Monday, September 30, 2013

My Life Plan...

At the beginning of each school year I always ask the kids a series of "favorite" questions to post with their picture for the year.  This year after Alysee wrote her "Life Plan" I was inspired by Alysee to ask each of the kids their life plan.  I think in a few years this should be so fun to reflect back on.
Alex - 15 year's old; would like to do the Running Start program starting next year (a program offered through the state to attend the local community college and receive both high school and college credit tuition-free); he would like to play varsity baseball and varsity x-country in high school; Alex would like to go on his mission at age 18 year's old (right after he graduates) and guesses he might go to England; get married at age 22; attend BYU-Provo for his undergrad and then go to med school to be an ENT or dentist; Alex would like four kids max (one named Bridget); Alex's bucket list includes: go ski diving, climb Mt. Rainer, run in a marathon, and travel around the world.

Tyler - 13 year's old; wants to play varsity basketball and x-country in high school; he would like to serve a mission and would like to stay in North America and speak Spanish or English; Tyler would love to get a scholarship to play basketball at the "best college;" he would like to be a medical trainer or physical therapist; Tyler would like to get married at age 22; he wants "at most 4 or 5 kids unless his wife wants lots of kids he would be willing to do it for her unless it goes to more than like 7 or 8;" Tyler wants to name his kids Mykela, Brian, and Payton; Tyler's bucket list includes: go to some exotic place before he goes on his mission, go back country skiing or snowboarding, get married in the temple, get the Melchizedek priesthood, love my family and kid, and live in the celestial kingdom.

Alysee - 11 year's old; "In college I want to study to for a veterinarian.  I want to go to BYU- Hawaii. When I get married, I want my husband to be just right.  I want him to be cute, funny, and able to work with kids, and a hard worker.  I know that a husband needs to have good qualities to help out with the family.  I want my wedding to be grand, but also quiet.  I will invite friends and family but I don't want millions of people.  I will want to get married in the Salt Lake City temple or the Columbia River Temple.  I don't know where I want to go on my honeymoon, maybe Hawaii, London, Paris, or New York.  I will not have a job after I have children because I believe I should be cleaning, cooking, and caring for my children.  My husband will have a job, though.  A job that pays good money.  I want to have five children (two girls and three boys).  My girl's names will be Lexas, Macy, Chelsie, or Olivia.  My boy's names will be Mark, Justine, or Dillan.  I definitely want to have pets (three dogs and one cat).  One of my dogs will be a golden retriever and the other will be a pug and then a beagle.  I will name my cat Lemonade.  The pug will be an indoor dog, the retriever will be an outdoor, and the beagle will be both.  When all my kids are in school and my husband is at work or working at home, I will be cleaning the house.  When my kids get home from school I will have a snack ready for them every day I'm home.  Carrots, sliced apples, maybe crackers, and occasionally cookies and milk.  Somedays they will have juice.  Most days just water.  Then they will do their few daily jobs.  Most days they will have an hour of homework and a hour of playing outside.  We will have dinner at 6:00 pm. Bedtime will be at 8:00 pm.  For my oldest child, bedtime is at 8:30 or 9:00 pm.  My bucket list includes: marrying an awesome husband, visit Paris, go on a mission, go to a Taylor Swift concert and get a shirt signed by her, go to a One Direction concert, shake President Monson's hand, have a vision of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Joseph Smith, have one year of no stomach aches, ride the subway in NYC, and never get cancer.  This is my Life Plan."

Nathan - 9 year's old; would love to play football, basketball, and soccer in high school and college; plans on serving a mission when he is 18 year's old to Portugal or Arizona; he would like to play a sport in college and go to Oregon State University; Nate would like to get "married to a cute girl;" he wants five kids (3 girls and 2 boys--named Lexus, Rachel, Emma, Jackson, and Steven); he would like to be a physical therapist or dentist or pro-football player; Nate's bucket list includes: ski diving, go to Texas, go to a Beavers Football game, see the Oregon Duck's lose, make his own go-cart, and drive a motorcycle.

Cooper - 7 year's old; plans on playing baseball and football in high school; Coop says he will get good grades - all A's in classes all year but "probably a couple of F's too;" he wants to go on a mission to Brazil or Asia and do "two or more years of good missionarying and I want to make at least twenty people join the church and get baptized.  I want my missionary tag to have a Beaver shark and say, 'Elder Ditto;'" Coop wants to study to be a physical therapist or paleontologist, although he'll "probably turn out to be a physical therapist;" he wants to get married when he is "about 26 or maybe like 25 or 23 years old;" Coop wants to get married in the Salt Lake City temple or Hawaii temple; he would love to have seven kids (4 girls and 3 boys named Steven, Cody, Jackson, Stella, Sara, Maya, Addison); When I asked Coop about his bucket list he said, "I don't think about that too much at all.  I'm only seven." As he thought about it he said his bucket list includes: a family reunion, going to Egypt, go to South Africa, and make a movie that could be in the Redbox.

Chloe - 5 year's old; she would like to play volleyball when she get's bigger; Chloe would like to "learn about being a know someone who takes care of animals;" she wants to go on a mission to Oregon so she can see Ami and Poppi; Chloe would like to go to college in Yakima so she can visit her mom and dad a lot; she definitely wants to get married to someone with brown hair, blue eyes, no freckles, and no fat;  Chloe wants to have 7 kids (3 girls and 4 boys) named Elizabeth and Jackson; her bucket list includes: go to shaved ice, have ice cream, spend time with family, say a prayer, "buy candy so I can have it in my pocket when I die."
Sure do love my kiddos and I'm so proud of their aspirations!!!


MaryJane said...

I love your kids, too! We'll be waiting to see how it all turns out.

emily a. said...

I am D.Y.I.N.G! Oh where do I start? Looks like you've got A LOT of grandkids to look forward to. After I read Alysee's list to Ryan he said he was exhausted. Good thing she's got the daily schedule all worked out!

laura said...

Rolling right now. That was exactly what I needed to hear. I can't wait to see how this all turns out. What great names they have all picked out for there kids! I hope there spouses agree. I am missing your kids real bad.

Julia said...

Those are some pretty specific aspirations. Looks like you've got some big things ahead--like, what, 5,000 grandchildren? And Alysee's visions are also something to look forward to.