Hi there! So you wanna know about me eh? Lemme explain. No no, there is too much...lemme sum up (bonus if you get the movie quote):
My name is Haili. I'm a 32 year old mother of 2 beautiful babies (ok, one is actually almost 5, heh); a 4.5 year old boy and a baby girl. I have sole physical and legal custody of both kids, and they are my greatest gift.
I'm currently a stay-at-home mom (with employment pending) and have been since my son was born; he was born with Clubfeet and a congenital orthopedic abnormality called Arthrogryposis that, after he was born, required my attention pretty much 24/7 (and trips to Shriners in SLC weekly).
I used to be a dancer, did classical ballet (pointe) for several years in highschool and then was on the Ogden Institute's Folk Dance team for 3 years after graduating high school in 1999, and I LOVE music; my day always feels worse when I haven't listened to any that day. Old school, instrumental, you name it (as long as it's not rap or country) and I'll listen to it. I love dancing, I love movies, love to write, love to laugh (to rib and BE ribbed at..growing up the youngest of 5 will do that!), and I go through books like other people go through a bag of M&M's. I love the outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing, watching thunderstorms, yadda yadda I could droll on and on... (though I've never done anything *too* extreme).
I'm a bit of a sci-fi nerd. No, I lie. I'm a LOT of a sci-fi nerd. I'm a self-admitted 'Trekkie', I love movies like Lord of the Rings, and I'm more than a little in love with the movie and series "Firefly" (have you *heard* the one-liners in that thing?! Golden). I like the occasional video game (currently use a Wii as physical and occupational therapy for my son) and don't mind if friends come over for a 'game night' (those nights are some of the most fun!).
I like to look and feel my best and stay healthy any way I can (admittedly tough when you have 2 kids, one with special needs). I prefer smaller more personal things most times (a quiet night in with the fam playing Phase 10 or Dominoes is just fine by me) but I like big get-togethers too. I can be a little shy and quiet around large groups I'm not familiar with yet, but I open up eventually.
The gospel is a huge part of my life. I love the Lord and His tender mercies. I can't imagine trying to get through some of what me and my little family (especially my sweet son) have gone through without that anchor in our lives.
I want to get out and love life again (maybe even -gasp- have a social life). I look forward to meeting someone who loves the gospel and the Lord, who honors his priesthood and his temple covenants uncompromisingly. Someone who loves children is a MUST (obviously, lol). Someone who's comfortable around or is willing to learn to be comfortable around a child with special needs is also a huge consideration for me. You'll fall in love with my hilarious son and obscenely cute daughter WAY before you even LOOK at me, though, I promise you that. Would be be great to meet someone who won't mind being ribbed by my siblings (we're kind of irreverent together, it's usually pretty hysterical) and is just an all around good person that *maybe* is slightly attracted to me, too (but that's optional).