I just posted an intro on the beginner's list, but I'll do it here, also
I'm Beth, live in Austin, Texas (where we have a statue of Stevie Ray Vaughn so guitar playing is in the air). I'm 42, have 2 boys and a dh. The boys are just-turned 6 and almost 4. The 6-year old doesn't like to listen to me play, but the younger one does! I have a Seagull S-6 and really love it. I've been playing mostly the chords to lots of songs, especially Neil Young, Beatles, U2, and lots of older folk and rock songs, like Woody Guthrie, Peter, Paul, and Mary, etc. I also play kid songs, and every Friday I have a 'gig' playing for 3-5 year old special needs kids. I have a lot of fun doing that! I'm not a great player by any means, but getting to see a kid who is autistic and usually unresponsive smile at me while I'm playing is GREAT!
I'm really enjoying this site and have started to get into theory (baby steps anyway). I also want to learn fingerstyle instead of just the strumming I do now. When I was in school I played clarinet, and tried to play guitar in about the sixth grade, but washed out pretty quick. Now I'm into it - at least as much as I can be after chasing kids around all day!
I've enjoyed 'meeting' the other folks out there.