Here is a some about me:
I just moved back to the Salt Lake valley after living in San Diego county for 12 years. I loved the small, rural community I lived in there- it'll take a bit to get used to living back here (I grew up here.)
I love to read. I read current fiction (David Baldacci, Dan Brown, Dick Francis) and classic fiction (C.S. Lewis, Aristotle, Shakespeare) and non-fiction of all kinds: self-help, religious, lds religious, (Malcolm Gladwell, Bill Bryson, Cleon Skousen, Ray Kursweil, etc). I love to learn about new authors and discuss books.
I enjoy mentoring. I prefer to mentor, where I interact with students- rather than "teach." I love to lead discussions. I've led classes on a variety of subjects, from early morning Seminary, Young women's, Constitutional Studies, fiction writing, Civil war, and emergency preparedness. I have volunteered for all of these. I typically have a class going all the time, but take a break during the summer, when I recharge, read and attend BYU Education Week.
I love to go to movies- especially action flicks, although I have been known to attend the midnight premiers of chick flicks with my girlfriends (!)
I enjoy eating out. I especially love Thai, sushi, new cuisine, and Italian, of course. I love to cook, especially bake. I try not to bake goodies too often, but kids love them, so invariably we make brownies and cookies on Sunday afternoons. I love to try new recipes that we have found in a magazine. My kids will all eat many kinds of food. If they don't like a food, it's from experience.
I realize that a relationship with a woman on this site usually means a relationship with her kids as well, so I'll tell you a little about them, in general.
I have four daughters, and one son. In order, 19-daughter (married) 17- daughter, 14-son, 12-daughter, and 10-daughter. We have a very fun household: we laugh A LOT, hug, dance and joke and music is a very big part of our lives. We have friends over, we have food, we turn the music up to clean house. We don't have a regular schedule except during the school year, when we try not to have a regular schedule! But we don't forget events, we support each other and give lots of love.
In other words, we are quite happy. But there is a void that I'd like to fill. I am looking for a best friend and companion. Romantically, I love space away from my kids: I love walks on the beach, drives to the mountains, even Saturdays running errands together and lunches on a Wednesday (or even a Monday and Tuesday!) I love to hold hands and talk about the boats in the Bay, lay in the grass on a blanket reading a book together- taking a nap after making cookies on Sunday. I also love going to gun shows, camping, looking at tools at Home Depot, and going to the local hot rod show on Friday evenings.