Okay, I’ll start!

Last November, we sold our house in Milton and moved into an apartment in Edgewood for six months before finding the next house we want to call home in Bonney Lake. Whew! That was the long way around saying we live in Bonney Lake!

We moved to Bonney Lake so my husband, Steve, would be closer to his work. He is a middle school principal who loves his job and enjoys going to work every day! Yay!

After working for family businesses (The Rose Petaler, Java! Java!, and Farm Fresh Produce), I worked at Costco as a stocker for a few years. It was a great job and a terrific way to get exercise! I became a stay at home mom in 2000 and still hold that position 17 years later!

We have two teenagers!

Justine is 17 and a senior in high school. Oh My! She is looking at colleges and hopes to pursue something in the math field! She has a Shih Tzu Bichon named TeddiBear whom adores her and she him. Justine plays the electric bass guitar and is a super sweet girl whom looks and acts a lot like her mom. Shhhh! Don’t tell her I said that. Yes, she even has a little sass!

Jack is 15 and a sophomore in high school. He is a grateful, conscientious guy who loves to play the acoustic guitar. Most evenings you will hear him playing and singing worship songs in the back yard while he enjoys the view. The boy has some pipes!

The kids participate in an active youth group and have even begun a church youth group band! They both do well in school and this is the first year I won’t be playing ‘mom taxi’ as Justine will be the designated driver! Wowza! I might have to get a job or something!

Now before you think our lives are just all peachy keen and perfect, let me get real and confess challenges too. I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma back in 1996 so the sun I love must not see my skin too often. I have also been learning to live with Hashimoto’s, a thyroid disease. My husband, Steve, will be having his 9th surgery this December. This time it will be a shoulder replacement. See? We all got something to worry about, right?

I can’t leave it with that though. We are blessed beyond measure!

My greatest joy is hearing my teenagers talk and laugh! They get along like best friends and taunt each other like siblings. You’ll hear them having serious conversations working out life issues and then one will tell the other not to come within 20 feet at school. Ha!


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