What could be harder then this? I am fun loving person who is looking for someone to share my life with. I love to be around people and am at my best entertaining friends at home. Whether it's a backyard BBQ with steak and beers or a game night with cocktails and appetizers...good food and great friends is really what it's about. My friends would describe me as fun, loyal, and kind.
I'm the proud mom of 4 incredible kids. We are into the baseball, volleyball, soccer, and basketball stage of life so if it's not one practice or game it's another. Being a mom brings me my greatest joy. They are constantly making me laugh and remind me that the best of part of life is loving someone else.
My family is extremely important to me. My parents are constant supporters in my life and enjoy being grandparents more then they ever thought possible. I'm grateful to live and work in a small town that makes going to grocery store a social event.
I enjoy being a teacher and there are moments each school year that remind me why it's such an incredible profession. I teach high school special education so some days are better then others. One of my most challenging jobs is coaching high school girl's swimming. Swimming had such a profound effect on my life, I'm thankful to pass the opportunity onto the girls I coach. Watching them push past limits they didn't think possible and gain self confidence is truly the best job ever.
The kitchen is one of my favorite places to be. I love to cook and bake and am constantly on the search for new and exciting recipes. I watch Foodnetwork like most guys watch ESPN. I'm forever trying to give away cookies and have someone over to try something new I made. When I've had a stressful day or have some free time, the kitchen is where you will find me.
Two years ago I took up running and ran my first half marathon last spring. I swam in high school and college and attribute most of my positive attributes to what I learned as an athlete. I continue to do cardio several times a week and do a lifting cycle as well. I am tempted to do a full marathon but can't imagine finding the time for the training. Since writing this profile a year ago, I've completed 2 marathons and am now thinking about an Ironman : ) I like a challenge!
I'm looking for that someone that wants to take a chance at finding something special, something once in a life time great!