I'm an adoptive mom to 5 children, 3 of whom are grown. My 2 children still at home are 13 and 14 and are very picky eaters. Consequently, I spend more time collecting new recipes than actually cooking them. I probably have 3000 recipes sorted into my private cookbooks here on Recipezaar. I figured that my house could only hold so many cookbooks but not so when I collect recipes online. :) Speaking of books, I'm a voracious reader and I probably buy at least 10 books a week by swapping books on http://paperbackswap.com, http://bookmooch.com and http://titletrader.com. My husband, Mike, likes to build furniture and he regularly has to build me more bookshelves. :) I'm self employed as a Real Estate Agent. Nothing beats being your own boss! I used to be a missionary in Ethiopia and Haiti were I started and managed several orphanages and international adoption programs. I also created and did the computer programming for the Precious in HIS Sight Adoption photolisting at http://precious.org but sold it in 2005. I live in College Station, Texas. I'm originally from Houston, Texas and I'm one of the rare people who enjoys moving. We seem to move about every 4 years because of my husband's job (he works for Trane air conditioning). I'm very involved at my church mentoring inner city kids. I believe that the purpose of life is to glorify God and I do that by helping others and evangelism. My favorite Christian TV program is The Way of the Master with Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort. Their website is at http://wayofthemaster.com. I love to travel and since my husband travels 2/3 of the time with his engineering job, our agreement is that I get to use his frequent flyer miles. We host foreign exchange students each year so my next trip will hopefully be to visit one of our former students in Korea. I love making new friends so drop me an email and say hi! Annette Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org --------------------------------- What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Create your own visitor map!