Born in Utah. Spent my formative years in Idaho. Moved to Santa Barbara for school two weeks after high school and haven’t spent more than two weeks at a time in Idaho since. I left Santa Barbara in 2005 so that I didn’t end up a 35-year-old waitress who was still drinking heavily 6 nights a week and living in someone’s spare room. I got a job in Palo Alto and met my husband shortly afterward. I spent some time living in San Francisco and seeing a fair amount of naked people every day. After nearly three lovely years in the Bay Area I moved to Orange County when my Wes, my then-boyfriend, was transferred.
After 18 months in Orange County, Wes was transferred to Oahu, Hawaii, where we’ve been for the past 5 1/2 years. The beaches are pretty and the drinks all have umbrellas in them (mini ones, that is, full-size umbrellas would just be awkward). The only problem is that, when you live in Hawaii, you still have to do all the boring everyday stuff, like laundry and vacuuming and dusting (so much dusting), and working, and bill-paying.
We have a dog named Tsunami who we got from the Big Island shortly after we moved here. I sort of wanted to get rid of her two weeks later but after five+ years, she’s grown on me. We got married in August of 2010 in Portland and our wedding was fucking awesome. We went to Thailand on our honeymoon and then spent two years being wild and crazy. I got pregnant in early 2012 and in September we had a baby. Her name is Stella and she’s basically the best baby ever. She looks exactly like I did but makes faces like Wes and her cousins do. In 2014 we had another baby, James, who turned our lives crazy with his non-sleeping. But he also makes us laugh on a daily basis and love how our family has grown.
I like to read and write. When the weather is nice I’m a runner. I love to swim and the way I look when I’ve been doing it for a while. Racing out here is ridiculously cheap so I try to do as much as possible. Except for 2012 when I was pregnant and puking for the better part of the year. After James I signed up for pretty much any race that showed up in my in-box and have been loving it.