I live in Texas and as you can tell by my name, I am a proud mother of a Fightin' Texas Aggie. I am married and have two children. First, I have my daughter who is a senior at Texas A&M University. Next, is my son, who is a senior at our local highschool and plays the snare on the best highschool drumline in the state of Texas. I also have two step-children who along with their spouses have blessed me with seven wonderful grandchildren. Several years ago, my husband and I took in two teenaged brothers who had nowhere to go. They have grown into lovely young men in their 20s and have moved out on their own, but they are still "my boys". With all of this family I never know how many might show up for dinner! Not only do my husband and I seem to collect kids, but we also have quite a collection of animals. We have 4 dogs (Emma, my border collie, is my icon), a cat, 3 Macaws, an Amazon parrot, a Quaker parrot, 2 green cheek conures, and a bearded dragon. Needless to say, my house is a noisy, bustling place.