I live near Dallas, Texas with my husband and 2 children. I am a very busy at home mother who actually feels more on the go than at home. I love all sorts of cook books however I have gotten more use out of the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook than any other. I also love my Dallas Museum of Art's Cookbook which I got about 9 years ago. The food and presentations in that book are fabulous! My passions include making a warm, loving and nurturing enviroment for my family, going to church, friendships, gardening, designing indoor and outdoor spaces, cooking, listening to music, watching ballet, DWTS and dancing for exercise and above all things, Christ. My pet peeve is people who tell you they don't mean to be rude. With comments like that, they are meaning to tell you something rude and offending. Other than that I can't think of any other pet peeves. In all, my family, they are true gifts from above. I truly count my lucky stars for having such pleasant, thoughtful, generous and kind hearted children and a fantastic, gentle, honest husband who I have been married to since June 30, 1990.