I was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1964. My family moved to Weston in 1968 and I have been a Weston resident from that day forward. I graduated from West Platte High School in 1982. I attended a one year business college in 1983 and got my first job as a legal secretary in a large Kansas City area firm in 1984. In 1987 I married my high school sweetheart and I continued to work as a legal secretary until 1990 when our first child was born. After the birth of my first child, my husband and I decided that I would stay home until all of our children were in school. Those were the hardest and most wonderful years of my life. Five kids and 15 1/2 years later, I was ready to get back to the workforce.
I met Aaron’s wife (Renee) through a mother’s day out daycare. We became friends and she told me that her husband was an attorney and needed some part-time help. In August of 2005 I started working a couple of days a week for Summers & Johnson, PC. I was very nervous about going back to work, but Aaron and Dave were very patient with me as I learned how to function in the “adult” world again. After about a year of working just a couple of days a week, I began working five days a week and it’s now been 11 years and counting. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of my work at Summers & Johnson, and am most proud of the very personal relationships we enjoy with so many of our clients.
When I am not at work, I love spending time with my husband, Chris, and our five children: Hilary (27) and her husband Jason, Madison (26) and her husband Jordan, Brody (23), Bailey (20), and Gretchen (18). We have recently become “empty nesters.” Our youngest daughter started college last fall and for the most part we are enjoying our new found freedom. Thankfully all of our children live close and we get to see them often.
I am currently enjoying another new stage of my life, that of being a grandmother (or Maw as I am so blessed to be called). I have often heard how wonder it is to be a grandparent, and I must say I whole heartedly agree. We currently have two grandsons, Emmett (3) and Henry (8 months) and we look forward to spoiling many more grandchildren in the future!
I also have to mention that my family currently includes three Labrador Retrievers (Rowdy, Maggie and Oakley).
Thanks to my recent empty nest, I decided it would be really fun to raise some Labrador puppies. Miss Maggie didn’t disappoint when she gave birth to 13 puppies on my birthday a couple of months ago! Unfortunately, only 11 survived but they are the cutest puppies ever.