|Me, catering a wedding in 2010|
I'm Marianne. I was officially born in the 80's (1980, to be exact). I am married to a man 12 years my senior, officially born in the 60's (1968, to be exact), and we have four children, Søren (2005), Elliot (2007), Penelope (2009), and Lucy (2011).
|My husband, |
who is never this serious
but always this cute
Like any person, I am much more than my title and a short bio. Things you might not know about me from first glance: I once dated my younger half-brother's older half-brother, I've been to Africa, worked for an evangelist, started a house church, abandoned evangelicalism but kept my faith, agreed to marry a man after 6 weeks of knowing him, and created a large black-market network to help people access raw milk. My father (who isn't my biological father) has become a woman. Life is funny and God writes the most interesting of stories.
I've lived in the Seattle, WA area, the Portland, OR area, and the Eugene, OR area, which makes me very officially a North-westerner, the kind that doesn't know that the NW includes dessert areas. I cloth diaper when I can, eat organic, and try to steward the planet well. Like any mother, I am trying to balance a lot of priorities, dreams, and goals and I cannot boast that I am doing any of it right.
|Elliot, 4, and Søren, 6|