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.
blind dates can work
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 aged 14, 17, 19, and 20.
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.
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.
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'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.
“Michelle is amazing at what she does. She was so patient with my kids and with all the typical emotions of children she captured their happiest selves. I love that she was able to get us all looking but also some playful, non posed pictures as well. I received my pictures quickly and had so many I instantly fell in love with! Thank you Michelle, we will have memories that last forever!”