I was born in Canada and have lived in Southern California since I was four. I am a life-long optimist with a love for learning, my wonderful children and laughter. I enjoy movies, concerts, painting, cooking and reading...especially biographies. I have always loved to travel and exploring various cultures both abroad and within the U.S. Above all else, I treasure celebrations with family and friends.....For me, family and friends are what life's about..... well that and sharing movie marathons with popcorn and a pack of Red Vines.