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Hello World!

I was born in a little town so small, it’s almost non-existent – Knob Noster, Missouri. I was raised as a military brat, traveling the United States, changing schools, houses and friends every few years. I have a wondeful Mom who made such a transient lifestyle into a grand adventure for me and my two sisters.
I now reside in Hudson Oaks, Texas, and have put down deep roots here. Our family was made here, our pets are buried in the back yard, and our friends know all our secrets. We’ll never leave!
I am my Husband’s Wife, my Kids’ Mom and a professional civil engineer during the day. Honestly, the engineering part is the easiest to wrap my head around! I love my husband, Tony dearly; we’ve been married for twenty four years. We have four kids. Teen Daughter #1 is an accomplished opera singer, and will soon be leaving us for college life. Teen Daughter#2 is an amazing photographer, with a wonderful eye for color and composition. Teen Son #1 is simply an eating machine, as most teen boys are. Almost Teen Son#2 is the apple of my eye, the family clown, the one who keeps us hopping. We never know what he will be up to next.

I am a jack of all trades, and a master of most of them. (My Mom always said, “It ain’t bragging if you can do it”.) I know how to drive a bull dozer. I can sew, knit, design a storm drain, and analyze a water distribution system. I bake my own bread, make my own pickles and put up my own jam. I can play the piano, at least enough to pick out melodys to help Teen Daughter#1 practice singing. I love scrapbooking and jewelry making, and I am a fantastic cook.

I cannot snow ski, operate a welding torch or flip off a diving board, but I intend to learn, Someday.

I Love coffee, chocolate and caramel, but not necessarily together.

The older I get, the more precious life becomes. God has been so good to us, and has taught me that life is more than occupying space and breathing air. It’s all about family, faith, hope, love, laughter and service to others.

Thanks for stopping by – enjoy your stay.

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