The Adventure Starts Here: The Guys Behind the Blog | June 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Guys Behind the Blog | June 2016

I'm back again today with another installment of "The Guys Behind the Blog". I love that each month I get to interview both Chris (here) and Noah (with our new "The Kids Behind the Blog" link up.)  

This month, Betsy and Laura switched it up again by shifting our attention to some other guys behind our blogs — our own dads!   I have to admit that I first asked Chris all these questions and then went back and read the "instructions"... I've always been bad at that!  Despite having Chris do some unnecessary work, it was fun to include my dad this month, and it was interesting to read his responses.  

1. What did you have as a child that kids today don’t have?

I had the freedom to roam around the farm without supervision and without worry about my safety. From the time I was 5 years old I would get up in the morning before anyone else was awake, pull on my shorts and a T-shirt, greet my dog Jinx and together we would take off to enjoy nature (pollywogs, pussy willows, streams, water etc).
I definitely can't imagine Noah being able to do that in 2 years!

2. What did you want to be as a child when you grew up? 
I wanted to be a scientist. I loved the natural world and I loved being alone.
He ended up being a chemical engineer, so I'm not surprised at all!

3. What three adjectives would you use to describe fatherhood? 
Be a responsible provider, encourage children to follow their dreams and enjoy the whole process. (Not exactly adjectives)

4. How many years have you been a father and how many children do you have? 
47 years as a father with 4 children, 4 grandchildren

5. What is one piece of advice or wisdom you would like to pass on to your children? 
Be your own master, if it feels good do it and some people need a good smack.
I laugh at the last one because I've never seen my dad hit anyone or anything in my entire life.  


  1. Be your own master -- he doesn't have to tell me twice :)

  2. This is great! I love the photos of you & your Dad. His last piece of advice is so funny!

    Where do you land within your siblings? It's just my sister & I. :)

  3. So many things - 1.) I'm so glad you caught the 'interview your dad' part, because this is awesome. 2.) I adore the photos of you two. 3.) His answer to #1 makes me a bit sad. While I am so glad he had that, I wish our boys had that too. 4.) Mason is going to think your dad is the coolest person on the planet because he's a chemical engineer - that's close enough to scientist and Mason is obsessed with scientists. And 5.) somehow I didn't know you had 3 siblings!

  4. Beautiful photos of you and your dad!! I love his answers. So wise! He took it very serious. Ha ha. And yes it would be nice he world was as it was so our kids could enjoy life as free as that.

  5. Some people need a good smack. Bahah ha! He is totally right, you know. Sounds like a great dad and a very smart man. Those pictures are beautiful too.

  6. a good smack lol. Too funny. I didn't realize it was about your dad this time, I don't think the other ones I read did that...

  7. Gorgeous wedding photo! I love hearing what older generations think about parenting and the differences. I try to parent more that way.

  8. I am beyond impressed by your dad! He sounds amazing!


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