My Life

  • I was born

    I was born
    I was born in Sioux City, IA, the day after Christmas in the middle of a snowstorm.
  • Jeb, my brother, was born

    Jeb, my brother, was born
    Jeb was born in the summer when I was 2.
  • I started preschool!

    I started preschool!
  • Move to Blair Apartment

    Move to Blair Apartment
    My family moves to Blair, NE from Cedar, IA when my dad gets a new assignment for Cargill. I am in kindergarten.
  • Move to Blair House

    Move to Blair House
    My dad builds the house of our dreams in Blair and we move in and live there for a little over a year.
  • Move to Oskaloosa

    Move to Oskaloosa
    We move back to Iowa and rent a house in Oskaloosa while my dad builds our new house.
  • Move to our Oskaloosa House

    Move to our Oskaloosa House
    We move into the house my dad built for us in Oskaloosa. It has the same exact design as our house in Blair except for the paint colors.
  • Chicago Vacation

    Chicago Vacation
    My family visits Chicago the summer before my 4th grade year. We get to go to the field museum, the Shedd Aquarium, and do many other really fun things.
  • Louisville Vacation

    Louisville Vacation
  • Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Scripps National Spelling Bee
    I go to Washington DC to compete against kids around the nation in a spelling bee.
  • My Scoliosis Surgery

    My Scoliosis Surgery
    I have a surgery to correct my scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and I am in the hospital for a week.
  • Elementary Graduation

    Elementary Graduation
    I finish my education as an Eddyville Elementary student in the 6th grade.
  • San Francisco Vacation

    San Francisco Vacation
    I visit California to see my cousin, Denise, get married. My family visits Alcatraz, goes to the beach, sees sea lions, and wanders around the boardwalk.
  • We Get Beau!

    We Get Beau!
    My dog Beau becomes a part of our family. He is an adorable chocolate lab. :)
  • Move to Oskaloosa Middle School

    Move to Oskaloosa Middle School
    I start my 8th grade year at Oskaloosa Middle School after going to Eddyville for 7 years.
  • High School Begins

    High School Begins
    I start freshman year in Oskaloosa!
  • Chicago Choir Trip

    Chicago Choir Trip
    The Oskaloosa High School choir and orchestra takes a trip to Chicago. We see the symphony, the opera, the Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute, the Field Museum, and many strange people.
  • High School Graduation

    High School Graduation
    I graduate Oskaloosa High School and prepare for college.
  • Begin College

    Begin College
    I begin college at Notre Dame University.
  • College Graduation

    College Graduation
    I graduate from Notre Dame and go on to study in the medical field.
  • Medical School Begins

    Medical School Begins
    I begin med school. It's going to be a very looooong next few years.
  • My First House!

    My First House!
    I get my first home! It's not perfect, but I still love it!
  • Engaged

    I get engaged to my future husband, the man of my dreams. :)