About Us

So, a little about us.
I grew up here at Earth.  I said I'd never live in Earth and I'd never be a teacher.  Never say never....I ended up doing both.  I graduated from S-E in 1999 and WTAMU in 2003.  I have a BBA Finance and EC-4 and 4-8 Math Certification.  I taught 3rd grade for one year, 8th math for two years, and some full-time sub-stuff.  

My parents both grew up here in Earth, but we did a little traveling.  I was born in Dalhart, while we lived on the Houghton Ranch in Channing.  We lived at Pampa and Pueblo CO for a short amount of time before moving back to Earth when I was 6.  My dad, Jerry was killed in a horse accident in Los Alamos, NM in 1994.  We were in the process of moving there when it happened.  My mom is now married to the wonderful (not a joke) Preston Wood and they live at Springer, NM.  I have both a brother and sister, both are older than me.  Tripp and his family live here at Earth also.  Tandy and her family live at Tulia, TX.  I feel very fortunate to have my whole family within 4 hours.

Riley was born in Pampa and yes, we met with his family when we also lived at Pampa.  Just one problem.  He wasn't born yet when we lived there.  lol  Riley has one brother Brook that is my age.  His parent, Bob and Tammy also did a little traveling before settling in Stinnett.  I know they lived in Throckmorton and I'm not certain where else.  He was mostly a West Texas Commanche, I do know that.

Riley also attended WTAMU, arriving about the time I finished up.  He signed to play football there, but ditched all that after the first year.  Tripp needed help at Sandhill and he took the job going back and forth to school.  I took the secretary job at Sandhill and I guess you could say the rest is history.  He did go ahead and graduate just a month after we got married in 2005, with a BBS in Ag Economics.

 We pretty much fought like cats and dogs.  I remember thinking he was so stuck up and thought he was "all that".  lol  We were both on the Sandhill ranch rodeo team in 2004 and finally hooked up at Colorado Springs that year.  TMI....yeah sorry!!

We were blessed with Scout Preston born on June 8, 2008 and then Reno Wade on October 16, 2010.  Luckily I get to stay home with these squirts.  Yes, there are times that I want to pull my hair, but really I love every minute of it.