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April Family of the Month

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Meet the Scott Family Congratulations to Ardeis and Misti Scott, and their two girls, Sureya and Estéanna, on being selected as our April Family of the Month. With sweet dispositions and infectious smiles, the Scotts seem to bring joy to all those around them. “We enjoy our community, our church, and the family friendly environment the Tampa Bay area has to offer. It has the culture of larger cities but with the small town feel.” If you spend any time with the Scotts, you will certainly notice their cheerful spirit and their love for each other but you will also notice their love for others. Ardeis is trained and Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and he has been practicing Emergency Medicine for 21 years. When he is not at work he enjoys spending time with the kids and other hobbies. “One of the benefits of working at the hospital which is open 24/7 is that I am often off during the week

and can stop by school for lunch with the kids and join them for recess. It is definitely one of the perks of being an ER doctor.” Misti, who previously worked as an Ultrasound Technician and as a Clinical Specialist for a Medical Device Company, now enjoys being a stay-athome mom and she feels very blessed to be able to do that. Misti is also very involved at the girls’ school as homeroom mom, serving on the school board and as the PTF President. In her spare time Misti manages rental properties both locally and outside the U.S., she handles the kids’ needs and she manages the family schedule. A busy family, the Scotts are careful to use their time together to its fullest. As a result, Misti and Ardeis focus on activities that build and sustain relationships. “We love being parents and we love spending precious

time with the girls, watching them grow and seeing their personalities develop. It is exciting to think about the people they will become and how they will impact the world.”

Words of Wisdom: “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”

We at Gulf Coast Family applaud the Scott family for their passion for others and for the loving life they share. They are a great example of a joyful and fun-loving family and we are honored to have them as our Family of the Month.

Free time: We enjoy going antique shopping, spending time watching movies, and eating out. With Ardeis’ hectic work schedule, as a family, we get away by traveling or just having quiet days at home hanging out.

Family Favorites Sports teams: KU Jayhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Buccaneers Word: “Sesquipedalian” is one of our favorites. We also love to use the word “Porcupine” a lot in conversations for no reason. We also enjoy words our children say incorrectly like “Resternaunt” and “Hanitizer” that make us giggle.

In our family we also try never say the word can’t. We say, “We will try.”

Dream vacation: We would like to go briefly into outer space and be able to experience zero gravity. But more realistically we would enjoy taking a trip to the Holy Land to see the sights where the stories of the Bible occurred.

If you would like to recommend a family to be featured as the family of the month, send a photo and a description of what makes your family unique to

24 • April 2016

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