I seek the sparkle moments in life--those fun memories, traditions, and celebrations. It's all about family and faith. I work hard to create an intentional, meaningful, experience-rich life for my family. As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my entire life, my testimony is solid and my faith gets me through the challenging times.
There's a sign in my kitchen that says: Good Moms Have Sticky Floors, Dirty Ovens, and Happy Kids. That pretty much sums up my wife and mother qualities in two ways. First, I like to cook for and with my family. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen and I value the importance of providing a home full of good smells, good food, and good memories. Second, I’d rather go with the fam to the pool or an art festival or up the canyon for s’mores than stay home and clean the house all day. :) I like getting out and having fun together as a family.
I enjoyed being a wife and look forward to that friendship and partnership again. I am loyal, supportive, honest, thoughtful, kind, healthy, energetic, and generally an upbeat and positive person who sees the good in life.
Attending live musical theater is a preferred form of entertainment and often it’s my kids I’m there to watch on stage. I enjoy a good movie, especially those based on true stories. I am inspired by the stories of others in film and literature. I don’t really watch much TV.
I enjoy being outside--camping, eating/cooking/grilling, hiking, gardening, geocaching, swimming, (span style="font-weight:bold;")boating (I don't have a boat but it's fun!), sleeping even. I grew up in an old Midwestern home with a large screened-in porch on the second floor and because we didn’t have A/C, we would sleep out there in the summers because it was cooler than inside.
I enjoy traveling including internationally, road trips, ethnic food, and spontaneous weekend getaways, but I love Utah too and have lived here for 9 years in addition to spending 4 years here while attending and graduating from BYU.
Looking forward to meeting some new friends here--send me a message(/sn) and let's see where it goes.