Angelica was raised in West Liberty just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Iowa City. After getting married to her high school sweetheart and living in the D.C. metro area, they decided it was not where they wanted to raise a family, and moved back five years ago to West Liberty. Nine months later they welcomed their daughter with only three hours to prepare. (She went the whole 40 weeks without knowing she was pregnant! Her daughter is now four years old and going to preschool. Aside from being a mommy, Angelica works full-time while going to school full-time. To help keep herself sane, she runs early in the morning five days a week. Last year she got the courage and ran the Quad Cities Marathon! It was the second hardest thing she’s ever done, next to giving birth. In addition to running, Angelica likes to read, cook, garden, fish, camp, and spend time with her family. She’s a Pinterest and bargain shopping addict! Overall she loves being a wife and a mom with the adventures that it brings.
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