I was born in the state of Washington, but moved when I was 6 months old to a tiny town between Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. When I was 5 we moved to the states where I have been ever since. I am the oldest of 4 children, and in typical first born fashion, I like to be in charge and in control.
My father is a minister. Being a Pastor's child brought with it some challenges, but I was very blessed to be taught the Word of God from a young age and to grow up in a Christian household. I accepted the Lord at the age of 5, and have been so thankful to have His love, mercy and guidance in my life.
I attended college with the intent of getting my degree in Elementary Education, but got my MRS degree instead. The love of my life and I have been married for 9 1/2 years, by the grace of God. I worked in banking until the fall of 2008 when I finally got to be a stay at home mom. It was VERY hard to work and have two children in daycare and I am so extremely thankful that God has provided a way for me to care for my own children at home.
Before children, I had a lot of hobbies :). I love to sing, act, and perform. I enjoy swimming and used to be a lifeguard and swim team coach. I used to spend a lot of time frequenting cemeteries and libraries while researching my family genealogy, and I really hope to get back to my research as my children grow.
I love to travel, though I dont often get the chance. Following my senior year of High School, I went on a missions trip to Ghana in Western Africa. I went through the MIT division of AWANA clubs International. I love AWANA and went through Sparks all the way to Varsity. I won my Citation Award (for those who know what that is!).
Now days you can find me spending my free time blogging (my new love) or shopping for a great deal. I love yard sales, thrift stores, clearance racks, and coupons. I love watching shows about children, my favorite is 19 Kids and Counting (the Duggars). And, I not so secretly would love to have 19 children, though I do not biologically see that happening.
I started home schooling Mustang when I left my job to stay home. I used to think that Home schoolers were, in fact, weird and un socialized...until I met some Home schoolers. My husband and I felt that the Lord is calling us to home school our children at this time. I am so glad that He did, because I am enjoying it so much!
I am also supposed to include a picture of myself. That was a bit tough to find, but since I did I went ahead and changed my profile picture as well. So here it is, dont laugh :)
Well, I think that's me in a nutshell. I hope that I didnt bore you too much, and that you found something that we might have in common. I am very much looking forward to reading the posts from everyone else. God Bless!