Family Life

Mom About Town: Kristin Sparks

As an owner and Director of Special Events of Annunciation Restaurant, Kristin Sparks’s days are filled with everyday opportunities to learn something new about the culinary and wine world–one of the many things she loves about her work. Along with sharing her passion for good food, Kristin is passionate about motherhood and her family. She’s a mom of three–Makenna, 16; Julius, 13; and Adrian, 11–and she’s happily married to her husband, Tim.

5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

The whole family enjoys trying new things. We all have a blast ziplining at Magnolia Ridge Adventure Park in Ethel, LA.

Place to Slip Away
Destin is our beach home away from home and we visit two-three times a year. There is really no place that has the white sand beach and turquoise waters of the Emerald Coast. Our favorite activity is taking a boat cruise to Baytowne, searching for dolphins, and swimming off the coast.

Outdoor Activity
We are in the middle of a move to the Northshore and looking forward to exploring all that Northshore living has to offer. The family is especially looking forward to riding the St. Tammany Trace on bikes and exploring new restaurants (of course!). 

Travel Destination
Our favorite recent family vacation was to Dixie Dude Ranch in Bandera, TX, the “Cowboy Capital of the World.” We enjoyed riding horses twice a day, swimming, and being treated to the best home cooked meals three times a day. Everyone was so friendly, and we look forward to returning in the future.

Fall Activity
Fall is my favorite time of year. Of course the cooler, drier weather doesn’t hurt especially after our hot humid summers that go on forever. The kids especially enjoy trunk or treat and pumpkin patches. I love the autumn smells and warm spicy beverages during the cooler weather.

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