Thanks for stopping by to learn a little about me.
This is me. (Jessica)
I’m married to this guy. (Don)
He’s a bit of a ham and I love it. We do just about everything together. I like to share our adventures, big and small. I hope you enjoy them. We do.
We don’t have kids. Gasp. Our life is full just the two of us. We have nieces and nephews and we love them to pieces. See?
Will we ever add any kiddos to our story? (This seems to be the all important question to most new people we meet, especially when they hear we’ve been married for over ten years.) Not likely. We are ok with that. Please don’t try to convert us. It’s a personal choice. I respect your choice to have kids; respect my choice not to. Enough said.
We are originally from Washington State and have lived in Washington, Oregon, Florida, and currently Louisiana. (Don is active duty Coast Guard. Yay for Coasties!) We enjoy seeing new places and experiencing new things. Is it challenging? Heck yeah. It’s all part of the adventure. Our personal mantra is that it’s about the journey, not the destination.
I have a degree in English with a creative writing concentration. Once upon a time I wanted to write books and I couldn’t wait to see my name in published print. I later learned I enjoy proofreading and editing other people’s work more. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to edit two published books and I’ve seen my name in print in acknowledgement in one of them. (Thank you Courtney!) In another life I imagine myself working for a publishing house in a big city like Seattle or New York. But truly, the rat-race lifestyle that comes with big city living is not for us. Currently I’m working as a secretary for a school district. Finding work each time we move is one of the greatest challenges I (we) face. As a result I don’t have a very consistent career but it’s a blessing to even have a job in this difficult economy. I have had some interesting jobs and met some amazing people over the years. And we never know what might be around the next corner…
A few other little things…
I love to read. (Reading Corner)
We both love movies. Especially seeing movies at the theater. It’s a guilty pleasure. I have a Movie Monday post routine where I review the movies or tv we’ve watched the previous week.
I enjoy quilting but I haven’t made anything in quite awhile. It was a new hobby when I started and I feel like I’ll be starting all over again when I pick it back up.
We like to travel, take pictures, shoot guns, fish, snorkel, kayak, bike, sail, hike, fly kites (it’s more exciting than it might sound)…suffice it to say, we have a lot of hobbies. Some retired hobbies include snowboarding, paint ball, RC cars, quading, and motorcycle rides. I miss snowboarding so much. It has to be one of the most exhilarating things I’ve ever done. The views are awe-inspiring. Why quit? Well, you can’t spend very much time doing your hobbies when you’ve got too many of them. Someday we hope to try diving and competition shooting. Oy vey.
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