my daughter, katydid (the newlywed) just started a blog!!!
you can go to it here at
she is very good at writing, so i know it is going to be fun to read!
i interviewed her so you could get to know her better.
(on her blog she calls her husband, GI JOE, so that is what we will call him here too.)
1. when did you decide you wanted to become a teacher?
i always thought being a teacher would be fun, but my sophomore year of college, i decided that teaching was what i really wanted to do as a career. it offered more opportunities than the current music major i was persuing. i also am looking forward to having kids (eventually, not for a few years) and teaching is a career that i can work on their schedule, for the most part.
2. what is your favorite book?
that is the hardest question to answer! i love so many! i just read "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins, and loved it, but all-time favorites would include "Traveling Light" by Max Lucado, "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers, "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" by Mitch Albom, "Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, just to name a few.
3. how many kids would you like to have?
at least three or four, possibly more.
4. you have traveled a lot for someone so young, where would you most like to go that you haven't been?
Italy! I want to go soo bad! There is so much history there, and they have such a cool culture. It is my big dream to go to Italy. Also, a friend of mine lives in Germany, so I would love to visit here and see Germany as well. I also have always wanted to see the redwood trees in northern CA and visit the grand canyon. Camping in Yellowstone is another dream of mine. Basically, I just love going new places!
5. what part of your wedding was especially great and you would do again?
I loved every second of the wedding, but I guess my favorite part was when Daddy pronounced us husband and wife, and we got to walk down the aisle, married!, and Aunt Wanda rang the giant bell outside! That was the happiest moment ever because I knew that I was now GI Joes's wife and my whole family was there to celebrate that with me. But, I don't think I stopped smiling the whole day...
6. what is the best thing about being married?
When GI Joe comes home from work. I love just doing life things with him. Even the grocery store is fun with him!
7. you are an excellent pianist. how did you get so good?
I have incredible parents who paid for piano lessons all through my childhood and teenage years and wouldn't let me quit. Now, I just love it, and I'm hoping we can afford to get a piano for our living room soon!
8. what is your favorite Bible story?
Job. I love to read the story of Job because he went through so much junk, and yet he was able to still praise God and thank God for everything. When I was in highschool, we moved and I did not want to. I clung to that story (even though my situation was not near as dire as his) and the Lord definitely provided for me what He provided for Job in the end. I love when God comes to Job and tells him how powerful He is and how He is in control of everything! So encouraging and convicting at the same time. I have read that book in the Bible probably twice as many times as any other book.
also, my middle daughter, ladybug could have her baby anytime.
i took her picture last night.
and her son, snugglebug now has 5 teeth.
he got all 3 bottom teeth at the same time - a very special baby indeed.
his daddy, Caleb changed careers last night.
he is now a bell-keeper at a church.
he was stung last night and when his eye started swelling, he was cracking us up with his hunchback imitations.
and as a boxer.
i need to talk about my youngest daughter or she will feel left out.
she is playing songs on her phone right now and by that i mean she is using it as a piano and pecking out songs.
for instance mary had a little lamb is
she now has a whole repertoire of songs she is playing.
she has been working with me at my dad's shop lately and has been a great co-worker.
this is a recent picture of her and katydid taking after their mother with the chocolate ice cream cones.