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July 18, 2017

I'll Show You My Heritage

This months topic is a bit complicated for me.. We're sharing our Heritages with you all and since I was adopted I'm not exactly sure what they are. I actually talked to my parents last night about getting me one of those DNA tests for Christmas this year, because I'd really like to see what I am. From what I've been told, my biological father is Irish and my biological mother is German (Pennsylvania Dutch). But I'm not sure how accurate that information is. So I think it would be cool to find out for sure! 

My Mom is Irish and German. Her mother was 100% Irish and her father was 50% Irish and 50% German. My Dad is Irish, English and Scottish.. He actually did one of those DNA tests recently! His mother was born and raised in Ireland and didn't come to the US until she was an adult. My grandfather is from the US as far back as anyone can date and they actually thought he might be Native American, but after reciving the DNA results they found English and Scottish. But again, not my biological family, so it isn't really MY heritage. 

My husband and our kids are mutts. My biological children and my bonus kids. Irish, German, Dutch, Italian... Japanese and PuertoRican too! Id like to get the DNA kits for each of them as well to see exactly how much. 

One of the things I love about living in the United States is that it truly is a melting pot of different heritages, traditions, family stories. It's such an amazing place to be! One night we'll have Italian for dinner, the next Chinese, the next something super American like burgers and fries! We celebrate Christmas, 4th Of July, Thanksgiving, but the kids also learn about other counties holidays such as Chinese New Year or Kwanza in school. I'm always so interested in hearing about where someone is from, what they believe in, or why they do things the way they do! It's really wonderful! 

So tell me, where is your family from? What holidays do you celebrate? What are some of your favorite traditions passed down by your families? Feel free to join in on our link up and share your heritage too! 

And if you're interested in joining in in the future, here's the topics for the rest of the year! 

As always, thanks for reading! And come back soon! 

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