Just to get to know me a little more here is a post about some of my favorite hobbies.
I grew up dancing. Dancing lifts my spirit like nothing else I've ever done. I danced ballet for 12 years and along the way added jazz, modern, hip hop and a little bit of ballroom, swing and salsa. These days I get a few opportunities to dance when I visit other places, or I just groove to the radio in the living room with my kids.
Rock climbing is almost as amazing as dancing and in Leavenworth we have an endless playground. I get to use my brain to solve the route as much as my strength to get myself up the route. Standing at the top of a climb, viewing the mountains around, tired from the exertion and energized from having solved the puzzle of how to get to the top is such an amazing feeling. It rocks!
A favorite that I get to do a lot more often than either dancing or climbing is reading to my kids. We have a lot of books in our house. I love a big bookshelf. Acting out the characters' voices and being as dramatic as I can while living through a story to my three kids is so much fun. We all become deeply involved with the characters and by the time the story ends, it's almost like waking up from a dream. I love close time together and sharing the adventure of a story.