HELLO! 

Here's a little about me...

I grew up in Wisconsin.  I still live there with my husband and our rescue dog, Chance. We have two amazing grown children. Being outdoors is one of my favorite things. In spring you can find me planting my garden. When summer comes I'll be out on the lake kayaking, swimming, or fishing. I love the woods in fall, especially once the mosquitoes are gone and the fall colors are blazing and beautiful. When winter comes, I pull out my cross country skis.  And, if I get bored there is always plenty of snow shoveling in Wisconsin to keep me busy!   

                                                                

                                                                 My Favorite Things

                                                                          family 

                                                                          dogs                                                  

                                                                          giraffes 

                                                                          fireworks                                             

                                                                          the color purple                                   

                                                                          lighthouses                                          

                                                                          watermelon                                          

                                                                          and chocolate chip cookies                                                                                                  

                                                                Things I'm not so fond of:

                                                                          spiders

                                                                          black licorice

                                                                          leftovers

                                                                          litterbugs

                                                                          sand in my shoes

                                                                          sunburn

                                                                          and ants

                               

When my high school English teacher, Mr. Frank, told me that one day he'd see my name in print, I didn't believe him. But here I am with my name on a book!  Thanks Mr. Frank!

If I could go back and tell my 8 year-old self something important, I'd tell myself to never let anyone else make you feel that you aren't just as important as they are. And that believing in yourself in more important than anything else.

              This is what I tell myself today; do one thing everyday to help make the world a better place.

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                                      The picture above is from a hike on the beautiful North Shore of Minnesota.

I enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, and spending as much time outdoors as I can. I also love exploring the United States of America! The picture above is from a hike on the breathtaking North Shore of Minnesota. I've also done some hiking on the Appalachian Trail while visiting Maryland and Virginia.; explored the Ice Age Trail in northern Wisconsin.; climbed Harney Peak with my family at Custer State Park in the beautiful state of South Dakota. Our kids were only four and six at the time, but they hiked all the way to the tip-top.  It was a lot of work for those little feet but it was worth every step! My greatest kayaking adventure was whitewater kayaking on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers with my daughter.  Luckily for me she has friends that are world class kayakers and they made sure we were safe. It was an absolutely exhilarating day on the water. 

 

You never run out of things to do and see in nature. There's a surprise around every corner. That is why it is so important for us, wherever we are, to do everything we can protect and preserve our environment. 

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