I love my family. They are funny, encouraging, and unique. VERY unique.
Member of the family #1: Big Mike
Funny, caring, determined, talented, and full of integrity, my dad is one of my favorite people. He never ceases to surprise us all with his many, many, many talents--he's good at every trade from mechanics to interior design. And despite his tough, ex-marine, man's man cowboy exterior, he's a real softie. Also, a real funny guy. People are sometimes surprised (sometimes not too surprised) to find that my dad has a ridiculous sense of humor, spanning from practical jokes to singing at the top of his lungs to his random, nobody-gets-it one liners. Sometimes we don't know whether to laugh or just roll our eyes. But through it all, my dad is a wonderful, God-loving man who will do anything for his family.
Member #2: Mama
The saintly matriarch of the family, my mom is one of those people you want to be like. A woman who adores learning, she has a master's in journalism and spends her entire life pursuing her passion: teaching. Every chance she gets, she is sharing what she has learned; whether that's in her multiple English classes she teaches from home, in her Sunday school class at church, in her blog, or in the lives of her children. Her example of taking action for the things she believes in inspires me daily. And her witty blend of wisdom and humor is why we forgive her for not being able to throw around bales of hay or cook a perfect pot roast.
Member #3: Farmer's Daughter
|photo credits Lisaset Photography|
Member #4: Big Macintosh