Hi Friends! Welcome to my space online to share about things that are important to me. I enjoy trying all sorts of new things- my most recent endeavor being blogging at The Simply Organized Teacher. While this is fun, it doesn’t give me the opportunity to write about other things I am passionate about.

I am a native Texan, born and raised in Houston where I spent all of my childhood. I have a Mom and Dad that just about top any kind of parent a person could have. They were blessed with four girls and I feel so lucky to call my sisters my best friends I didn’t choose.

Speaking of best friends, I grew up with a group of crazy, loud, obnoxious, weird, youth group kids that have been my people through and through. Thirteen years later and I still get to celebrate life with these people and I feel so privileged.

In 2008 I stepped out on my own to go to Texas State University. I graduated in 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education. After my first year in San Marcos, I knew the Hill Country was home. Still is. Probably always will be.

Sorry Mom!

The Hill Country is also where I met my love, Cody, who chooses to put up with me on a daily basis. We love wine tasting, riding his motorcycle through the Hill Country (how many times can I say hill country here???), binging on Parenthood, cooking, EATING, and traveling.  Cody is also really good at completing all the things on my Honey Do List and breaking water pipes in my yard. He’s just the best!

Milo is a bed hogger, a licker, and jumper, and a master escapee. He has caused me to invest hundreds of dollars into doggy proofing my home that I would never had to spend without him. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I love Jesus and I still have so much to learn about His love for me. It has been a really fun ride getting to know Him better over the past few years. I grew up knowing Him but didn’t begin pursuing Him fully till I was out of college. I have been pushed, stretched, and challenged in so many ways. Life hasn’t been the same since. But I wouldn’t have that anyway either! 😉

My interests change constantly but my passions have always been loving others and encouraging those around me. While I may not always be the best at it, that is always my deepest desire.

Oh, and chips + salsa + margaritas. That is also my deepest desire.

Here is where I will share about all things that are important to me in hopes of encouraging all that is important to you. Thanks for following along!