About Me



My husband Tom and I have been married since 1981 and yes, we were high school sweethearts. We have two adult sons who were with us in Russia but now they are off discovering their own places in the world. We have moved from Kansas to California, California to Russia and now Russia to Belize.

I began this journal just before our move to Russia to chronicle all of our life experiences so that I don't forget a minute of this incredible journey called life. Being an American abroad has its ups and downs.  And being a missionary to hurting people through the counseling work we do along with working to eradicate the sexual exploitation of children/youth is rarely glamorous but, every step of the way we are grateful for each experience we encounter.

Thanks for joining me as I nitpick the day to day happenings of our time abroad!