I am a pure Washington State native (born and raised). Although the weather here can be cloudy at times, I can't think of a more beautiful place to live. During the colder months, I spend time vacationing in tropical areas. Most of my mom's side of the family live in Hawaii, so I travel there at least once a year to visit with the family and seek some warmth. A nickname for me is "hapa haole" which in Hawaiian means "half white". My mom is 100% Japanese and my father is German/French, so I'm considered "hapa haole" to my extended family members in Hawaii.
I have been involved with the fire service since 1995. I spent 4 years as a volunteer before becoming a career firefighter in 2000. It's rewarding and an honor to fight fires and save lives.
I have one son and he & Katey blessed me with a precious and very busy grandson who was born May of 2004. Yes, that makes me a grandma... How awesome is that?! :)