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I am a proud LEO wife, mother of four, soon-to-be grandmother to one, crafter, sports mom and devoted to living simply. I live every day for my family. I love them with all my heart and can’t wait to see how this thing called life pans out!

My family is my everything…have a said that yet? I have three girls. They are 23 (Jenna), 21 (Nichole), and 17 (Mackenzie), and then I have a 13-year-old son (Brady). My kids have always been athletic and the last 11 years we have spent traveling throughout the country playing softball, doing cheer, and playing baseball. We have spent more nights in a hotel room because of traveling than we would ever like to admit!

Being a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) Wife, I have spent many days standing up for the profession that my husband was called to do. He has spent the majority of his years working the late swing shift, 9:00pm-7:00am. Doing this saved us from having to pay for daycare for our kids, however, it was met with me spending most of my evenings home alone after the kids had gone to sleep or single-parenting it at all school, sports, and family functions. It was difficult but something that we were prepared to do with my husband’s crazy schedule. I’m so proud of my hubby and his dedication to his job. It is the perfect job for him!

I truly enjoy making homemade items, as opposed to buying birthday or Christmas presents for family and friends. I make wood signs, bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and such. I would love to get started in stamping on metal for keychains and necklaces. My ultimate goal is to either start an Etsy shop or start my own website selling craft items. That is a long time dream of mine that I will hopefully be able to start up in the near future. I’ll keep you posted on that dream.

I would have to say that I am a List person. I have a list for EVERYTHING. A list of things to do for the day, a list for the grocery store, a list of things we need to bring on our many trips out of town…LISTS ARE A NECESSITY IN MY LIFE.

So, to go along with my lists, I am also a planner. I like everything in my life planned out. Of course, this is not always possible, however I function better when my days are planned out. My days, my dinners, my cleaning schedule, my weekend sports travel all require a plan of some kind. I’m not a “just wake up and go” kind of person, that creates a definite panic in me.