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-most-the-time mom (I work full-time but that's where the social life ends!) and was a full-time stay-homer after my son was born; he was born with bilateral Clubfeet and a congenital orthopedic abnormality called Arthrogryposis. I realize how daunting that sounds, but I feel it's better to be honest and get it out there now rather than to spring that kind of fine print on the unsuspecting later on.
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 hip-hop) 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 (real camping, none of this 5th wheel movable house stuff), hiking, fishing, watching thunderstorms, (I could keep going), 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 to look and feel my best and stay healthy any way I can (admittedly tough when you have 2 kids, one with some special physical 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 after not too long.
The gospel is a huge part of my life. I love the Lord and His tender mercies. I cannot imagine trying to get through some of what me and my little family (especially my sweet son) have gone through without that anchor and blessings in our lives.
I want to get out and love life again (maybe even -gasp- have a social life). I look forward to meeting people. Someone who loves kids is obviously a pretty high priority, along with someone who loves the gospel and the Lord, who honors his priesthood and his temple covenants, 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 loves a good time and *maybe* is slightly attracted to me, too (but that's optional).