April 26, 2010

Meet My Family Monday

John and Michelle
With their son Andrew way back in 2005
(You will meet Andrew next week...he is not this cute little boy anymore...but he is still VERY cute!) 

John is my oldest cousin.  He is the son of my Aunt Sandy, who is my  mom's oldest sibling.  He has 2 younger brothers, Bob and Dave.  Michelle is his lovely wife (who makes the BEST deviled eggs you will ever eat)!

I interviewed John a while ago, but then life got crazy and I stopped with the Meet My Family posts for a little while.  But, I am back and ready to post his interview now!

Here it is:

Me: How old are you?
John: 41
Me: What do you do?
John: Gardening and hunting
Me: (surprised) Gardening?
John: I just like being outside.  I like growing stuff...stuff I can eat.
Me: What was your job before you retired?
John: I was a cop.
Me: What was your favorite part of the job?
John: The adrenaline rush.  I liked patrol because it was fun and not stressful.  You are your own boss...cool job.
Me: Tell me about your family.
John: Son (Andrew), wife, 2 dogs, very happy
Me: How did you and Michelle meet?
John: We met at a bar/restaurant.  I asked her out and a month later we finally went out.  We dated a year and a half and then got married in 1993.  Andrew was born later that year.
Me: Do you like being a dad?
John: Yeah...just not his. (nodding towards Andrew with a funny face)  It's fun.  Especially now--somebody to beat up.  Someone who can carry his own gear when we backpack.
Me: What was it like growing up with your brothers?
John: Fun.  We hung out all the time and fought and got along.  It was a fun childhood--since I was the biggest and beat them up.
Me: What was the stupidest thing you did growing up?
John: I threw Bob out the window....a second story window, and he landed on my mom's car.
Me: Did he break anything?
John: No, disappointing.
Me: What is the best part of being in this family?
John: It's big and everyone's good people--and the cookies (referring to Aunt Karen's famous cookies)

This is John and me playing the part of Grandpa and Grandma in a little skit all of us grandkids performed as a birthday surprise for Grandma and Grandpa.  He's a fun cousin!

Thanks to John's and my brilliant minds, we are going to have an amazing Carmack family camping trip this summer!  We are heading to Sequioa with pretty much the whole family....even Grandma!!


  1. That's a lovely barn behind John and Michelle's heads!

    Glad MMFM is back!

  2. so excited for the camping trip! and meet my family monday! can i be on it? :)