Blog Tour #4 – My Adopted Parents and Me

Guess what I get to talk about on the Blog Tour today? My adopted parents*! Yea! And in honor of that, I thought I would share some more fun stuff here, because really, one post can’t come near to covering it all! To see the Blog Tour stop for today (which I must say is quite interesting!) Click here.  
(*I’m going to drop the word ‘adopted’ for the rest of this post)

My dad and I working on fiber-glassing our newest dinosaur model. – May 2013

 My dad is so extremely talented! I can’t even imagine having as much artistic ability as he does. Watching him build the dinosaur model and getting to help with it left me pretty much in awe. He would just look at it and say “This doesn’t look quite right” and next thing I knew he’d have the problem fixed until the beast actually looked as if he were alive! Not only can he build dino models, he’s also a great taxidermist, can paint absolutely beautiful pictures, does amazing drawings, writes songs that are stunning, can play instruments crazy-well, built his own log cabin, and… I think you get the picture. 🙂 He’s also so nice and a totally great people-person. Kids absolutely love him, well, just about everyone does, actually!

My mom and I all happy when getting to see a proof copy of our book for the first time! May 2013

I have so much fun when I’m with my mom! When we’re at the Museum I have the best time hanging out with her. Mom and I laugh together a whole lot, it seems we can always find something funny. She’s also a great cook, I have fun sitting in her kitchen and watching her when we’re at the cabin. She makes one of the best-looking cakes ever called a chocolate-mayonnaise cake. She’s extremely adventuresome, I get to hear all sorts of tales of her doing things like kayaking through the Everglades, journeying across the USA with dinosaurs, camping in Alaska and that kind of stuff. She’s also amazing with taking pictures, something which was very evident while trying to find pictures for this post because I have hardly any of the two of us together! She and Dad work together as such a great team. I can’t imagine keeping track of everything like she does. She is amazing!

Me almost crying with joy while holding my books the night of our book debut. There had been a problem with the printing and we hadn’t known if they would be ready in time. – June 2013

 They both have been very supportive and helpful with me as far as my writing goes. They’ve encouraged me, mentored me, co-authored a book with me and everything in-between. I’m so thankful to have them as my parents!

My parents and me the night the book was released, after everything was done. We’re all exhausted! – June 2013
I love getting to stay with them, being with them always gives me new ideas for books! 
My mom and me at the Mega Answers Conference. – July 2013
Whether going to a conference, building a dinosaur model, staying at the Museum, being on live TV, camping out in a cave or just being at the cabin, life with my parents is very fun and adventure-filled! I thank God for them each day and feel so blessed to have be able to call two of my biggest heroes my parents. 
My dad and I being interviewed on live TV. – August 2013 

What about you? Does this sound like an exciting life to you? And make sure you don’t miss out on today’s Blog Tour post!  And, remember, you can still enter this giveaway!

Cricket and me driving to the Museum after they picked me up at the airport. – October 2013

Please Note: I only talk about my ‘adopted’ parents in this post, not my other family, because that’s what this Blog Tour is about. Just know my other family is totally, 100% amazing as well and I could go on and on about them! I’m so very, very blessed to have two families!

**Please Note: I do not necessarily endorse everything on the blogs during this tour**

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