I'm a soon-to-be empty nester, ready to create the next chapter of my life with a very special man. Up close, people tell me my eyes and smile are noticed first--I hope they reflect my beauty from within. I am a kind and affectionate person. Laughter, light-hearted fun, and new adventures are what I'm all about. I have a passion for traveling and experiencing 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...any 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!