This is me.
This is my husband, Steve.
This is us.
Steve and I are blessed with four amazing children, one awesome son-in-law, and two adorable puppies.
Our oldest daughter is Madison.
She is 22 years old and is recently married to the love of her life, Nicolas.
Nicolas is from Denmark. Their paths crossed through social media, and he flew across the ocean to meet her. They currently reside here. Nicolas works with Steve as an Internet Business Manager, and Madison owns and operates her own Bridal Boutique. She is also a certified makeup artist.
Our second daughter is Peyton.
Peyton is 19 and graduated from high school a whole year early.
She is currently working at Madison's store while simultaneously helping me run our home as head cook, baker, laundry folder, television programmer, and awesome big sister. She bakes the world's best chocolate chip cookies too.
And Peyton has recently met her person!
Christopher began playing the violin at the same mass we attend. They met, and the rest is history.
He makes her so very happy.
And that makes me very happy.
This is our one and only son Rhett.
Rhett is 17 and looks exactly like my dear late father.
Which is awesome, because my father had 5 daughters and no sons.
Rhett is currently beginning his senior year in high school.
He cyber schools, and works with Steve as well.
Rhett loves movies, cars, and Taco Bell.
He is an amazing young man and doesn't mind taking his mom to see the latest movie releases.
Our baby is Flynn.
She is 9 years old and is the sweetest little soul around.
Flynn is starting 4th grade this year and is homeschooled by yours truly.
Flynn loves Barbies, reading, swimming, and being with her mom.
She also loves Religion class, and strongly dislikes math.
Kirby is our 11-year-old Lhasapoo puppy.
He worships Steve and adores Peyton.
He loves socks and Kraft cheese slices.
And this is my Mocha.
Mocha is my 4-year-old Yorkiepoo puppy.
Mocha loves me.
Steve and I met a few weeks before I left for college some 32 years ago.
We dated for two years, were engaged for two years, and married 6 weeks after I graduated from college. We have been married for 28 blissful years.
(Just ask him.)
I am an early childhood/elementary school teacher and taught second grade for 5 wonderful years before retiring to become a full-time wife and mother when Madison was born.
I enjoy being home, my family, hot coffee, all holidays, scary movies, good books, thin pizza, warm fires, and cozy winter days.
I dislike exercise, cheesy movies, conflict of any kind, being in the sun, being in the cold, spicy food, and being away from home.
I began this little blog eight years ago to document the day to day life I am so blessed to live, and in the process have met many amazing people from all over the world, some in real life. I have made life long friends, not only for myself but also for our family.
I encourage anyone reading who has even thought about starting a blog, to jump right in! You will be so glad you did.
(Thank you to Brenda for suggesting I do a post for any new readers.)
Have a wonderful week!