Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WWtKW: Childhood edition

Happy Wednesdays, boys and girls!  It's been another busy day and this post is getting up quite a bit later than I had hoped.  Best laid plans, right?

I'm linking up with Mamarazzi and Alicia aka Queso for this week's We Want to Know Wednesday.  The lovely and talented Mamarazzi gave us some great questions.  Let's take a look!


1. Did you live in the same town or move around a lot as a child?
2. What were your parents like?
3. Do you have any siblings?  What were they like growing up?
4. Share a short story from your childhood.
5. What did you look like?  (share a childhood pic to win a prize)

1.  Did you live in the same town or move around a lot as a child?
I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA (same with my parents).  And we didn't move around a lot within the city, either.  I can only remember moving twice, though I know we moved once more than that.

2.  What were your parents like?
My parents were really supportive and encouraged me to do new things.  I was a busy kid: 4-H (rabbits, sheep, sewing), band, ROTC.  And they were by my side every step of the way!

3.  Do you have any siblings?  What were they like growing up?
I have a younger sister, Chicken (that's what my boys call her).  She is 19 months younger and since we were so close in age, there were more than a few times where we didn't get along very well.  She always walked the straight line and I was always the trouble maker.  She probably learned from my mistakes - at least I hope she did.
Me & Chicken at my wedding (June 5, 2004)

4.  Share a short story from your childhood.
For a while, my family lived in the "little house" next to my grandparents (my dad's parents).  Every once in a while, my grandpa would come over to our house and ask if we could come over and watch cartoons or make a cake.  I love those memories!  I'm so glad we lived so close to my grandparents.

Me & Chicken in my grandparents' kitchen (June 5, 1983)

5.  What did you look like? (share a pic)
I think I look pretty similar now to what I looked like then.
February 1980 (3 1/2 years)

September 1981

The hubs says he likes the younger picture of me because he can see a lot of our younger son, Mason, in me.  And crazy coincidence...the pics of me and my sister were taken *exactly* 19 years apart.  How awesome is that?!

So...better late than never, right?  Happy Wednesday!


Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for taking me down memory lane :)

Makeup Zombie said...

OMG, you kid pics gave me chills! LOOK AT YOUR HAIR!!

Kimberly said...

I like your cute little nose on your cute little kid photos. :)

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Love this post. I agree with Wendi - your hair is so long and I never see pics of you like that. lol Thanks for sharing such sweet memories. :)

Nail Nerd said...

How cute are you?! That's awesome, thanks for sharing!