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I'm a Utah native

I grew up snow skiing, water skiing, and wandering around the Utah mountains. I enjoy hiking and walking in nature and I have to go outside everyday. A 20 minute walk can take 2 hours if I bring my camera.

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My husband and I grew up less than 2 miles from each other but never met. We went to the same schools, had the same piano teacher, but were 2 grades apart. We met when his dad set us up when he was 26 and I was 24. A year later we married.

my oldest son has autism

Before he started kindergarten we had a diagnosis of autism for Alex. He has Asperger's syndrome and I've learned a lot about acceptance. He's perfect the way he is. I wrote more about him in my blog. I have 4 great kids ages 14, 17, 19, and 21.

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Everyday I roll out my mat and stretch. I've been known to stay in my yoga pants all day. As a kid I competed in tumbling and gymnastics. Yoga helps my arthritis and it's playtime for me. Yoga also helps me destress. I'm an expert worrier and recovering perfectionist.

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favorite cereal

When I was a kid Lucky Charms were the most magical treat. I loved the surgary marshmallows the most. My kids would separate the marshmallows out and eat them first. Now for me it's green smoothies for breakfast.

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animal lover

We now have 2 cats, Charlie and Dot. We've had a hamster, plenty of fish, and a sweet black lab. The cats give my kids something to feed, clean up after, and play with.

I also love how accepting pets are. They love me no matter what.

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beach lover

I'm a pisces and love water! I'm not the best swimmer but I did learn to do the butterfly when I was 40. Somethings are easier when you're a kid, right? I also tried surfing once in Hawaii and liked that!


I taught piano for 20 years and graduated from Weber State University in piano performance. I've written some music too. I always like to keep taking classes and keep learning.

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