I have a wonderful and extremely patient husband who lets me chase after all my random dreams and hobbies. We have two daughters who are two of the best things to ever happen to me, two cats, two gerbils, a frog, loads of fish, and a cool dog named Rudolph who we trained to be a therapy dog. Currently, Rudoplh and I visit a hospice facility once a month and do PAWS to read at my library whenever we can. I LOVE going places and seeing new things! No adventure is too small for us. We usually spend our weekends at local museums, but love day trips to fun and unusual places near where we live. For instance a while back we went to the Ohio Caverns. It was a bit of a drive but totally worth it! I really want to go back!
I graduated with my masters degree in library science in 2011, after spending 6 years on a 2 year degree. I took my time and had two babies so honestly, I’m just glad I managed to actually finish it! I also design and sell digital scrapbook kits in the evenings, after the girls go to bed, and any other time I can squeeze in during the day. I totally love scrapbooking and I think it goes along with genealogy so well. What better way to share all these amazing findings and all my hard work with the rest of the world than in a beautiful scrapbook page! I’ll be sharing many of the pages I’ve made about my ancestors on this blog.
I’ve been into finding out more about my family tree for the last few years and have been tracing lines in both my family as well as my husband’s. You can read about how I started being interested in genealogy in my first post on this blog about my Great-great grandfather Gustav. There have been many interesting discoveries along the way and some frustrating difficulties as those ancestors play hard to find. Dang Murphys!
I teach genealogy classes at the library where I work (I’m normally a part-time children’s librarian, however and do storyimes, American Girl doll programs, art classes, and even digital scrapbooking for adults).
I hope to leave my girls with this amazing family tree, filled with documents, photos, and wonderful stories that help bring their heritage alive and help them better understand where they come from and give them an appreciation for where they are going.