My sister suggested that I start a blog, and to be perfectly honest I've always resisted doing it, because it would be just more thing added to the list of stuff that I need to do. But here we are...so here we go!
In the past 26 years my husband and I have lived in 6 states (3 times in Missouri), owned 7 homes, 8 cars, 5 cats, one dog, 2 hamsters, 2 gerbils and a multitude of fish. I am not an adventurous soul, but over time that is what I have become. I've certainly enjoyed the ride. The one thing I've learned in all this hopping around is that you've got to "bloom where you're planted".
I am a Missouri girl, born and raised. Shortly after marrying the most wonderful man in the world in 1984, we moved to Boulder, Colorado and later to Estes Park, Colorado, where we bought our first house. I love Colorado. The mountains, the intensely blue sky, and the pine-scented air all soothe my soul.
After 5 years we came back to Missouri to be with family, and in 1992 our daughter, Anna, came into our lives. She truly is our sweetheart.
In 1996 we moved to Medford, Oregon. Again with the mountains, but with the added beauty of the wild Rogue River, Crater Lake, and rose bushes with blooms the size of dessert plates.
We took off for Flagstaff, Arizona in 2000. There are so many things to love about Flagstaff. I would move there again in a heartbeat.
In 2003 we moved to Riverton, Wyoming. Not my favorite place, but still the scenery was lovely, and we had a lot of fun.
While we were in Wyoming, my husband and brother-in-law hatched a plan to start a business, and in 2006 we landed back in Missouri...running a birding business. When the economy took a nosedive, we decided to sell...which still hasn't happened. My husband is working in Georgia, and I'm here manning the store. In 2011 I will join him in Georgia.
Somewhere in the last 26 years I discovered my creative side, so this blog will be a hodge podge of my latest creations, random thoughts, tales of adventure, family updates, and whatever else strikes my fancy.