About Me

My life has been a bit a whirlwind for the last 5 years... but I couldn't be more thankful for it! I'm married to a great man, living in one of the best cities in the country, and working for a social service agency that I believe in, doing a job that I love, and, now, am "mommy" to my first child!

Here's how it all happened...

January 2008: Living in Eugene, Oregon.  Met a guy online (and then in person)... kinda liked him.

April 2008: Got accepted to grad school... in CANADA.  Visited the school... kinda liked it.  Told the guy I kinda liked that I was going to be moving in a few short months, and wasn't sure what that meant for our young relationship.

Later April 2008:  Guy I kinda liked announced that he was going to move to Canada with me... and started figuring out the logistics.  Scared the shit out of me.

July 2008:  Moved in with guy in his place to test the waters before we moved "internationally" together.  Kinda liked it.

September 2008:  Moved to Surrey, BC (outside of Vancouver) and started work on my Masters at Simon Fraser University.

June 2009:  Guy moved back to Oregon for the summer.  I was finishing up my coursework and would be moving back in September to start my internship and project paper.

July 4, 2009:  Went to Oregon for the holiday... specifically out to the coast to relax and watch the fireworks.  Guy I had once kinda liked, and now felt much more for, pulled out a ring and asked me to marry him.  I said yes.

August 2009:  Moved to Portland, Oregon (a city that I fall in love with a little bit more every day).  Started my internship and continued researching for my project paper.

November 2009:  Saw a job on Craigslist that I thought would be PERFECT for me... after I was done with my degree.  Decided to apply anyway.  Three interviews later, I got the job.

December 2009:  Started new job, full-time.  Wrote my thesis/project paper on the weekends and during lunch breaks.

February 2010:  Finished first draft of paper.  Submitted.  Started hard core on the wedding planning.

June 2010:  Returned to BC for my final presentation and to complete degree requirements.

August 2010:  Got married!

September 2010:  Honeymoon in New Zealand!

October 2010:  Started house hunting.

December 2010:  Got the keys to our first house!

August 2011:  Found out we were going to have a baby!

April 2012:  Emily was born... and another chapter to my wonderful life began!