutshell.  (Well, we also have a whole slew of critters that live with us, just don’t tell Shaun I’m not writing them up as family)

Come on in and join the fun!

13 Responses to About Us

  1. cathicollins says:

    your hubby sounds like my hubby…my hubby drives me crazy but i wouldn’t want it any other way…

  2. palofmine says:

    HELP how did you link to Pamela for fun monday? My wordpress add a link links to my entire posting, not just a few words!

  3. krislinatin says:

    oh my gohs, i didnt think anyone else used the phrase ‘bane of my existence’ hehe ~ love it!are you in Seattle area? Im in tacoma and saw all your t-shirts…
    Be blessed, Kristina

  4. Lloyd says:

    Hi there from Melbourne, Australia. Your family sounds great! Mine is too except that it’s falling to pieces around me due to various mental conditions, pressures, drugs etc. I hope we can get it together again soon. You may want to visit my site to see some of my story. I’m looking forward to keeping tabs on your life adventures. Lloyd.

  5. Aunt Mary from Australia says:

    Just reading about Shaun brought back memories of his father when he was young.He was the smartest of the first six of us and was also the living torment.When Mom and Dad went anywhere he was always the one who went with them .We thought he was lucky .Good thing we didn`t realize that he went to keep him from” rocking the boat” or there wouuld have a lot more tormenting going on in our house.LOL

  6. Jenny says:

    I cracked up when I read “bane of my existence” … I just said that today to some people and they all doubled over in laughter! It just sounds funny when you say it! LOL

  7. Sabrina says:

    Oh oh oh! Another Janet Evanovich fan! I recognised the quote IMMEDIATELY! Awesome. Alsways nice to read blogs I like and then finding out the person who writes them loves the same books I do.

  8. Lee Hubbard says:

    Love the picture of the overalls and barefeet. Anyone who wears overalls should always go barefoot in them:)

  9. Andrew says:

    A great site. I love it.

  10. Awesome site. Your site makes me want to laugh in a positive way!

    Mr. MakingUsmile

  11. thesideplate says:

    so glad I found you 😀

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