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Step into 2nd Grade is having a fun linky party, and I'm joining up.  I'm loving reading all about other blogs!  

So let me tell you a little more about me!

1.  I spent almost 10 years as a United States Marine before becoming a teacher.  I finished all of my high school classes early and left for boot camp when I was 17.  When the rest of my graduating class was graduating high school, I had already graduated boot camp and was going to school to learn my new job in the Marine Corps.  It was a great experience, and I met some fabulous people.  I highly recommend young adults consider military service, especially for those who aren't sure what they want to do in life.  It's the only place I know that will pay you and train you for a job at the same time!

2.  I've had the opportunity to live in a lot of places due to the military.  I've lived in:

Millington, TN - near Memphis and I did part of my military job training
Jacksonville, FL - where I finished my military job training
Jacksonville, NC - my 1st duty station 
Pensacola, FL - this is where we are now but it's my 2nd time here
Okinawa, Japan - where I met my husband
29 Palms, CA  - near Palm Springs and CRAZY hot
San Diego, CA - beautiful city but CA is not for me

Later this year, we're off to Hawaii for our next duty station!  So excited!

3.  I hate, hate, hate snakes.  Since I do resource, I haven't had to teach science yet.  I have no idea how I would teach a reptile unit.  I would probably have nightmares for a week.  I can't even look at a picture of a snake or see one on tv.  Ughhhhh.....I keep my fingers crossed that I never need to teach a reptile unit.

4.  My favorite hobby is READING.  I am a really fast reader and read a ton of books.  I have a Nook and the Nook app on my phone.  So I'm always reading whenever I have a free moment.  I've read so many books this summer I can't even remember them all.  My favorite author is Jodi Piccoult.  I LOVE her books.  Here are some of my favorite:


 5.  When I was a teenager, a radio station said that on the 1st day of the month you must say "rabbit, rabbit" for good luck.  I've been doing it ever since.  On the 1st of the month, I make sure I say "rabbit, rabbit" and I have for years.  I know it's ridiculous but I'm afraid of the bad luck I "might" get if I don't say the words!

6.  We have a Great Dane puppy (I use that word lightly) named Harley.  She's only 7 months old and already weighs over 80lbs!  She is seriously the best dog ever.  Sooo sweet and good with the kids.  She follows me around the house wherever I go and just wants to be loved on 24/7.  I can't wait to see how big she gets when she's full grown.


  1. Glad to meet another military family! Your dog is huge but super cute! We have friends stationed in Hawaii right now - they love it! Unfortunately my husband's job only let's him go to certain places, all the good locations are out lol!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  2. Oh my goodness! Your pup is too adorable! My husband wants some big dog but I'm a little hesitant since we have a small dog right now. My best friends brother just left for his assignment in Okinawa, Japan. Like by just left, I mean he got there this weekend. He is in the Marines and I am so proud of him. Thank you for serving our country! I am impressed!

  3. Wish I was a fast reader. I plod through books, but still enjoy them. Renee

  4. I am a new follower of your blog! That last picture of your dog is so stinking cute!! Ha, love it! I have nominated you for a blog award! Hop over to my blog to pick it up!

    Crazy Daze in First Grade