I'm a divorced, single mom to 3 kids (almost 6, 2 1/2 and a baby). I'm a Utah transplant by way of California, though I'm originally from Arizona. I currently work in the finance department of a local small business. I love pop culture, movies, books and Dr. Pepper. I'm pretty easy-going, like to have fun, love to laugh and enjoy experiencing new things. I tend to talk too much, even over email, but especially in person.
I'm not super outdoorsy or into sports, but I can follow most sports and don't mind watching them. The athletic gene must have passed me by, but I did get the fast metabolism gene, so at least there's that. If you want to go shoot a deer that's fine by me, but if I go with you, there better be a nice warm trailer for me to hang out in while you go brave the elements, and hopefully some cell service. ;) But seriously, I don't mind camping, fishing or the outdoors.
I recently did something I said I'd never do. I traded in my mid-size SUV for a mini van. :( It was a sad day. but practicality won out with three kids. So that should tell you I'm willing to make sacrifices and that I have some form of rational thinking. ;)
Ok, so this part is probably a deal-breaker for some, and I realize it may make me sound bitter or jaded, but I am neither. While I believe in love, I do not believe in movie love. I believe in real love that you work at, respect and choose to live everyday. I don't want a fairy-tale, I don't expect a fairy-tale and I don't believe in fairy-tales. I want a love that is real, is secure and even on the bad days is still there. I don't want complacency. That doesn't mean I don't want to be swept off my feet or that I don't think magic happens, but I know from experience those things fade and real life hits. I want someone that is willing to make the choice everyday to be in love once the magic fades, even if that requires work and times are hard.
Deal-breaker part II...I'm not Molly Mormon and I'm not looking for Peter Priesthood. The church is important to me and I have a testimony and ultimately I want to find someone to spend forever with. If judging someone for their past or not being able to overcome the fact that someone has had to really go through the repentance process is your thing, we won't mesh. That being said, I want someone who honors his priesthood and helps me strive to be better each day, and I will do the same for him.
Favorite things include (in no particular order):
-My kids (Duh!)
-Red Mango (and Yogurtland)
-TV shows on DVD
-My iPhone - sorry Droid users, I'll never switch!
-The Gospel (Duh!)
I can be sarcastic and a little blunt, though I'm never intentionally malicious. With that being said, while the flirts are flattering, I'd much rather you send me a message. I'd rather get to know someone than exchange emoticons. I'm a fairly open book and if you ask, you'll get an honest answer.
Also, my ex is still very much in my life. We have kids together, we see each other all the time, and we even occasionally hang out because of the kids. If that's not something you can handle, then I'm not the girl for you. My kids come first, and that means their dad is in their life, and by default mine. We've tried to make co-parenting well a priority. Some days it works better than others, but we always try to put the kids first, and sometimes that means joint birthday parties and adventures to the zoo.
So, if you read all that *high five*! And if that interests you at all, send me a message. :)