here's a little about me

I was born in sunny Florida and lived there until shortly after I married my precious husband, Jim. We lived in Texas for 30 years before moving to Southern Missouri to pastor a rural church. I love everything about Texas, including the history, the yummy food, and the people but moving to Missouri has giving me a new appreciation for small town life and a love for the Ozarks. We truly love it here.

Jim and I have these two amazing children, and I love hanging out with them. When they were little, I thought I wanted them to stay young forever, but now that they are young adults, I love the freedom we have as they plan their lives. They are fun and funny, they have these goofy personalities they inherited from both of their parents, and they make me smile when they laugh.

I love this picture of Jim and me. It’s so different from people typically see us. He is often the one making silly faces or acting goofy, while I am trying to get everyone to be serious for a minute. Yet, every once in a while, I let myself go.

I joking say I keep my crazy tucked in and this is one of those moments when you can see if coming untucked. What can I say, we are a fun family, we laugh a lot and we enjoy life.

I recently had one of those moments; you know the one… when you realize that you are supposed to be doing something, and you know that doing it will change your life. In those moments, you have to ask yourself, “do I move forward with this and take a risk or do I just stay where I am?” I chose to move forward.

Along with writing and speaking, I am also a travel agent with Magic Bound Travel, specializing in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Aulani Resort, and Universal vacations, along with Royal Caribbean Cruisel Line. And I have a marketing agency that specializes in helping churches and small businesses develop an online presence.

some of my favorite things:

  • Jesus!
  • My Hubs and the Kids
  • My iPhone – I know, I should be ashamed
  • Mickey Mouse – Yep, long time HUGE fan
  • Spotify
  • Colored Pens
  • Office Supplies in general!
  • Summer Shopping Trips
  • Shopping anytime
  • Shoes – this one may be a problem
  • Starbucks
  • An excellent book, especially historical fiction in Texas
  • College Football
  • The University of Florida Gators
  • Seafood
  • The Houston Texans
  • The Houston Astros
  • Marvel movies – Team Captain America
  • Traveling
  • Sweet Tea
  • Women’s Conferences
  • According to my children – WORK!