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 almost 35 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. 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 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 the past four years closed down, I spent a few months figuring my next step. I am now spending a couple days a week as a Nanny; this helps me get my "baby fix" since I’m not yet a Grandma, and our kids are out of the nest.
When I'm not working 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 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,