Thanks for stopping by. 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? (Since people always seem to want to know this.) 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 novels but that was long ago. I now much prefer proofreading and editing other people’s work. I have had the opportunity to edit two published books, one fiction and one non-fiction. I have also helped a few other hopeful authors by reviewing their manuscripts and providing them feedback. I am currently working to help a friend polish a fiction fantasy novel and hope to see him published one of these days. I also currently work as a secretary/fiscal manager/jack-of-all-trades for a small office. One day, I hope to explore freelance proofreading and copy editing more seriously. When I don’t have a day job and can dedicate my time to it.
A few other random tidbits…
I love to read. (Reading Corner)
We both love to watch movies. Each Monday I post about anything we’ve watched the previous week. Just because it’s fun to share.
I enjoy quilting but I haven’t made anything in ages. It was a new hobby when I started and one of these days I’m sure I’ll pick it back up.
We like to travel, shoot guns, fish, snorkel, kayak, bike, sail, hike, fly kites (it’s more exciting than it might sound)…I know…we have a lot of hobbies. We used to also snowboard, play paint ball, tinker with RC cars, go quading, and I’m sure I’m forgetting a few. Unfortunately, you can’t spend very much time doing your hobbies when you’ve got too many of them. So eventually some are set aside to make room for others (or new ones.)
This blog primarily started as a way to stay in touch with friends and family, a way to share our adventures, our daily lives with the people we love and miss, but over time it has grown into more than that as I’ve met new people and made connections with other bloggers. Thanks for stopping by and spending some time with me. You may contact me privately here, or leave comments publicly below. I’d love to hear from you!