Slight Turbulence

Bring it on, bring it on, bring it on. From here to the eyes and the ears of the 'verse, that's my motto. Or at least it would be, if I start having a motto.

About Me

Christina here! I live in the beautiful state of Hawaii and in a comfortable niche somewhere between bliss and insanity – Hence the title of my blog: Slight Turbulence!

I was born in Texas and lived there, California, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and on four of the Hawaiian islands. After graduating from Kohala High School (in the 80’s!), I went on to the University of Hawai’i at Mano’a.

I got married (in the 90’s!) and now have three beautiful children. My son, KidC is in 10th grade, my daughters, KidA and KidI are in 8th and 5th grades. (That’s where the C-A-I in @cai_mommy comes from!)

I’ve worked for the Department of Education since 1987 as a part-time teacher (Waipahu Elementary & Kanoelani Elementary), 1st grade teacher (Red Hill Elementary), reading resource teacher (Helemano Elementary), technology coordinator (Hale Kula Elementary), and 6th grade teacher (Kalei’opu’u Elementary). Presently, I am a teacher in an administrative position managing a federal grant for the Waipahu complex schools.

The DH (darling husband, Cris) is a fire fighter with the Honolulu Fire Department.

My mother is a retired school principal, my father is a retired air traffic controller on Molokai (he commutes!) and I have one sister, Robin, who lives the country life with her family in Hoolehua. Her oldest son attends college on O’ahu and is my “go-to” sitter when Cris and I have date night.

We attend Bethel Chapel Assembly of God in Waipahu where my father-in-law is the senior pastor. My brother-in-law is an associate pastor. He and his wife have a three-year old (NephewC). My other brother-in-law lives in Japan with his wife and one-year old daughter (NieceH).

See! So much material to blog about! Enjoy!


*updated 2015_01_06


2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Very fascinating. I look forward to learning more about you through our course Blogging 101. I am curious, where in Hawaii do you live? Where in Japan do your brother-in-law, his wife (is that your sister?) and niece H live? Curious, because last spring I traveled around the world and I went from Hawaii to Japan. I have family in Texas. Looks like we might have a lot in common. Not to mention my mother (single mom of 4 and one of the most inspiration people I know, yes I realize I am biased, but trust me she’s amazing!) has a business that mixes her health background and education. She works with some schools in Hawaii. Crazy how many similarities we have already and I have only met your about me. Looking forward to reading your blog and the blog assignments we will be getting.

    Best of luck&Wishes for a happy and healthy 2015 to you and yours,
    (Your classmate in blogging 101)


  2. Awesome!! Such a beautiful island…..many wish to at least visit there!


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