Rachel and Sarah are hosting a delightfully fun blog event over at Our Family View from Us Two.
1. What are some of your family's favorite phrases, exclamations, or sayings?
We have a LOT of these. Movie lines predominate, of course, and some of our favorites include...
"Why do I not have a surprised feeling?'
"Nobody told ME..."
"I'm packing you your angry eyes. JUST IN CASE."
"But it's a TALKING DOG!"
"Eh, at precisely 8:32 AM... ish..."
"...my esteemed patroness, Lady. Catherine. de Bourgh."
"Somebody pinched it, and what *I* say is, them as pinched it done her in."
"Just a little too... ah... pink."
"Uncle Ned. Is dead."
"Sparkler? BE quiet."
"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
"Fly! Fly! We must fly! -No, no, DON'T fly!"
"You know what that means! -Yes, it means I'm free... -NO."
"AND there's a DOOR PRIZE."
"I may be mean, but I make up for it by bein' real healthy."
"Hold my fin, HOLD MY FIN... -Amy, you're not going to freak out like you did at the petting zoo, are you? -Hey, that snail was about to CHARGE."
"Have fun stormin' da castle! -Think it'll work? -It would take a miracle. -Bye-byyyyyeeee..."
(Now, can you identify all those quotes? :D Family members of Miss Dashwood aren't allowed to play.)
2. What's the number of boys to girls in your family?
One boy, four girls. He holds his own quite nicely, thankyouverymuch. Or perhaps I should say we hold our own...
3. What is your favorite tradition your family has?
We like going for long bike rides in the summer--we have a bike rack that we attach to the back of our 12-passenger van and put four bikes on that and three in the back of the van. We also have a habit of singing (loudly) on long (or short) car trips. "Shall we dance? (ONE TWO THREE AND!) On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?"
4. What do you call the midday meal at your house?
5. Is the majority of your family morning people or night owls?
Heehee. Depends on who you're asking. I sometimes think I would rather be a night owl, but in general we are a set of early birds.
6. What is your favorite vacation location?
We like Disney World. :P As far as realistic goes, we often take day trips to a lake an hour away in the summer (I'm not being too specific here because I don't think the Internet needs to know where I live).
7. Are your family's weekends usually full of activities such as sports, parties, and outings, or are they more of around the house, fix-it-uppers?
It really depends on the weekend. I'd say it's an even distribution of both. We do a lot of cleaning on Saturdays, plus cooking and preparing for the Lord's Day, but we often do have other stuff going on.
8. What is the nationality/ies your family comes from? (i.e. Scotch, Russian, etc)
Irish and German predominantly, with some English, possibly Scotch and Lithuanian thrown in the mix.
9. Do you go away for holidays, or celebrate at home?
We traditionally go to my paternal grandmother's for Thanksgiving and my maternal grandmother's for Christmas, and frequently have a New Year's get-together at our house for my mom's side of the family.
10. How did your parents meet?
In high school-- they had mutual friends, and sang in the choir together and participated in the school's theater group. They dated all through college and graduate school, got married in 1991, and as they say the rest is history. Today happens to be their 21st wedding anniversary, so it's quite fitting for me to answer this question. :D Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!