Sarah & Beckett — Artists
Sarah & Brody — Sweet Cuddles
Sarah was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and didn’t move away from home until attending the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. She majored in Interior Design and finished up school at Lynn University in Boca, earning a business degree. She had grown up playing tennis and was quite good in high school, yet decided not to play in college. Her love of tennis, however, still resumes. In fact, she used to work in professional tennis, both as an assistant tournament director and in player services. Sarah was home sick, so she moved back home after college to be closer to her family. She was in Ohio for less than a year, when the company her dad partnered with in Hickory, NC began bringing him down here on regular commutes. The family came down for visits before moving here permanently. While visiting, one of her dad’s coworkers took them out on his boat to show off NC lakes. Little did Sarah know, she had just met her future husband. She began dating Jeff, moved to the Charlotte area, and got married in March 2007. Sarah is currently the Marketing & Events Director at Youssef 242, an upscale restaurant in Hickory. For fun, she and Jeff go boating and ride jet skis (they have 2 waverunners), as well as attend concerts and wine tastings. Traveling is also high on their list. On the flip side, they also enjoy giving back and support many charities. Sounds like my kind of people! Sarah’s hobbies include playing tennis, running, karate (she has a black belt, watch out) and painting. Sarah has been drawing and painting since she could hold a pencil. Check out her work at sarahstokesart.com.
Beckett, AKA Beck or Slim, will be two in late July. He is a very solid toddler, so Jeff jokingly nicknamed him Slim. He was a whopping 10 pounds when he was born, and continues to grow rapidly. Beckett follows in his mama’s footsteps with a love of drawing. He is a madman that can’t get enough! He also enjoys anything Disney and is really into Nemo and Mary Poppins right now. Beckett really enjoys the Birkdale fountain and going to the park, as well as mimicking tennis strokes while watching Wimbledon. Mommy loves her little tennis man! Brody, on the other hand, is only one and a half months old, so he doesn’t have any favorites right now. At the moment, he just likes to cuddle and try to cluster feed. Don’t worry mommy, you will be chasing the pair around soon enough.
The hardest thing about being a Tot Mom is the schedule difference between a toddler and newborn. The best thing is the way they smile when they see their mommy and Sarah just loves her little men more than anything.