AN AVERAGE AMERICAN FAMILY

MEET THE BETHUNE’S

We are a Tampa-based family of 2 adults, 3 kids, and 4 dogs living in our remodeled 1983 Silver Eagle Bus! We are a Full-Time Family who is always up for an adventure. Tag along as we show you America, through our lens!
Tune in and get to know us—we’re just an average American family!

MEET JENN

When I sat down to write a bio about myself, I started to think of words that described me, because, you know, that’s what people are supposed to do. I’m awesome, I’m really cool, I’m a mom, a wife, all the things, right? One adjective stuck out that describes me the absolute best, HOT MESS. Yes, you read that right, I’m a hot mess trying to juggle everything that I have to do in a day. Most days, I have no idea how I got to the end where I finally get to use my makeup wipe (lets be real, I’m too lazy for those fancy scrubs and masks) take my day off, and lay my head down on the pillow.
In all seriousness though, I really am an amazing wife, mom, Pet Stylist, friend, makeup putter onner, clothes putter together-er, and the list goes on. Most importantly, I’m the best me I can attempt to be.
I’m 33, I have a husband who loves me for all the craziness that I am. We have 4 kids: Ethan, who has called Heaven home since he was 7; Ben, he’s 10 and loves baseball, video games, and Jesus; Molly is 7 and she’s a miniature version of myself. I’ve come to appreciate Kyle a lot more in having to live with the mini version of myself; Eli, he’s 5 and our permanent nudist. I can’t get the kid to wear clothes. He walks to the beat of his own drum and we couldn’t be more proud. I’ve got a pack of dogs….Chico, Theodore, Eloise, & Kevin. What can I say? Dogs are like potato chips; you can’t have just one.
In the midst of all that hot mess home life, we live in a 350 sq ft bus and travel the country but, we are so thankful and absolutely love every minute of it!

MEET Kyle

After Kyle met Jenn on Match.com, he came home from their first date and told his mom “Mom, you’ll love her because she paints her toenails!”
Kyle grew up in a small town called Dover, Florida. He was (and mostly still is) a country boy…complete with farmers’ tan. He has a brother, Stephen (the kids call him Uncle Tee Tee), and was raised around dirt, strawberries, and drinking from a water hose. His Mom and Dad are still living happily in the house that he grew up in, on the farm.
Kyle has a passion for baseball and played it from the age of 4 to 15. He always loved the Braves as a kid, but when the Rays came to town in 1998, they became his team. He now shares his love of the game with Ben. One of his recent accomplishments in baseball was when he hit a home run last year at the kid’s charity Home Run Derby at their school, I got it on video so it actually happened.
When he’s not emptying the composting toilet, driving the bus, or editing one of our YouTube Videos, he enjoys Scuba Diving, Spearfishing, hanging out with his favorite wife, and napping.
Although he is quiet, he has a sarcastic sense of humor. He is a lover of all music, especially 80’s and 90’s country. But most importantly, he is a vital party of the Bethune Bunch and we couldn’t do everything that we do without him!

MEET THE LITTLE BETHUNE’S

The Bethune Bunch wouldn’t be the chaos that it is without talking about these 4…

Ethan

This kid was absolutely amazing in every way. I have always said I wanted to be like him when I grew up. He was fearless, empathetic, and compassionate. He never met a stranger and always made you feel loved and welcomed, just with his words. Sadly, he was killed in a car accident in September 2011 on our way to Disney for his 7th birthday. We keep him alive every day in our hearts, preserving his memory. Ethan is a major part of my story and I may have given birth to him, be he gave ME life.

Ben

Ben loves baseball, video games, and Jesus. When he grows up, he is either going to be a pitcher or a preacher. He wakes up every morning to give me a hug and tuck his head into my chest while whispering “I love you, Momma”. Him and his sister fight like cats and dogs, so I’m hoping when they get older, they’ll actually love each other. If he isn’t doing homeschool, he’s outside playing with new friends at whatever RV park we are at or hanging out on Fortnite.

Molly

My Mother always told me “I hope you have a daughter who is JUST like you one day”…. that came true, times 10. Molly is the spitting image of me in every single way. I feel bad for Kyle, he now gets to live with 2 of us. She loves to get messy but can do it in a tutu. She is one of the most thoughtful humans I have ever known, she will think of everyone before herself. If you asked her what she wanted to be when she grows up, she will say “I want to have a gold subscribe button and be a YouTube Star!”

Eli

I am fairly certain he is going to grow up and continue being a nudist. I can’t even bribe this kid to wear clothes. Even now, as I’m typing his bio, he is doing cannonballs in the pool…..naked. Really though, he is the addition we never knew we needed. He is a spitfire and mildly psychotic at times, but he definitely brings spontaneity to our lives.