THAT Family Tree Society-Issue 4

THAT family photo of the week:

We thought my parent's pool would make a lovely setting for some pictures.  Too bad we didn't think about our toddler getting in the water and soaking her matching outfit! 

The Week in Review: I'm pretty sure my latest visit to Wal Mart will be mentioned in the Employee Handbook, Ch. 2 on Unruly Guests.  And we started swim lessons, all of us.  In a moment of insanity, I signed up to take a Mommy & Me class with the toddler.  After 2 lessons in frigid water, I've been rethinking the need to learn to swim, after all. 

And now, I'd like to introduce you to Heather of Wanting What You Have.  She submitted this post as her entrance into this prestigious, ahem, society! 

 1.    Tell us a little about your blog (name/reason why you blog)

My blog, Want What You Have, is about frugal, simple, more meaningful

living. I write about getting organized, saving money, and simplifying

your life, so you can have more time to enjoy the things that really

matter - God, and family. 

2.    How long have you been blogging?

I started blogging in October, 2006, while on bed rest during my second

pregnancy. I needed something to occupy my mind, because I was worried

that I would die of boredom before the baby arrived.

3.    How would you define THAT family?

I think THAT family is every family, though most people don't like to

admit it. Every family goes through crazy, hectic times when life feels

out of control. It's normal.

4.    When did you discover you were a part of THAT family?

I think it dawned on me the day my house was so messy, and I was so

exhausted from chasing after my youngest, that I swept all of the kids'

junk into a big pile with my broom, and then left the pile sit in the

middle of the living room floor for three days. I knew that I would be

horribly embarrassed if anyone came to the door and saw the kids fishing

through "the pile" for their Legos, but I DIDN'T CARE! 

5.    Where can we find your blog?


ChristiS said...

Great introduction!

Joy said...

Great interview, Heather!!!

Heather said...

Thanks for featuring me Kristen!

I'm pretty sure that the employees of our local Wal-Mart feel a sense of impending doom every time they see us coming through the doors. Don't feel bad, it's not just you.

Mommy Mary said...

Great interview, I think my last two posts put me in the running for being one of those families

Happy Mommy said...

Ooooo, great idea sweep all the toys into a pile! Have a great Sunday!

Green Acres said...

I just found your blog and have to say, I love it! I don't even know how I got here, but I have been so entertained by your posts. It's so nice to know that we're not the only "That Family" out there too! I'm hooked! Thanks!

P.S. He loves you... said...

funny pix!

Cassandra said...

I have done the sweeping everything into a pile thing before. Glad I am not alone. :)

jennifer said...

Great to meet you Heather. It is so liberating to realize that you are what you are and you just don't care!!!

Be blessed.


mamajil said...

I am enjoying your blog! Ugh on the Mommy and Me classes...I did that once with my was a gymnastics class, Not that fun for me :]

Nancy said...

I LOVE Heather's blog!! I read it every day :) She's got really great tips, and is so very real.

Sophia (Adventures of Brown) said...

Kristen - you've done it again! You've inspired me!

Here is my THAT Family post:

I love the picture - pictures that truly show what your life is really like are the ones I treasure more than any old portrait.