About Me

I'm Nikki.  I'm a late-20-something mother to Evie, wife to M, and I'm also a middle and high school teacher in a small school district. 

Here are the top 10 things you should know about me, in no particular order, of course:

1. I love the Brewers and the Badgers.  I am also a Packer fan, but I like the others better.  That's practically cause for exile in the state of Wisconsin, but I'll risk it.

2. I have lived in Wisconsin all of my life, except for a semester in Spain when I was in college.  Wisconsin is very dear to me.  It's a beautiful state with much more than just cows.  Although the cows do help make some delicious cheese...

3. I have been a teacher for 6 years, and I LOVE my job.  Since I was little, all I ever wanted to do is teach.  There is never a dull day working with teenagers!!

4. I'm bilingual.  I speak English and Spanish, and I try to speak to Evie in Spanish as much as I can in hopes that she'll pick up on some of it.  My husband is boring and monolingual. 

5.  I love wine, especially any white wine.  I'm trying to develop an appreciation for reds, but I don't know if I'll ever really love them.  

6.  Along with the wine, I also enjoy beer.  LOTS of beers. I'm a little more picky about the beer than the wine, but a few of my favorites are Leinie's Summer Shandy, New Glarus Spotted Cow (only available in WI.  If you ever have the chance, DRINK IT, with a lemon wedge.), and Blue Moon.  

7. I LOVE to shop.  It probably sounds vapid, but my family treats shopping as family quality time.  Evie goes shopping with me often. 

8. I am a novice gardener.  The garden in my mind is much bigger than the garden in my backyard, so it's a work in progress. 

9. My family is SUPER close - my immediate family, and also my extended family on my mom's side.  All four of my mom's siblings and her parents still live within about 5 miles of each other.  I grew up practically like siblings to most of my cousins.

10.  My extended family is close, and my own little family is the center of my universe.  M is my best friend, biggest supporter, and the love of my life.  Words cannot begin to express what having a child has done for our family.  I am truly blessed.