Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me.

My husband Adam introduced me to blogging in 2006. As a stay-at-home mom at the time, I eagerly embraced the online community. I blogged about typical mom stuff while living a Midwest suburbia lifestyle. Posting pictures of my kids and sharing recipes served as a creative outlet. In 2008 Adam and I packed our belongings and relocated the family from Detroit to San Diego. Then in 2011, we moved once again, this time ‘across the pond’ to the England. I enjoy exploring my community, experiencing San Diego (and now London!), with my family, and sharing my adventures with you.


Fun Facts

  • I was born in Irian Jaya, Indonesia (now called West Papua). Adam prefers to believe I was raised in a Disney studio. (Have you seen The Truman Show?)
  • The strangest thing I’ve eaten is grubs (blame it on my missionary kid upbringing).
  • I graduated from Abington Sr. High School, in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
  • Adam and I met on a blind date during our freshman year at Moody Bible Institute.
  • The one and only time I’ve ever fainted was in church (and yes, I was pregnant).
  • My first child was supposed to be a boy. Boy, did she have us fooled!
  • The good news is that we already had a name picked out when our first son was born two years later.
  • During my first pregnancy I craved bacon. 24-7. During my third pregnancy I craved eggs. Mmm. Bacon and Eggs.
  • Someday my daughter and I are going to Hawaii.
  • The strangest thing in my kitchen cupboard is an eleven (plus) year old can of salmon.
  • I ran a half-marathon in 2007.  And I lived to tell about it. I must be a glutton for punishment because I ran a second half-marathon in May 2010.
  • I love to travel.
  • Those who see past my shyness know that inside is a crazy, fun loving girl.
  • I’m happily married to Adam. We celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary in Northern Ireland. We rang in our thirteenth anniversary with a ‘Lucky 13? party. It should come as no surprise that baby #3 joined the festivities shortly thereafter.
  • My favorite way to spend a Saturday morning is a visit to the Little Italy Mercato.
  • I’ll never grow tired of gathering sea shells, discovering tide pools, exploring a hiking trail, gasping at the sunset, or clearing my head by taking in a deep breath at the farmers market.
  • I prefer a good novel (or cookbook) over television.