Roots are the foundation of your family tree – the locations and cultures from which your family came from.
They are also the ideas and values that help define your behavior in certain situations, solidify bonds within the family, and strengthen the fabric of society.
My roots are deep in the heart of Texas – although I am a proud transplant.
I was raised in a Navy family which was where I first grew to love the nomadic lifestyle that invariably comes with the service. My sister and I were afforded great opportunities to travel – both in the United States as well as overseas when we were young.
When my father retired, we moved to Fredericksburg – a charming, Texas hill-country town which I consider “home”.
After graduating high school, I attended the United States Naval Academy to start my own journey in the Navy. I travelled extensively in Central and South America during my time in the service.
After getting out of the Navy, my husband, Adam, and I moved from Everett, Washington to Normal, Illinois where we would be starting our first post-military careers. This same job finally took us back home to Texas….eleven years after leaving.
We currently reside in Humble, Texas where we are raising our two children (and multiple animals) and we are still making regular weekend trips back to Fredericksburg to visit my parents.