My journey began in a small town in the thumb of Michigan. You know you are from Michigan when you point to a place on your hand to show where you are from, so envision where the thumb is located.
I left the thumb to attend Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Home Economics Education and Health Education. I have been a Home Economics teacher, a preschool teacher and a WIC nutritionist. The best job I ever had was that of being a mother. I am a mother of two delightful young adults, Kirsten and Travis. I have a son of the heart, Chase, Kirsten's husband; and a daughter of the heart, Alayna, Travis's girlfriend. Family is everything to me.
I met my husband, Kirk, when he was teaching in the thumb. We met, fell in love, had a daughter and a son and moved, eventually settling in Battle Creek, Michigan where we have lived for over 20 years.
My husband, Kirk, and I are empty nesters now and genealogy has given me a new purpose in life. One might say I am addicted to it. Many a days have gone by and I don't even realize that it is time for the hubby to come home.
If I am not researching our family, you will find me reading, gardening, or organizing something. Oh, and I collect cookbooks, having hundreds of them!
I love comments and feedback so feel free to contact me. I promise I will step away from my pedigree chart and respond.