My parents took several years to make the decision to divorce, this was the year they finally took the steps to finalize it.
The best gift my mom ever gave me, a four year old Morgan horse named Hans. I still have the grumpy old man today 23 years later.
Oregon State University
1999 - 2000
Even though I wasn't ready for college at 18, I loved it there, met some of my lifelong friends, including my husband. It was devastating when at the end of that first year, my grades were not good enough to continue.
A month adventure with a close friend to Italy and a few days in France. We got lost, ran out of money, ended a different friendship, and ultimately came home more mature and confident.
July 10, 2004
Married my husband Matt in my mother's backyard with out closest friends and family in attendance.
On a whim enrolled at Oregon Culinary School, gained confidence in my ability to be a student, finished and went on to be a pasty chef for a high profile bakery in Portland.
Jan 17, 2010
Birth of my son Harrison Danger Manley, he wasn't planned and we were in a panic for 9 months to get ready for him. Made us parents and it is amazing.
Aug 24, 2015
Birth of my daughter Olivia Wild Manley. A tiny spitfire that took our house by storm from day one.