Wednesday, January 31, 2007
It's a rainy and cold day here in the desert, making for a perfect opportunity to join in on the Behind the Apron fun!
My name is Brooke, 33 years young. I live in Mesa, Arizona, the Valley of the Sun. My husband, John, and I moved here about 8 years ago after vacationing in Tucson and Phoenix for a family reunion while living in Tallahassee, FL. And now I can't wait to move far far away from here....
Anyhoo, we have two awesomely awesome kids, ages 4 and 7. We are a diverse family with totally different eating habits. It has been a challenge to create food that I think we all will like, and blogging and reading blogs has really helped me in that challenge.
I am an animal rights activist as well as an budding environmentalist (whatever that means...). I love to read, sell and buy on Ebay, teach myself to sew, cook (but hate to clean), and to constantly learn about animal issues. I am also a birth doula on the side, but haven't used that talent in about a year. I am looking to go to massage therapy school soon, and be just like my sister! (Hi Heather!) . I am involved in a few local animal rights issues, and protest as much as I can. I think my neighbors view me a the nutty vegan lady, but I am okay with that. Me and the kids in Luray Caverns, VA a few years ago.
My daughter and me at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
The latest picture of me. I seriously hate having my picture
taken. I am a total dork.
One day I will actually own a really cool apron. One day. :-)
*Edit to add: I would love to see a comment from everyone who checks my blog...come say hi!*
Thanks for sharing your life and family with us - this Behind the Apron thing is fun!
dori: blogger is giving me issues too! nice to meet you, and i will check out your behind the apron!
The world needs more nutty vegan ladies! Your commitment to animal rights and environmental causes is inspiring. And of course, I love checking out your recipes.
Great photos!! Your comment totally cracked me up - I also hate to clean up after cooking! Hee hee. In fact, I've got a sink full of dirty dishes right now. Oops! It's great that you are participating in animal rights causes and environmental issues. What a neat role model you are for your cutie pies!
I love reading your post and your About Me page. I think we basically like the same kinds of books :)
Oh, and I don't have an apron either LOL
I wish I were the nutty vegan lady but am too shy and scared to let my nuttiness and veganism show! My husband is a nutty vegan grad student (perhaps someday nutty vegan professor?) so I guess we're OK for now. I'm currently quietly vegan and am OK with that. :)
PS Goodness! My word verification is like twelve letters long.
Peace and nice to see your face!
I haven't had a chance to look at the rest of your blog yet. Your kiddies look so cute, nice behind the apron.. I'll be looking back soon!
Great to see your photo.
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