Hi. We hail from a small farming town in the central valley, California. Nick’s the Dad, I’m the Mom, Luke’s the first (7), Charlie’s the second (5) and we are currently waiting on our referral for another little person to join our family – all the way from Ethiopia. Nick’s a high school history teacher, assigned to freshman geography this year, which he likens to herding kittens - hormonal irrational kittens. I’m a stay-at-home-homeschooling-screenwriting-two-business-running-mom.
I’d like to say we’re normal, but then we’re not (are any of us, really?). We’re mellow and crazy at the same time, homebodies that love to travel, cinephiles obsessed with books, irreverently righteous…you get the idea. We love to homeschool, read, hang out, take long walks, go to jiu-jitsu, play the guitar in the living room (so help me, nick dragged his old amp out a few weeks ago and things have gotten LOUD) and we spend a lot of time cuddling.
Life has been tough around here the last few years as I’ve dealt with cancer and radiation damage and it’s sort of turned our family into a little motley crew of survivors. But it’s been a good thing. We seize every opportunity now, don’t put up with a lot of drama and have learned that we mean everything to each other. I can’t begin to describe the depth of emotion I have when I think about my family – my stud and the kidiots – they’re everything to me. I’m telling you, folks – deep, deep feelings. Okay, enough of that.