My Reading Nest is a place where you can curl up and read, talk and write about your favorite tomes and authors. My favorite thing to do is to curl up and read a great book. And I cannot wait to share some of these with you.

I’m kind of all over the place with my genres. My favorite right now is romcom. I’ll read just about anything though. Science fiction isn’t my preferred although I’ve found some pretty good books in that genre too, I’ve learned not to turn down anything. I’ve learned to give it a chance and I might be surprised. But I’m also not shy about stopping a book if it’s not doing it for me. Life’s way too short to read something that I’m not interested in. Except a classic… I’ll make myself read one of those even if it’s killing me.

Now I’ll tell you about my life outside of books. I’ve been happily married to my husband, Greg, for almost 33 years. We met when I was only 18 years old and eloped (in Las Vegas) less than 2 months later. We had the 1st of our 4 kids a year later. By the time I was 25 I had 4 kids 5 years and under but I was loving every minute. The next decade or so was full of chaos but so much fun. Now our babies are all grown, 3 are married and we even have 4 beautiful grandbabies.

Kristin is our oldest. She and her wonderful husband, Jared, are amazing parents to our grandkids. Jared works for Thrive Foods as a supervisor. He is incredible at his job. And they are so blessed that he is able to work from home. Kristin is working hard at being a mom and she is the most patient, best momma ever. My sweet and beautiful grandbabies – Gideon is 5, Naomi is 4, Silas is 2 1/2 and Miriam is only 2 months old. Their family lives only a short drive away so we are super blessed to see them several times a week. I’m so happy we get to be so active in their lives. Being a grandparent is the best job ever.

Alex just recently moved back to Southern California from France. And we’re so happy to have him stateside and close by again. It was perfect timing too because my husband needed someone to come work for him. And so the two of them are working together. It’s been a blessing.

Nicole is married to sweet Josh. She actually met Josh through Alex – those two were friends. Our entire family worked on getting the 2 of them to go out because we knew they’d be perfect for each other. Obviously we were right. They bought the house right next to us so they’re super close which is awesome. Josh works at a hospital as a MRI tech and Nicole is finishing up school. Mom brag – Nicole is a ballet dancer and she danced professionally for a couple of years. She’s danced in programs with Boston Ballet, Joffrey and a few others. She even did a tour in China with their National Ballet Company.

Our baby – who is now 25 years old, is Spencer. He’s married to Marisol- she’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever met. Spencer is working at a casino doing something with their computers. I’m not sure what (it’s not programing though!) and he’s great at his job because he keeps getting promoted. Mari just got her nursing license so we’re super proud of her.

Last but certainly not least. My husband. The love of my life. My best friend. We own a construction rental business and to go with that he also has a YouTube channel where he fixes up military vehicles and our CAT equipment. It’s pretty cool. Check it out. He’s pretty awesome. He can honestly fix anything. We’ve been married over 3 decades and we’ve never had a repair person unless it’s been something under warranty. He literally build most of our house with his own hands. He’s also pretty fun. We have a blast on trips together. And with our kids and grandbabies. We just have fun when we’re together. No matter what we’re doing.

What do I like to do outside of my family and books? Not much. No really… We live in Southern California so we love going to Disneyland, and we try to go as least twice a month. I also love decorating my house and organizing. Sometimes though my favorite thing to do is snuggle up on the couch with 4 little people under a blanket and watch a Disney movie = my happy place.