Why, hello there. I'm Gemma, and I'm so excited to have you visiting my little blog. I'm a young stay-at-home mom to my two amazing little ones: my wild-boy toddler, Lucas and infant daughter, Avery. I'm married to my high school sweetheart, Rob and in addition to our two wonderful babes, we also share our home with a big black Labrador named Odie and terrible cat named Luscious Lou Volberding II. And the occasional spider that mocks me from his corner of our popcorn ceiling. Uncool, man.
We live in Reno in a sweet little house with a big ol' kitchen that I love to cook in. I'm a total homebody who loves to read, write, craft, bake and snuggle with my loves. But when the weather isn't terribly hot or terribly cold or terribly windy or threatening flash floods (as Reno is apt to do, sometimes all in one day), I also love exploring outdoors with my babies. We're close to tons of hiking spots, parks, the Truckee River and Lake Tahoe which makes Reno an awesome place to raise our outdoorsy little ones. Someday we'd like to build a cabin in the mountains of Northern California, but for now, Reno suits us quite well.
This blog is a place where I share my journey as a mother, a wife, a writer, a young woman and more. I love having the opportunity to share my story with others, and finding community and support in this vast realm we call the internet.
I'm so glad you stopped by and I would love to hear from you! You can comment here, catch up with me on Facebook or Twitter, or you can send me an email at gemstone0722 @ aol.com.