Wednesday, September 30, 2009


It's nice when a member of your family works for a company that allows the family members special privileges or has a talent that benefits your life.  My daughter, Candice, works for Jet Blue.  She, her husband and children get to fly anywhere that Jet Blue flys, for free!  So do her parents!!  We've gone to Disneyland and to NYC.

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My oldest son, Dan, is an artist.  He is a custom airbrush designer.  I have some beautiful pictures that he has painted.  Here's one of my granddaughter, C8.

My daughter, Jill, is a massage therapist.  She has saved my sorry back on several occasions!

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My son, Jacob used to work at this theater.  His family was able to get in to see a movie for free!  We took advantage of that as often as we could.  The theater closed down (too many freebies) for a few months.

He now has a new job at the local cemetery.  He takes care of the lawn and helps dig the graves.  I haven't asked about the perks that come along with THIS job, but, I have a feeling I won't be taking advantage of them in this life!

Now, if one of my children ends up working for the M&M company, life will be good!


Jill Kaufusi said...

If I get a job with the M&M company, will you give me the title of your favorite child?

Camille said...

Now you're starting to notice all the perks of having so many children! :)

Jordy Boy said...

Did I not build things for you? What's holding all your books in the basement and your little statue things in the front room? I just want to be recognized for something that I think I can do.

Kazzy said...

Yeah, Jordy Boy, that was risky listing only some of your brood! I am sure they each give you so much. What a great family you have!

Yvonne said...

Cute post--love it.

I wish one of mine worked at a chocolate factory ; )

Connie said...

Yes, Jordy, my carpenter, you're right. But I knew if I listed the talents of ALL my children, the post would be too long. Here goes. David is the mechanic in our family. It's because of him we have some of our cars. Jeanette is also artistic. She has created beautiful pictures for our wall at school. My profile picture is a creation of hers. Camille is the best baker I know. If we ever need a dessert, we ask her to make it. She should write a recipe book. She also works at a temp agency and if I ever need a job, she can place me anywhere! OK, is that all? 1,2,3,....8. Yes, that's it!
I won't even mention my sons and daughters-in-law. This would go on forever!

Kristina P. said...

I need to somehow join your family!

My dad works at BYU, so I get free judging. :)

(Just kidding. My dad is actually awesome.)

gigi said...

You are so funny! I love it!
My daddy is a retired Letter Carrier and I always thought we got free stamps! Boy was I ever wrong!

Natalie said...

I loved your post. You are sooo funny. I have a few kids that give me perks too. I just love it. Just one of the good things that come with having a family.
One of Dh's first jobs when he came to this country was digging graves.

Heffalump said...

I keep trying to tell my kids they should pick from jobs such as, Doctor, Plumber, General Contractor and Mechanic. I could use some freebies from all of those! I never thought of M&Ms though!

Small House said...

Lucky you! I'm not sure what my kids will have to offer. Right now they offer me an empty wallett, lote of miles on my car, and late night weekends waiting for them to come in. I think this will change with age.

I can't complain to much because,
I do have a missionary, we have received countless blessings there.
Have a good day.

Joanie said...

Connie, You have the best kids ever. Pat yourself on the back for doing such a great job raising them.

Kimmie said...

Connie, you always give me a GOOD laugh when I visit your Blog! Your cemetery comment just made me chuckle!!

WOW! It sounds like you have had LOTS of nice perks through the years, flying for free, free movies, free massages, gorgeous painted pictures.

I wish I could just "wiggle my nose" like Samantha on Be-witched and send some M&M's your way!!

BTW...My handy, dandy, hubby Tracy helped me bottle up your tomato soup recipe on Tuesday night. WOW, there was about 2 cups left that wouldn't fit ino the quart jars and so he had it yesterday for lunch and it was SO delicious!!

Hope your day is a good one!!

Ann Marie said...

Funny about the cemetery...

I used to date lots of guys that worked for the airlines.. and I flew lots of places for free.. or almost free.. it was fun!

My greatest perk.. having my brother as a Doctor.. since I'm a hypocondriac.. I can call him with about.. oh everything.. :) he-he

~ And yes.. I'm sure he loathes it..

Sondra said...

Holy cow!! Those are some great perks. You are one lucky duck to have such talented children. AND what a blessing to have a large wonderful family.

Cherie said...

What fun perks! Now I can't wait to see what my children come up with!!

Jill Kaufusi said...

The husband in my house is wondering how you got your Costco membership.
Okay, he's not really wondering that.
He knows the answer.

Besides, the word I have to type in to prove I'm a real human to leave a comment is "Consters"

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

(oh no! I left you a loooong comment and dont know if it went through!)

haha too long to remember it all, so I hope it did go through!

Blessings & aloha!

(thank you dear blog friend for stopping by and commenting at my place! I truly appreciate you coming by!)

Valerie said...

Great perks! Wish I could talk someone in my family into working for M&M. I'm always trying to get someone to be a dentist, but that hasn't worked out yet.