About Me

Hello there! I would love to introduce myself to all of you :)

I was born and raised in Wisconsin; lived in the fox cities and central wisconsin most of my life. I am married to my wonderful husband, Yee Thao. Together we have 3 beautiful daughters and 1 adorable son--Madison (8 yo), Allison (6 yo), Audrey (5 yo), and Noah (13 mos). I enjoy cooking, baking, doing nail art, and scrapbooking photography, doing DIY projects, pinning recipes on pinterest and never making them :P. When I have the time, I enjoy reading Nicholas Sparks...well I mean, his books! I'm really a hopeless romantic, all that cheesy stuff melts my heart :P I haven't had the chance to watch cable TV in many years...Netflix on occasion since my kiddos hog it all the time ;). I don't remember the last movie I've seen in theaters......but I am kinda caught up on the Walking Dead. My husband and I binged watched "Sons of Anarchy" for the last few weeks and are all done with that show-i'm kinda sad. But now we're finally going to continue watching Break Bad, I know--super late. I hate being alone...I hate the cold (ironic that I live in one of the coldest states in the US). I am crazy about my three girls and my baby boy, they are the light of my life, the apple to my eye! My little family lets sunshine into my life everyday.

I feel like I had to grow up so fast because of the path I took, I got married pretty young and had children young as well...I didn't take the traditional route and ran into many hardships and obstacles but I always overcame all of it with a good head on my shoulders and good people by my side. Even though I made some pretty crazy decisions, I made the best of it! 

I married my husband at the age of 17! We had our first born when we were 18 and 19 and I graduated high school that same year. I wasn't going to let anything get in my way of going to college and I was grateful to have such a supportive husband by my side. While I attended school, Yee was at home with the kids unable to hold a stable job but we managed with help from our families. We went through many struggles but we came up and never let anything hold us down. We brought two more daughters into our life before I graduated college (how the heck did we do that?) With three beautiful daughters and so much love, support from friends and family, faith in God, and believing in each other, Yee and I were strong enough to keep moving forward. In August of 2011, I graduated with a bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Sometimes I don't give myself enough credit...who else could do all of that and raise three girls all at the same time? Of course, my husband couldn't be more of my strength and support.--update, Noah was born last year on November 3rd! Goodness, we are blessed! 

I hope to bring out more of my creativity and work on my skills as a photographer...I enjoy every moment of shooting and editing. I'm still trying to find my style and I'm learning more and more. I appreciate all the support and encouragement I've seen so far, it makes me believe that I was meant to do this. And of course any criticism or judgement will only push me to make myself better. My passion for this art is only starting to unfold now and I cannot wait to see what God has planned for me...


xo, Shoua













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