Get To Know Us – Samantha

Yesterday you guys got the chance to learn about me, Kyle. Today, you get to learn a little bit about Samantha, call her Sam. She’s the one behind the scenes that keeps everything in order in our house to allow time to be dedicated to this blog.

Get To Know You Questions

Where did you grow up?

Born in Edmonton Alberta, lived there for 10 years. Yes I know it’s cold, but truthfully I like having snowy Christmases! We moved from frigid Edmonton to Melbourne, Australia for 2.5 years because of my dad’s work (where my love for hot summers came from). We then landed in Cloverdale, British Columbia in 2001 and have been here ever since!

What do you do for a living?

I wouldn’t necessarily call it a living…Kyle makes our living but I am employed as a substitute teacher (TOC) by one of our local school districts.I’ve been doing it for 2 years where I work on Kyle’s days off and it is a perfect fit for our family!

What was the funniest classroom story you’ve ever had?

It happened while I was doing my practicum to become a teacher. I was teaching science to a grade 3/4 split class and was being observed by my university professor. We were talking about the different units they had already covered in science that year and ended up on the topic of habitats. I was asking them to recall what they remembered from the unit when one student raised his hand, trying to show off in front of his peers, and emphatically stated that they had learnt about orgasms in the last unit…he meant organisms. I didn’t point out his mistake but simply asked what about organisms he had learnt and he just kept repeating orgasms…over and over and over again. I managed to keep a straight face (because I didn’t want to draw attention to it because I didn’t want to explain it) but my professor had turned away and was in tears laughing at the whole situation.

A close second was with the same class (I swear they were very bright children) when I shared with them that I was pregnant (about 6 months along at this point). One little girl raised her hand and asked if it happened that morning…

What is your biggest fear?

Spiders and heights, in no particular order, I fear them equally.

What is your favourite sport to play?

According to Kyle I don’t play sports, however I danced competitively a lot as a young girl and I count that as a sport.

What is your favourite sport to watch?

Hockey & baseball. Good thing the seasons are opposite.

What is your favourite meal?

Sushi. All the time. Yes is always the answer. Spicy tuna rolls specifically.

What is your favourite TV show?

Meh, not a huge TV fan. A little bit of reality TV (Bachelor/Bachelorette & Survivor) and Young & the Restless (I blame my mum for that one)

What is your dream house?

Anything designed by Joanna Gaines.

What is your favourite flavour of ice cream?

Depends…I like coffee but also love a good raspberry (any fruit really) cheesecake

What is your favourite chocolate bar?

Reese’s Pieces. Eating some as we speak.

What is your favourite genre of music?


Fun Things About You Questions

What are you interested in that people people haven’t heard of?

I can’t say I’m interested in it anymore but I used to love playing ultimate frisbee.

What was your favourite CD album as a kid?

S Club 7. They were huge in Australia.

Where have you been that you would not go back to?

Paris, beautiful but overrated.

What job would you be terrible at?

Anything to do with insects, especially spiders. Count me out by a mile.

What skill would you like to master?

Piano & guitar. One day I will put in the time to learn.

What was the best compliment you received?

Being a mum a natural fit on me. Some days it sure doesn’t feel like it.


Either/Or Questions

Bacon or Sausage?

Bacon but not crispy.

Pepsi or Coke?


Cake or pie?

Pie if it’s fruit filling & always with ice cream.

Tea or coffee?

Tea unless the coffee is loaded with sugar (aka fancy Starbucks drinks)

Pancakes or waffles?

Waffles, fresh fruit on top

Food truck or sit down?

Depends on who I’m with. Kids? Food truck, no kids? A quiet sit down meal is a treat.

Tacos or nachos?


Ketchup or mustard?


Wine or beer?

Radlers or neither.

Salad or fries?


Ham or turkey?


Drama or comedy?


Action or thriller?

Depends if it’s a book or a movie. Movie – action, book – thriller.

TV or book?

Book. I have an issue with a lot of noise in a day.

Luke Bryan or Jason Aldean?

Jason Aldean. Kyle & I’s first public date so he holds a special spot in my heart.

T-shirt or tank top?

Tank top – should mean it’s summer and warm weather.

Modern or rustic?

Whatever style Fixer Upper is.

Car or truck?

Car. Even though my days of driving a car are limited.  I blame the kids.

City or country?

Country but I like being close enough to go wander downtown every now and then.

Young & the Restless or General Hospital?

Young and the Restless, been watching it with my mum since I was 5. Never watched an episode of General Hospital.

Fly or drive?

Drive. All about the road trips.

Winter or summer?

Summer but I love a snowy winter.

Ocean or lake?

Lake for swimming. Ocean for everything else.

Salty or sweet?

Changes hourly. Blame the pregnancy.

Tim Horton’s or Starbucks?


Glazed donut or jelly?

Jelly. I love all the fruit (yes I know there is no real fruit in the jelly but just let me have my moment)

Reese’s Pieces or Reese’s peanut butter cup?

Reese’s Pieces.


Wow. That was a lot of questions. Hopefully, you learned a little about me, hopefully you had some fun doing it and hopefully you’ll join us on this journey. Follow us on Instagram, sign up for our email list, and let us know you’re there so we can follow you back!

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