About Us

Though growing up in what seems like opposite ends of the world (Jens is from Alaska, while I’m a native Texan) we met at Seattle Pacific University in the Theatre department during my freshman and Jens’ sophomore year.  During the first quarter we were cast in a fellow student’s directing project, “Words, Words, Words”…as monkeys.  Within days of meeting, we were dancing around together in beanies and tutus… obviously a prime opportunity for a courting relationship.  By the second quarter, we were dating and have never looked back since.

We were married in Leavenworth, Washington on June 16, 2001 at Mt. Springs Lodge – the beautiful home of my sophomore roommate.  Despite forecasts of thunderstorms throughout the weekend, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky the entire time we were there – which is good, because it was an outdoor wedding and we didn’t actually have a “plan B”.  God graced us with a perfect wedding present in the weather.

We’ve lived in Seattle, Texas, and now reside in Homer, Alaska.  While we probably won’t be here long-term, we’re enjoying the beautiful scenery and cool summers.

Jens is working at a small but very successful software development firm. As a Marketing Manager, his days are filled to the brim with … managing … marketing … stuff. Actually, I don’t really know what he does all day but I know he’s very busy and he loves it. Best of all, he works entirely out of our home, so I get to see him a lot every day.  He’s currently pursuing his masters degree in marketing, so when he’s not working, he can often be found in his office doing homework.  Or beating his head against the wall.

When I’m not tending to my mommy duties, I dabble in web design, graphic design and crafting. This allows me to work from home as well, so we’re just one big happy band of homebodies. Surprisingly, we haven’t gotten sick of each other yet.  Occasionally I consider going back to school to actually learn how to do what I do for a living.  Oddly, my degree in Theatre doesn’t apply to web or graphic design overly much.  But truthfully, I don’t enjoy school and I have yet to convince myself that I have the determination (or time) to make it through again.

In October 2005, our family expanded to 3 and the beautiful and spirited Kaelin entered our lives. She talks nonstop (she gets that from her father) and certainly keeps us on our toes with her antics. For pictures (because I know that’s really why you’re here) check out the Photos category in the blog, or our SmugMug site.

Our son Koren was born June 12, 2008 and has quite a personality of his own.  He’s a total ham, and loves to make us laugh.  He’s also completely obsessed with pickles.  He seems to have surpassed his sister in the “nonstop talking” department, so between the two of them, our house is never. ever. quiet.  When the kids are at school, I sit at my desk and just absorb the silence.

I think this is where I’m supposed to put a concluding paragraph.  But I’ve never been particularly good about concluding paragraphs, so I’ll just leave it at that.

About Me

Hi. I'm Amy. I started this website in 2005 as a place to deposit my journal and photos. It has gone through a few incarnations and masquerades as a family site, but since I'm the only one who contributes to it, it's really all about ME, ME, ME.

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