Friday, March 4, 2011

Show us your family

This week Kelly's "Show us Your Life" is Show us your Family.  I actually realized this was a perfect way for me to formally introduce my family since I have only mentioned them here and there. 

So without further ado.

My  Mom, Idie.  My mom is a teacher and educator.  She has been a preschool teacher and a school director as well as a grade school teacher, and of course - my most important teacher! She also writes for Tora Aura Productions, is working on some amazing new pieces for them, and just found out her "big books" are going to be published!!  She is an amazing mom - has always been there for me and helped me through everything in life so far.  She is one of my inspirations for becoming a teacher and I even get to go to her alma mater, Wheelock for my masters!
 My dad, Kevin.  My dad wears many hats: photographer, electrician, chef, chief financial officer.  I get my cooking and photography bug from him for sure.  Right now most of his time is with the Aids Care Group in Chester, PA.  They do some amazing work helping people living with HIV/AIDS in that area. Dad was my adventure buddy as a kid and together we tackled the ski slopes.
 My sister, Avi.  Avi and I are nearly 7 years apart and although we were at each other necks for many years we are very close now and I wouldn't trade that for the world.  Avi is currently a doctor in Oregon at a major teaching hospital. And now, she has the title of mommy to Mr. Noam! It's really hard having the entire country between us, but thank goodness for g-chat and skype!
 My brother-in-law, Ben.  Ben works as a lawyer and I learned early on to never try to win an argument with him, he's got the lawyer thing down!  Ben really is the brother I never had - someone to play x-box or goof off with. It's been really awesome to watch Ben take on the role of daddy, he's a natural with the little guy!
 And of course, last but certainly not least! Mr. Noam! Who is 4 months old today! This little ball of joy gets cuter by the day.  I love getting emails from Avi of his latest grin and "skill" - I can't get over how much he is changing each day, and even though I am on the other side of the country I feel super connected to him thanks to modern technology!

So that is the core S-B-O'Gclan. Of course there are many more cousins, aunts, and uncles on both sides of the family!

2 thoughts on the matter:

Siany said... {Reply}

what a lovely family! I can so relate My brother is in Michigan while I am in the UK so Thank God for Skype huh?

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

You are blessed with a lovely family! :)

Our family are all over the place... and it's just us here in Hong Kong. We get visits from my parents once every 2 months or so and we visit my in-laws in Canada once a year.