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Benjamin, Jacob, Micaiah, Zachariah, Elisha, & Andrew

A family picture taken July 2005

Here are the boys (all of us together), an actual family picture since 2000.  Doug then took them to the park to play (and Skye too).

Ben is 26.

Jake is 20 and the last we have heard is that he is in NY working with a troupe doing sound & lighting for them.

Mike is 15, 16 in November.

Zachariah, he's almost 10!

   Zach's first grade picture.jpg (131810 bytes)   


Elisha is now 6 years old. 

Eli's 4 year old picture.jpg (136705 bytes)

Andrew made his appearance at 12:05 a.m. on 4/5/05 at the Dells Area Health Center.  He weighed in at 7 lbs 15 oz; and was 20 inches long.  We stayed in the hospital until Thursday (4/7) a.m. and went home to visit with Grandmom and Granddad!


Douglas and Tara

Doug owns his own business as a consultant and technologist helping people repair their computer equipment and find new solutions to their technology needs.  He has operates the Dell Rapids Technology Center where which everyone is invited to use the internet and other resources.  Currently we're working on a new project Riley's
Tara  works part time and then stays at home with Zachariah, Elisha and Andrew tries to keep the family finances in check. 
Doug enjoys playing his guitar.

Sharing Christ

We love to sit around and talk about what great things are happening in our lives with God. He has done so many things for us that it is utterly amazing how He works everything for good.  We consider ourselves part of the Church in St. Paul as well as meeting with a few people here in Dell Rapids. 


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TARA  (1)   f   English
Pronounced: TAR-a, TER-a
Anglicized form of the Irish place name Teamhair, which possibly means "elevated place" in Gaelic. This was the name of the sacred hill near Dublin where the Irish high kings resided. Tara was also used as the name of the O'Hara plantation in the movie 'Gone with the Wind'.

TARA  (2)   f   Indian, Hindu Mythology
Means "star" in Sanskrit. In Hindu and Buddhist mythology Tara was an astral goddess, the wife of Brihaspati.

DOUGLAS   m   Scottish, English
Pronounced: DUG-lus
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhghlas, which meant "dark river" or "blood river" from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river". Douglas was originally a river name, the site of a particularly bloody battle, which then became a Scottish surname. The surname belonged to a powerful line of Scottish earls.