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This is me...a happy wife, mom to three awesome boys, teacher to two of the aforementioned boys (we homeschool), chauffeur to karate, archery and all sorts of other activities, former scrapbooker and founder of the 
Good Grief Blog.
Life is good.

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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.