I live in Edmonds, WA, 15 miles north of Seattle, with my husband (not traveling with me this time), our 4 year old Black Lab Payton, and our awesome cat, Zeke. I teach 3rd grade at a public school in Seattle. The main reason of my visit is to spend time with my niece who recently moved to Austin with her mom. I plan to spend much of my time with them (when they are not in school/work). Things that I do in my off-time are visit my dad who lives an assisted living facility, hang out with my 16 year old "Little Sister" (I am a BIG for Big Brothers Big Sisters), bowl on a league with my "Little Sister", attempt to knit small projects, read, watch too much TV, sometimes do Zumba and go for walks, travel when I can, and keep up with family and friends near and far through (website hidden), email, letters, and visits.