Monday, July 28, 2014

New blog!

Check me out over at #onebighappyfamily!

I just started the new blog, so I don't have everything updated.  If you want to be on my blogroll, follow me on the new blog, so I can add you!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A new blog?

I was talking to a friend tonight, and was considering starting a new blog.  I should blog about our trip--the dead body, our train killing someone, the whole getting hacked fiasco, my 3 facebook pages because I am old and my memory is shot, the museum of prostitution.....the list goes on.  If I had blogged all the facebook stuff, I wouldn't have lost it.

Someone made my blog stuff though, and I don't know how to change it.  Anyone know how to do that?

I have missed blogging.  I have so much to much!

Change the name, or start a new one?

Monday, July 14, 2014

I've been hacked

and it really sucks.

I'll tell you about my trip later, because it was AMAZING, scary, and full of new experiences, but in Poland, my email account was hacked, and my facebook.  Sigh.  It's been miserable.  Add on to that, that I reset my password in a foreign country, when I was tired, stressed out, and upset, and that equals a password that I don't know.  Well an unknown password basically means you can't access anything.  Sigh.

What led up to all of this?  Gunner and I just returned from  whirlwind vacation in Europe.

Two years ago, my mom took Em to a program in Spain, where she taught English to Spaniards (teens), for a week.  Em thought it was an amazing program, and never stopped talking about it.  They began a program in Germany, and so I signed up and was accepted last year.  Unfortunately, I was unable to attend, but I was determined that in 2014 I was going to be there, so I reinitiated my application and was accepted.

The premise of the program is that you buy your ticket to Europe, and they put you up in a nice hotel, provide three meals a day, and you teach people to speak English.  Easy enough, right?  It was an amazing opportunity.  Absolutely amazing.  I learned so much, met amazing people, and honestly feel like I helped people wanting to excel in their lives and occupations.  Most of all, I feel like the people I met in this program made my life better, enriched it, and opened my eyes to so much more of Europe than I could have ever imagined.

Over the next few days, I want to blog.....I've missed it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I'm a sucker….

Em is constantly correcting everyone's grammar at the ripe age of 16.  I always tell my children and my students, that if they can speak correctly, they will excel in life.

Yes, little Em, is now 16 and half grown!

Junior needed the following shirt:

These kids crack me up!

You can order clothes, shoes, and many other things for cheap, here.

Dear Abs

We've come a long way!!!! If anyone has read my blog, or knows Abs, she has been a firecracker since the day she was born. By the age of two, I could never be more than two feet away from her, or she dyed herself blue to be a smurf, flushed the cat (who survived and lives with Oma and Opa), covered herself with desitin which remained on her for a week. She's flooded the house, zipped herself in a suitcase and was "missing", ran into a car that almost ran over her, had a Code Adam put out on her in Walmart, the list goes on and on and on. For a long time I wondered if I would survive her childhood. Her second grade teacher used to send home hair when Abs "did not" cut her hair in class. The following event happened today, and makes me smile:

We were sitting in the car, we are hot, the ac is on high, and I realize I did not pay parking.
Me: I need to go back in and pay for parking.
Abs: Okay
Me: (hesitating for a second and thinking about making Abbie go with me) Ummmmm.....
Abs: I can stay here.
Me: Well.........the car is on. Can I trust you?
Abs: It's not like I am going to drive a car, that would be illegal.
Me: There was a time where you would have tried.
Abs: Really?
Me: Yes, so I have to think about it. (I start thinking back to all of the events of her life)
Abs: Really, I will be okay.
Me: Okay, my expectations are--the car will remain on, you are not to touch the key, lock the door immediately after I get out, do not open the door for anyone, do not touch the gear shift, do not play with any electrical device.
Abs: No problem.
Me: (I rushed over to pay for parking, and rushed back.)

The car was still there, still in park, still on, nothing touched or ruined.
Abs: Minus the whole cinnamon roll incident this morning, I've really matured.
Me: Abs, you have no idea, no idea at all.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Batman Secret Solved

Junior: I never knew where Batman was from until now.
Gunner: he's from Gotham City
Junior: I know that, but he is actually Chinese.
Me: Chinese?
Gunner: Gotham City is modeled after NYC.
Junior: it's actually in China and Batman is Chinese.
Me: how do you come to that conclusion?
Junior: all my Batman stuff says Made in China, therefore Batman is Chinese.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MIlitary Lockets

Okay, so I have become a lover of Origami Owl, and the story that these lockets tell. They have military charms!  I am in love!!!

If you feel so inclined, please click here and help support me!

Check out some lockets below!

You know you want to order them!!!  I'll even host an online party for you and all your military friends!

Please share!  I promise to post more updates soon about the crazy things my kids have been up to!

Thursday, April 10, 2014


So when I last posted in January, I was a 4th grade teacher.

After what happened with Andrew, I decided a change was in order.  I applied for a job as a campus tech, and got it!  I know oversee all the technology at an elementary school on Hood.

Yes, that would be the same Hood that has been all over the news lately.

It's been just over a week and everyone appreciates the security that the schools are providing.

I was talking to a young Soldier today, and his platoon sgt was killed last Wednesday.  He thanked us for keeping his daughter safe.  That's hard.

I love being back with military kids.  Love it.  Having spent so long as a military spouse, they hold a special place in my heart!

I hope everyone is safe tonight.  More coming in the near future.  I've got a lot to say!