valerie-rohde-squareI have to just. do. it.  To steal a little bit from Nike there.  I have always loved to blog.  WAY before blogging was a “thing” and people could make money off of having one.  Before blogging, I’ve always kept a journal for as long as I can remember.  I’ve always loved writing.  I guess that makes me a writer?  I feel like I’m comfortable with that title.  I love words.  I love to edit and I love to dream.   I’ve had a more personal blog the past few years but I haven’t been able to keep up with it as I would like so now I’m hoping to charge ahead with this one and build something inviting and also a bit of an outlet for me to share life together.

I have the most wonderful husband, Douglas.  He balances me, encourages me, supports me, and makes me laugh like no one else.  He is my beloved, and my beloved is mine.  Together, we rock.  He is the most amazing cook and can make something from nothing and he can make it taste great.  He loves woodworking and is creative but precise.  He is a graphic and web designer by day and Super Dad by night.  I knew from the beginning he would be an incredible dad and he has proven me right.  He and I are both old souls trying to make it in a modern world. Continue reading