OUR RELATIONSHIP: Seven years of marriage filled with laughter, NBA basketball, hot tea, Frisbee, "I'm sorry"'s and "I forgive you"'s, cribbage games, bike rides, and nighttime snacks.
TERESA (TESSIE): Our six-year-old whirlwind of creativity and imagination. All-seasons lover of nature who can't wait to read to a new sibling.
JOANNA: Our four-year-old gentle spirit with a great sense of humor. She prays for her baby brother or sister daily.
JIJI THE WONDERCAT: Astonishingly social and laid-back. Our resident snuggler and entertainer.
MR. T: Our pet turtle, who sleeps, mostly.
We live in a sunny and spacious home in New Brighton, Minnesota.
We have kids’ artwork hung in almost every room.
We have dance parties (complete with DJ lights) in the finished basement;
We eat breakfast and dinner all together in the kitchen;
We play restaurant, read, and watch videos in the living room;
And our kids play dress-up and swing in the nest swing in the play room.
We spend lots of time in our fenced-in backyard:
making chalk art and blowing bubbles in the spring,
running through the sprinkler and playing frisbee in the summer,
raking (and jumping in) leaves in the fall,
and making snow angels in the winter.
Our neighborhood is quiet, lots of our neighbors have young children, there are several great playgrounds within walking distance, and we love our school district!
Erin anchors our family with her dependability and kindness. Pastor-turned-stay-at-home-parent, joyful learner and reader of books, patient listener, and giver of bedtime blessings.
Pastor, DJ, and life of the party. Giver of piggyback rides to kids - and cat. Singer of silly jingles, and friend to many. Generous, creative, whimsical, and kind.