Hi, I am a retired Army officer and mother of four. Two boys, two girls. My oldest daughter attends the College of William and Mary. She will be leaving this summer to serve a mission. My other daughter will be a senior this fall. My boys are ages 10 and 12. I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past 10 years. I have never worked so hard since retiring ; )
I am very outgoing. There's not much that rattles me. I served in the Army for 20 years as an intelligence officer. I was a paratrooper at Fort Bragg for a good portion of my career and my final assignment to was to the Pentagon. I have served in Korea, Panama, and the first Gulf War.
I like to stay fit and work out daily. I am blessed to be financially stable. I own my own home and love to do yard work, gardening and home improvement projects. I referred to yardwork has my "yard therapy". That is when I do my best thinking.
I love being a stay-at-home mom. My interests include archery, hiking, bike riding, skiing and taking in a good baseball game. Go Nats/Cardinals! I enjoy shooting my compound bows and handguns. I consider myself politically an independent. I am conservative in some areas and quite liberal in others.
Diversity is important to me, that is why I enjoy living in the Northern Virginia/DC area. It is a great place to raise kids. I love to travel and experience different cultures. I am quite content in a tent, a thatched hut, hammock or five-star resort. I enjoy cooking and reading. I'm not much into television. I watch a bit of CNN on my flip down television in the kitchen while I'm cooking but not much else. The remote is all yours : ) However I do enjoy going to the movie theater occasionally. Living in this area also gives me the opportunity to see an occasional Broadway play or musical. I enjoy country music as well as some pop.
I am a convert to the church (23 yrs ago). I was already serving in the military when I joined, therefore I never served a mission. I have served in a number of callings in the church, however my favorite was the Stake YW camp director. Please know that honesty and integrity is at the top of my list. I would like to remarry some day, but I am in no hurry. My children are my priority.