I am a displaced Texas girl (and the proudest member of the fightin’ Texas Aggie class of ’84), who is blessed enough to be spending a few years in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I was lucky enough to grow up in the great state of Texas, but have also lived in Kentucky, Louisiana, Montreal, Mississippi, California (briefly), and Virginia. I am a teacher by trade, whose heart belongs to preschoolers. I have a love for God, family, good friends, good food, good music, good books (especially great children’s books), big dogs, travel, hiking, and photography. I have been married for almost 30 years, and am mom to 3 wonderful (really) kids, and one great son-in-law. As I near my 50th (gulp!) birthday next year, I am working hard on carving out more time for the things I love.