and I met in high school, and we have been married
for almost 13 years. We have 2 gorgeous children
(not biased at all!), Nicole
(age 7) and Luke (age 4).
We live in Joplin, Missouri.
am an Occupational therapist in the Carl Junction
school district. I am the only O.T. for the school
district, so I work with kids ranging from age
3 through high school with developmental disabilities,
Austism, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Down's
Syndrome, sensory processing disorders, fine motor
deficits, and visual perceptual difficulties.
I absolutely love my job and get a thrill from
helping kids get the most out of life. I have
worked in the school for the past 3 years, and
prior to that I worked in the hospital in Rehab,
Skilled Nursing, and Outpatient settings.
is self-employed as an insurance agent. He is
also a field trainer who trains other agents in
his region. He loves the independence of being
self-employed, and loves helping others with their
needs. He sells annuities, life insurance, long
term care, health insurance, and Medicare supplements.
Scott has qualified for many conferences through
his sales including Hawaii, Vancouver, Los Cabos,
Washington D.C., and is currently working on making
a trip to Ireland.
is in first grade and is 7 years old. She is an
excellent student and recently won a reading contest
in her building by reading 251 books in 4 weeks.
Her teacher describes her as a leader and one
she can always count on to help. Nicole loves
High School Musical, swimming, and playing
with friends. She plays soccer and is very assertive.
She tried dancing and gymnastics, but didn't care
for them because there were "too many practices
and not enough performance". She rode a roller
coaster for the first time on our spring break
trip and loved it. Her favorite ride was Space
Mountain! She is an absolute joy!
is in preschool and is 4 years old. He is a charmer
and knows how to smile and melt people's hearts.
He does well in school, and really loves soccer.
He is very determined when he plays sports, and
he is very intense. He loves all sports and always
roots for the Jayhawks with his dad! Luke loves
riding his bike, and power rangers are his favorite
toy. He is a very happy guy!
are very active in our church - Christ's Community
United Methodist, and have attended there for
12 years. I lead an adult Bible study, and this
year I am going to try to brave orchestrating
the summer Vacation Bible school with a couple
of close friends (yikes!). We have a Saturday
night "blue jean" service we attend
which is very casual and we love it! Great friends,
great music, and great atmosphere, what's not
family just went to Disney World last week for
Spring Break, and we had a marvelous time! It
was exciting and far better than I even expected.
We had to visit the ocean one day, because Scott
and I can't be that close to one and not visit
it! Our passion is travel, adventure, and flying
by the seat of our pants! We love going places
with no agenda in mind (not exactly the case with
a Disney World trip, but we adjusted). We love
exploring, hiking, scuba diving, biking, white
water rafting, and boating/water sports. It is
also a lot of fun hanging out in the back yard
with the kids or having a large bonfire with friends.
(we live outside city limits, so we can have a
big bonfire!) Life is very good!