Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I have a list of questions that I want to ask Spencer. I also have stories I want him to tell me. I am going to make a video of him answering these questions and telling me these stories. I did this when Mom was dying. It was the best thing I've ever done.
This what I've come up with.

Favorite color
Favorite food
Favorite place to eat
Favorite calling you've had
Favorite Hymn
Fun memories with siblings collectively and individually, parents, grandparents
Favorite memory of us
Times as a child
Holidays-Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, New Years.
School teachers - names, did you like them? Why?
If you could travel anywhere where would you go and why
Favorite game on your phone
Favorite phone you've had
Your first computer
Favorite bike ride
Favorite movie
A good time with the Guys
How did you meet Derek, Tyler and Blake
Favorite family trip of vacation.
The time you went to Disneyland and Disney World.
The cruise you an your family went on.
The story of your brain hemreage
The Sunday your head started hurting again.

Do you have any to add?


  1. any nick names? how did he get them? also, does he have any nick names for you?

    I think this is an amazingly awesome idea. :)

  2. What did he think of you the first time you met?
    What's the story from his perspective?
    What's his favorite memory ofyou?
    What is his hope for you for the future?
    What is the most embarassing thing tht has happened to him?
    What are some spiritual experiences he's had?
    Ask him to bare his testimony.
    Share a favorite scripture.
    Share lots of your favorite memories/outings/days.
    What's his idea of a perfect day?
    Favorite holiday memory/traditions?
    Childhood memories.

  3. I love this idea, and a lot of my input was given by heather. It's good to have favorites; add in
    the things that make him tick
    the things he's working on in his personal life?
    Did he change anything when he found out about his brain tumor?
    Does he have regrets in his life so far?
    How has the world changed in ways he likes? doesn't like?
    things he's liked/disliked in previous relationships
    the kind of people he gets along with.
    things he wishes for his children
    what kind of father and husband he wants to be
    his dream job
    what would he do with $1,000,000
    if he could leave one last piece of advice
    something he wishes was different about himself
    something he loves about himself

    I'm thinking of things I wish I knew about my dad/grandparents that I can't learn anymore.

    PS I'm totally stealing this

  4. What is his earliest memory?
    Does he remember his siblings being born and how did he feel about each of them?
    What was his favorite activity as a child?
    What is his favorite activity now?
    When does he feel the happiest/most at peace?
    When does he hurt?
    What was his favorite family vacation?
    What is the funniest thing that happened with his whole family?
    What is the funniest thing that happened with each of his family members individually?
    What is his favorite thing he has ever seen? (a place, a person, an event, whatever)
    What is something from growing up that he misses?
    I would also take the time to go thru the different stages in his life and ask him about his personality during that time. We are not the same people we were when we were 5. It could be cool to hear him describe all these different aspects of himself.
    What gives him hope?

    These questions are from the TV show "Inside the Actor's Studio," but I've always really thought they were wonderful and insightful things that one would love to know about the one they love, but maybe wouldn't think of asking:

    What is your favorite word?
    What is your least favorite word?
    What turns you on?
    What turns you off?
    What sound or noise do you love?
    What sound or noise do you hate?
    What is your favorite curse word?
    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    What profession would you not like to do?
    If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

  5. I think this is such a wonderful idea. It makes me cry to think of his answers. I wish I could have had time to ask my mom these questions before she died.