30 Day Blogging Challenge- Day 1 and Day 2

I came across this 30 Day Blog Challenge on Katie's blog. We haven't had a whole lot going on here lately so I thought it would be fun to join in.

Day 1: Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts

My name is Tami and I've been married to my wonderful husband Jesse for almost 9 years. He is in the Marine Corps and his career has provided us the opportunity to live in places we might have otherwise never visited. We are originally from Texas, but we have spent the last 8 years in beautiful coastal North Carolina. I went to college for teaching and I taught elementary school for 4 years. I love working in the education field and hope to return to some kind of education related job when we return to the States.  Earlier this year we moved halfway across the world to a little country in Africa. It's been quite an adventure and we are loving all the fun experiences we are having. We have two adorable, spoiled dogs- Oscar and Grace. Unfortunately, we weren't able to bring them with us so they are currently living with my parents. We miss them like crazy but know that they are being well loved (and maybe even spoiled).

1. I love coffee. I normally drink at least 2-3 cups a day. I especially love it with a big dollop of whip cream on top.

2. I'm new to blogging. I started my blog when we moved to Africa but now I'm hooked on blogging and reading other blogs. I hope I'll keep up with my blog for years to come.

3.I'm a huge procrastinator. I wait until the very last minue to do school work. I like to say that I work well under pressure.

4. I love to shop- for anything! I love buying clothes, stuff for the house, and even office supplies (that's the former teacher in me)

5. I have a huge soft spot for animals. I can't stand to see stray dogs running down the street and I will always try to stop and find out who they belong to.

6.I love to read. I will read just about anything though I'm not a sci-fi fan. I just finished the Sookie Stackhouse series and loved it.

7. My hubby and I were high school sweethearts. We've been together for almost 13 years.

8. I love to workout but I've fallen off the bandwagon lately.

9. I'm not a great cook. Every now and then I'll get the bug to improve my cooking skills but it usualy doesn't last. I can make some yummy appetizers, though.

10. I would do anything to go to Target right now. Shopping online is just NOT the same!

11. My dream job is to be a college professor. Too bad I'm burned out on school and I'll probably never go back for an Ed.D or Ph.D.

12. I rarely watch tv. We only get 4 channels here and they only show old shows so it's hard to stay interested. This may change when I have DVR again. :)

13. I think one of the most important jobs I will ever have is to be a mom. I hope I'll do a good job when the time comes. I do have a wonderful example to follow- love you Mom!

14.  I really, really miss the US right now. We've been here 6 months and the homesickness has definitely set in. I have no doubt that the US is the best country on Earth.

15. I'm a bargain shopper. I love getting a good deal and you will almost always find me in the clearance section of the store.

Day 2: The story behind your blog name
I chose our blog name because I wanted something that used our last name. I have to admit that it's not the most creative, but it's all I could think of at the time. I wish I would have read more blogs for ideas before I chose it, but I'm definitely not going to change it now. :)
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