Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Q&A

I just looked and I have 123 followers??? And I only know 34 of them personally some I just met once or twice or know from a friend of a friend and some knew me from high school (which I'm sure they follow just because they can't believe (me)a dumb blonde cheerleader is teaching her kids) LOL.... anyway, I am so thankful and SHOCKED that you all like to read my blog. My ramblings of a wanna be writer. I thank you for reading this despite my misspelled words and bad grammar. I just want to say thank you for all your kind comments and emails. If you read this blog and aren't a follower just hit follow and I'd love to check out your blog too:)
I thought I'd do something fun...a Q&A. You ask me a question in the comment section and I'll do a post of answering them. Even if you know me or knew me from before this might be fun to find out something you don't know about me. Now ask away don't be shy:)
Anonymous are welcome too:) but be nice:)

27 comments:

Pamela said...

What do you do to look so great after having 5 children? And also, was it hard to get your kids to respect you as their "teacher"? I am thinking about homeschooling my 5 next year! Thanks! I love your stories! :)

Marie Evelyne Lanathoua said...

Hi There,

My name is Marie and I am an in-law of your friend Kadi P. She speaks highly of you and as well my sister-in-law (and Kadi's sister-in-law) Kathleen. I feel I know you, and your family is just beautiful!

What prayer do you say/pray when you feel your losing it? I am overwhelmed being a single mom.....

God Bless you and your family!

Marie

Loni's World said...

Thank you for sharing your stories with us. :) (btw I am not one of the ones that thought you were a dumb blonde cheerleader lol)

Brianna said...

Oh come on like you don't track your followers on a daily basis. haha jk

The Beaver Bunch said...

Just wondering what you do with the "little" ones while you school the older ones.

My oldest will begin Kindergarten & last year (my attempts at PreK) were stressful b/c of the younger ones and their needs.

I love getting strategies from wherever I can!

Shannon said...

I like the other questions, so I look forward to your answers. Hmmm... so, do you have a regular schedule that guides you daily? Also, in the past I have noticed mention of Pre-K. Do your kids go to a Pre-K program?

Jennifer said...

Well, I don't know you personally, and I don't even remember how I found your blog, but, I love it. I'm a fellow homeschooler and I love your ideas. What made you decide to HS?

The Baker Family said...

Hey Bridget!! I would love to know much sleep you get, on average, a night? As you know I only have two..and if I don't get enough sleep I am a total wreck! So takeing care of all 5 kids, housework, husband, homeschool, blog, and dog..and Im sure much more..How is there enough hours in the day to do it all? Maybe my question should be, "Do you sleep?"

:) Love your blog! Especially the down to earth ones like Farrah falling over in her car seat or running around with a saggy diaper:) It makes me feel normal...I call Jack..My trial and error baby:)

Sarah said...

I love your blog!
Do your kids ever fight?

And does your husband work a lot of hours?

Does the rest of yours and his family think you guys are crazy having 5 (or maybe more someday) kids? And homeschooling them?

I think that's it.:)

janenes said...

With homeschoolong, outings, and five kids. . .do you have "date" time/night with your husband? I only have 2 kids with one on the way and sneaking away to a movie or dinner alone is near impossible sometimes.

The Gustafson Family said...

ok..so do you put something in your water to make you so fertile? If so..can I have some??!!?!? Totally kidding! I love your blog..so inspirational and no I didn't think you are were a dumb blonde in high school!! You have actually inspired me to possibly homeschool Alison. Very inspirational keep up the good work!

Amanda Lea said...

Hi Bridget! I follow your blog too...I am Brenda's friend Amanda. I love reading your blog and keeping up with how you all are doing. I can't believe your kids are so big..I remember when you used to do my hair in your kitchen sink when Austin was just a baby. Time flies!!

Melissa said...

How many c-sections have you had?
Are you thinking of having another baby soon?
And not sure if this is a question or not, but thinking of getting that awesome stroller you have for my 18 month old twins (the front and back is NOT working out for us at all bc whoever is in the back is abusing the one in the front). Is it worth it though to get something like this this late in the game (we might have one more child after this, but only one more bc of number of c-sections...)? Anyways, thanks!! :)

The Gustafson Family said...

Ok...I changed my mind..I do have two questions... #1..What preschool does Landon go to? Will he start homeschool in kinder....and #2..What will you do for junior high and high school? Will they go to public school then?? Thanks!!

Karla said...

Hi, Bridget!

Most of the questions I thought of have already been asked (such as how you look so great after 5 kids and what your typical daily schedule is like).

So here's a different one: what denomination are you, or what church do you go to? I know you know the Lord and have always been curious about that.

Sasha said...

I'm brand new to your blog, but I really like it! I don't have any questions for you, but you are the cutest thing, and I love that you love your kiddos and the Lord so well!! Good job sister! :)

Sasha

Nicholle said...

Don't worry I was a dumb blonde cheerleader too. Cj still says jokes to me to this day. lol
My questions to you are..
- where is your favorite place you have traveled?
- What is your favorite date type thing to do with Justin?
- How are you and your sisters alike/different?

mrs.deane said...

I am happy to say that I knew you in high school - and Jr. High! - but sad to say that I am not yet a follower. I don't know why I haven't clicked the button yet, but I digress. I promise to click it after I post this.

Blonde, yes, dumb, no. Rather, very sweet and friendly and actually approachable. And a pretty good swimmer, too :O) Not to mention the girl just about every guy in school had a crush on!!!

My question for you is this:

What is your "go-to" meal/recipe? The one you can make without having to really think about it. The one you know you and your family of seven will love sitting around the table together eating?

Also, are you an Etsy shopper? What are your favorite shops there? And if so, who are you so that I can see your favorites :O) (if you don't reveal them, just forget about this question!)

Blessings, Susan

I'm starting a new blog outside of my family blog. It's got a cheesy name by I am excited about it. And once it's up and running I'll be dishing out all sorts of neat giveaways.

www.dreamshoppe.blogspot.com

Joanna said...

How many sisters do you have?

damarisdedios said...

Hi! I found your blog thru Kadi's blog... Just a little tidbit... I went to CHS for a couple of years and your husband was a TA in one of my classes. (Mr. Mac's) Ha! What a small world! Anyway, just wanted to let you know, I never even thought of homeschooling until I read your blog.. Thanks for opening my eyes, I'm seriously considering it! (Although I am a little scared, ok a lot scared about it! heheh!)=] I have an almost 3 year old boy, named Marcos, and an almost 3 Month old girl, Ruby. I really like your blog.. you crack me up! And you also have great ideas of activities to do with the kiddos! =] Good questions have already been asked.. so I'll just wait for you to answer them! haha! Oooh, wait, I just thought of one! Is there a chance that you'll perhaps "hook us up" again on the great deals for the cute dresses your girls wear?? I don't know whyyyy I didn't buy any dresses when you posted it, I mean I KNEW I was going to have a girl!! =\ grrrr! If not, it's cool! =]
Thanks!
Damaris

audrey said...

I would also love to know who makes the stroller you have. I only have one kiddo so far, but I'm sure we will need a double stroller in the next year or two.

Also, I would LOVE it if you would do a "house tour". I love the "cottage atmosphere" of your yard and would love to see more pics for some inspiration in my own decorating!

Rochelle Ax said...

Yayeee!! destination wedding! :) WHAT'S THE DATE? Brianna, you'd better go! :P

Tina Gallaway said...

Hi Chicky, thought I would join in on the questions. This is a problem I have with only 1 baby.....
What do you do when your little one is having a fussy moment and you need to do things like cook dinner or clean up??? I always feel bad just letting her fuss so I can get done what I need to.....

Jennifer said...

How did you come up with each of your kids names? Especially Farrah and Finley, they are so cute and unique!

Jasmine said...

I also want to know what you do to look so good. It is so hard to find time when there are lots of little kids and homeschooling and etc.
and where do you order your hair bows and headbands from?
By the way, your kids are the cutest, after mine of course :)

I found you from link to link, you know how it is.

:corinne: said...

Yep I'm a friend from HS but don't read because I'm shocked. I read because I love what you're doing. Your Faith in the Lord, love for your husband and unconditional love for your children. You go girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering what you think of our current President and if you try to teach your children about the government/current issues by teaching both sides and then telling them your views. I think I'm going to have a hard time being a Republican school teacher when most teachers are very liberal these days (at least where I live).