I was born in Oklahoma City to two awesome parents. After me came a sister and two brothers. I was the stereotypical oldest child – bossy, a perfectionist and organized. I grew up in church and loving Jesus. I am so thankful for that. I was homeschooled until 4th grade, and then I attended a small private school where my mom was a teacher. My junior year I transferred to a larger private school and it was a bit of a culture shock. We never went to bed hungry or anything, but we definitely didn’t have a lot of money. I was able to go to the school because of the generosity of others and I loved it, but it was definitely a weird experience to have my dad drive me to school while all my friends drove Lexus’s and BMWs. I graduated and went to a small liberal arts university about 40 minutes away from my family, and majored in Public Relations. During my summers I worked at a camp, which is where I met Eric. We got married the fall after I graduated from college and we worked at the same camp full-time for about a year. After that we moved to Tulsa, where we only lived for 6 months because Eric got a great job in the same town that I got into grad school. We bought a house and we’ve lived here now for nearly 3 years. We added a ridiculously cute dog to the mix and life is just really lovely.