September 13, 2003 in Rochester, WA. I married the love of my life, a man I have been in love with since I was 14 years old. Every year since May 20, 1998, we celebrate another year of us!

am the mom of 4 kids, 3 boys and 1 girl. The girl was not last, she was 3rd. Number 4 was not an "whoops", he was planned. Being a wife and mommy is all I have ever wanted to be.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Meat Loaf Circus

Family, the extended immediate family. Ya know, the in-laws, the cousins, and once married, your parents even fall under the extended immediate family category.  Some days this can feel like a circus. There is inevitably, the ring master, I will in my case call this person Sue (Mother in-law). There is the dare dare devils (I married him), and breded another (Shayne). There are the Circus Clowns, this would include but is not limited too, Marky (my cousin in-law) he is 8, there is Joseph (my other offspring). Defiantly the ring leader of these lil clowns would have to be Tony (The brother in-law). There is the tight rope walkers, Rachyl (my sister in-law) The fire breathers myself, and Heather (my other sister in-law).  And then those whom come and observe the circus... this includes, Mindy (my mother), Denny (my brother in-law), Dale (my father in-law) and others.

Let me explain...

See in all family's there is the person whom everyone trusts to go to with there problems and concerns, they are also the person whom, most inevitably has a typically strong opinion on everything everyone in this circus does. This doesn't have to be negative, they are just very opinionated about their circus performers. They are very sensible and logical and tend to be more level headed then the rest. This is why they, without taking charge, just end up in charge.

Dare Devils, the people whom you know will try anything and everything you say "hey, wouldn't that be cool" to. They are also the one whom will break the most bones, worry the rest of the circus the most, and make the most ridiculously absurd decisions, that the rest of the circus then has to talk them out off, or have a car standing by to rush to E.R.

Clowns, you can count on the for a laugh, they will say the most inappropriate thing at just the right time to ease the tension, break the silence and for the most part just be plum interesting from time to time for the rest of the folks. They will make farting noises, if not just actually fart. They love to talk about farting, burping or any other gross and unappealing body function they can possibly talk about. 

Tight Rope Walkers, they are the one whom will try to keep peace, they walk the fine line of each side of problems, they will be future ring leaders and when the ring leader is not around they step up to take on the responsibility. They for the most part have no major conflicts with anyone in the family, although from time to time, they do get a bit wobbly themselves and  create some breath taking, hair raising moments.

Fire Breathers, the young more emotional members. The one you can count on to create some intense and often over the top moments. They are typically strong minded and passionate. Some can be a little more "hot" headed then others. But all fire breathers in the end are a little fanatical, fiery and "hot" blooded.

Observers, those whom typically don't create a ruckus on there own behalf, yet instead get very involved in parts of the circus they enjoy, or have a stake in. They can from time to time, get a little rowdy and create commotion. 

All members of this dysfunctional circus are not just needed they all serve a purpose and without them, this circus would not be as wonderful as it is.

Making meatloaf today as my fingers, finger nails, and hands are completely covered in this disgusting, gross mess of meat eggs, and onions. I realize thats what this family is like. Everyone fits together in a messy, and from time to time when it gets under your finger nails, uncomfortable type of way.  

From time to time, we have to help each other out, just as each ingredient helps the other to be more flavorful and in the end, each ingredient in needed in order to make this wonderful meatloaf.

So in the end, I say, yay to this meatloaf circus I call family, and yay till tomorrow!