I define myself as a wife, mother, Granny and writer. Not necessarily in that order.)  I love to blog and play around with photography, but most of all, I love to hang out with my family. I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams... just an ordinary girl living an extraordinary life.  You can keep track of me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.


Leroy - We have been married since 1987!  He is my best friend and I can't imagine my life without him.  He started a new career as an Insurance Agent with Rico, Pfitzer, Pires and Associates in January of 2009.  He loves his job, his family and traveling with me!

Sierra (Oliveira) - Our daughter is a graduate of Chico State University.  Sierra now holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Administration.  She works for Satellite Healthcare and loves her job!  She has fallen in love with a wonderful guy (Joey Oliveira) and we are thrilled to have welcomed him into our family (officially) on November 14, 2015.

Steel - Our son is a graduate of Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.  Steel holds a degree in Business Administration and he works for Huff Construction as a Project Manager.  Steel loves to hunt and fish.  He is our favorite chef.  He loves to cook and we love to eat so it works out quite well!

Jameson - Our first grandchild was born in October 2016 and he has changed our lives forever.  Being a grandparent is THE BEST and we look forward to new adventures every day!

The Commentary Project - A collection of commentaries written by Kelli Rocha and Joan Chiesa on the Sunday Gospel readings from The Roman Catholic Lectionary originally presented at The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at St. Stanislaus Church in Modesto, California. To read more about this project, click here.

We live in Hilmar, California.


Jameson and Granny (Kelli) - Shark Week 2018

Many heroes lived before; but all are unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler.
— Horace

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