Please allow me to introduce you to Emily. Our next wife knows a thing or two about how to beat the heat. This mother of three keeps her sanity during the busy season by crocheting some of the most adorable things I have ever seen. You absolutely have to visit Emily’s Facebook page and see for yourself. Like what you see? Stop by the Em’s Corner estsy page and place your order.
The Truman family has truly embraced the turf lifestyle and we hope you enjoy getting to know them.
Name: Emily Truman
Kids, names and ages: Caden 7 enjoys soccer, golf, digging in the dirt, and playing tetherball. Tanner 4 enjoys playing golf, watching golf, working on the golf course with Dad, and playing golf games on the iPad. Abbie 20 months old is just along for the ride.
Location: We live in Desert Hot Springs, CA which is near Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley. Desert and Hot are both in the city name to give you an idea of the town’s personality. As I write this in February, it is 85 degrees outside. I don’t enjoy the heat. Two of my children were born when it was 120 degrees outside. We dream of retiring to Alaska. However, there are over 120 courses in this valley which has given Tyler great networking opportunities and job security so we call it home for now.
Husband’s Course: My husband Tyler is the Superintendent at Mountain Vista Country Club which is a Sun City Retirement Community in Palm Desert. He manages a crew of over 75 workers, two 18 hole courses, 1 softball field, 2 dog parks, and the common areas which totals 500 acres of turf. It has been the busiest and most demanding job of his career.
How do you make time for each other during the busy season? Since we live in the desert, we do things a little different. Golf season runs from October to April or May. August, September, and May and June are either overseeding or transition times so that leaves June and July which are off-season but the summer Bermuda grass grows so fast in the desert so it seems like that is also the busy season. Luckily, he usually doesn’t work until sundown each day, which I am grateful for, so we have some time to catch up each day in the evenings. We do have a standing date on Tuesday nights to watch White Collar on USA and NCIS.
What is the most difficult part of being married to a turf guy? When I was pregnant with each of the children, it was horrible trying to get ready each morning with horrible morning sickness and without any help. I found myself wishing for a regular 9-5 job during each of those 9 month pregnancies.
What is the best part of being married to a turf guy? I love riding in the golf cart with my family on cool October mornings after the course is freshly over seeded and nobody has played on it yet. I also love watching my kids learn about golf and turf because they adore their dad and his profession.
Would you encourage your children to follow in their father’s footsteps? Why or why not? My boys love golf and the baby seems to want to play also. My boys take lessons at The First Tee, which is an awesome program, and my 4 year old especially LOVES the game. That is the only thing that motivates him. If he could golf every moment of every day, he would be happy. Each are free to decide what they would like to do and we will support them in their chosen endeavors.
Is the job ever a source of tension in your house? Not really, I am just really grateful that Tyler has been blessed with great jobs and never been unemployed.
What do you do for you? How do you make sure you’re taken care of? I love to crochet and have to squeeze in a little crochet time each day so I don’t go crazy. It is great therapy and I have turned it into a small side business on Facebook and etsy.com. Before I had children, I was a 7th grade Math teacher. I am glad to stay home with my children now, but I also really enjoy volunteering at their school. I am the PTA Treasurer and the AYSO Soccer treasurer for our town soccer league. I babysit another little girl and help out at church. I stay pretty busy.
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