Born a fuzzy little redhead &nicknamed peach
Wife to optometry student, surfer, fisherman, &adventurer, dan
Mama to jude, the quacking, exploring, dancing, most precious &adored little companion...

&another little one due in february!

Met in Idaho, married in Las Vegas, moved to Alabama, then South Carolina, now living in San Antonio, TX...
Life has taught us a lot so far, sixty more years together!? Oh, the possibilities!

I believe in my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
I believe in my faith, which gives me my foundation to try to face every day with strength.
I believe that families can be forever and I try to savor &embrace my roles as a wife &mother every day.
I believe in simplifying life &having a peaceful home that is a safe haven from the world.
I believe in being passionate about life and taking advantage of every chance to lift, learn, &love.

I enjoy writing. I blog every little family adventure and thing I want to remember about motherhood. (Unfortunately, I know I can't rely on my memory!) It is therapeutic for me to write and share the things life is teaching me. I want nothing more than to be a loving, strong mother who finds her strength in the Lord. I hope my children and children's children will read my thoughts and draw from it inspiration.

Also, my son has Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE or EoE) and is (currently) allergic to wheat, eggs, soy, dairy, peas, barley, beef, potatoes, corn, lentils, nuts, and mustard. I am learning a lot about cooking and preparing meals without these "staples," which has really caused me to evaluate our food choices and recognize the value of eating real, healthy food more and more. I would love nothing more than to eat nothing but food we grew in our garden and can ourselves... someday!

I love to learn and am trying to do all I can to arm myself with knowledge and skills to provide for my family no matter what the circumstances. My church encourages this and after living through a tornado, I truly see why it is so important.

I have sooooo far to go it's insane, like, we don't even have a garden right now. But I want to get there, and I want to blog about it!

This fur coat belonged to my grandmother, Norma James, who greatly inspires me as a mother.
She was a beacon of strength and faithfulness.
She raised six boys and one girl with an eternity's worth of style and class.

"Life is not about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself."
(Found here)