Today I am doing a Homeschool Blog Hop and the theme is FAMILY.
Ken and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this past December. We met when we were both stationed in the Air Force at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado. He asked me out that first day and we never missed a day together after that. That was 22 years ago this coming May. He is my best friend, the love of my life and the only man I know who could put up with me. He saw me through eight years of college to get my doctorate degree and has always supported me on any endeaor I could come up with, and I never failed to come up with them.
Ken has run his own company for the past seventeen years. Dent Dominator is a paintless-dent removal company. He absolutely loves what he does and will probably never completely retire from it. I've always been thankful that he has passtion for his career choice and that he looks forward to doing it everyday. It shows in the quality of his work and how his clients think of him like family.
Ken is an amazing man who puts his family first. I don't know how I did it but I lucked out and got one of the good ones out there. He is a Muscle Car enthusiast, something we as a family can share together.
Twelve years after we were married we had Ethan. Up until that point I was either working or in graduate school and I knew I didn't want to have a child only to put him or her into daycare, so we waited until I was finished. When you've been married with no children for twelve years and then have one, let me tell you, it sure changes the dynamics of your marriage. But we wouldn't have it any other way. Ethan has brought such joy and love to our family.
I have been homeschooling Ethan for a year now and love every miute of it. He is smart (I know, all us moms think our kids are smart and we should) fun, curious and engaging. He also inherited my personality traits and is very, very strong willed. Our mission in life as his parents is to help him turn that into a strength and not strangle him in the process.
Ethan loves his Legos. If you came to our house you would think it was a Lego factory, they are everywhere. He is also a big reader. He's gone through all the Harry Potter books a couple of times, and is on his second round of Percy Jackson books, so weekly trips to the library are a norm for us. He also loves Star Wars.
We used to live in southern Illinois next to St. Louis Missouri, then my husband relocated his company here to Raleigh, North Carolina three years ago last week. We abolutely love it here and consider ourselves southerners already, (although I jokingly say I'm half southern by blood because my mom is from Texas.) We absolutely adore going to the beach in the summer, it is our number one past time.
That is our little family in a nut shell. Of course, I do need to mention our three cats...
Hope You Have An Amazing Day - Jamie