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And the Winner is…

Election Anxiety Now that the smoke has cleared and the dust settled, Americans are coming to terms with the 2016 presidential election. In what is probably the greatest political upset in U.S. history, Donald Trump bested Hillary Clinton. No matter which side you were rooting for the election result was a surprise for most people. … Continue reading »

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Congratulations Aaron! (again)

A newly minted Eagle Scout! I remember Aaron’s first Cub Scout meeting when he was just seven years old. The old cliche, “Kids grow up fast,” is true. He has gone from a Tiger Scout all the way to the highest rank possible in Boy Scouts, the coveted Eagle Scout. The journey to Eagle Scout … Continue reading »

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Annapolis Bound!

As VERY proud parents, we have to give a huge shout-out congratulations to Aaron. He has been officially appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland for the Midshipmen class of 2019! Most outstanding job! He is hoping to have gold wings on his chest someday as a Naval Aviator. So, someday he … Continue reading »

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New Career!

We are now international teacher recruiters! After living and teaching in four different countries, we decided the time was right to share our hard earned expertise with you! So, if you are thinking about working in international schools or know someone who might, please contact us. We offer placement, career advice, moving and relocation help, … Continue reading »

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No matter where you are, we wish all of our fellow family travelers peace on Earth and good will towards all. The Smith’s

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Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of our fellow world family travelers, we hope you are safe, happy, and together this holiday. We are actually going to have a traditional Thanksgiving feast this year! Turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, string beans, and pumpkin pie! I am already starting to fast to make room for all of it. … Continue reading »

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Congratulations Seahawks!

OK, we have to celebrate! Our home town team, the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl. Way to go Hawks!

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Wanted: Stories and Pictures

Hello All: We are looking for a good story or picture with a caption about your pet! We haveĀ  a Wheaton Terrier, Albie, who has traveled the world with us. You can read about his exploits in some of our blog posts. Elijah now has a Leopard Gecko, Johnny, and I have some fish (Sorry, … Continue reading »

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Pub guide to the U.K. Amazingly, the thing that we miss the most about England is the pubs. Pubs, an abridged term for public house, are unique establishments to the U.K. Despite places in other countries, including the U.S., claiming to be pub-like, they fall short. There really is not anything quite like a British … Continue reading »

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Education in England

Chapter 5 The British education system is different. I taught science at a public college in Corby, England, called Brooke-Weston. All students still wear uniforms with ties (usually of their school colors with a school crest). Teachers are expected to dress professionally also, with male teachers wearing ties and female teachers encouraged to wear skirts … Continue reading »

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