About Me

A little bit about me

This is a blog from my living room in San Antonio, Texas. I love dining out, traveling, watching Aggie athletics (particularly football & baseball), reading, crafting, shopping, and hanging out with Aidan and my husband, Ryan.

A little bit more about me

We’re originally from Texas, but since Ryan joined the Army 6 years ago, we’ve been hopping around a bit. Ryan has traveled more than Aidan and I have, naturally.  We were at Fort Benning, Georgia, for three years and now we’re at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  We’ll be leaving here soon…not sure we’re we’ll be going, though.  Ryan will be training and will receive orders while he’s there.

I have one younger brother, who is also in the Army.  What can I say…we’re a military family!!  I also have a step-brother and two step-sisters.  I have three gorgeous nieces, a handsome nephew, and a niece on the way this May.

I’m a huge sports fan and stay true to my Texas roots so my loyalties are with the Texas Aggies, Texans, and Astros. Being an Astros fan is a bit of an emotional roller-coaster ride but I hang onto the successes of 1986 and 2005 and try to ignore the pain of management getting rid of players like Nolan Ryan, Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman. 🙂

Most people think since Ryan and I both graduated from Texas A&M, that we met there.  Actually, we didn’t (we met online when we were both in grad school).  A&M is a really large school, with over 40,000 students.  We likely crossed paths more than once, especially since we had a class together our freshman year and had a mutual friend.

I got my degree from A&M in history with a minor in English.  While I was there (about my junior year), I rediscovered my passion for the space program.  So, after getting my degree, I went to grad school and got my MA in space & exploration studies.  I worked in the space industry for a while until Ryan enlisted & I decided that a career in the space industry was NOT all that portable of a career for a military wife.  So, I got my teaching certification.

I’m certified to teach English, Language Arts, Reading and Social Studies in grades 4-8, English & Language Arts in grades 8-12 and technology in all grades.  I have these certifications in Texas and Georgia.  In Georgia, I taught technology at a small Catholic school.  Unfortunately, when we got to Texas, they were firing instead of hiring teachers so I’ve been substitute teaching at an Air Force Base school district.


Reach out to me with any questions or feedback you have.

Email mrs.burkholder99 [at] gmail [dot] com

Twitter twitter.com/taraburkholder

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/tara.burkholder


5 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Ahhh. I hope somebody someday thinks of me in those terms. What a delightful legacy.

  2. I don’t know if you’re a he or a she, but browsing on google i found out that your wordpress “about” page is “default” change it and tell us something about yourself, thanks 🙂

  3. Thanks for commenting – happy to source the fabric for you if you want ironing board fabric! You may be able to buy on line though – lovely blog – thanks for commenting so I could find you!

  4. Great Blog Haven’t seen a post in a while but would love to have: http://www.garagesalestracker.com for the thrift store directory added to your blog roll.

  5. A fellow San Antonio resident 🙂 Nice to “meet” you! Thanks for linking up to the “About Me” party!

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