Meet my amazing family!
Jake and I met in 2006 while we were students at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. It didn’t take long for me to fall head over heels for this creative, funny, God-honoring, handsome man. We were married in December 2007, and the last five and a half years have been an absolute blast. I’m honored to be married to my best friend. After moving to Chicagoland for a few years, we are back in Minnesota where we’re busy raising our three precious kids!
Our precious son, Baylen, was born on October 9, 2011. He is a happy, chill little guy, and is always making us smile. He’s toddling around now, keeping his momma busy!
Emersyn Jaye & Mckinley Jo
We were doubly blessed with identical twin girls on March 12, 2013. We are completely in love with our little beauties!
Minka is our lovable yellow lab. We welcomed her into our home May 2009, just 8 weeks after she was born. She’s a fun ball of energy, great with Baylen, and perfect for our family.
Mom & Dad
I grew up in Northwest Iowa on our family’s farm, where my parents still live and work. My dad’s a beef farmer, with about 3,000 cattle living in the front yard. My mom’s a Hospice nurse, and is amazingly gifted at what she does. My folks are some of the most hard-working people, and have taught me much about what it means to live with integrity and a strong work ethic. They’re also amazing examples when it comes to loving people unconditionally.
Joey & Madison
I have two younger brothers, the one closest in age to me being Joey. Joey and his wife Madison live in Minnesota just 40 minutes from us where Joey works in agribusiness and Madison is a food editor and blogger. Check out her fabulous blog, Espresso & Cream!
Jason & Ali
My youngest brother, Jason, and his wife, Ali, live in Kansas City where Jason is a project manager for a large manufacturing company and Ali is pursuing her passion in social justice work.
Jake’s Parents (Dan & Judy)
Jake grew up in Eagle River, WI where his parents still live. We love visiting the relaxing atmosphere in the Northwoods, and are grateful for the ways they support and love us.
Micah & Sarah
Jake has one brother, Micah, who was recently engaged to Sarah! We couldn’t be happier to have her officially join the family. Micah and Sarah are students at Michigan Tech in Houghton, MI.