Dang it! You totally clicked where I told you not to.  You're going to have to work on following the rules a little better. *insert mommy voice and a wink*

Okay, well since you clicked here I guess I'd better go ahead and tell you all about me, but don't say I didn't warn you!

I am a 29 year old mother of two. My four-year-old son, Wyatt, and my two-year-old daughter, Willow, are my everything. I could never thank God enough for those two wonderful people he has given me the honor of raising. I have also been blessed with a wonderful husband, and well, my life is pretty perfect right now, but it wasn't always.

I had a difficult childhood, and the teenage years were traumatic to say the least. I started going to church, and found comfort in the bible and God's promises. And here enters The Writer.

When I wasn't reading I would lay in bed and dream of far off places where I could be anyone I wanted. While daydreaming, I'd escape from the pain of my everyday life and I learned to find happiness within myself.

I began writing stories at the age of ten. But it wasn't until I became a stay at home mom, just two years ago, that I began to focus on turning my writing into a career. My faith and imagination are the two things that carried me through my trying days, so it is only natural those would be the two things I make a career out of.  I love writing and I especially love twisting my fictional stories so they are a reflection of Christ. 

Okay....enough of my jabbering. Bring on the pictures. Here are some of my favorites....

I spent the entire summer surfing when I was 18.  Yep, that's me.  I waited tables at night, and surfed during the day. 

I always dress up for Halloween! This was my favorite costume.  I thought I was so cool with my face tats:)

I met my husband seven years ago, and we've been inseparable since. The dog in my lap is my Romeo (that's his name) and the other dog is my parent's dog, Blue Boy.

Me and the hubs got busy making a baby :) haha - My husband (behind me) and his dad (in front) are still waiting to deliver theirs....four years later.

We were so happy the first time around, we went and did it again. My son Wyatt is a 1 1/2 here, and the basketball under my dress is 7 months in the oven .....we chose not to find out what the sex of our second child was going to be.

And 'SURPRISE' we had a girl! Wyatt and Willow....yep, the cutest sibling names EVER!

Do you see those faces? That's what I get to wake up to every day! Soooo....that's a snippet of the past 10 years of my life :)



Jade Hart said...

Yep, I clicked the do not click tab. I don't listen. :) Love your pics. Very very adorable children :)
Love your fairy wings :)

Amber said...

Oh Jade, I should have known you'd click the button that says do not click.-haha You're such a rebel :)

Missy said...

I'm glad I had a hand in introducing you and your husband because if I hadn't the world would have missed out on those 2 adorable children.

Amber said...

I'm glad you tricked me into meeting Dorian! haha- we will forever be grateful for you forcing us to meet :)

Hywela Lyn said...

I absolutely can't resist a 'do not click' tab! I'm glad I did, I feel I 'know' you now. I love fantasy although my last two books have been futuristic with a 'fantasy' feel.

I love that your stories are a 'reflection of Christ' I try to insert some sort of Christian message in my stories too, although they may not be immediatly obvious.

Your two children are adorable, and it's always good to meet another dog lover.

Good luck with your future writing.

Marissa R said...

Amber, you are so beautiful inside that it resonates to your gorgeous outside. I feel so privileged to know you and have you share your life with me. You'll succeed in achieving everything you want because that it what you deserve. I love you!

Amber said...

Thanks everyone for your comments!

@Lyn, the story came from a dream but I wanted it to symbolize Christ. The Lord of the Rings is my favorite series, so like that and like you, the symbolism isn't noticable unless you are looking for it. :) --I wanted non- Christians, who will not read the bible to be able to enjoy my stories :) (And maybe be inspired to pick up the bible)

@Marissa- you are the best and I cherish you! My next story will be my autobiography, but I will write it like it is fiction (not this is what happened, but take the reader along in current time of the events as they unfold) so the reader isn't bored. I'm going to write about my life from age 15 through 17--(you were there so you know all about those terrible years) So you will be in my next story :)

YAY! "SUPERSTAR" *insert girl from the movie 'superstar' doing her famous hands-under-the-armpits then leap into a lunge*

Rachel Morgan said...

That is SUCH a gorgeous photo of your children sititng in the garden!

Amber said...

@Rachel- thanks. I actually chose that photographer because he takes such amazing outdoor pictures. When my daughter is bigger I will probably have some more picture taken there with us having a tea party :)- or I might just let her run around in a fairy costume. Which ever she wants, maybe I'll have my son be a knight with a sword. Hehe

Anonymous said...

Hi Amber. Firstly, sensational photos! I really just wanted to say hi and let you know that I think our journeys may have been very different and yet perhaps in other ways very similar. I look forward to following your journey and sharing bits of mine as well. Very best wishes. Jeff.

Jacky Gray said...

Dear Amber,
Your blog was so full of love and joy that I really felt connected to you. I love that your beautiful children are Wyatt and Willow - both names are special to me.
Good luck sweetheart and God Bless.

Mark Koopmans said...

Aloha Amber,

Thanks for your recent message over at my blog (IWSG - Oct. 2012) - and if you are still interested in being a CP, please send me a note... I'd love to have you on "the team" :)

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Goodness! I would have to agree! Those are the cutest sibling names ever! And cute kids, too. ;)

I am currently working on getting the details worked out for a December Blog Tour I’m doing for my recently published Christian fiction kids book, Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl, and I still have several slots open. I was wondering if you would be interested in hosting one of the stops? If you are at all interested, I’d be thrilled to send you more info!

Thank you for your time,

Aidyl Ewoh (aidylewoh(at)