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THAT Family Tree Society-Issue 3

I’ve had some THAT family moments this week: Let’s see, the toddler only took off her diaper in public once (that’s major progress); my son is wearing a quarter on a string around his neck, “it’s called a necklace, mom!”; and the big water bucket at the community pool that I was standing under, pulled half my bathing suit down when it dumped gallons and gallons of water on me. 

Yep, we’re still in the club.

I’d like to introduce you to Suzie who is going Up the Hill Backwards.  I met Suzie in my first months of blogging and knew we were from the same family tree. She submitted this post, “Little Mr. Manners” as proof.

1. Tell us a little about your blog (name/reason why you blog):My name is Suzie Im a blogacholic. My blog Up The Hill Backwards could have been a nice little blog about horses and rainbows but instead I gotta hold of it and made it the little trouble maker its become.  Im so ashamed.

The reason I blog is that Living in 1000 square foot apt with two kids, a hubby, a dog, and two imaginary cats named Fred have robbed me of my sanity. I blog because I am quite insane now and need an outlet for my crazies.

2. How long have you blogging? IN 2012 it will be 5 years.

3. How would you define THAT family? You now it when you see it. 

4. When did you discover you were a part of THAT family? When my son stripped naked at my work and ran around with his arms outstretched singing Im a Little Tea pot (at least it was him and not me though).

5. Where can we find your blog?

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THAT Family Tree Society-Issue 2

We just returned from a fabulous week of Family Camp. We made our mark as THAT family, believe me. I’ll share the highlights later.

This week, I’d like to welcome the Zimmer Zoo to the Society! She submitted this post, Maggie’s First Hospital Visit, as her THAT family moment. And I can see why. I understand my friend. Really, I do.

1.What’s your blog about? My blog is about my life with 3.5 year old twins, a 10 month old baby, my husband, and everything that goes on around me. (I tend to leave my work life out of it though…) I initially started it as a way to write things down because I’m terrible at keeping a journal updated, but I’ve found that it’s pretty therapeutic.

2. How long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging for exactly a month now!

3. How would you define THAT family?

THAT family is the one who always has SOMETHING going on (usually bad/funny). The one that everyone around town knows about and can tell at least one story about. The one where when you walk into church you get “those” looks from everyone else.

4. When did you become a part of THAT family?

Depends…I’m pretty sure that I was part of THAT family growing up on a farm in Vermont in a family of 4 kids (especially when my parents were THE first to get a divorce in our town…)  …now, just having twins plus a younger singleton makes us THAT family around town. (I’m sure it’s more than that…but it’s too much to write about in a reply email 😉 )

5. Where can we find your blogging home? 

Zimmer Zoo

If you’d like to join the THAT Family Tree Society, you can read all about it here.

THAT Family Tree Society-Issue 1

I’ve had some THAT family moments this week: Ants marching 2 by 2 carrying off crumbs and my toddler to their hill; another ER visit (make sure you warn your children when the floor is wet); and this sentence actually came from my lips in a parenting moment, “We do not head-butt others or sniff other people’s arm pits.”

And just so I don’t feel so alone in my moments, I’m going to feature a random member of the THAT Family Tree Society, every Sunday! Tracey from IPost is lucky number one.  Lucky is a relative term in this club. She submitted this post: Burp, Fart, Cough, Hiccup, Boogies and Vomit.

I seriously cannot relate, as we have never done the things in that title. Well, at least not in the last 2 minutes.

1. What is the name of your blog? Why?
The name of my blog is Nine Acres- 20 Miles North of Nowhere.  I chose this name because about 3 years ago my family (me, hubby, 2 kids) moved from the suburbs to a small rural farm in Northern Maryland.  Lots of crazy stuff goes on here and while the blog was originally a place to keep my family and friends up-to-date on the goings on in our world, it quickly grew into something larger.  Now I blog because I am addicted to it and get grumpy if I don’t.

2. How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for about 3 years.  I switched url’s in January of 2008 for personal reasons, so I don’t have archives dating back 3 years.

3. How would you define THAT family?

THAT family can mean many different things.  For example, it can be the family that always has *drama* going on.  Or it could be the family that sticks out in the neighbor hood for one reason or another.  But no matter why you are THAT family, it is a family that sticks together.

4. When did you realize you were a member of THAT family?

The first time I truly realized we were THAT family is when I accidentally cracked my son’s head open on the corner of a door frame while playing a tag game.  He was 4 and my daughter was 2.  I was home alone when it happened and, of course, my kids were filthy and bare foot in clothes that were sadly not fitting very well.  It had been one of *those* days.  And there was no time to make ourselves presentable for society.  So, when we arrived at the hospital for stitches, we were the sight to see!  You know,  dried snot plastered on faces from all the tears, filthy clothes from  playing outside, knotty hair, barefoot, etc.  And that was just me, you should have seen the kids! ;0)

5. Where can we find your blogging home?
You can find my blog at  I know my url doesn’t match my blog name and it drives me crazy, but I am reluctant to change it for fear no one will find me!

Thanks for pulling all of THOSE families together!

If you’d like to join the THAT Family Tree Society, grab the button on the sidebar. If you’d like to have your blog featured, you can read all about it here.

As you’re reading this, our family is leaving for Family Camp.  We’re driving this.  Honk if you see us.

At least we warned them THAT family was coming!

THAT Family Tree Society

I’m starting a club.

I feel like a 10 year old girl making friendship bracelets!  

Want one?

One of the things I love most about blogging are meeting those other families. . . you know the ones!  

Nearly every day, I have an email or a comment saying, “Us, too!  We are THAT family, too!”  
It does my heart good to read that I am not alone.  

I smile at your disastrous stories and laugh at your embarrassing moments. 

Because if anyone understands, it’s THAT family.

You know what it’s like to go to the swimming pool and see toothpaste smeared in your toddler’s hair because she brushes her hair with her toothbrush. You’ve taken your son to the dentist to have his first cavity filled, only to have him tell you on the way home, that something doesn’t feel right. You aren’t even surprised when he tells you he didn’t say anything to the Dentist because, “I didn’t want to overwork him.”

Every time I read one of your stories, I feel connected, even related to you, like your my long lost cousin, twice removed.

Only I’ve never met you and you’d never give me a kidney.

Yeah, except for that.

I thought it would be fun to have a little society for us!  You can grab a button for your page and join the club where the perks are few and the benefits are slim.  

If you decide to join in, share your THAT family stories with me (email sometime or send me the link to a post you’ve already done.  I will highlight a couple of random club member’s blogs and stories every month! (You only need to send me one story, old or new). You can also just add the button to your page because in your heart, you can relate!

Oh, and we need a motto for THAT Family Tree Society: Where Not Every Branch Forks.

So, grab a button and come back for my best THAT family post.  I’m reposting “The Super Glue Incident” on Sunday to give you a prime example of why we are THAT family!

In an effort to highlight and link to your THAT family post, please answer the following questions when you have a chance.  I will RANDOMLY choose one blog post each Sunday to share with my readers, until I d
on’t have any more!-EMAIL me these answers:
1.    Tell us a little about your blog (name/reason why you blog):
2.    How long have you blogging?
3.    How would you define THAT family?
4.    When did you discover you were a part of THAT family?
5.    Where can we find your blog?