Hi! My name is Tara & thank you so much for checking out A Spectacled Owl. I started this blog to share reviews, giveaways, deals I find, stories about my family and anything that strikes me as interesting. I’ve also been having fun adding a couple of my DIY projects. I enjoy meeting people from all over and getting to know them better (especially since I’m not all that social in real life!)
I named my blog A Spectacled Owl because 1). my daughter and I love owls, 2). because I wear awesome purple glasses and 3). I thought I was pretty clever to remember that there actually is an owl called a Spectacled Owl.
This is my husband Daniel. He works for a defense contractor here in San Diego. He is a Test Engineer. Basically, what that means is he is smart & he knows it! Daniel loves watching geeky TV, working on geeky side projects, bike riding with the kids and COFFEE. Copious amounts of coffee (I keep telling him he needs a Starbucks IV bag)
Jared, our oldest son, is 14. He enjoys reading, playing video games and building things (he and my husband just built a crossbow together!). Jared also loves reading comic books, prefers older music (Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, etc.) to music from today and is fascinated by Stop Motion Animation (he’s actually made a video himself!)
Ashlyn, our only daughter, is 10. She loves karate, reading (she carries around 2-3 books with her all the time), is great at writing and drawing and loves riding her bike. Ashlyn also loves the color purple and LOVES wearing hats! She’s the perfect cross between a tomboy & girly-girl.
Ryan, our youngest son, is 4. When you think of a kid that is “all boy”, loves to climb and jump off of things, is all about winning every game he plays, very competitive…well, you’re picturing Ryan He is also a tremendously good reader for 4 years old and is finally able to tell us great stories after being in speech class last school year. Ryan is also obsessed with everything YELLOW. It really doesn’t even matter what it is, as long as it’s yellow!