I'm a Christian, journalist, animal-lover, and outdoor enthusiasts. I'm getting married to my best friend and the love of my life this fall, 2009. I am so blessed to be loved by him! I have two dogs, a cat, and two horses, and I love them deeply. I enjoy spending time outside with my animals. I love to be active and enjoy snowboarding, running, hiking, sport shooting, and horseback riding. I am happiest outdoors, and love to be camping, boating, sitting by the river, floating out in the pool, or rocking on the porch with a book. I love to read, write, quilt, shop!, and garden. I'm really looking forward to moving in with my soon-to-be husband so I can begin my vegetable and flower garden, and set up my chicken coop. I love cooking with home-grown organics. I've been fortunate to travel with my family and dream of traveling more. I love all kinds of food and am always up for trying something new. I LOVE to cook for people, especially my family. I am passionate about my family and friends and nurturing and growing those precious relationships. I usually stick to recipes, but as I gain experience, I've been venturing out on my own, and coming up with my own creations! I can't wait to go to Hawaii and try all the regional cuisine in September!