I grew up just outside of Seattle, WA and love the Pacific Northwest! I have 5 wonderful children with a wide range of ages (oldest born in 1984 youngest born in 2000). I am a breeder of German Shepherd and Miniature Australian Shepherds (both bred towards Search & Rescue and Service Work). I love to write, and love being with family and friends! I have spent many years learning to cook food for my family which will serve them well both in taste appeal and nutrition...not always a easy goal with so many opinions and so many ages! I don't necessarily love to cook, but I love preparing a meal for my family & friends and sitting with them around the dinning room table or campfire to enjoy a good meal and their wonderful company!