A little background on the pics. Yes, Alysse is really 5' tall and Elijah is really 4' tall. The lions sweatshirt is for the Lynden Schools, they are called the Lynden Lions. The kids picked out their own costumes.
My life might not be the most exciting but it has been filled lots of joy! I grew up in a small town north of Pittsburgh, PA. Ford City was a good and safe place to grow up. Lots of factories and Pittsburgh Steelers!! I often wonder where I'd be if I stayed there to work and raise a family. This would not have been a bad thing, I think! After seeing all that I have and experiencing the things that I have it seems almost impossible to think that I could have stayed there. Some people spend their whole lives in these small towns. Some never even leave there state in fear of what is out there. Is the world flat?
I grew up in the 80's and it was a fun time! I wasn't the college type so I joined the military and went off to see the world. I was sent to Europe (Germany) for my first enlistment much to my chagrin. I served 10 years in the Army as a Military Policeman. I had a blast and traveled the world on the Governments dime! I’m now living in the Great Northwest and love it here. It is an awesome place to bring up a family. Lynden is another small town but is close enough to Bellingham for all the other necessities. Washington is a great state but I will always be a Steelers fan!