As long as I can remember, I've been telling stories. As a child, I scribbled out the dreams swirling in my head. As a teenager, I used my stories to inspire my paintings. In adulthood, a small jewelry business supported me while I shared God's story. From the outside, you may call me an artist. I am. But deep down, I am a storyteller.
+ I've been to every continental US state, lived in six states and two countries, and have visited eight other countries. I sort of like/love to travel and take every opportunity possible to experience the world.
+ I have pumped my own gas just a handful of times (once a Jersey girl, always a Jersey girl.)
+ After working at Starbucks for seven years, I believe I have created the most high-maintenance drink. Thankfully, this is the only place my inner diva comes out.
+ I've had my work published seven times and been named one of the 100 photographers to watch in 2016.
He told me he was going to marry me the second time we ever met. He is spontaneous and creates adventure everywhere he walks. He feels deeply and forgives completely. When he proposed, I responded swiftly with "It would be my greatest honor." Not a day goes by when I don't feel completely blessed to be his wife, friend, confidant, spiritual warrior, and secret keeper.
I called him my Common Stranger after holding him for the first time. On one hand, I was just getting to know him, as I studied each little part of him. But, then my soul connected so deeply to him that it was as if I had always known him. He lines his cars up in a row and gives out 'I love you's at just the right time.
She arrived just 13 (too short) months after her brother and was born backwards. She has continued her journey of doing things her way and in her own time ever since. She has kept up with her brothers every move and then some. She will yell louder, run farther, or sleep harder than everyone around her.
She is strong and likes to speak her mind...and I am doing my best to remind myself that is a very good thing.
Story Mae is our newest little girl joining all the chaos in September 2015. She was 6 days late and came quick and fiercely. Britain lovingly refers to her as "my baby" and summarizes just how deeply we all have taken to her. We are so thankful to have her here.