Monday Listicles

End of the weekend marks the start of Listicles.

We had an amazing week. So many of you linked up and shared your favorite quotes. Some were inspirational, some funny and some were the cutest things your children came up with. They were all great reads. Thank you Bits of Bee for a great theme.

Seems like we are on a roll because Ado chose a great topic this time around. 10 family tree related things. I would never come up with something this much fun. This is a good one!

And next week: BIG SURPRISE! I got the ultimate chick, the one gone bad on her way of becoming good again on board. As part of her 12 step program of becoming even cuter and more pink she has agreed to choose what we will all be writing on our next list. Who is this chick you say? @Chicktuitionis the one that makes me laugh. I read her blog even on the day she does’t post anything. She is also resource on many useful subjects, like how to capture an alligator (settle down PETA, we are talking digitally) and successful ghost hunting. Not to mention home to the coolest photo competition ever! Still a week left to enter!

Your mission, should you chose to accept is to find Chicktuition among the linked blogs below and write a list on the subject she chose. Then come back next week and share. Or if you want to be a rebel, link any list of ten. We will still read it…

So on to this week’s topic by @AdotheMomalog.

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!


1. There was a man from Istanbul that made ice cream and cakes.

2. There was a woman with the prettiest blue eyes and French sense of style.

3. Two of his great grandfathers served in World War II and one grew up in the midst of it.

4. Most of his ancestors have dipped their feet in the Mediterranean sea.

5. Some wrote in cyrillic.

6. By default he should be a Yankees fan.

7. Each generation outranks the one before.

8. Both his Grandmas have Italian last names.

9. His mom gets mad in a foreign language.

10. His dad has wonderful taste in women. As you all know.

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  1. [email protected] Wants This October 9, 2011 at 19:25 #

    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    What a great and interesting family tree Little J has!

    I particularly agree with #10.
    [email protected] Wants This recently posted..To My Son

    • Stasha October 9, 2011 at 23:27 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Alison. I bet Monkey’s list is an interesting one! Love the letter you posed for him!

  2. Runnermom-jen October 9, 2011 at 19:31 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Stasha, I love that you get mad in a foreign language!! Hahaha! Cracks me up :)
    And now I know where your love of ice cream came from…but that doesn’t explain mine, hmmm.
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Family

    • Stasha October 9, 2011 at 23:26 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Maybe your great grandfather frequented my great grandfathers ice cream parlor?

  3. Kim October 9, 2011 at 20:17 #

    #10 is my favorite :) but #4 and 5 are really intriguing branches of his family tree, too!! I can’t wait to see next week’s topic. The idea of family tree inspired my list this week even though it isn’t strictly the family tree!
    Kim recently posted..Staying Positive

    • Stasha October 9, 2011 at 23:30 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I love the list you wrote. I am so excited for you girls. Thank you for sharing those lovely photos of your family! It is interesting, my Husband and I grew up on different continents, yet our families hail just a drive away. And considering we are all med folks my son is bound to have a hairy chest :)

  4. Kiddothings October 9, 2011 at 21:11 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    Haha! my fave would have to be #10! That’s an interesting and rich family! Nice to know a little more about your family. :)
    Kiddothings recently posted..A Delicacy

    • Stasha October 9, 2011 at 23:33 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Much like you, I don’t have a lot of info past last few generations. No crest or strong family name for my kiddo either. But my dog, his family tree is immaculate. We are talking at least 10 sires back and all royal champions too :) maybe I should let him sleep inside?

  5. Lisa October 9, 2011 at 21:16 #

    Twitter: lisaschwartz05
    Getting mad in a foreign language is very sassy. If I spoke another language, I would totally do that. Like #10 too.
    Lisa recently posted..In Canada, We are Saying Thanks

    • Stasha October 9, 2011 at 23:35 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you. I keep trying to teach my son my mother tongue but every time he frustrates me I switch to it naturally. Pretty sure he is now a little scared and thinks it is enemy talk.

  6. Cookie's Mom October 9, 2011 at 21:25 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    Which language? I have always enjoyed venting my frustrations in French. In total agreement with #10, naturally. Very fun list!
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..Happy Thanksgiving: Ten Things I am Grateful For

    • Stasha October 9, 2011 at 23:37 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You know Slovenians, we are too polite. So we all borrow from Serbian. Very juicy but it sounds kinda nice. Much like French ;)

  7. Kimberly October 9, 2011 at 22:18 #

    Twitter: KimberlyAMuro
    Great list! Which language is used for venting? I’d love to do that!
    Kimberly recently posted..I Watch You

    • Stasha October 9, 2011 at 23:39 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Serbian, it is the mother of all venting languages. My husband thinks it sounds nice. Who am I to tell him any different?

  8. JDaniel4's Mom October 10, 2011 at 05:19 #

    I wish I got mad in a different language. I won’t be so embarrassed when JDaniel gets mad and repeats my words in public.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently posted..Muffin Tin Monday- Columbus Day Boats

  9. jacqui October 10, 2011 at 06:41 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    I already knew that his dad had wonderful taste in women. But I didn’t know his mom gets mad in a foreign language. How very clever of her!
    jacqui recently posted..Life Is Good…If You’re Lucky

  10. christina October 10, 2011 at 06:44 #

    Twitter: finallymom
    i should’ve read your list before giving up on doing a family tree on mine. i love yours. :)
    christina recently posted..the weekend. a listicle. with pictures.

  11. Dwija {House Unseen} October 10, 2011 at 07:00 #

    Twitter: HouseUnseen
    Oooooh, does his mom make you smile when she’s mad? My hubby cusses in Spanish and I can barely keep a straight face it’s so hilarious/charming!
    Dwija {House Unseen} recently posted..10 Steps to a Winterized Garden

  12. Twisted Domestic Goddess October 10, 2011 at 07:18 #

    OHhh one of these weeks I will join the listicles. Maybe it will be this week. if my day slows down at all.
    Twisted Domestic Goddess recently posted..See What Happens When I Blog About My Life Being Boring?

  13. Just Jennifer October 10, 2011 at 09:23 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Oh, I would LOVE to dip my feet in the Mediterranean! And of course J’s dad has great taste in women!
    Just Jennifer recently posted..About My Family Tree

  14. Janice October 10, 2011 at 09:56 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    You get mad in a foreign language? That’s funny. At least he gets exposed to a second language, right? Hahaha. Maybe I should start doing the same to my girls! They need to learn my language. ;-)

  15. blueviolet October 10, 2011 at 11:23 #

    I especially loved what you had to say about you and your hubs. :)
    blueviolet recently posted..My Little Brother’s Wedding

  16. Iza Trapani October 10, 2011 at 12:52 #

    Lovely list! I especially like #9 and #10 and #10 is absolutely true!
    And what language do you get mad in? I get mad in Polish. Some common expletives are Psia krew! (dog’s blood) and kurcze pieczone! (roast chicken!!) Can you imagine?

    • Stasha October 12, 2011 at 14:52 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know, same in Slovenian. 300 hairy bears is like the worst swear thing we could come up with. But our brothers down sout, they are juicy. So I borrow from them.

      • Iza Trapani October 12, 2011 at 14:59 #

        300 hairy bears! That’s hysterical! I’m glad you go with the juicy ones. I have a few of those too :-)

  17. Jessica October 10, 2011 at 13:19 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    I would like to see Little J’s mom get mad in a foreign language. Do you think she would record it for us to see?
    Jessica recently posted..Everybody’s a Winner

  18. Jodi Hall October 10, 2011 at 14:54 #

    Little J has the coolest family tree ;)

    count me in for wanting to see his mama get mad in another language.. :P
    Jodi Hall recently posted..Oh Monday Monday….

  19. Amanda October 10, 2011 at 15:58 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    After reading yours, I think I need to return to this theme at some point. I HAD to do a Canadian Thanksgiving one, but #3 about WWII reminded me of a family story. Oh, and of course we already knew #10, so that one was a bit of a gimmee.
    Amanda recently posted..We Give Thanks

  20. Mama And The City October 10, 2011 at 16:31 #

    Twitter: Mama_AndTheCity
    #9 and #10 my favs!
    Mama And The City recently posted..I’ll be a rebel this Monday…

  21. Jessica October 10, 2011 at 21:30 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    This is so sweet. I love them all, except #6. Go Red Sox. ;)
    Jessica recently posted..We Are Family

  22. Bruna October 10, 2011 at 21:42 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    His dad does have wonderful taste in women! I liked the part where his grandmas have Italian last names. Interesting:)
    Bruna recently posted..your own blogging path

  23. [email protected] October 10, 2011 at 23:39 #

    I love what Janice said about exposing Little J to another language, lol!
    [email protected] recently posted..This Is Not About How To Deal With Picky Eaters, Or Is It?

    • Stasha October 11, 2011 at 00:28 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know, sometimes reading the comments under the Listicles is even more fun then the post itself :)

  24. Buckeroomama October 11, 2011 at 03:54 #

    Twitter: Buckeroomama
    I love the snippets you included in your list –especially the last bit, LOL! =)
    Buckeroomama recently posted..Why Do Leaves Shake When the Wind Blows?

  25. Bestfoodies October 11, 2011 at 11:08 #

    Twitter: bestfoodies
    Love your family tree, your Hubby is a lucky man to have such a wonderful person for a wife! Thanks for supporting all of us and our Listicles!
    Bestfoodies recently posted..Food From The Family Tree

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