I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and I currently live in Lancaster, PA. I went to Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa, and that is where I met Chris, my husband. We got married in 1995 and now have three beautiful and amazing children. Elias was born in 2000, Rea in 2002, and Zach 2004. We are trying to raise our children to love and respect each other, appreciate the world we live in, and be the best people that they can be. Everyone has a purpose, and I believe parenting is what I was born to do. Most days aren’t easy, but I am hoping I am doing the best job I can.
When I was in college I planned to spend a semester abroad in Greece. Both of my parents are Greek, and I was raised Greek Orthodox. I spent a lot of my time growing up in the Greek community, and going to Greece to study was an opportunity I couldn’t pass by. I was excited to learn the Greek language and to learn more about my culture. Unfortunately because of the Gulf War in 1990, I had to change my plans and study in England. Studying in Cheltenham was a wonderful experience and it was good for it’s own reasons; however, it wasn’t what I had dreamed about. For the past 20 years, I have felt as though I missed out on an opportunity of a lifetime. When my husband and I discussed living in Greece with our children, my old dream resurfaced. We discussed it for a few years before we realized we could make it a reality. Although Chris cannot be with us the entire time, we feel the pros outweigh the cons. Our plan is to live on the island of Ikaria, where my father was born and has a home, for one year. We will enroll the children in the local schools and immerse them in the language and culture. And me, well, I am getting to check three more things off of my bucket list!