I have been blessed to live in many different part of the world: Japan, England, Italy, and in the USA, born in California, lived in Virginia, Maryland, Texas and now retired in Utah.
I come from a big family, two extraordinary parents, Donald Barrett & Della Rae Smith Danner, with two brothers, three sisters. My first marriage was 18 years and from it I have five adorable wonderful children, two daughters, three sons, that I love beyond anything I thought was possible. I have been in my current marriage to Danny, that I love and adore for 14 years,. With my husband Danny I have been blessed to add five adult step children into our blended family: three-step daughters and two-step sons. I have come to love them as if they were my own children. Yes, you did that math right, that is 10 children in Danny and My family! At the current time we have 16 wonderful grandchildren, with # 17 due in Aug and #18 due in Oct.
My life has always been about family. They are my passion, my hobby, my everything. Pretty much everything I have come to enjoy doing can be tracked back to learning to do it with someone in my family. Things we do to enjoy our lives are: Swimming, Boating, Out Door Adventures, Travel, Scrap booking, Photography, Geology,Reading, Dinning Out, Movies, History, Dancing, Crocheting, Spots of many kinds, some being Boat Racing, Football, Running, NHRA, Basketball, and Gymnastic. I enjoy making holidays and other special days like birthdays as memorable as possible. My favorite thing in all of life is spending any time I can with family or bragging about my family to anyone who with listen to me about them 😉
Oh yeah to be totally honest there are some in the family that I photo-shopped into the above photo, because I love to play around with photos, and I really wanted a current family photo and to be honest with everyone busy life getting all of our 10 children, their spouses, and all 16 of the grandchildren together has proved to be a rare event. So I make my own virtual family get together via my photo shopping 😉