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 City on the Puget Sound 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 35 years and we’re empty-nester parents of four young adults; two married sons and two daughters. (I should note we are currently not living in an empty nest: our youngest, her husband, and two cats have moved into our lower level for a few months.) Our children all graduated from Whitworth University. (Go, Pirates!~We’re broke.) They are scattered from L.A. to Spokane to Gig Harbor. 

I was raised in Carmel, Indiana and I attended Ball State University, where I majored in Elementary Education and flourished as a member of Chi Omega. Although I still miss the Midwest, we’ve called Washington State our home for the last twenty-one years.

Besides teaching Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade, I spent many years as an at-home busy Mama of four. When the adorable baby boutique I worked at for four years closed down, I spent six months as the nanny of a sweet baby girl.

When I'm not spending time with my brand-new granddaughter, I love volunteering as a MOPS mentor, doing bible study with my girlfriends, taking walks around our Harbor town with our dog Sydney, cuddling our feisty cat Thor, traveling (especially to see our kids!) and inviting friends to sit around our table. Coffee or 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. Occasionally I write a bit about being an empty-nester, attempting to look presentable and get healthy as an almost 60-year-old, 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, 

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Jane!
    I found your site on Emily Freeman's site with the "what I've learned" stuff. As I was reading your post, I felt a wave of nostalgia -- as our family lived in the wonderful Gig Harbor for the school year of 2015-16 an attended your church! We have wonderful, wonderful memories of our time there! It was so fun to read about you and your family there. Would love to share some coffee next time we visit!
    Thanks -- Laura Moore, now back in Georgia