Fun, witty, passionate and confident. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love people and food. Entertaining is one of my favorites because it combines cooking and people. I have always been involved in sports and competition; therefore I stay active and fit. I love to travel. I am very self-aware and comfortable in my own skin. I enjoy a good plan, but also love being spontaneous.
I grew up on a farm in Ohio, went to Taylor University in Indiana, lived in Chicago for 6 years, and now live in Grand Rapids, MI. I have my MBA from DePaul University.
My relationship with Christ is not only foundational to who I am, but it is everything. I don't believe things for the sake of religion or tradition...I study the Word...and come to my own personal convictions. I have mentored teenage girls for the last 15 years of my life. I am not judgmental, and hate when others are.
Although, I do love fashion and decorating and all things girl, I also enjoy college football, basketball, Cubs baseball, getting dirty, and manual labor. Most of all I love trying new things. I love wine, but often drink beer when watching a game or eating pizza.
I am a widow and value everything I have learned in this process. I believe my story, although I would never have chosen it, has helped form me into an even stronger, more adventurous person. I believe marriage is two best friends doing life together, so a friendship is the best starting place.
I have two daughters and together we live an amazing adventurous life.