I grew up a Navy brat, moving every two years. I tell most folks that I was born in Virginia, my dad retired in California and I was raised somewhere in between. My folks owned an RV and we used to take 30-day trips traveling across the country as we re-located from one coast to the other. While in high school we lived overseas for a time too. To say that I had variety in my life while growing up would be an understatement.
I met my husband in 1988 while he was in the Navy stationed in California. He was born and raised in Montana and I knew, from the moment I met him, that one day we'd wind up living in Montana. I told him that he was lucky I am adaptable!
We moved to Great Falls, Montana in 1999, after living for a time in Colorado, California, and New Jersey.
We have two boys, Justin is 21 and a junior at the University of Montana (Go Grizzlies!) and Jared is 19 in his 2nd year of a 3-year program and working at a local restaurant. As Jared says, both of my boys will graduate from 'college' in 2012.