I live in upstate,s.c.. I am married to a wonderful man, and we have recently joined the rank of empty-nesters We have 3 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws and the one son that isn't married will be next May. No grandchildren yet, but still hoping. Two of my boys and a daughter-in-law that are in the military ( Army Reserves and full time Marines) and have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, my Marine son is leaving the end of July for his second tour in Iraq. I have 2 cats, and a mini-long haired dachshund. I am a Blue Star Mother, I love photography, cooking, sewing and reading. I love trying new recipes, and with all the men around, it never goes to waste.