Originally from San Diego, a middle child with an older sister and younger brother, and formerly a primary grades teacher in two L.A.-area counties (1995-1999), I am a happily married (1996) mom of three unschooling kids (2001, 2003, 2006). I have always loved to read, I cross-stitch, know how to sew, learned to knit summer '09, and enjoy cooking. I have always saved things in scrapbooks (I have one dating back to 6th grade), and I take hundreds of pictures every month. My last point and shoot camera was a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70, but on June 8, 2010 I finally bought a Canon Rebel T1i and over the next few years I focused more and more on photography. In the first three months of 2013 I have only made a few scrapbook pages! I do want to put photography first, but I miss digi-scrapping and don't want to drop it completely, so I keep on trying.