“Share life together” is our tagline. It’s based on 1st John 1:3.
That said, here’s [more than you ever wanted to know] about us!
Here’s our highlight reel:
Derek and I were high school sweethearts and got married when we were 21 and 19.
We were babies!
We were married for six years before we had kids. Best decision ever. I’m so grateful to say we’ve been married all these years and are still best friends.
Derek’s a logistics guy, a great cook indoors and out, and he has an amazing God-story [which needs to be told]. Just don’t ask him how many times he changed his major in college.
I’m slightly addicted to Pinterest. I consider myself a Sudoku Queen, and I LOVE living in a tourist town. I made the leap from being a special education teacher to being a general education teacher a few years ago, and it was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. It was also one of the best.
Now for the brag-on-the-kids section:
Haley’s all about singing, color guard, teaching little kids about Jesus, leading worship through interpretive sign language, and driving her jeep. She’s checking out colleges and getting ready for her first prom.
Garrett’s into marching band and wind ensemble on alto sax, wrestling team, designing and building things, and playing xbox. Lately, he’s been watching Blimey Cow and is about to take the ACT for the first time.
Rees is immersed in photography, drawing, baking, pretty much anything creative. She’s also in a group that leads worship, and she plays piano. On her most recent school holiday, she started her own blog: A Photo Is A Memory.
Our kids are serving in ministries or living out their faith in ways that are their own and not something we make them do. That makes me through-the-roof happy.
So there you have all the positives, but don’t take us the wrong way. We are a family who gets it wrong. A lot.
Home-cooked meals together around the table? Hahahaha–I could barely type the sentence. Rarely happens.
Neat and tidy home? Uh, only when company is 10 minutes out (and please, God, let people give us a head’s up before they come knocking on that door).
Organized mornings, with planned outfits, including socks and shoes? Sadly, we are all pretty close to adult age and still struggling here…let’s not mention school absence excuses, signed permission forms, etc. Thank the Lord we are out of the nightly-reading-log stage. You have read what Jen Hatmaker had to say about that, I hope.
Family devotions/morning prayer? Yeah, we keep saying we are going to do that THIS WEEK. Thankfully, GK usually reminds me halfway to school each morning and at least he and I pray together.
We are real. We are chaotic. We are blessed beyond measure. We are kennedyfamfive.
And we’d love to hear from you! Here’s our contact info.