Lauren: the MOM. I am a God fearing, word loving, book devouring, crafting, cooking, poetry writing, reason loving, realist (the glass is not 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full…it is 100% full 1/2 water 1/2 air)
Ty: the DAD. He is a God fearing, mechanically inclined, motor loving, car fixing, RC driving, dirt bike riding, off road loving, nature enthusiast, hunter, optimist. (the glass is full but we could fill it more if we all work together)
I was born in Texas and raised half in California half in Texas. Which lends itself to an interesting world view. I’m sure you’ll get to see more of that as the blog ages.
California is where my love, Ty was born and raised. He has found the Texas hill country to be home too though. The ever changing weather has thrown him for a loop. Snow? Really? Love Texas weather.
I like to joke that he was probably climbing the tree while I was under it reading a book.
On our first date I told Ty, “I would like 7 kids at least. So, if you aren’t into that then we can just remain friends.” I was 21 years old at the time.
He smiled and replied, “I think that would be fun. A big family.” He was merely 20 years old at the time. And the rest as they say is history.
One after the other the Lord blessed us with things 1 12 year old daughter, 2 11 year old son, 3 10 year old son, 4 8 year old daughter, 5 7 year old daughter, 6 6 year old daughter, 7 5 year old son, and 8 11 month old son. That makes our numbers somehow even 4 chicks 4 dudes.
I love all things “crunchy mama” but have a balance of drive thru reality. So, there will be a mix of homeopathic and store bought in the blog.
Burning questions? Please feel free to ask.