Sunday, August 19, 2012

Meet the Parents!

And the rest of the family....

I know I have talked a lot about my family on this blog in the past, but I figured it was about time for some formal introductions. Shall we?

My parents: Otherwise known as the two sweetest, most selfless individuals on this earth. They were both pastors for many, 
many years (I grew up a pastor's daughter), 
and both have given so much 
of their lives to the penniless existence
 of working in the ministry 
and helping people. 
But they are so blessed for it.

My dad is now a missionary, and he started his own non-profit organization that allows him to do things like travel to Pakistan and set up sewing centers for mistreated women to work at and make money from. I want to do something like that one day.

He is also a total hambone.

My mom is currently a middle school teacher, and even though I can't imagine dealing with a bunch of screaming pre-teens all day, she rocks at it. She is my best friend and we love to shop together and watch B movies on Netflix. She also takes care of me...which I'm really grateful for :)

My siblings: 

Naphtali, my older sister, is married to Anthony, and they have the cutest little baby ever: Benton. I love this little family so much!! And Naphtali and I are so close, despite our ten year age difference.

Jonathan, my older brother, just got married to Kristina. They are the most fun loving, adventurous couple ever, and I hope to be more like them in that way. Jonathan is like, super smart. He's a computer scientist. He works from home. And he looks like a nerd in this picture. But he actually isn't at all, guys.
He got lucky and got brains and social skills!

Liberty, my younger sister, is my best friend. She is so much fun and inspires me to be the same. She is also one of the most talented photographers I know, she dominates in rugby and basketball, she makes the best iced coffee ever (even for Dutch Bros), and she will probably be president one day. She is going places.

Oh, and she is a babe. That too.

My grandma:

My only living grandparent, my Meme is one of the greatest influences in my life. She loves to hike and work in her garden and drink Starbucks with me. She is the coolest grandma I know.

There are many other members of my family, as well. I have the most incredible aunts and uncles and cousins and estranged relatives I could possibly have. My family is my biggest support system and my rock. They have seen me through all of life's struggles and have celebrated with me during life's victories. I'm so blessed to have been born into this family.

Of course families are never perfect, and things get rocky from time to time, but I know they are always my safe place to return to, and they are my best friends.


  1. Love this post! I love learning more about you

    1. Thanks! Its so fun to learn all about people that even live on the opposite side of the country from us over blogging! I love it!