Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday, Grant

, Today is Grant's 17th birthday. He's our 3rd grandchild - second grandson.

I first wrote about Grant last year on his birthday in this post. This year I'm posting an interview that I conducted with Grant via email and, as usual, the pictures may or may not have anything to do with the questions above them.

You're going to be seventeen tomorrow. Are you excited about that? Heck, yeah! I'll be able to buy rated M games and see rated R movies without cheating. lol

Do you have any special plans for your birthday and are you hoping for anything special gift-wise? Nope, I want to be lazy. And we're getting a backbag thing at Dick's Sporting Goods later.

You're the third oldest among 19 cousins. Do you enjoy being part of such a large family? And, is there a cousin you're closest to? Yeah, I like bragging to people about the family, plus it's great to see so many people all in one place at Christmas.

I'm probably closest to Ryan

and David

They're closest agewise to me. Amber's too old ;) (Don't worry, Grant. I won't tell Amber you said that.)

Do you have certain chores or responsibilities around the house? I'm in charge of the two cats, I clean the basement once or twice a week, and I do yardwork.

(Of course this is not the kind of yardwork he means, but he does mow this grass)

What do you do for fun and relaxation? I drill my heart out.

(I should have video taped him in action. The still pictures just don't do him justice.)

Are you looking forward to your Senior year of high school? Yes and no. Yes, because I'll be on top and I've got a few thing planned; and no because I just realized it's my last year of high school....

(Beth Fletcher Photography)

What are your favorite subjects and why? I like Psychology and Business because both have excellent teachers and I'm interested in both. Math's good too.

And your least favorite subject? English. I can't analyze books to save my life.

What sports or extracurricular activities do you participate in? I played football for a couple of years, I golf, and I drill and do drill team in the Winter and Spring.

If you had to decide right now what career path you'll follow someday, what would it be? Probably a Psychologist because it's interesting to me and pays well.

Where do you see yourself in ten years? I see myself being 27 and I kinda want to be married before that, if that helps.

Are you single or 'with someone' right now? I was with someone a couple of weeks ago, but that ended so now I'm single-ish.

What can you tell us about yourself that I haven't covered in this interview? I like to play Xbox 360 and Empire Earth I & II with friends. I like watching Netflix, sleeping, eating, rapping like a gansta, and I'm seriously glad the NFL lockout is finally over.

(This is as close as I could come to a gangsta picture. It works right?)

There are a couple more things I could tell about Grant that I think are very interesting. First of all, he's a wonderful big brother.

And a wonderful son.

(He feeds his dad when he's hungry.)
(And drives his mom around......and around.)

And, he's loving, thoughtful, helpful and kind. He's part of a large family that loves him and we're all very proud of him.

So Grant, here's wishing you the happiest of birthdays and a fabulous 18th year!


  1. Happy Birthday, Grant. I love reading the interviews, they are so fun! All of Grant's pictures are so neat to look at, it's amazing how recently he seemed so much younger, wow! Again, Happy Birthday, Grant! We love you!

  2. Happy Birthday, Grant! Loved the interview....ill let the part where you called me old slide....lol Love all the pictures too! Such a handsome guy! Hope you had a great day!


  3. That photo of Grant feeding Dan is so unbelieveably hilarious. I love it.

    This whole post is awesome. Here's hoping Grant had a great day.

  4. I love these interviews too! It gives such a good idea of who our 'peeps' are and what they like! I have to say that he suddenly seems so old and I almost cried when he said he hopes to be married before 27!!! WHOA. Anyway- thanks again for another terrific birthday post!


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  6. Hi Mary! just wanted to stop by and day how happy I am your son made it home from his recent tour. I know you are breathing a little easier now that he is back on US soil.

    Hope you are having a great summer!


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