Some of my all-time favorite pictures:
I've been wanting to do this for some time now. I've been holding on to some great pictures for several years, wondering what I could do with them. So...I decided to make a page with them for a couple of reasons. 1) I have a huge family (my mom's one of ten kids), and I thought it would be nice for them to see some of these, and 2) Hopefully it'll give my customers/clients/friends a chance to get to know me a bit better. So here you are!

Mom and me Mom
I was adopted by the best mom and dad anyone could ask for three days after I was born January 23, 1969. This picture was taken about a week after they brought me home! Is that Jackie O? Mom was born and raised in Neenah, Wisconsin as the oldest of ten kids. Can you imagine? This picture was taken around 1974 in Colorado at a family reunion. Mom's getting ready for a rip-roarin' hay ride. Yee-haw!

Clover Park High School Dad in Tsing Tao
Dad was a very promising athlete when he was going to Clover Park High School in Puyallup, Washington. Just as his football skills were maturing, he joined the Marines and was sent off to Korea. That's dad on the far left in Tsing Tao causing all kinds of trouble with his Marine buddies.

My bro and me Jay, Maraika and Emily
My brother Jay and I at Snoqualmie Falls circa 1971. Here's Jay around 2002 in Australia with his wife Maraika and daughter Emily.

Steve and Max A dog's life
My husband Steve and our sweet little corgi Max, the very day we brought him home. Max all grown up and livin' the good life.

Lauren & Garth Geoff, me, Steve, and Lauren
Steve's daughter Lauren & her fianceé Garth. Garth played center for the University of Montana. Go Grizzlies! I tried finding a picture of Steve's son Geoff, but the best and most recent one of him was from our wedding. He was Steve's best man and Lauren was my maid of honor.

My Wedding Shower Mom, Dad, Jay, Maraika, Emily, Steve, Max, and me
I think I'm going a bit out of order here...This was taken at my wedding shower, 2002. That's my long-time friend (of 30 years) Liza, Melinda, Beth, Me, Mindy (another friend of 30 years), and my sister-in-law Maraika. Here's the whole fam (my side)...Mom, Dad, Jay, Maraika, Emily, Steve, Max, and me. Pretty good picture of everyone but me and Steve. I look goofy and he's got his eyes closed - oh well! :)

Steve and I on our wedding day Mom, Dad, on the Big Day
Steve and I on our wedding day Me with my mom and dad on the "Big Day"

Wheat Harvest 2006 Me and Steve 2006
There's Steve looking over the fields of wheat (east of Spokane in Tekoa) where he helped out with his cousin's harvest. It's so beautiful out there. Steve and I at Newcastle Golf Club, summer 2006

Dad's 80th Emily and Amy
Feliz Cumpleaños! Dad celebrated his 80th birthday recently, so we went out for his favorite kind of food - Mexican. I think he looks muy guapo in that sombrero! Aside from those red "devil eyes" I always get in my pictures, here's a favorite pic of mine - me with my adorable "little roo" - my niece Emily, who lives down under in Melbourne.