About Me

I am a happily married young grandmother of five beautiful girls. Working as a communications manager for the world’s premiere heavy construction equipment manufacturer takes up most of my days–but that’s okay because it’s fun, I work with amazing people and even get to travel to cool places once in awhile.

My husband, John, and I, along with our best friends, the Rickards, are foodies and live to find the ultimate demiglace recipe and the next really great bottle of wine under $12! John and I love to travel when we can, and if not at home or with my kids, there’s no place I would rather be than in Paris, where we dream of buying an apartment one day.

We also foster rescue catties for an amazing organization, Purebred Specialty Cat Rescue. (Read about them here http://www.purebredspecialtycatrescue.org) Saving catties makes us happy and although many people think we’re crazy, we can’t imagine our lives any other way.

I believe in love, the power of forgiveness and the bittersweet rhythm that fuels the circle of life. I believe in the magic of warm summer days, the promise of sunrise, and that most people are honest souls trying to do the best they can. I believe knowledge is freedom and although I don’t always practice it, I believe the only way to find true happiness is by serving others. I believe God expects me to share. I believe you should prune rose bushes in late winter, wash windows in the fall and grow rosemary in the basement window year-round because fresh herbs taste best. I believe in laughing with good friends, picking up pennies, cooking dinner at home and flossing my teeth every single day. I believe that my mother is in Heaven. I will see her again.

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3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dear Carolyn I LOVE IT!! No wonder we were such good friends in hs. We just returned from Paris where we visited Henry who had been studying there for a semester and he loved it. We rented a beautiful apartment and felt as though we were “in the life” for a short while. My husband is also a big foodie and he has brought me along for the ride. we rented the apartement from Paris Perfect and this was our second time. Highly recommend them. They are americans a retired doctor and his wife doing this full time. would love to hear more and catch up more. emily

  2. So nice to hear from you!! We are leaving for Paris February 17 and renting an apartment this time also. Amie is going with us–it is her first trip. I will let you know how it goes. We are very excited. It’s the third trip for John and me, but we’ve stayed at hotels in the past. Looking forward to showing Amie around and cooking in our own apartment–it is owned by a chef!!

  3. Carolyn, I just finished reading “My Lifr in France”. What an interesting life she led. If I only knew1/3 of what she knew about cooking. I’m envious of the upcoming trip to Paris. Larry and I haven’t been there foe years, it’s time to go back. Can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back. Donna

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