Monday, July 9, 2012

30 Things: My Relationship with My Parents

3. Describe your relationship with your parents.

Thanksgiving 2010

My parents and I have an amazing relationship! This little fact probably comes at no surprise to you if you really know me.  They are who I look up to, my shoulders to cry on, my support system, and my best friends!
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - May 2012

My mom and dad are two people that Mike and I model our parenting after. They are present in our lives and appreciate our family. My parents have huge hearts made 100% out of gold.  They are two of the most amazing people you could ever meet... and I'm not just saying that because they both read my blog :o)  I truly mean every single word.

My Dad Max
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Concert - April 2012
My dad is such a FUN guy! He has a laid-back personality and is always up for anything.  The photo above is from when he and I went to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert together in the spring.  Taylor Maxine was named after Dad and it couldn't be more fitting.  The little stinker loves her "paw-paw J" to pieces!  I am my dad's "honey-bunny."  He has supported me in every crazy idea I've ever had.  He makes me smile; he makes me laugh; he, at times, makes me roll my eyes; and he makes me proud.  Love you, Dad!

My Mom Jenny
Mother's Day 2012
My mom is my best friend. There is rarely a day that goes by that I don't talk to her.  In fact, if we don't call one another at all in a single day, the first question the very next day is, "Are you mad at me?"  Obviously the answer is always no.  We are never mad at each other!  My mom is super-creative and fulfilled her dream of owning her own business that allows her to showcase her creative abilities on a daily basis.  She is my role model as a mom... just as a person in general.  She has always been available to me at ANY hour, any day.  My girls absolutely ADORE their Gramma J!  If I am half the mom she is, I consider that pretty amazing.  Love you, Mom!

Vintage Indiana Wine Festival - June 2012
Stay tuned for 4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year old self.


Jenny said...

wow! so sweet of you, Shannon! I am speechless and humbled!
Love ya!

Angela said...

Your parents ARE great! I remember when I met them, it was like I'd known them for some time. (Our dads still need to have a play date, p.s.!) So comfortable to talk to and kind--good people all around! It's no wonder, though. It would take two awesome parents to mold such an awesome daughter!!