She is a problem solver. If she sees a problem, she comes up with an idea to solve it AND then runs with it. A real do-er.
I always marvel at athletes who competed at the collegiate level. Laura was a soccer powerhouse at Furman University and was part of Furman’s inaugural women’s soccer team.
Besides competing on the team all 4 years she was there, she earned many accolades. She was awarded the Southern Conference “Freshman-of-the-year”, chosen by coaches from colleges such as Furman, Elon, App State, UNCG, Wofford, Georgia Southern, etc. She was a two-time All-Southern Conference first team selection. And…she was selected by her teammates as MVP her senior year.
Laura didn’t tell me about ANY of this soccer business. I knew she played soccer in college and that was it. She is super modest. If a stranger asked her if she ever played soccer then she would offer “yes, I played soccer” and they would walk away thinking she played in the rec league as a child and that would be it.
Well, I Gooooooooooogled the fool out of her to uncover all of these amazing details about her soccer career at Furman. It was impressive. (Thank you, interwebs.)
Smarty Charlotte, meet Laura Saunders – a sincere friend, marathon runner, former collegiate soccer player, mother of 3, and wife to husband Satch!
Married to: Satch for 11 years
Mom to: Satch (4 years old), Emily (6 years old) and Ashley (8 years old)
Occupation: CEO of the Saunders Household
Hometown: Aiken, SC
1. The phrase you say to your kids all.of.the.time at home is…
Please put the cap back on the toothpaste and “Say yes, please” and “Say no, thank you”. It will sink in eventually!
2. If you wrote a parenting manual, the title would be…
3. Behavioral trait you hope your children don’t inherit from you?
Impatience and being fashionably late
4. Funniest thing one of your kids has ever said to you?
At the beach, one of my daughters said, “I want to wear a zucchini like you, Mom.” I promptly informed her that it was called a bikini! So cute!
5. One word that describes you?
6. A TV show that you AND your husband watch together?
Sopranos, loved it!
7. Who is your celebrity crush?
Matthew McConaughey is not too shabby!
8. First car you owned?
Black Honda Civic
9. App you can’t live without?
Google Maps, I would have been lost in Charlotte without it. Also, Pandora…it gets me through every run!
10. Who do you follow on Twitter?
I have never looked at or written on Twitter!
11. Pet peeve?
Slow drivers in the fast lane!
12. What splurge is well worth it?
A really good pair of jeans!
13. Favorite Charlotte Smarty Pants blog?
Anything Susan writes – hysterical!