AN AVERAGE AMERICAN FAMILY
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YOUR AVERAGE AMERICAN FAMILY

“I Want To Wake Up And Live A Life I Love Everyday”

— Jenn Bethune
What do you do when you know in your heart you aren’t living your passion? You decide to sell your house, remodel your RV, homeschool the kids, travel the country, and become YouTube stars! That’s what any “normal” human would do, right?? Noooot! It’s a great thing we are the exact opposite of normal!
We are a family of a bunch, and they are the light of my life! Kyle has ceased to be surprised for over 14 years now at my craziness. We have 4 kids:Ethan (resides in heaven) was an eccentric yet inspiringly empathic little boy; Ben is 10 and has the kindest heart with an amazing soul; Molly, 7, is a more sarcastic and intelligent version of myself and it’s scary; and Eli,5, is my perpetual nudist and refuses to wear clothing.
We also have what seems like a billion dogs:Lucy, Chico, Theodore, Eloise, and Kevin (and yes, they are all with us on the road).
What exactly is an “Average American Family”? It’s anyone and everyone.
America is a melting pot of races, genders, ethnicities, and beliefs. And guess what? They are all okay! Not one is better than the other, they are just different—and that is a beautiful thing! If nothing else, by watching our family, you’ll surely feel more sane, LOL!
Come join us on this crazy journey called life! Laugh with us. Cry with us. Be happy with us. Be inspired by us. Then, live your best life with us!
America is a melting pot of races, genders, ethnicities, and beliefs. And guess what? They are all okay! Not one is better than the other, they are just different—and that is a beautiful thing! If nothing else, by watching our family, you’ll surely feel more sane, LOL!
Come join us on this crazy journey called life! Laugh with us. Cry with us. Be happy with us. Be inspired by us. Then, live your best life with us!

Blue Betty

RVs are great but this 1983 Silver Eagle Model 10 Tour Bus we dubbed “Blue Betty” won our heart. Take a look at how we make living on the go and roadschooling comfortable, practical, and stylish!

Where We’ve Been

#PAYITFORWARDFORETHAN

September 16th, 2011. That was the day we lost our son, Ethan, in a tragic car accident on our way to Disney to celebrate his 7th birthday. Every year since the accident, Septembers have been a month I dreaded. You see, Ethan passed away on September 16th and his birthday was on the 19th. I couldn’t celebrate his
life without his death coming first.
If you knew Ethan, you’d know he was the most kind, empathetic, and giving soul you ever met; light absolutely radiated out of him. He was always spreading kindness every day of his short, nearly 7 years on this earth.
Three years ago, September was quickly approaching and the feeling of dread set in. I always loved remembering Ethan’s memories he left with us, but they would leave me feeling disheartened, in September especially. A few memories in particular played in my mind as I was sitting in the Starbucks drive thru, ordering my usual Venti Pike, Black, No Room….
As I am reminiscing about Ethan in the Starbucks drive thru, waiting for my order, I realized he did random acts of kindness without even knowing he had done them. With each one of the things he did, he made someone’s day better. He always knew it was cool to be kind, it just came naturally. Now, while it doesn’t come natural to many people, I thought maybe I could help continue to spread some love by being more like Ethan.
In that moment, without wavering, I asked the barista if I could pay for the person behind me. She smiled and replied, “What should I tell them?'“ I paused for a second and blurted out,
“Tell them to pay it forward, for Ethan.”

#PAYITFORWARDFORETHAN

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Familiar…

We get that often! You may have seen us on 10 Tampa Bay WTSP News’ Tiny Living Tour or when Theodore and I went viral bringing awareness to service animals!
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