Have you ever been to North Carolina? It's a lovely place. I count myself lucky to call it home. I love to spend time outdoors with my husband, Josh, our six children, and a growing assortment of pets. We love hiking and splashing in creeks and finding old rope swings that will surely break any minute and send us careening into mountain-cold rivers. But also? I love hanging out at home, watching great movies or reading great books and eating delicious food that, when I'm lucky, I didn't have to prepare myself.
When the dust of each day has settled, and it's far too late for me to still be awake, I cross my fingers that I'm not really taking years off my life, and I write.