Let me introduce you…

First let me say..

Since I’ve been blogging for a few months now, I figured I’d introduce you all to my family. Not just Ryan and the 2 boys but my family that is usually camping or celebrating life with us.

Ryan has 2 older children and so do I, that we do not see very often. Hopefully that will change one day but for now they aren’t in many of our blogs as they are out finding their way in the world.

Ok so here we go… My Family.


This is my dad, Kent. He met my mom when I was almost 2 years old and they will celebrate their 40th anniversary this December. He is usually being a wise guy at someone else’s expense. He thinks he’s funnier than he really is!😜 But it’s all just for show, deep down he is the most caring and dependable dad we could ask for.

He is the best, despite his orneriness. 😉 He usually is walking around with a beer in his hand wearing a duck shirt…


This is my younger brother Brodie. I am the oldest in my family. Brodie is one of the most competitive and charismatic people I know! He loves all sports football, basketball, golf, disc golf, bowling, horseshoes, softball… I could go on and on.

He cuts the sleeves off all his tee shirts, so this is his look. In this picture he is beating me at cribbage. He’s usually lucky enough to always pull out the win. We’re camping now, but when he cleans up a bit, his green eyes are amazing.


This is my nephew Miles(Brodie’s son). He just turned 14 years old 2 weeks ago and took a trip to DC with his class. What can I say about Miles, he is the most well-mannered, likable kids around((much calmer than my boys). He’s always polite, stays out of trouble and just look at how handsome he is! Love that kid!


This is the crazy hippie I’m always talking about, my husband Ryan. He’s so handsome, isn’t he? He and I, we are lucky to have found each other. We make a pretty good team… he is usually smiling like he is now. 😍


This lady is my mother, Fay! This is the lovely face behind all the wonderful Sunday Photography posts. My mom always has her little dog Ois in her arms. She is always there for her family, we just want her to retire and start taking life a bit easier. She is a medical social worker and is amazing at helping people!

She usually has one of these fancy drinks with her as well, and I should have gotten a photo of her with her hair down. It’s the prettiest platinum, she’s so beautiful!

These two weasels are Jayden and Joey. Jayden is 8 and Joey will be 11 at the end of July. Jayden struggles with some developmental disabilities but makes up for it with his huge personality. He can do the “floss” dance like nobody’s business! 🤣

Joey just started homeschooling this past year. He loves sports and just found a new interest in chess. All you have to do is ask, and he will show off his muscles! He is pretty competitive!

There you have it…

That’s my quirky family, that hangs out together for birthday’s and camping trips. Ryan has a much larger family than I do but doesn’t get to see as often. My family is really small but I’m grateful for having them, even though sometimes they can be a pain. 😆

Thanks for sticking around to meet my family. Tell me about you, What is family for you? Do you have a huge family with lots of get-togethers? Or is your family made up of some close personal friends…  💗 Have a wonderful day friends!


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  1. You have such a beautiful family and I love how you are so complimentary towards them! They look like one fun bunch. My family is large but I like to keep my circle small. With just me and my partner and our two kids. We see my mum once a week, my dad calls me everyday and we see the in-laws when we can. I have a couple close friends who are like family, too. 🙂

  2. Nice to meet everyone! I always find family dynamics interesting as I come from a larger family that is close with its extended family but my wife’s family is smaller and doesn’t talk to the rest as much. Camping does seem like a great way to keep everyone together though, keep it up!

  3. Oh, how I love this! Family is the best, aren’t they? So nice to meet yours! 🙂 I have a huge extended family, many of whom live nearby or fly out the visit frequently–it’s always a huge party, and so much fun!! I am truly fortunate and grateful to be one the rare few who looks forward to spending time with family. <3

    • Awe… that’s so cool! Yes, family is so important! You are lucky… I remember bigger family parties when I was younger, and they were tons of fun!💗

  4. Enjoyed learning more about your family! 🙂 My intimidate family and I are really close. My mom and dad I see at least once a week. Then my sister, her husband and their two kiddo’s I see at lease every other. My dad has 8 brothers and sisters and my mom has 5 so we have a big extended family that we used to meet up with pretty often, but since all of my cousins and I have now started our own families it has been hard to get everyone in once place at the same time.

    • Oh my… that is a big family! That must be so busy around holidays! I always wished I’d had a sister… 😁 thanks so much for your comment! I love hearing about families.

  5. Oh, I love this post, Lana! My favorite thing is the positive personalized things you said about each person. I hope they know you feel this way about each of them! ♥️ We are lucky to have really big extended families – cousins, aunts, uncles, that we are close with and try to get together with them as much as we can. Love our families!

  6. You have a beautiful family! I belong to a lot of different family sets, so I’ve learned that everyone is family, including friends I’ve known a long time.

  7. Hi Lana,
    It’s nice to meet your family. Other than the Ducks shirt your dad sounds a lot like my husband. My husband and I were just talking about how nice it is that I have (3) sisters that I am close to and how glad we are that my 4 daughters are close to each other as well. My husband has one only one brother who he hasn’t spoken to in years and 4 children who do not keep in touch either.
    In August we are hosting a family reunion for my mom’s side of the family. My mom passed away in 2011 but hopefully we will have a good turnout and get to reunite with extended family that we have not seen in years.

  8. It is good to see family take hangs out together.
    I have 2 brothers and 1 sister but we don’t really do that much as a family.
    We are all just very different people.

  9. Awesome post! Looks like you have a fun loving family. Good to see the ones on your trips from your other outings. 🙂

    Laughed at the “he cuts the sleeves off shirts” comment, reminds me of my brother!

  10. Beautiful family indeed!! I’m fortunate to have found my hubby too. Like you and yours, we make a pretty good team too. 😊

    I have a small family. We live all over the place so I don’t get to see them much. 😔 Thank goodness for technology though. We keep up that way. 😊

    • I love you site, it’s adorable! Love the “I need a nap!” Review picture… some reviews seem to always post only positive reviews. I like knowing when a book is plain boring! 😊

      • Thanks so much, Lana!! ☺️

        😂😂 That’s exactly how I felt after I read Bring Me Back. 🤦🏽‍♀️ I usually only review books that are three stars or better on my blog, but I felt compelled to review that one since I’d already started on it. What genre of books do you like?

        Thanks so much for the compliment, and for stopping by. 😊

      • My reading is all over the place… I might read a fantasy then a mystery, then maybe a month of YA then some biographies to feel better about all the YA binging I went through… 😊

      • 😂
        Same here regarding my reading being all over the place. Although, I’ve never read a fantasy or YA book. My favorites are mystery/suspense/thriller, contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, romance, historical fiction, true crime. 😊

      • I enjoy all of those too… but I haven’t read a true crime in probably 20 yrs. Just finished a beach book and I am trying to pick my next one.. Have a wonderful Thursday!

  11. What a terrific post! Your family must appreciate your generous spirit. My and my husband’s familes are small, but we all make up for it by being in everybody’s business! Not always welcome, but it’s our way of caring. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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