I am extraordinary…just like everyone else. I am, in no particular order: a mother, an interpreter, a photographer, a hiker, a camper, an aspiring athlete, a spouse, a lover, a xenophile, and prone to being distracted (squirrel!). I have four kids–three boys and a girl–and they are all incredibly interesting, funny people that I have the privilege of knowing. I love meeting new people, traveling to new places, and learning new things. I talk to strangers. I see people I know everywhere I go–really, I do. Most of all, I don’t really have a filter, and what you see is generally what you get. Welcome to my blog!