Welcome to Our Family Adventures

Hi and welcome to Three Tulips and a Texan! My name is Mary and I am the ringmaster of Three Tulips and a Texan. We are a family of 5, myself, my husband Jake (the Texan), and our 3 children (our tulips or loves). We also have two sweet dogs. My husband and I met on match.com in 2009 and it’s been a fun and wild ride since then. 

Engagement 2011
Wedding 2011

When Jake and I met, he was in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Carson. I was a special education teacher at an elementary school on base. After dating for over a year and his return from deployment, Jake and I got married and we welcomed our first daughter, Carsyn, into this world.

Carsyn 2012

While I was pregnant with our second daughter we PCS’d to Germany where Mackenzy arrived just over a month after our arrival. While in Germany I also worked as a special education teacher at an elementary school on post.

Mackenzy 2014

Eventually my husband retired from the military and we PCS’d to Japan, where I am currently an assistant principal at the elementary schools on base. We recently welcomed our son, Flynn, into our family.

Carsyn, Mackenzy, and Flynn 2019

Since my husband and I have met we’ve lived in one state in the USA, 2 German towns, and 2 Japanese bases/cities. We are currently on our 6th year living overseas. While living and working overseas, we’ve been able to explore our host cities and countries. We’ve also explored many other places during our time OCONUS. We each have a different number of countries, continents, states, and territories we’ve visited. But for the most part we’ve visited over 20 countries (with the exception of our newest addition).  

JAPAN 2017
South Korea trip 2019

Thank you for joining us on our  adventures whether they are about everyday life or exploring this amazingly beautiful world. We look forward to sharing our stories with you on our blog. You can find some of our adventures on our Instagram or YouTube accounts. You can also checkout our travel apparel here. If you have any questions for us, you may contact us at threetulipsandatexan@gmail.com.

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