I am a wife, a mother, and a compulsive craigslist shopper. After growing up in sunny Florida, I moved to Alaska to see snow and never turned back. I married a hunky fireman who makes me laugh every day, even when the world seems to be changing so dramatically that I cannot hardly bear to watch the news anymore. I have the sweetest, most angelic daughter that I pray every day I am alive to watch her grow into the amazing woman that I know she will be. We are also blessed with three sons who are always up for a laugh, and I know that this is a sign of times to come as they continue to change each and every day. I used to think that I knew happiness, but I wasn't even close. The love I have for these five people is immeasurable; I feel so blessed and often wonder what I have done to deserve all of this. I love to quilt, scrapbook, read, and shop. As a child, I secretly loved our school cafeteria food and hid under the table during a food fight so I wouldn't have to throw my mexican pizza - they only had it once a month.