Born in Aurora, Nebraska and raised in Anacortes, Washington with my parents Jim and Jeanine Murphy along with 6 siblings. I married my husband George Kushner on May 7th, 1988. We adopted three children from New Delhi, India February 20th, 2003, Lali, Vinod, & Karma. We have two dogs, one cat, and one rooster. I love teaching second grade, hiking with our dogs Max and Molly, going to the beach, bike riding, paddleboarding, playing Scrabble, reading, working out, gardening, traveling, scuba diving, and dining with family and friends. I'm learning to practice yoga, and I enjoy Country and Christian music and going to concerts.