THAT Family Tree Society-Issue 15

Feel free to grab the button and email me the answers to the following questions to join The Society!

Picture of the Week:

The Week in Review: My boy got his first shiner (black eye, not drink) and I am so proud. The funny story that goes with it? That's what's funny...there's not one. He thinks he bumped heads with someone.

And, I'd be crazy if I didn't mention my FABULOUS blog makeover? Shauna from
See My Designs worked her little heart off to have it ready by my first blogoversary tomorrow! Thanks Shauna. Y'all MUST go visit her and treat yourself to one of her affordable sassy blog designs.

She is quick, inexpensive and so creative! She is also one patient girl to put up with my specific, non-specific ideas and I couldn't blog without her!

And now, I'm happy to introduce you to CanCan of Mom Most Traveled! She submitted this funny story as her THAT family moment!

1. Tell us a little about your blog (name/reason why you blog):

My blog is Mom Most Traveled. I started it because I enjoyed the friendships I formed with other bloggers in my old blog (I need to say blog one more Okay; no more blog talk). It was also supposed to be away for extended family to keep up with us as we travel and/or live on the other side of the world. Somehow it turned into a review blog as well.

2. How long have you blogging?

I started what I called an "internet diary" in 2000. I didn't really know the term "blog".  

3. How would you define THAT family?  

THAT family is the one that gets all of the stares and the under-the-breath comments. "Here comes that JONES boy again..."  

4. When did you discover you were a part of THAT family?  

I wish I could blame my children but I realized it first when as a young married couple my husband and I entered a talent show at an ESL teacher's conference in Thailand. We wrote what we thought was a funny song about using a squat toilet. We of course expected the talent show to be light-hearted, but to my horror the act before us was a mother-daughter team doing sign language to the song Love in Any Language. We did go on to perform our act but those in attendance were obviously disturbed. One girl rewound her video camera to record over our skit. And the next year before the talent show they made a general announcement about not performing distasteful skits (and they actually said this), "like a song about a squatty potty or something."

Later when my first child was born I sort of got "bad mom vibes" from the other mothers at playgroup because I let my son eat paper. They would say, "Oh! He has PAPER IN HIS MOUTH!" and I would be all, "What!?! OH NO!" even though secretly I didn't care. I had to put on my "good mom face" in public.

5. Where can we find your blog?


Simply Shannon said...

Love the new look!
Happy Blogiversary!

Buncha Blue-Eyed Monkeys said...

Yes, Happy Blogiversary!

Melissa said...

I like your new look. I love reading your blog. I can relate on so many levels.

Heidi said...

Page looks awesome. Great THAT Family choice too.

Hey, did you get my email info??? Sorry about it taking days.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

Poor little thing with his black eye. Teach him if line..."you think I look bad you should see the other guy"! I fell about that age and blacked my eye on the toilet...what a hard thing to hit.
I love how organized you blog is.

Nancy M. said...

Happy Blogiversary! Cool new look!

jczellar said...


I know it's always fun to get a new look, but I miss your pictures up top--especially the mouth-open screaming one! All those pictures just SHOWED your title so well. Please tell me they're not banished forever! WAAAAAAAAAAH....

Shauna said...

love you too.

Tammy said...

Love the new is stinkin cute. Just like THAT family.