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I’m a Texas girl, born and raised. I never was so proud to be Texan until I lived overseas. Now when you ask where I’m from, I smile and proudly say, “Texas.” In my heart, I’m a country girl, but I seem to have the traveling bug and have found myself amidst the city. I can’t get enough adventure~ I love traveling to new places and meeting new people. It is true as They say, “You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl.”

Currently, I am living in the monstrous mega-city of Seoul, South Korea. The land of Kimchi, bali bali (hurry hurry), the land of the morning “not so” calm, and the land of “spit on the street” as one of my friends puts it. Here I have done some true “soul” searching and in the midst of this huge city have found some amazing friends and a wonderful church community. Most recently, God has brought my wonderful husband into my life.

Since being here I have acquired the nickname of “Southern Belle” –as so many of my friends are city-dwellers, and clearly I am not, Lisa so kindly calls me her “Southern Belle” and on some occasions, her Tejanita. =)

I am an international kindergarten teacher (previously taught preschool and first grade), loving my job and loving the international life. When I have free time, I dabble in the arts– journaling, playing flute, and taking pictures.

Faith is a big part of my life– it’s about a relationship with Jesus, walking with Him everyday. I have found the sweetness of knowing HIM.

Since living in Korea, I have found the love of my life, and married him. =) And we have our first fur-baby or practice child, Shasta. We live an exciting life abroad.

“Why Okra Boats?” you might ask. Well, you see, when I was a little girl my Granny always taught me to enjoy life– in the smallest of ways. She taught me how to go fishing and to pee in the ocean, to get dirty and play hard, how to make something from nothing, and to always enjoy life. Sometimes when it was bath time, we didn’t have any bath toys. Now, being a 5 year old, this was quite a concern. So, she walked my sister and I to the backyard garden (mind you, when I say garden, I mean two pots of plants– one being cherry tomatoes, and one being okra). Then she told us to pick off our own okra boat. Yup. And there you have it, okra boats: the cheapest and most creative bath toy there is. And probably a name that you’ll never see again, so it makes for a good blog name. Not to mention, it’s a reminder that we really should make the most of what we have.


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