If you follow me on Instagram (which you totally should because I post on it a lot) then you've probably already seen these pictures, but since I am the matriarch of a big family it just makes sense to give you the run down on the players at hand.
First there's me, The Fabulous Mrs. Wing. Known as either Kristin or Dott depending on when and where we met. Wife to John and mother to the fantastic five. I'm soon to be 29 and have been married for 9 years. I love vintage style and fashion, hoop dancing, craftiness, knitting, and let's face it, the internet. As an army wife, I've gone through a cumulative 3 years during married life when my husband was at either training or overseas and we move around a lot. I love that my husband and I can Skype when he's gone and that I can keep in touch with friends all over the world.
This tall drink of water (and when I say "tall" I mean it. He's 6'3'') is my husband, John. As I've said, he's in the United States Army. He is a hardworking provider and a very patient husband. We got married when he was 20 and I was 19 after knowing each other for only a few months. Not something I would routinely recommend, but sometimes you just know. I can't imagine my life without him. He's an amazing husband and a great father.
These are our three oldest children, Canon (left), Doyle (center), and Ephraim (right.) What to say about them? Canon (age 7), like his dad, is very mechanically inclined. He loves to draw, has a great imagination, and is wonderfully protective and kindhearted when it comes to babies and toddlers. Doyle (age 4) is adorable, hilarious, and loves superheroes and to do whatever his big brothers are doing. Ephraim (age 6) is very social and outgoing. (We pronounce his name EFF-ruhm with a short e sound, but in general there are three or four different ways to pronounce it.)
This little guy is my one year old, Hickory. Like most one year olds, he's a big ball of energy and curiosity. He's a smiley happy toddler who is already quite compassionate and is very gentle with his little sister. He likes to laugh and dance and play.
This bright eyed gal is our one and only daughter, Nicola. (It's pronounced NIC-o-luh in case anyone was wondering. For some reason people always ask about how to pronounce Ephraim and Nicola's names.) She was quite the surprise baby, but what a wonderful blessing she is. I won't say whether she is a "good baby" or a "bad baby", because I don't believe there is such a thing as a "bad" baby, but she is definitely the apple of our eye. She was born at the end of August 2012.