Born and raised in a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California, I've always had a love for nature. However, as I was also raised in a technology savvy household, I grew up loving technology, websites, and graphic design, too.
Now, I am married to my wonderful husband, mother to Oliver, Addison, Charlee, 2 rambunctious kitties, and 2 lazy red ear slider turtles. We live in the central valley in California just east of the Bay Area. Mike and I were married on June 11, 2016 (61116 for all your number nerds out there).
From a spiritual perspective, I am pagan. I do consider myself a witch. I know there are far too many definitions out there that put a derogatory spin or even a too overly "love and light" spin on both of those words, but to me, I revere nature and the energy that can be found in the smallest pebbles to the largest boulders, and I believe that I have the power to influence/impact the energy of the world through the use of my own energy.
Star hording her green mouse all to herself, 2016 Elk Grove, CA
Faelyn & Mikael, Geocaching Mega Event, 2016 Yuma, AZ
Niko shows how prim and proper he can be, 2016 Elk Grove, CA
Pictured above on the right is Niko, he is my tabby rescue from when I lived in the North Bay Area of California. He is our little ball of energy, running around at odd hours in the morning and chasing after his sister. He is such a love bug, too - as long as you don't force him to lay on you. He will lay next to you all day long.
Above and to the left is Star, a tortoiseshell calico. Star will only sit with you on her terms. She is a bit of an attention seeker and loves to be rubbed, but don't you dare pick her up... she is a bit feisty. When I do tend to get her in my arms she likes to "hold" onto one of my fingers as if hanging on for dear life. She means well but can get a bit rough.
Lastly, I have two red ear sliders I mentioned above. They are a bit camera shy - or just don't know how to pose... But they are a complete part of our lives.
Over the last 3 years we have added 3 kiddos into our lives; Oliver, Addison, and Charlee. While our hands are full, so are our hearts.
Oliver is the best big brother to his two sisters and I know as they get older their bond will get stronger (after they all learn how to share).