I am married to Reeves Anderson, and we have one son, Jesse Crawford "Cord" Anderson. Reeves is an attorney at Arnold and Porter, where he works on international law and appelate cases. He has served as co-counsel on eighteen Supreme Court cases and sat at counsel's bench in two Supreme Court oral arguments. He is a member of his firm's Pro Bono Committee and represented Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis.
Our son is four and enjoys city life in Alexandria, VA, especially all the playgrounds and Metro trains. Our parents live in North Carolina and Virginia, and our siblings are now spread out in North Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska.
I grew up on my family's farm in Suffolk, Va, called Williams' Cattle Company. Until I was in college, we raised Hereford cattle and sheep in addition to crops, but the farm is now limited to crops, including cotton, corn, and soybeans. Suffolk is famous for its peanuts, the vastly superior Virgina-style peanut, and seven generations of my family have been "planters" (peanut farmers) on pieces of the current farm.
In high school, I was an ace cotton scout, but unfortunately have never been particularly talented in any other agricultural endeavors. My brother, on the other hand, continues the tradition through his work at Case International, and my father still runs our family farm.
Before our son was born, my husband and I competed in ballroom dancing as members of the ballroom teams at Yale and North Carolina State University. We got to compete throughout the United States and internationally in Tralee, Ireland, and Blackpool, England.
We look forward to competing again when our son is older, and we're proud to watch the achievements of our friends who currently compete.