Thursday, April 30, 2009


Hi, I'm Lily Dawn... 

I know, I know, kind of a hippie name. I was raised by a pretty free-spirited single mama. My child-hood wasn’t picture perfect, but my family loved God and that faith and many prayers made me who I am today.

 ~I fell in love with a boy named Goose (David) when I was 18. We had a rock-n-roll wedding in July of 2004. 


Goose is a computer engineer and a wildly talented drummer. I've always had a thing for nerds and musicians- I ended up with a little of both :)


He is a beautiful daddy and has made me happier than I ever deserved to be. (can't ya tell?) 

~I wear many hats. Literally and figuratively… I am an on and off again student, artist, a wife, and “Mama” to three insanely adorable, witty, and destructive boys who have taught me more than I could ever teach them. 

   (Brotherly love)

The twins are 6 now and Reese is almost 4. I still can hardly believe I am a mother. It's such a fantastic and wildly complicated responsibility.

~We lost our our baby daughter Evie at the end of my pregnancy in 2009. I only hope to inspire as much prayer and love through my life as she did with 9 months in her mama’s tummy. (you can read more about Evie’s story here)

~For years I ran from my artistic roots and thought I should have a  “professional” job in some kind of business field. After trying several of the wrong paths, I finally found my place in the creative world, opening an art studio specializing in enamel on copper art and jewelry (Sailor Studio). I’m learning everything I can from my mom, and I cherish the moments I have working alongside her.

~If I could do anything I wanted, I would be a poet. I write lyrics and limericks in my head every day, but hardly ever write them down, because well, I have a wretched short-term memory… and poets aren’t really in high-demand these days. ;) 


~Words and books have been a constant in my life… when I was a kid I used books to escape a sometimes rocky landscape. I used journals as outlets for the never-ending river of thoughts and ideas swishing through my head. 

This is my journal now, my outlet, my story... 


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