Meet my family

My Favorite People….(and a few four-legged friends):

Corey (my handsome Mr.): A great dad who plays the role of Mr. Mom very well. Helps me out quite a bit. He loves his family very much. Coming up on our 22 year wedding anniversary…We have weathered through a lot together and God has blessed us with 5 beautiful, healthy, Jesus-loving kiddos….

Happy couple posing for picture by the Chicago River

“Austonian”:22…Senior at North Central University in Minneapolis…studying Entrepreneurship…He loves to play golf and lacrosse…Currently doing an internship with a large financial planning firm and loving it!! We miss having him close to home, but are proud of all he is doing.

“Chaser”:20…Working on his Journeyman’s license through an apprenticeship with a local electrician company…loves to play basketball…huge Ohio State University fan!! Go Bucks!!…Our adventure child–not afraid to try new tricks on his wakeboard and snowboard…Great mind for putting things together…Has a big heart and a lot of compassion for others…Always up for a debate about any and everything.

2 boys on the beach posing for a picture

“Ladybug”:14…9th grade…Our “little” diva–in the middle of all boys, she is all girl!…Loves fashion, her phone, socializing, shopping…Little miss social:) …My sidekick when vintage shopping and checking out home tours; she loves it!! Definitely her mother’s child…Good writer and loves to read.

“T”:12…7th grade…Our tall, dark, handsome little man (blessed with his dad’s darker skin)…Loves golf and basketball…Enjoys reading biographies and watching documentaries on YouTube…Also loves what every kiddo his age is raving over right now–Fortnite.

“Sweet little man”:10…4th grade…Our little surfer dude–Loves to swim, run cross country/track, basketball and lately interested in golf…BIG heart!! Loves to cuddle with his mama!! …Knows all there is to know about sharks. Even has a soft heart towards them–if you tell him they’re not very nice, he gets very defensive…Bet you can guess what he wants to be when he grows up…Yep, a marine biologist.  :)

Hampton & Teddy: Our furry family members…Goldendoodles…Love to make messes–hence the picture below; those were the kids school supplies I had just bought that same day. :(  ….Hampton is the dominant one. He makes sure he eats first every morning and won’t touch his food until Teddy is laying there watching him. And then finally, when Hampton decides it’s Teddy’s turn, Teddy gets to eat…They are like brothers–quite humorous to watch.

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And our latest addition…Harley. Mini-Goldendoodle…Small but in charge. She rules the roost. Full of energy. Always getting in to some kind of mischief.

White Mini Goldendoodle puppy sitting in a metal basket on top of blankets. In front of a pallet board wall