I am so honored to be nominated by my friends over at Slowly Sipping Coffee to be a recipient of the Sunshine Blogger Award! Mr. and Mrs. SSC have the same kind of lifestyle goals that we do:; ditching debt, dumping the rat race and enjoying the peaceful life. Like us, they like to spread sunshine and laughter to the blogging world as they share their progress toward financial independence. We give a hearty thanks to Mr. and Mrs. SSC for this nomination. The rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award are simple:
Thank the person that nominated you
Answer the questions from the person that nominated you
Nominate some other bloggers for this award
Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated
Notify the bloggers you have nominated.
And now, here are the questions that Mr. and Mrs. SSC asked the bloggers they nominated, and our lovely answers:
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Laurie: If I look back at those school memory books that my mom filled out for us as kids, I always either answered “teacher” or “nurse”. Luckily, I get to teach our four kids as I home school each day. I’m not a big fan of blood and gore, so I’m not real surprised the nurse thing never materialized.
Rick: I always wanted to be a firefighter (Check. He served 23 years on the local part time fire department in our old suburb).
What is your favorite superhero and why? If you don’t have one, why not?
Laurie: Definitely Captain America. He stands for all things right. Probably too much. Like me. 🙂
Rick: Underdog –the cartoon dog, because he was cool. Superman- because he could kick butt and fly.
Who is your favorite author?
Laurie: God, who through divine inspiration authored the Bible. That book has (and continues to) influenced me more than anything else in my life.
Rick: C.S. Lewis. I love his Chronicles of Narnia series.
What person has had the biggest influence on your life?
Laurie: Besides God and His Son, Jesus Christ, probably my mom and dad. They’ve both overcome some pretty tough circumstances and have managed to come out well and learn lots. They continually model unconditional love to me and my brothers.
Rick: My maternal grandfather. I spent a lot of time with him once I started driving. He liked to talk and had a lot of cool stories, like being the first dude at his high school to own a a model-T car, and stories about his career as a milk man. When he was very young, he had a chance to go in with his friends on an investment in starting up a sandpaper company during the Great Depression, but instead took a secure job as a milk man. He loved that job and worked solely as a milkman until his retirement. By the way, the sandpaper company was 3M. He would have been a rich son of a gun, but he never regretted his decision.
What’s your favorite comfort food when it’s a chill night at the house?
Health food wise, I’d say fresh blueberries. The kids tease me because I’ll easily down a pint or two of them in one sitting. Junk food wise, probably anything on the bar and grill appetizer menu: mozzarella sticks, nachos, potato skins or a good homemade pizza.
Rick: Ice cream. Preferably chocolate with peanut butter chunks
Our nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award are:
The Barefoot Minimalist
Our questions for you are:
In your dream world, where would you live if you were financially independent?
Who is your favorite mentor?
What’s your favorite dessert (you’re welcome to share a recipe 🙂 )
What was your nickname growing up?
What type of car would you own if money were no object?