Hi Sisters! As you can tell, I’m just getting started building this website and I’m so excited to find yet another way to connect with sisters of creativity and to share ideas! I believe that we are all given talents and are especially unique. Heavenly Father loves variety as is shown in the magnificence of all of His creations and the abundant beauty of the earth. I believe He wants us to connect with each other through our talents, gifts and interests.
🌸 Christina Nalen 🌸
What Do We Have In Common?
|I have one sibling and I am a fraternal twin.
|I sang a duet for my 6th grade graduation and was so shy no one could hear me. I participated in every choral group in high school and most of the plays and musicals, later receiving the National School Choral Award my senior year. I’ve performed solos at church and weddings. I have over 50 different music playlists
|Drill Team and Dance Team
|I was on the Foxborough High School Drill and Dance Team all four years and Captain one year.
|I worked as an executive secretary at Bank of New England and Fleet Bank in Boston.
|I started running when I was a junior in high school tagging along with my Mom (the inspiration). Running became a lifelong joy, running several races (all for the experience as I am like a turtle running in molasses) and two half marathons when we lived in Colorado.
|I homeschooled my four kids for about 10 years, mostly in their elementary grades until we moved to Colorado and then one more year in their older years.
🥧 Baker and
Home Cooked Meal Maker
|A home baker because I love desserts and maker of ingredient-rich, home-cooked meals because it tastes better and I am my own migraine dietician out of a drive for health and fewer migraines.
🍅 A Square-Foot
|A gardener because fresh produce is the BEST, the prophet said to plant a garden, it induces lessons learned of rewards in hard work and quality time, and I love nature and the beauty of the earth.
Member of the
Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
for over 27 years
|We both joined the church just after our first was born and we and our first two kids were sealed as a family in the Toronto, Ontario temple.
Local Elementary School
|I worked in our local elementary school for over 10 years. I was an in-class teacher’s assistant, tutor, the health class teacher, implemented a new program for mental health for learning new tools to manage emotions, a SPED instructor, and received the school district Apple Award, top 3, in one of the last years I was there.
|I served in several presidency callings over the years and had many other amazing stewardships and experiences and personal growth.
Water Skier/Snow Skier/
|I love the outdoors and resonate with the feeling that God is in all things beautiful and good.
When we decided to move to Wyoming to live a more sustainable life, the kids were grown and mostly on their own. We downsized to our cute cottage on the range. Since then, we have been able to embark on our 7-year dream of building out a camper van 🚐 to travel the country. Over the last year and a half, we have traveled while trying out different floor plans and spaces. What a fun hobby Bill and I have created for ourselves, to work on together, and to enjoy as almost empty nesters. Follow my first attempt at a blog. I recently switched to WordPress so I don’t have to rely on my programmer husband to make updates. I am slowly adding past posts back in. Here’s to happy trails, a good night on the trail and a new chapter in life.
🌙 Good Night Trail ✨🌄
Have a Good Night on the trail, fellow travelers!