Welcome from our Whole Family!
Our family challenged ourselves almost 2 years ago to get back to the basics in our physical and spiritual health and have been on this journey as a “Whole Family” ever since. We thought it would be fun to document our successes, our challenges, our ups downs and in-betweens, and share it with you. We hope we are an encouragement to you on your journey.
For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting our crazy family up close let me introduce ourselves.
Brandon is 32 and a business banker who lovingly supports our family and makes all we do possible.
I, Jacque, am now 30 and a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom. I love what I do and wouldn’t trade it for the world. I have been homeschooling for 6 years and plan on continuing, if that be God’s will, all the way through. I cherish every moment with my kids and love seeing them learn new things and have their own convictions about what they believe and do and say.
Speaking of kids…our oldest is Jeremiah who is 9. He is an awesome kid with a kind heart, who loves to learn new things. He plays guitar, basketball, football and is learning taekwondo. He loves to read, play chess and beat us in video games. He also has had type 1 diabetes for over 5 years.
Our little princess, Shiloh, is 6 and has the biggest servant’s heart I have ever seen. She loves to serve, encourage and make other people’s lives brighter. She is so much fun to watch. She plays piano, loves to draw, cheers for Jeremiah’s basketball team and is also learning taekwondo.
Levi is our 3 year old (who actually believes he’s 5) little miracle that we prayed and prayed for. He brings joy to every one of our lives and is so much fun. He thinks everything, and I mean everything, is a hot dog and loves anything that his big siblings like. He’s a sweetie and I can’t cuddle with him enough.
We have a new addition to our family, Mercy Elizabeth, who graced us with her presence on March 15. She is a wonderful baby and an absolute joy to be around. We can’t help but sit and stare at the amazing blessing she is.
We also recently welcomed a diabetic alert dog into our family named Jazz. Jazz is supposed to alert us to fluctuations in Jeremiah’s blood sugar and help us to regulate it even more.
So that’s us! Hope you enjoy getting to know us more!
As much as we are focusing on our physical health our main focus is on our spiritual health and our relationship with Jesus Christ. We have committed to having a daily worship/devotional time as a family. We are each also studying the bible on our own daily. We very much desire to grow closer to each other as we grow closer to the Lord. In everything we do we want to honor the Lord whether that be through what we eat, how we care for our bodies, how we live, or how we seek to learn more about Him.
When it comes to eating we normally follow the whole9, or Paleo, eating plan, 80% of the time. This means we eat mainly good meats and fish, fruits, veggies, some nuts and berries, and lots of good fat. Whole Foods….
We have been unexpectedly amazed at what eating paleo has done for our son, Jeremiah’s, type 1 diabetes. His blood sugar numbers have been much better than they have ever been before. This is just one more reason we have for continuing to eat so well.
As for exercise, Brandon works out at our local gym and I do TRX , Crossfit, running and occasionally meet up with Brandon at the gym. Lately we enjoy taking family bike rides around our neighborhood lake. Jeremiah and Shiloh participate in taekwondo and Levi is convinced he is doing it too. As a family we make purposeful decisions to do something active daily.