I’m a wife to an awesome, gun-slinging, truck-driving, motorcycle-riding, tattoo-wearing, hard-working, God-fearing man, named Brian. We have been married for 20 years, though I doubt anyone believed we’d make it past 2! Our shared love of sarcasm, coupled with our faith, and unique sense of humor, has attributed to our ongoing love for one another.
Not to mention our sheer determination to prove everyone wrong!
My dad used to joke that we truly must be soul mates, because there is no one else in all the world able to put up with his antics like me. Likewise, there is no one else in all the world who could possibly put up with my stubbornness, like him.
He truly is my best friend.
Aside from being a wife, I am also a mother to 8 ridiculously AMAZING children, and a grandmother to 1 beautiful princess, and another on the way!
My family is my world! Sure, they drive me crazy from time to time, but what “normal” family doesn’t have their ups and downs? Am I right?!
I take my role as a parent seriously. I am raising up arrows to send forth into the world, and I want them to hit their mark. They must be strong, confident and brave! World-changers, peacemakers, truth-tellers, and justice-keepers. Sharers of love and givers of light.
I want them to know WHOSE they are, and that through Him, they can do all things.
My children are my favorite gift, my greatest challenge, my purest joy, and my highest calling.
I cannot imagine my life without them. I am blessed beyond measure.
Our family lives in the little ‘ol town of Enumclaw, Washington. (Where everyone knows everyone). And I love it! Here, we live on 5 acres, accompanied by a handful of chickens, and our mouser cat. We are surrounded by trees, lakes and mountains. It is a beautiful place for this nature-loving girl to call home.
Some of my other loves~
I love to write, (hence this blog).
I’m an avid reader, a serious coffee-drinker, and an average homemaker.
Turquoise is my favorite color. Seriously y’all. You should see my home decor!
I genuinely enjoy all four seasons, but I am especially fond of the sun! (Maybe because we don’t get much of it here in the PNW). I could sit outside on a sunny day, and soak up those rays all day long. Precious food for the soul.
I love to explore the great outdoors. My family does this often, (though not often enough), through regular camping, hiking, and day trips. There’s nothing quite like God’s creation!
I have a renewed love for cooking and trying new recipes, (thanks to Pioneer Woman and Trisha Yearwood). What once was lost, now is found! And my family all said, AMEN!
Beyond all of that, I love spending time with family and friends. Relationships are so important, and equally important is the time we make to nurture them. Whether we’re simply hanging out at the house, playing games, having family dinner night, or BBQ’ing in the summertime, spending quality time with family and friends is a favorite pastime!
And I LOVE me some Jesus! Where would I possibly be without Him? He has has carried me from the time of my birth, until now. He has loved me, forgiven me, shepherded me, guided me, protected me, taught me, and nurtured me all my life.
He’s my favorite, and I owe everything I am to Him.
I imagine you’ll read a lot about Him through these pages.
That about sums it up. I’m so glad that you are here, joining me on this journey!
As always, feel free to leave your comments. I love connecting with people, and look forward to hearing from you!