For most of my life I have lived either on a farm or in a rural area in the western states. As a result I have come to appreciate some of the blessings of living in that type of a setting. Fortunately I married someone who also prefers to have a little distance between us and the houses of the neighbors. We both appreciate the beauty of the great outdoors.
Our children now have children, and one daughter even has grandchildren. It has been a joy to be a mother and then to see our children become parents. Each generation decides what they will retain from their own upbringing and what they will try to do better. Sometimes, after a heap-o-living, what was once difficult to understand about those earlier years of life, becomes much easier to understand and to accept. My own understanding of this has come from my love of family history research. The more I learn about my ancestors, the more I grow to love them and to understand myself.
Early in my married life I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but have always been interested in religion and attended a number of different churches off and on before becoming a Mormon. www.lds.org
For most of the time when our children were growing up I was a stay-at-home Mom, but kept involved in various ways by helping in the schools. I did work outside the home for about 15 years to help defray some of the college expenses. Those work experiences were in offices and in schools.
Some of my current interests besides my family, church, and family history include the following: photography, writing poetry and sometimes trying my hand at composing music, browsing thrift shops and antique stores, trying out new recipes as well as coming up with a few of my own, playing the piano, learning about my DNA and my health traits, and doing research on various topics.
Through the encouragement of one of my daughters, I am pursuing writing a personal blog. Hopefully some of the things I share will be of interest to my family, friends, and those I have come to know in the blogging world. At present most of my blog posts are a result of linking up with blog hops, because the prompts help me consider things I have experienced that might be good subject material for the blog. The blog hops also focus on various writing styles to try.