A Bit About Me

I’ve always enjoyed writing. I used to write in my journal every day at one point in my life. But lately….ok, to be honest…the last 10 years have been sporadic at best when it comes to writing. I’ve missed it.

So, never having been a blogger, and not knowing too much about computers, I feel somewhat inadequate when it comes to how cute my page looks or adding cool features. But that’s ok. For now, it’s just therapeutic for me to write. So that’s what your gonna get!

Ammon is the inspiration for this blog. I have numerous stories that make me laugh, make me cry, make me want to hug him, and just plain make me want to be a better mother! He IS an amazing son, period.

A little background about ME. From my youngest memories, I always loved babies! At the age of 3, I used to drag my newborn sister around the house. One day, my mother panicked when she went to the bassinet to get my baby sister, and there was no baby there. She ran through the house, couldn’t find her, and dashed outside. She looked around the yard, and finally down the sidewalk, only to find me on my tricycle, carrying my 3 week old sister!

I remember asking people at church if I could hold their babies. I’d take them for as long as they’d let me. I babysat constantly, was voted most likely to have 12 children in my seminary class, and always knew I wanted a big family.

I was in college when I met “My Man”……that’s how I have him affectionately listed in my phone contacts. Wow! What a handsome boy! We became fast friends that year, spent hours studying together, grocery shopping, watching Magnum PI, and, most importantly, laughing together. My Man–makes me laugh! It’s his best quality, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that about him! His name is Michael, by the way. 🙂

Soon, the friendship changed into a dating relationship, and we never wanted to be apart. We were married on May 18, 1989. This man, like me, wanted a big family, too!

Two years later, our first child was born. We were thrilled to be parents! And the children just kept coming! Now our oldest daughter is 21, and our baby is 5! It’s strange how time flies, how a year sort of dissipates, or a child wakes up one morning and her pants are 4 inches too short! I’m really trying to do my best to be present and available for each and every moment that life brings! The older I get, the more I realize how precious and fleeting life is. I am passionate about being a wife and a mother. It’s what I always wanted to do.

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One response to “A Bit About Me

  1. Hi! I have added your blog to Dear Sisters…I am so happy to read about you and your family. What I like about my blog is that everytime I tell a family story it is like I’ve written another chapter in our history. Most fun way to write my history ever! =D

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