Laura has the distinguished honor of having been trained by me while I was expecting Esther, I was on bedrest for the last month, and her training was quite interrupted by Esther’s adventurous birth and first few weeks. But Laura hung in there and has been a wonderful seamstress for us ever since! As some of you might remember, Laura is the one who put my blog into book form, allowing it to bless even more people!
Anyway, here’s what Laura is all about:
Laura’s talks about her family:
“My husband Dan and I have been married for 25 wonderful years after having met in 10th grade and then waiting to tie the knot until I finished bible school ( 6years) We have four children:
Kathleen is 24 and is studying linguistics (working on her second masters!), Kathleen loves to read, bake bread and crochet.
Charleen is 22 justed wrapped up her Bachelors this past spring – she is interested in children’s missions/ministry. She is a scrapbooker after my own heart.
Joleen is 19 and will be a junior at college this year. She loves to watch CSI and movies and has a new interest in jewelry/bead making.
Danny will be a jumior in high school, with his language challenges (dyslexia) we discovered the video method for school does wonders. He’s involved in Civil Air Patrol and is the Color Guard commander!
I’ve home schooled all the kids so we’ve had 3 graduations so far !
In my free time I enjoy scrapbooking, crocheting and some quilting. I also love to read, it’s been my way of rejuvenating after those tiresome home school days.”
Here’s what she had to say about working for Snap-EZ:
“Working for Snap-EZ has given me a way to bring a little extra money into the family; it’s allowed me to help with the expenses of Danny’s home school videos and support for Joleen’s schooling. So it’s made a different financially but mostly it provides me the opportunity to do something with my time. I’ve also found that my having to get out and trade batches has gotten me out of the house and a chance to see other people!
I’ve enjoyed working for Snap-EZ for several reasons. I like the flexibility that they provide for us mom’s. They know when something comes up that it just takes time to work it out and aren’t demanding that the “diapers be there NOW”. They work with you as a wife and mom and all that these “jobs” entail. I like that it’s a one on one job, your working closely with people who are caring and patient and also see your job/work as valuable. I like that they are local and fresh. There are no airs – “you get what you get” – when working with Snap-EZ; their a family just like I am and so they have the same issues and situations that come up and they understand that and can work with that. We are a not just a cog in the wheel of commerce. I like that I get to be on the cutting edge of this particular industry, without babies of my own anymore I can still be involved in one of the of most “fun” aspects of life…new life…babies.”
I asked her what was unique about her family and this is what she had to say:
“We are very very close as a family, we pretty much stick together in whatever we do and still do it all together; be it Christmas shopping, sitting in church, watching a movie. We basically do it all together. We just enjoy doing it with each other, we’ve faced some real criticism over this but it’s who we are, even as the kids get older we’ve maintained very close connections. Probably the most unique aspect about our life is something we started over 10 years ago. In an attempt to fill an empty evening each week we started FAMILY NIGHT. This was a very carefully planned evening around one theme. I did most of the planning of these but occasionally had the girls do them. We did these faithfully for over 10 years, until it was just Danny left and it was to hard to have him play the games with himself. ( e.g. Baseball night, baseball themed food, games, dress; gross night, gross food, gross games etc.) It was amazing to see how this tied us together as a family even more and how some of the greatest memories are from these silly silly times.
Thanks Laura for sharing your family and yourself with us!