Faith. Family. Farm. These are the things that I center my life around. I love my home in Oregon and the life my husband and I have built together. We enjoy spending time outdoors with our dog, doing everything from hiking and camping to our small version of farming.
I also love everything domestic. For fun I sew, knit, bake, cook, keep chickens, and garden (among other things). Everything that is historical or old-fashioned holds a particular fascination for me, and I think that is why I have always loved learning about and doing these things myself. I want to learn to make soap, cheese, and lace next.
My degree is in architecture with minors in historic preservation and architectural art history. I don't know for sure, but I may pursue a part-time career in non-profit residential design or historic preservation. Who knows, I might even go to graduate school!
The bottom line, though, is this: My faith has the power to carry me through any trial. My family is the greatest gift I have been given and they fill my heart with love and gratitude. My "farm" is the best way I know to provide for and nurture my family in a healthy, sustainable, and glorifying way.