Scott & Sam
You can hang out with Scott & Sam every weekday afternoon from 3-7!
Does it seem like the hardest things in life are also the best ones? About ten years ago my husband Carlos and I had a little girl. She was born with Down Syndrome and had seizures for most of her first year of life. We spent hours in the hospital, tired and scared, always wondering if the next treatment would work. She began to heal after a women's Christmas dinner event where 300 women prayed for her. Since then, we've seen what a gift God gave us in Zoe. She delights in life, prays often and is a painter with some pretty amazing talent; you can see some her paintings at ZoeHeart. Our faith is so strong now. We know on this earth there will be hard times. We know the answer. His name is Jesus.
Favorite food? Triple Ginger snaps from Trader Joes. Enough said.
Cool side job? I'm the voice of Princess Peach and Toad in Nintendo's Mario Kart games.
Favorite stuff to do? When you are the parent of a little kid everything changes. I used to love reading a whole book in a weekend. Now I read three pages and am knocked out. Also, I haven't had a haircut in half a year.
It was a challenging to be raised without a dad, except for a God rescue… seriously, I’d be in prison, addicted, or dead from loving fast cars. My mom, Linda, a teacher, was an amazing single mom, who raised my little brother, sister and me.
My beautiful bride, Susan, is so solid. (I married way over my head); she really took mercy on me (or something). She’s a certified teacher, who used her college education to homeschool our 4 children (Wow, honey, have you considered the pay?!). If we’ve done anything well, it’s having dinner together, sharing the day’s highs and lows & reading inspirational & Bible stories to the kids. Two of our daughters have gotten married and started their own families, one son recently was married, and we have one left!
In raising our children, I’ve been a Scout Master, Sunday School teacher, baseball coach and mostly a driver & spectator for their sporting & church events. Oh, and I have a passion for coffee … mmmm. Arabica, free-range, certified-organic, fair trade coffee - C’mon, I’d love to share some of my burr-ground, pour-over coffee with you!
Favorite stuff to do? Reading! CS Lewis, GK Chesterton, AW Tozer and J.R.R. Tolkien.