Our names are Danielle and Seth Spangle.
We have 4 kids who's names are Stone, Titus, Moriah and Arielle and they are 13, 15, 16 and 17.
Seth and I have been married for 18 years and both come from larger families. Danielle is the oldest of 8 children and Seth is the third of 4 children.
Danielle works part-time as a Realtor and has a flexible work schedule.
Seth works full-time as a real estate investor with his brother, Cole, who lives down the street from our family with his wife and daughter.
Our children all attend Salem Academy Christian School and are involved heavily in sports throughout the school year.
Our girls are part of the swim team and track team and the boys both play football and basketball for SA.
Our family's most important weekly time is attending church together at Emmanuel Bible Church on Sunday's.
During the week, we focus on school activities and frequently meet friends after games for dinner or pizza. Our family is pretty social and we keep fairly active during the week.
We have a very large extended family. Some live near us in Oregon and the others are living in the Chicagoland area. We see our out of state family a few times a year.
We live in Oregon and have a 4 bedroom home on a half acre. We have a trampoline in the backyard and a park down the block.
We have a mini schnauzer named Jovie who everyone wants to take home with them. She loves our kids.
We live fairly close to most friends, so between school activities and summer activities we are pretty social all year long.
In the summer time we love to go camping in our 5th-Wheel and also take the boat out on the lake as often as possible.
We usually travel back to Chicago at least once a year with the kids. We try and take family trips often throughout the year... especially living in the Pacific Northwest because there is so much beauty to see.
Seth and I have always been around children. Between having four biological children, being raised with eight children in my extended family, and all my siblings have 4 or more children, you can say our houses are very full of family!
Our children are very social and that usually means having many friends over ...frequently. We like a loud and happy home.
We try and raise our children to love God, each other and their friends selflessly. Though we are all selfish by nature, we remind ourselves daily that we need to fight that and care for the needs of others.
We have hosted exchange students and allowed numerous youth to live with us off and on through some of their difficult circumstances. Our door is always open to friends who need it.