I guess I should start by saying that if I were being honest, the name of my blog should be called The “Displaced” Northeast Girl. I was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania and for those that know me well, know that in Pennsylvania is where my heart and soul belong. I simply love everything about the northeastern way of life but I especially love the four distinct seasons we have in Pennsylvania. I love the smell of the fresh air in the spring time, the chill to your bones during winter, the subtle heat and low humidity of summer, and the first cool day of fall. In the quiet suburbs, we are always less than two hours away from the mountains, the coastal beaches, and the wide open spaces of central Pennsylvania. We are a quick drive into Philadelphia and a fast train ride to New York City. What more could you ask for when looking for the perfect location to set up and settle down? I know it’s a little far fetched to try and convince others that I love the great state of PA simply because of the climate it offers, so I will go as far as saying this: No matter what time of year, the smell in the air can instantly bring back memories of childhood and the ease of growing up with little to no worries. It’s nostalgic, really, and I hope that one day I can fully own up to my blog and continue my story as a true “Northeast Girl”.
But for now, I will let you know that I’m a daughter, a sister, a twin, a wife, a mother, and an educator. I married my high school sweetheart, Curtis, in 2004 and we had our only daughter, Ava, in 2008. You can read more about my little family of three in the “Family ” section of my blog. I attended the University of Pittsburgh for my undergraduate degree and became a certified teacher when I took graduate courses at West Chester University. I have taught Kindergarten on and off while moving all over the world with my husband and daughter.
Curtis, Ava and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada, (for now) as we proudly support my husband with his latest assignment in the United States Air Force.
I have maintained a private blog for years but decided that it was time to take my small place on the internet and put it out there! I start each day reading updates from some of my favorite bloggers and am so excited to share our story. Thank you so much stopping by to read about our journey!