Life is an adventure. We try to have a new adventure every day, as far as geeks like to adventure that is. We are excited to see what this new family adventure will be.
We are about as easy-going as it gets. We own that we are geeks, computer geeks, theater geeks, and media geeks. We like to spend time as a family playing a game, cuddling while watching movies, enjoying the world at our own pace, making awesome food. Heather and Anne have several allergies which makes cooking a challenge but, we have fun trying new ingredients and recipes. We love to ride the waves of life and experience new adventures that bring joy.
We enjoy going to the park and feeding the ducks, kayaking in tranquil waters, hiking at a snail’s pace so we can take in every ounce of beauty, play board games, watch movies, and occasionally we delight in lightsaber fights. We enjoy “culture night” where we experience old movies and literature that show different perspectives and bring joy. Culture night was founded by Sherman’s Dad and has created incredible memories. It is a tradition that we have carried on.
Sherman introduces Heather
Heather is a wonderful mother. She is very loving and caring. No matter what we do or say we know she loves us. Largely because she hugs us and says “I love you” several times a day. Heather never wants us to doubt her love no matter what we do or whatever circumstances might arise. She plans and researches what is best for our family. When we make a change, Heather looks at all of the options and finds what is best for us.
Heather is a theater geek with a bachelor’s degree in Theater Studies. Her original plan was to become a costume designer but, plans change. Heather still loves to sew and make Halloween costumes She enjoys the new Marvel movies and seeing plays. She also enjoys cooking, kickboxing, hiking, swimming, and craft projects when she has free time.
In short, Heather is Awesome!
Heather introduces Sherman
Sherman is the kindest man I know. He is the one who helps with homework because he possesses inexhaustible patience. He has loved being a Dad to Anne and is excited at having a second chance to parent. International house guests were frequent in his home through his Dad’s work, Sherman experienced a taste of many cultures from all over the world and affected who Sherman has become.
He makes me smile every day. He has an open heart, and everyone has a special place in it.
He is supportive of the people he loves. If you have a dream, he says go for it, what do you need from me? He turns pink and giggles when he is nervous. His perspective on the world helps me understand how to navigate the ups and downs that are part of life. He makes me laugh and tells me it is okay when I am sad. I am truly blessed to have him as my husband.
Heather grew up in Washington State and loved it there. She still sleeps best when it rains. Sherman was born and raised in Utah. When Heather came to the U to finish her degree in theater studies, we met through childhood friends. A friend of Heather’s from Washington married Sherman’s best friend. We were set up! It sometimes works, we are the proof of it. We we’re both invited to mini golf, and after a few evenings of D&D, we started dating. A few months later Heather’s parents saw this relationship was serious, so Sherman was invited to Washington for Thanksgiving and given the fishing test.
In Heather’s family, any prospective spouses must pass the fishing test. The applicant must bait their hook and gut their fish.The applicant must bait their hook and gut a fish. Sherman passed despite turning green and feeding the fishes his lunch. Sherman grew up with a pole in hand but is prone to seasickness. Upon return from the trip, Sherman asked Heather to marry him! Heather was so surprised when the words “will you marry me” came out of Sherman’s mouth she asked Sherman if he was proposing. They had just returned from the airport but Sherman was so afraid he would lose his nerve that he decided to asked the same moment he decided to ask. Sherman had realized Heather’s family was just like his. In fact, both sets of parents liked each other so much they vacationed together without Heather and Sherman. Fishing, of course.
Anne is our daughter. She loves to draw, paint, write comic books, watch anime, perform in musical theater and play guitar. She loves to hear stories about when she was little. Her favorite family tradition is at Christmas. We started a tradition where we hang wrapping paper over the entry to the room where Santa visits. Christmas morning, she leaps through the paper and take in all the magic waiting. It is something she is looking forward to sharing with her new sibling.
We live in Utah County, Utah and we are fortunate to have outdoor opportunities within minutes of our home in any direction. In winter it is not uncommon to find us making snowmen or as we call them snow goons. Ask Sherman about the story sometime. We enjoy making snow angels and a enjoying a warm cup of hot cocoa afterwards. We like to spend time with extended family, shopping, hanging out and playing dominos. We love cozy evenings playing video games or working on a creative project. We sometimes go hiking. It is a fun time to chat about random things. We have no idea what the future holds. All we know is there is a lot of adventure that is yet to be enjoyed. This is our goofy little family and we hope you will choose to join us on this adventure called life.