Monday, April 25, 2016
My grandma Barbara is actually my step-grandma. She married my grandpa Harold before I was born. She is just another grandma to me though because I have not known any different my whole life. Barbara loves to cook like my other grandma. She is especially good at cookies. She sells Pampered Chef and bakes for her parties a lot. She is also active in her church and is in the choir and bells. Barbara has a chubby little dog named Molly. Molly has been around ever since I was in first grade so she is getting pretty old. Unfortunately for Barbara she is also really clumsy and has a tendency to fall and hurt herself a lot.
Monday, April 18, 2016
My aunt Robin is my aunt by marriage. She married my dad's brother Steve and had two kids with him, Nathan and Adelyn. Robin is a really hard-working woman. She grew up in the country on a farm so she definitely is a lot less prissy than a girl who has grown up in town like me. Robin has her own garden out at her house. She also has animals such as chickens and rabbits and horses. She has been a hair stylist for several years. Just a few years ago Robin actually opened up her own shop out at their house. Robin coaches the preschool gymnastics classes at Talents Unlimited on the weeknights. She is currently in the process of building her own bakery. Right now she only cuts hair one day a week because she is busy baking for her business the rest of the time.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
My uncle Trent is actually my uncle by marriage. He married my dad's sister Lauri a long while before I was born. Trent is a really cool guy. We have a lot of talks about life every time I see him. Trent was in the marines after he graduated high school. He eventually went on to law school and became a lawyer. He does not like his job anymore. He always tells me to stick with the medical field and do not ever go to law school. He currently works at a law firm in Mt. Vernon, IL. Trent is a very laid back guy, especially compared to his wife. It is a wonder how they have ever worked out as well as they have.
Monday, April 4, 2016
My Grandpa Wally is an entertaining man. He reminds me very much of my father. Grandpa Wally is really good with young kids, but somewhat awkward with teenagers like myself. My Grandpa Wally has seven brothers and sisters. He was the only of his siblings to not remain Catholic. Every now and then one of my grandpa's siblings will come to town with their kids. My grandpa was also the only one of his siblings to stay in Paris. My grandpa Wally is a huge baseball fan also. He loves the St. Louis Cardinals. He also loves to watch his grandchildren play softball and baseball.