All About Me Like Violet, I just found this section so here goes... I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 11 years. (We've been together 17.5 years - shazam!) We have two kiddos - Emily, age 12 and Hunter, age 8. We added a chocolate lab to our family last summer. His name is Cooper and he is a constant source of joy and laughter. It's just like having another baby in the house sometimes. (Although lately he seems to have moved into his teen years!) As a family, we spend time camping, hiking, fishing, playing outside, swimming, watching movies, and whatever else might strike our fancy. Personally, I love to read, watch movies, knit, mess around online, spend time with my friends and family, and so on and so on. I collect thimbles and clowns. I've lived in Northeast Iowa pretty much my entire life. I work full time in a toy store and am a volunteer EMT on my town's crew. Both keep me VERY busy! I think that's the key points anyway!