We, my husband and boys, moved back to Iowa in 2003 after being gone for 18 years. I haved lived in Colorado Springs for about 4 years, moved on to California, where my journey started in Auburn, stayed there for about 8 months, then on to Petaluma/Santa Rosa area, stayed there for about 5 years, bought our 1st home in Cotati and stayed there for about 4 1/2 years. We had our 1st boy, Wyatt in CA. Decided it was too far away from family so after 10 years out there, we made a pit stop back to Colorado Springs for another 3 years or so. After the birth of Jackson, decided it was time for my kids to get to know there family, instead of just seeing them 1 - 2 times per year. So, here we are, back in Iowa. I have been married for 17 years and still going...we have 2 boys, 11 and 6, and a dog, Spotter (Boston Terrier). I work for the Sheriff's Office and it is a never a dull moment.