We were married on May 7, 2005 in Houston, Texas. Shortly after we were married, Dan left his job in banking to enter seminary. He went a year at the Houston satellite campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. On June 18, 2006, we moved to Louisville, Kentucky so that he could attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jen took a job working for her favorite online shoe retailer – Zappos.com. Dan has since completed his Master of Divinity degree and is working on his Ph.D. in New Testament. We moved to Hannibal, MO in August of 2010 and now Dan pastors Believers Church and teaches Bible at Hannibal Christian Academy. Jen stays home and tries to wrangle the Jujubees and the jungle that is their home. That does not include the lawn, so talk to Dan about that.

Our first daughter, Dinah, was born on December 16, 2008 and has been delighting us ever since with feats of genius and hilarity. Her sister, the amazing and talented Sophia, arrived almost two weeks early on July 22 in 2010 and begin delighting the three of us with wonders unknown to the current world with her infectious giggle and red fauxhawk.

Jen enjoys reading, knitting, learning to sew, watching movies and mini-series based on old English novels (Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell), reorganizing chunks of our abode, and dragging Dan to yarn (and now fabric!) stores. Dan enjoys reading, reorganizing his books, playing RBI baseball, flyfishing, and dragging Jen to bookstores. Dinah enjoys building towers, playing outside, cooking endless gourmet meals in her play kitchen, and dragging mommy and daddy throughout the house all day long. Sophie enjoys whacking blocks together, reading stories, touching people with her ridiculously cold hands, blowing raspberries, and dragging mommy and daddy throughout the house all day long.

We hope that you’ll enjoy this little window into our lives.

Dan, Jen, Dinah, and Sophie

Dan and Jen