I am an intelligent, well-educated, "down-to-earth" woman, who has a heart of gold. Up close, people tell me my eyes and smile are noticed first--I hope they reflect the beauty from within. I am a humble, kind, and affectionate person. I always welcome laughter, light-hearted fun, and new adventures. I enjoy being with friends, and always find a reason to celebrate! I have a passion for traveling. I love experiencing and learning about new cultures, architecture, languages, and lifestyles. I enjoy dining out, drinking great wine, and dancing the night away. I also enjoy cooking a delicious meal at home, entertaining friends, hiking anywhere, watching breathtaking sunsets, cuddling by a warm fire...and all things made better when shared with someone special. My children are my greatest pride and joy, and I view all my family and friends as treasured gifts. I am grateful for my health, each new day, and all the things in life that money can not buy. After all, it is those very things that are truly priceless!