Okay, this post is going to sound sponsored, but believe me…it’s not! I’m just really giddy about this stuff.
Remember how in April we got the 23 and Me results back for Madeley? I don’t know why…but this stuff FASCINATES ME! Not just our genetic makeup, but I’m fascinated by my friends, family and let’s face it…probably yours too. #icannotgetenough
We love getting Madeley’s results so much that we decided to get mine, Andrew and Ashby’s as well. #becauseicantstop
Last week, our results came! This time, it only took about three weeks to get them back. Andrew’s actually came back after only about two weeks. So easy, so fun and so interesting. We all four bought the kits that show ancestry and health, but you can just buy the kits that share your ancestry data and not health (health data being if they see any markers for things that could potentially lead to cancer, Alzheimer’s, etc.).
When the email came with our results, it was like Christmas morning for me. Hahahaha! Here’s what we found out…
Andrew’s results came back that he was mostly British (55.6%) and the then about 25% French/German. Shull is a German name and his mom’s maiden name and family is French…so we kind of thought that part, but the large Brit part surprised us. We have all of these kids with Brit names, so it works out well for us that their dad is mostly British 😉 .
As for me…my sweet dad has been telling us our entire lives what we are, so I assumed it might be a portion of what I was…but no, it was way dominate. This girl is 70% Irish. My dad loooooooooves to speak with an Irish accent, so this new information pretty much means he’ll never speak with an American accent again. #ever
When we opened Ashby’s results, I squealed, because y’all…so many people have told us that Ashby looks a little Chinese and a little…
Isn’t that cool?! From our pediatrician to random strangers, we’ve had people comment that sweet Ashby looks like she might be a little Mongolian and the results said she was in fact 25% (the rest of her genetic makeup was mainland Chinese). I don’t know? I just love this info! My dad has been to Mongolia twice and loved it, so we can hopefully add that to our list of places to travel as well.
So, I’m clearly a big fan of these 23andMe kits. I’m even going to buy a few for gifts this year (birthday, Christmas)…because that’s fun, right?!
For those of you who don’t know, they mail you this box and inside is everything you need. All you do is spit in the vial, add the little liquid that comes inside, put it back in the box and mail it right back (the box is already stamped, addresses and ready to go). You complete you online registration (it takes like 3 minutes) and your results are mailed to you a few weeks later. Easy peasy.
Okay, if you’ve done one, leave a comment and tell me your ancestry data! I’m super curious!!
Happy Monday, friends! xo