I was born and raised in Carson City, Nevada. Yes, it is the capital of Nevada. And no, it is not close to Las Vegas. It is an 8 hour drive away. I went to college in my backyard, at the University of Nevada, Reno, where I majored in Information Systems. Yes, I love computers and geeking out. Shh, don't tell anyone. I graduated in 2005 and immediately took a job doing web design.
I worked there for a year before being swayed into taking a job with the Gaming Control Board. The allure of travel made that decision easy. I have been working at the same job for almost 10 years now. I have traveled to some amazing places with my job...Australia, England, New York City, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, The Woodlands, New Orleans, Madison and the list goes on.
And with my job, I met my husband to be, Rory. Rory and I were friends for a long time (3 years) before dating. I had a cancer scare in 2009 (cervical - it runs in my family) and he was my rock in this. So I finally gave into dating him. We kept it a secret at work for 10 months before anyone found out.
When we first started dating
We adopted our first child, Walter, in June 2012. We searched high and low for a dog to adopt and finally after six months of searching, we found Walter in Truckee, California. He is the best dog and an amazing addition to our family.
Walters first day at his new home
We dated for about three years before he proposed to me. We got married on August 17, 2013, and it was the best day of my life. We celebrated with our nearest and dearest and honeymooned in Kauai. Kauai is one of the best trips we have ever taken. If you love being outdoors, this is the place for you.
After we got married, we started trying for babies. We had a rough go of it, but we found out we were having twins in June 2014. In October 2014, we found out we were having identical twin GIRLS.
Avery on the left and Sutton on the right (2 days old)
My girls spent 26 and 27 days in the NICU and have forever changed our lives. This last year has been the best year of my life. My girls are the best thing to ever happened to me. They made me a mom and that is my most important role. I still work at the Gaming Control Board and I am starting to travel again. I have a big week long trip overseas coming up in April that I am super excited and nervous about.
When I am not at home with my girls, I am enjoying wingo (wine and bingo) night with my girlfriends, snowboarding with my husband, having Bachelor watching nights or having me time (what is that?).
Sutton on the left, Avery on the right