The Big Dog:
Originally from Northern Minnesota God transplanted him to Pennsylvania after serving in the Army. We still make fun of him for saying some things in a Minnesotan way.
The Big Dog is an avid archer and has a website and blog about archery. He teaches a youth instructional league in our county that has over 40 children in it learning to be better archers. He and our oldest son, Big Mac, even produce archery instructional videos.
The Big Dog works outside our home for the state of Pennsylvania and has been there for nearly 25 years.
He enjoys hunting, fishing, baseball (watching not playing now that he's old) and hanging out with us. He also loves to read, which really attracted me when we met. At 6' 3", The Big Dog is 13 inches taller than me!
Our firstborn arrived with a lot of drama and has kept us hopping ever since! I call him Big Mac. Born in 1996, he makes us laugh a lot. He's got a really quirky sense of humor and he's really quick with it!
Big Mac is our crafty/project guy. I could teach him anything with a project. Unfortunately he wants to start his projects at 10 PM a lot! But he's very creative and comes up with some great ideas.
Big Mac is an archer and has won many state-level competitions for his age-group. He's a great shooter and has taken even more interest in it this year wanting to shoot as often as possible.
He's really great at math, but says he hates it. He has also filled sketchbook after sketchbook since he was really small. For many years, he was really into Legos, but has sort of outgrown them. He loves the computer game Minecraft, which reminds me of Legos a lot.
Big Mac also makes videos and has a talent for editing. But he's thinking about engineering as his career. It's really exciting to see the Lord growing him into a man with a heart for God.
Our youngest son, not to be outdone by his older brother, also entered the world with a dramatic bang! And he's been a joy since that first day. We call him T-bone and he is the boy in the house that has the most nicknames! Also funny, T-Bone's sense of humor is dry and sarcastic (like his mother).
This is not a project kid. T-Bone would be happy if I gave him a stack of worksheets and said, "Have at it!" T-Bone loves dragons, PC games, video games, his brother, and animals. He is an avid collector of many things, including stuffed animals. He definitely wins the prize for the quirkiest collection in the family.
Also an archer, he has really developed a passion for it this year and finished his first year of competition with two first place finishes and two second-place finishes.
He has a beautiful singing voice and you can hear him singing at random times throughout the day.
Completely lovable and compassionate, his eyes could melt the heart of a monster.