I don't get to do this often, but with all of the extra time I have on my hands this week, I get to link up with Kendra at Catholic All Year for her weekly Answer Me This.
1. How did you get your name?
My dad and I talked about it not that long ago. I had two separate stories from his younger days mashed up together. To set the record straight with everyone to whom I had previously told the story, I was NOT named after my dad's fiance that died in a tragic drowning in her backyard. While a girl he dated did die in such a manner, I was named after a girl he knew from even earlier in his life. Two sisters who lived nearby were named Crissy and Susy. My sister and I are named Christine and Susan, but were always called Crissy and Susy until adulthood, when we immediately went to our legal names.
2. Do you have a set time for prayer in your day?
I don't, besides before meals. It goes in spurts. When the young kids are in a sleeping in cycle, I can have a time in the morning to pray and read the Bible. Otherwise, I don't. I will stop and say a short prayer many times throughout the day, be it a thank you, a please help, or a be with this person. I will listen to Catholic talk radio stations or Christian music stations when I drive. Every day, when people ask for prayers or I offer to pray for someone, I tuck it in my heart. At some point each day, I ask God to remember all of those I placed in my heart. He knows who they are, and He knows what they need more than I do.
3. Did your mom work or stay home (or both)?
Despite our parents' divorce when I was in 2nd grade, my mom stayed at home with us until I was in middle school. She was a great, fun mom, and I appreciate the sacrifices my parents made for this to be possible. My dad was a policeman on a very limited salary. I know it wasn't easy to raise four kids (with two homes) on that salary.
|My mom and me. We're a lot alike.|
4. Do you vote?
Usually. Sometimes it just doesn't happen.
5. What's your favorite drink?
I rarely drink anything besides milk and water. If you are talking about alcoholic drinks, I enjoy a strawberry daiquiri. Bryan and I honeymooned at a resort in Key West. The bar on the beach had a fantastic strawberry daiquiri. By 10:30 each day, we'd be looking at our watches, wondering when was too early to go down to get one. Delicious.
However, daiquiris aren't readily available anywhere. I will also be happy with a mojito. Or a Pimms. (Hey England!) Or just about anything someone offers me.
|from our anniversary overnighter 2 years ago|
6. How are your photography skills?
When the big kids were little, I got tired of dragging them to get their photos professionally taken. I finally decided to bite the bullet and take some myself. They turned out pretty well. People started asking me to take photos of their kids, so I did. Bryan being the attorney that he is, he made me officially open up a business. So, I had a small photography business for about 5 years, taking senior, family, newborn, and holiday portraits for people. Once I got pregnant with Cuckoo, I had to give it up. The hours of a photographer just don't work for a stay-at-home mom with 6 kids, 4 of whom are getting to be active and school-aged.
Now, I just take photos for fun. I see good shots everywhere I go, but only get to take a small fraction of them.
|Buttercup's First Communion. I'd scan the first photos I took to show you, but I'm currently not allowed to walk.|
|From our recent anniversary trip to Europe without kids. More artsy ones can be seen in the post.|
That's it! Six questions.
If you want to join in, head on over to Kendra's!
So, here is the awkward no-way-to-end this post sentence before I say...
Have a lovely day!