Animal or PetMaggie, our Shepherd/Collie mix we rescued, is one of the sweetest dogs you'll ever meet. She's loyal, lovable, and wants to play frisbee all the time
Bedtime StoryMy favorite bedtime story as a kid, and now my favorite to read to our son is Goodnight Moon. It always makes me smile when I read it to him.
Childhood MemoryMy favorite childhood memory is either going to my first professional baseball game with my dad, or playing ghost in the graveyard (nighttime hide and go seek) with all the kids in the neighborhood. Those are the kinds of memories I want for my kids
Childhood ToyThat had to be my stuffed Snoopy animal. I took that thing everywhere.
Dream CarMy dream car is one I used to own, a Jeep Wranger. I loved my Jeep Wrangler before I regrettably traded it in for a more economical car. I vow to someday own one again.
Form of ExerciseLifting weights, working out, playing softball, hiking.
Holiday TraditionMy favorite holiday tradition is still getting together with my family to open presents on Christmas
Ice creamChocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Music GroupCounting Crows, The Killers, Coldplay, Simon and Garfunkel, Weezer, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Mumford and Sons
Quality About My SpouseMy favorite quality about my spouse is what an amazing person she is. She's caring, kind, thoughtful, fun, always willing to lend a hand, and most of all, genuine.
SandwichPeanut Butter and Jelly
Sport to PlayI still love to go out and play softball with my friends that I've been playing with for over 10 years.
Sports StarDon Mattingly
Sports TeamNew York Yankees, Washington Nationals, New York Giants, New Jersey Devils, Boston Celtics
TV ShowThe Walking Dead, The Newsroom, West Wing, Six-Feet Under, The Wire, Firefly
Vacation SpotMy favorite vacation spot is somewhere in the Caribbean. I would love to go back to St. Lucia again where my wife and I were married.
VegetableBroccoli or Corn.
Animal or PetOur dog Harley is a 6 year old lab husky mix. He is calm and loveable and doesn't ever want to be left alone.
AuthorI love to read. My favorite authors are Stephen King, Anne Rice and Ken Follett. I will read their books over and over again. I just started reading the Game of Throne series by George RR Martin. He is an amazing writer.
Bedtime StoryI love the story Time for Bed by Mem Fox. I had so much fun reading that to our son Nathaniel. I buy it for all of my friends who have a baby. It is a fun book.
Beverage/DrinkI just love Starbucks. Their lattes warm me up in the winter and java chip frappuccino cools me off in the summer. They are the best.
Childhood MemoryMy favorite childhood memory is spending summers camping at the beach as a child. We went with friends and family and always made new friends. They were great times.
Disney MovieI am and always have been a huge Disney fan. There are so many wonderful movies to choose from but my very favorite has to be Beauty and the Beast. It is a great story and I love the music and characters.
Dream VacationWe finally took our son to Walt Disney World in Florida which was a dream for me. I have so many wonderful memories there. I also love to go anyplace warm and with a beach. The Carribean is always a great place to go.
Family ActivityI love to go camping with my family. Every year we take a weekend and go tent camping with friends. It is so much fun to have a campfire and get away from it all.
Leisure ActivityI really enjoy hiking. I have some good friends that like to hike in the Shenandoah's. My dad is my other hiking buddy and one of my best memories is hiking down the Grand Canyon with him and my brother Tom.
Memory with SpouseMy favorite memory with Doug is getting married in St. Lucia in the Carribean. We had our immediate family and close friends there and went straight from the wedding to the Honeymoon all in one day. It was amazing.
Memory with a ChildI love spending the summers with my son. Since I am a teacher, we spend the summer at the pool, playing with friends and doing arts and crafts. The summer is my favorite time of the year.
MovieI just love the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is one of the few times that I have read the book and saw the movie and enjoyed the movie more. I am pretty excited for The Hobbit.
PlantI love my garden. I am learning more every year and it is getting bigger and better. There is something about all of that hard work coming together to make such a beautiful thing that makes me very happy.
Quality About My SpouseDoug is the best and most involved Dad that I have ever known. He is there for everything for Nathaniel.
RestaurantI love Joe's Crab Shack. We go there every year for my birthday. I love it because it is casual, colorful, the food is delicious and there is a playground in the middle of the restaurant. What a fun place for kids!
TV ShowNew Girl, Walking Dead, Modern Family, Parenthood, Revenge