My family is my life. I have 3 gorgeous children and a beautiful boxer mix dog. I am very close to my parents and my sister, with a huge lot of nieces/nephews to love on. Cooking is fun for me; I like trying new, interesting recipes. My kids joke that I could die with my nose in a book and they wouldn't notice for weeks!!! Besides reading, I like to draw, paint, and craft. Bowling is one of my favorite family activities, although my kids always beat me. (Yes, even with bumper guards.) We have our bad days, been through the wringer, but there is ALWAYS something to smile about!! Life is meant to be lived - and I surely plan on it!!