Originally from Amarillo, Texas, I moved to Seattle in 2000 to pursue a professional ballet career. Things went great for a while, but in a critical year I was injured and forced away from my ballerina hopes. Fortunately, there is life after dance; mine has included many wonderful people and new interests, though I will always be a dancer. My husband Brendan and I met at the church we still attend, Green Lake Presbyterian, and have been married since 2005. We are up to 4 children, 1 dog, and 1 mortgage. I don't seem to be able to choose what I want to be when I grow-up, so I have settled on collecting hobbies and skills ad nauseum. If you ever visit me, there is a good chance I will teach you to felt, force you to make a terrarium, and offer you a drink (how strong depends on the time of day). I can promise my children will leave an impression on you (again, what kind depends on the time of day). I suffer from a debilitating chronic illness called POTS. Dealing with illness has changed me forever, and some days are harder than others. I have a degree in Business from the University of Washington, completed training to be a labor and delivery doula, cook yummy food, parent, parent, parent (!), actually, for real, totally believe that Jesus was God, love him, and write about it all.