What dish do you cook that is your specialty?
Tator tot casserole. I found the recipe somewhere and added to it to make it "my" dish.
What possession do you cherish the most?
The love of my family, because some days, that is all that keeps me going... they are everything to me.
As a child, what did you look forward to the most?
As an adult?
Coming home to my family after work and payday.
What is the #1 rule in your home?
For everyone to get along. Does everyone comply? Not as much as I wish they would.
What is your outlook on life?
I strive to live in a way that is pleasing to God. I also try not to sweat the small stuff, and smile as much as possible.
Insect that most reminds you of yourself or that you would most like to be?
A butterfly because although they start out as one thing, they go through a process and a struggle and come out of it beautiful and flying.
Ever been to a drive-in movie?
Yes. The last time I went I was 13 and the "Golden Child" was showing.
Secret to child rearing?
I don't know if it's a secret but I ask for advice from other moms that I trust and respect. I also try to listen to what my kids have to say.
What famous person do you respect most?
Jesus Christ, because he loves us so much, and he died for us.
How do you deal with stress?
I exercise, listen to music, pray and call someone that I know will listen if I need to talk.
How do you pamper yourself?
Maybe a pedicure or I might enjoy a Venti Nonfat Latte from Starbucks.
What do you look back on as a youth that kids today would consider "old school?"
Permed hair, jelly shoes, tall teased bangs.
What is your very favorite day of the year?
Christmas Day because we celebrate the birth of Christ and spend the day with family and loved ones. I love giving them gifts and seeing them smile when they open them.
What have you learned as an adult that you wish that you had known/understood in your earlier years?
That would be not to rush through life. Each day is precious. Not to pass up a chance to spend time with loved ones and to make time to see those we can't see often. Make frequent phone calls and stay in touch with friends and family. Overall, to cherish relationships.