Hi and welcome! I started writing this little blog in June of 2010 as a way of processing our family’s move from the state of Washington back to the Midwest. Two years later we were able to return to the Pacific Northwest! We live an hour south of Seattle in a charming small Harbor City called Gig Harbor. We found a sweet home right near downtown and settled into “Carver Cottage” in  2014.

I’ve been the wife of Michael for 34 years and we’re empty-nester parents of four young adults (two married sons and two daughters.) They’ve all graduated from Whitworth University (go, Pirates, !~we’re broke) and are scattered from L.A., to Spokane. I was raised in Carmel, Indiana where my two older sisters and Mom still reside and loved being a part of Chi Omega while attending Ball State University. Although I still miss the Midwest, we’ve called Washington State our home for the last twenty years.

Since I’m not yet a Grandma, and our kids are out of the nest, I spoil our rescue dog Sydney and a feisty orange kitten named Thor. I used to teach Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade but have spent the last four years working at a fabulous baby boutique. Check out Charlie Barnes Kids!

I love volunteering as a MOPS mentor, doing bible study with my girlfriends, taking walks in our Harbor town, traveling (especially to see our kids!) and inviting friends to sit around our table. Coffee and red wine? Yes, please!

I am a follower of Jesus and am aware that God takes my daily situations and turns them into life lessons. I try to share what I'm learning here at See Jane Learn. I write a bit about faith, attempting to look presentable as a 50+wife and mama, relationships, travel, things around the home, and new discoveries. 

My hope is you’ll smile and be encouraged. Thank you so much for stopping by!

In His Grip, 

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