Who am I?
Let's see. As I often do, I actually asked my boys who they thought I was. Their answers? A mommy and a scrapbooker. They're right.
I am a mommy to three fabulous boys. They crack me up. Be warned. They will be the subject of many, many entries here. Despite (or perhaps thanks to) eight years of college, I happily stay home with my sons, where we enjoy our homeschool journey and our flexible schedule.
I am also a scrapbooker. I have been scrapbooking since March 22, 2002. Yes, I really do know the exact date. Though I'd been hoarding supplies long before that, March 22, 2002 was the night I attended my first scrapbooking class. Back then, I only had one boy and a couple boxes worth of supplies. Today, I live in northern Colorado with my wonderfully supportive husband, my three terrific boys and a room overflowing with scrapping supplies.
As a scrapbooker, I have been blessed in my opportunities. (I won't list them all, lol.) I have been a contributing writer for Creating Keepsakes magazine...working on all sorts of fun projects with CK, having my own little monthly column for two years, and authoring a book with them that was released in December 2008. I also had the privilege to be on the design team for Prism Papers (such an awesome cardstock company that I was sad to see close its doors in early 2010). And, I founded the Good Grief Blog for scrapbooking the journey through loss and healing. Through all of this, I get to work with such awesome people and know I am fortunate. Mostly, I'm just continually amazed by how scrapbooking has influenced my life. Wow.
Now, much as I love my boys and admit that their answers were spot on, they missed one. I am also a wife. Nathan and I have been married 16 years now. We were high school sweethearts though we never went to the same high school. In fact, during high school, I dumped him...twice. But obviously the third time's the charm and I couldn't be happier. Together, we've done our share of moving around the country and have had, between us, more job titles than you can shake a stick at (some totally off the wall). Right now, he's one of the founders of a way cool business. I'm so proud of him.
Obviously, there are many other "titles" that describe who I am...daughter, big sister, friend, and so forth. We'll get into those, I'm sure. For now, though, this is who I am.