I am a thirty-something, married, mother of three amazing children. My husband and I have been married for over 10 years and I have been a proud Army wife for 7 years. Our family also has a dog named Wicket and a cat named Joon. A few years ago, I finally went back to college as a full-time student to study Psychology. I graduated from Tacoma Community College with my Associates Degree and went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, WA in 2015.
Our family is originally from Northern Illinois but moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2008. I have completely fallen in love with Washington. I love traveling and I absolutely love history and historical places. I do my best to be as “green” as I can. I enjoy being healthy and active – my kids do a great job of helping me stay active! I really appreciate nature and love to spend as much time outside as I can. I have hiked up to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier and hope to someday go to the summit. After my husband completed a year long tour in Korea, our family PCS’d to Fort Campbell, Kentucky in the fall of 2014. It is drastically different than Washington and even Illinois. Namely, the humidity and heat. We look forward to spreading our wings and exploring this new place that we call home.
Besides writing this blog, I am currently a freelance writer for The Ranger newspaper based in Lakewood, WA. This job has offered many wonderful opportunities and experiences already. I have formed many new and lasting friendships with the people I have met within the community. Although I no longer live in Washington, I am thankful that I can continue to contribute to the newspaper from where I live.
I often found myself critiquing places I’ve been, the food I’ve tried, the service, and/or the atmosphere. I would pay really close attention to the employees, food presentation, taste, and absorbing the experience I had wherever I went. So, I decided to write about it. This blog chronicles places I have been, some of which I have been incredibly lucky to have visited as well as new things I have tried. I feel very blessed to have met so many new and wonderful people along the way.
When you stop to really enjoy the things you do and the things you eat, life really is pretty darn sweet.