Steph In 10,000,000 Words or Less
I was born in
I was born in a log cabin Ö. Wait a second thatís Abe Lincolnís story.
Okay I was born on the northwest side of
When I was 3 we moved to
My Dad remarried and had 2 sons, Stephen and Peter.† He and my stepmother also raised her nephew, Mike who I consider my brother as well.
My mom remarried and had a son, Scott.† My stepfather also had 2 daughters, Janis and Barbara and a son Bennett from his first marriage.
I had a pretty routine growing up in a pretty routine suburb
After I finished high school playing softball all 4 years (losing the state championship game my junior and senior years), choir and marching band all 4 years, and helping to start the Rowdies, I went a little up north the Lake Michigan shoreline to attend Northwestern University in Evanston where graduated with a bachelors in music education and played softball and was in the band.
In my 4 years I probably witnessed more bad football than one person should take.††† Northwestern isnít exactly a world beater now but if you look at their records in the late 80s† well they werenít very good.
After college I had a pretty routine after college life until I met the man of my dreams Jon Newmann.† We had a rather interesting courtship leading to our marriage in† 1999 followed by the births of our 3 children, Christopher, Allie and Allen.† They run me ragged and when Jon is not feeling well I have temporarily 4 children but I wouldnít trade the happy life I have now for anything in the world.† Not even the Cubs winning the world series.
Another interesting family fact is my parents remarried in December of 1999 after they were divorced and widowed from their second spouses.
I founded Trixie as Bobby would
say when my stepfather went to buy me a Nancy Drew when I had strep
throat.† They were out of
Iím not really a fan of Jim or Dan.† I really think Trixie belongs with Mr. Lytell.† That young girl and the wizened old shopkeeper gets my nerves tingling.† I hope you realize that Iím kidding.
My other interests include Iím sort of a Cubs fan.† You may say that.† I also enjoy the Bears, Northwestern football
I am very involved in JDRF.†
Participate in everything involved in the
My husband Jon, our 3 kiddlie tots
and I reside in the house in
I work data entry at home for a company that I once worked for in the office.† It brings in decent extra money every week† and allows me to be at home with the kids as it can be done anytime 24 hours a day.
My husband and brothers are in the process of taking over my dads company as he is retiring to travel the world with my mom.†
We have a large extended family who
right now are all living in the north or northwest suburbs of
The biggest influence in my life was my maternal grandparents who helped my mom a lot before she married my stepfather and we basically all but lived with them for 2 years as my mom worked a lot.†
Letís see now that Iíve let you know everything there is to know about me except my SAT score, my IQ and my shoe eize (okay 1440 if I remember correctly, 137 and 9) I can also tell you Iím going to be writing a lot more soon.