About Me

Every story has a beginning... Here's ours.

About Me and My Family

Greetings from the state of California.. My name is Brenda and I am a Native Californian Texan. What's that mean? Well, I was born in California but moved away when I was an infant, raised in the Great State of Texas and somehow managed to migrate back to California when my husband got stationed here.  I am 38 years old and I am a former Respiratory Therapist. I would eventually like to return to work but the job market in this area as well as the responsibility I currently have towards my children do not make that possible at this moment.

I am the proud mother of three wonderful kiddos and am working my way through trying to homeschool their education.  Originally the reasoning for homeschooling was based on the fact that my special needs son could not attend public school in our area but would have to be bused to a school 45 miles away. Now, our homeschooling decision is based on the fact that I can teach them far better than I believe the Public School system can. This isn't to knock public schools but I know my kids better and can provide more individualized lessons then a teacher trying to instruct a class of 30 can.

We are an Active Duty Air Force family. My husband, Charles, has been in the Air Force for just a bit over 4 years. It is a trying lifestyle but we have a strong enough marriage to remain flexable and adaptive towards whatever is thrown our way and still manage to like each other in the process :)  Charles and I have been married for 7 years. He is indeed by best friend and God could not have brought a better partner for me to share my life with, even if we didn't think God had a hand in it 10 years ago..

Meet the Rugrats

These are the reasons why I have to dye my hair to cover my greys and they are also the reasons my life is so full of love.

First is Alyssa who is a Sophomore. Alyssa is a sophomore and is my daughter from my first
marriage. She is not homeschooled but attends the public school here on base where she is involved with various activities such as choir, robotics and ROTC.  As far as teenagers go, I cannot complain: Alyssa is a very polite and well rounded young woman. She does a wonderful job helpign to take care of her younger brother and sister and helping mom around the house. Right now she is most looking forwards to turning 16 and getting her learners permit to start driving. Currently her aspirations in life are to graduate from college and fly jets for the US Air Force. 

Number 2 on our list is Garrett. Garrett is indeed the reason most of my grey hairs exist. Garrett is
special needs and is Autism Spectrum. Garrett is suspected to be Einstein's syndrome and meets many of the criteria for such (but the doctors on base are not educated enough to make this diagnosis and only speculate). Garrett is 8 years old and while he is verbally delayed, he is smart as a whip. His favorite school subject is math and when he's not doing school he is enjoying creating worlds on Little Big Planet.  Garrett is in the 1st Grade and is homeschooled.

The baby of the family is Ashleigh who is our little diva. Ashleigh is our little artist who likes to draw on everything she can get her hands on. She also really enjoys reading. Ashleigh is a momma's girl and cannot stand to have mom out of her line of sight at all. She is extremely girly and loves all things Disney, especially Frozen. Ashleigh also loves to sing and has a pretty nice voice.  Ashleigh is also in the 1st grade and is homeschooled along side with Garrett.

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