My friends tell me that I have a contagious smile. I’ve even been nicknamed "sunshine"...I love to laugh. I believe it is cathartic. So I need a man with a good sense of humor to bring that smile of mine out as much as possible.
I am grateful for the little things in life...a clear blue sky, a crisp autumn day with a little breeze but the sun still shining bright, smiling at a stranger and getting a big smile in return...when Starbucks makes that perfect coffee...or when I get home and my AC is cranked way up on those really hot days... I always notice a beautiful sunset and love to take pictures of them. I’m into photography. I’m passionate about a lot of things, but cooking and baking are way up there. I will spoil anyone who steps foot in my kitchen. I dare you. I am kind of a wine snob. . I like a good scotch at the end of an evening. I love music and often sing in the car, in the shower and once you get to know me, all the time. I am looking for someone I can really talk to...someone who wants to be my best friend...as well as my lover; someone to have fun with…to hold hands with as we walk across the street to a fun new restaurant or bar, or to get ice cream with on a hot summer day...or really any day (or night...) I’m looking for someone to plan a dinner parties with...someone to share my dreams with...someone who wants to grow old with me. I'm not looking for one nighters...I want a partner who is looking for a longterm relationship... someone who wants to travel with me. I'm looking for someone who wants to go to Italy and who wants to really see and feel it with me. I promised myself that I won't go to Italy until I go with someone I am really in love with. I’d love to check out some of the great things DC and Maryland has to offer as I just moved here in February 2012.
If I had to pick my favorite place to be…the beach is where I’d choose every time. Well, unless there is a really great golf course...then I'd be torn...Maybe we could do both??? :)
The motto I live by is ‘things happen for a reason, just believe’...that's because I have seen this happen in my life many times over. Sometimes we don't realize this until way after the fact. But things really DO happen for a reason. Eventually we realize why. Sometimes it hurts and we don't understand. But sooner or later it makes sense. It's all part of our journey...
I am a bit competitive. I grew up in a big family. I have five older brothers. Don’t be scared. They are all very cool. I also have three sisters. I used to play competitive volleyball. I still like it but let’s face it, you need a team to play that. Golf is my favorite sport now, so I am hoping to find someone who likes to play as much as I do. I work hard all week and don’t get to play at all now during the week, so I really want to play at least once on the weekend. I also like to play tennis, walk fast and work out. I’m open to trying new things too!
Family is very important to me. I have four wonderful kids. Again, don't be scared. They are grown. 23, 22, 19 and 19 (yes, twins). Three girls and one boy. I love my kids...they have defined me for the past 24 years. I lived every day for them and their needs. But now it is my turn to live my life.
You should know that I’m a bit old fashioned as well. I need my man to be genuine, kind, honest and a gentleman. Manners and respect are huge in my book. I expect and notice them. When my man opens my door for me or stands up when I return from the ladies room at a nice restaurant is such a turn on for me. I can’t wait to meet you ! ?