Awhile back Adult…ish coined the term “BK”, short for Bonus Kids, and I loved it. It’s such a wonderful way to describe your significant other’s children. Why B O N U S kids? Well, because they are a B O N U S to your relationship. They bring so much more to the relationship than just you & your significant other could ever bring. Whether that be joy, excitement, frustration, or even learning new things about yourself. It’s all a B O N U S. 💕
My relationship with Les comes with 3 BK’s and 3 BGK’s (Bonus Grandkids)… maybe 4 or 5 BGK’s soon! I’m hopeful. *Cough Cough LAUREN* Lol! 😉
Les has 2 Daughters, 1 Son, 2 Son-in-Laws, 2 Twin Grandsons, and 1 Sweet Granddaughter. Coming from a small immediate family (2 Parents + 1 Sister), this makes immediate family get togethers much more eventful for me! My family dinners are automatically 10 people now.
Lauren~ Lauren is Les’s Oldest Daughter. He’s always told me that she is the one who “saved him.” (ALL THE FEELS) Lauren is the Momma to the 3 BGK’s. How does she do it? I don’t know. She had 3 under 3! The Twins just recently turned 4. She is an amazing Momma and I am begging her to have 1 more… Lol. Les hates that. He is always a nervous wreck when his “babies” are having babies. However, he loves the end result though. She has an amazing sense of humor and is incredibly strong, even when it’s incredibly hard to be. She is resilient, strong, wise, loving, and a Vino drinker! I think I can relate to Lauren the most because we are both the oldest child. We were the guinea pigs. We had the strictest rules, the trial & error parenting, and very high expectations. However, the best thing about being the oldest though, is that we get to say that we have been loved the longest… LOL!
Michael~ Michael is Lauren’s husband. He is Les’s first Son-in-Law. He is an incredible Dad alongside Lauren. He handles any chaos the BGK’s throw at him with the calmest demeanor. They make such an amazing team! He works at the same place as Les, which really sorta makes them two peas in a pod. Their almost identical interests help with that as well! Such as Guns, Guitars, & Cowboy Boots. He is a wonderful head to their little family & I love getting to be an outsider looking in.
Carson~ Carson is 1 of the Twin BGK’s. He has such a sweet little heart. He is very independent, a cuddler, & he definitely has a sweet side. Any time he’s at our house he always asks Les where Zsa Zsa is. (That’s me). I love his concern for where I am when I am not around, because when I am around he is 100% all about his Papa and I am chopped liver. Lol
Clayton~ Clayton is the other Twin BGK. Clayton is sporty & loves his Baby Taylor guitar that his Papa got him. I really hope he wants to learn how to play it when he gets older because being a cutie sporty guitar player will have all the little girls falling in love with him. Lol 😉. Both of the Twins love cars, superheroes, trucks, swimming, macaroni & cheese, and watching YouTube videos on repeat. We love them both so much with all of our hearts!
Annaleigh~ Annaleigh is the one & only Granddaughter (for now). She is the most perfect angel baby girl. Haha. But really though… She brings us SO MUCH freggin joy it’s ridiculous. She likes to cuddle. She likes to be squeezed. She will say “Papa” and “Zsa Zsa” in the cutest teeny voice over and over again for days. She loves her bunny and her own little chair at our house. Oh & my favorite thing- She is always down to eat. M Y G I R L! We love her to the moon & back.
Cassidy~ Cassidy is Les’s Middle Daughter. Her nickname is “Monkey.” Les spit her out all by himself. I think she looks exactly like him. She is the winner of all sports and competitive is a normal state for her, Lol. She loves Jesus with all of her heart and follows him passionately. Her & her husband are going on a Mission Trip this summer to share the Gospel and I seriously can’t even wait to hear about how life changing it is. Cassidy is sporty, a prank player, amazing at decorating, spiritual, & strong. She has a beautiful heart and I can’t wait to witness her being a Mommy one day soon! Fingers crossed. 🤞🏻😉
Stephen~ Stephen is Cassidy’s husband, Les’s second Son-in-Law. They got married a little over a year ago. Something that Les has always said is that he STRUCK GOLD with his Son-in-Laws & I couldn’t agree more. Stephen is a perfect match for Cassidy. He loves her like Christ loves the church and it’s a beautiful thing to witness. He is also extra handy & has built gorgeous pieces for their home. I can’t wait to see everything they do as a couple & I also can’t wait to see him be a Daddy one day soon too!
Caden~ Caden is Les’s 1 & only Boy! Caden recently moved in with Les & I a few months back so I have really gotten the chance to get to know him so much better! He is quite the comedian, he is all about stand up comedy & sports, AND he is also FULL of knowledge & stats about pretty much all things sports. Caden has some amazing life changing things coming up this year and I can’t wait to see how wonderful it all turns out for him!
I think the best part about all of these BK’s & BGK’s is that they have all let me in. I mean really… who wants their Dad to be dating a 25 year old? NO ONE. Each & every person in Les’s family has made me feel a part of the family. I enjoy all of our get togethers, as “loud” as they may be sometimes. Lol (I am a quiet time loving person… Haha.) Each & every one of them is a bonus to my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. They all make Les & I’s relationship richer. I sure am one lucky lady! 💕