Welcome to our family blog. I am Mom, Katie to my friends, sister to many, aunt to more, and wife to one. I will post most often, but I will introduce everyone so you know who we are.
First, my wonderful husband, Jeremy. He is my best friend and lover for twenty-five wonderful years now. Together God has placed us on this amazing journey. He has blessed us with 15 children and 1 Grandson so far.
- Our oldest is Daniel, age 23. Daniel has the best smile with an adorable dimple, and if you notice his hair, outfit, music, or bracelet, he will flash it your way. He is a gentleman and a great help with babies. He can calm any infant in a matter of moments. Currently, he is the toy department manager at our local Walmart. He enjoys his job and looks to continue advancing in his career there.
- Our first born daughter is Tyler Ann (23). She is a leader, a go-getter, and she doesn’t like to waste time on meaningless things, even conversation. But she will lead a complete stranger to Christ if given the opportunity. Her passion is to help families develop healthy relationships with each other and with YHVH(God). She is the self-titled Property Manager of Hirn Homestead. She enjoys gardening and raising farm animals.
- Rachel is 21. She likes to be active and not waste time. She is a natural teacher, and currently leads a children’s choir in Kansas. She married my wonderful son-in-love, Kiezer Carman in June 2017. They happily live near his family in Kansas with their infant son Kiezer Jr who was born in 2018.
- Lydia is 20, she is our musician. She can play the piano and take you away. She is happy, bubbly, and a great friend. She is the first Hirn to actually finish copying the whole Torah. She is now developing a language learning curriculum starting with Hebrew. You can find her at http://lydialulanguages.com/
- Brenden is 20, and our handyman. He can fix a lawnmower, dishwasher, dryer, and more. Just make sure you know where he is, because he can be a bit impulsive at times, and might take apart something you needed. He is currently apprenticing as a general contractor. He hopes to one day open his own car garage with his brothers and dad.
- Rebekah is 18, and our gentle child. She has a servants heart but sometimes doesn’t know how to say no. She has a kind spirit and amazes me with her patience. She has taken off as a reader and often can be found reading a book if she isn’t swinging on her favorite swing. She is looking into being a veterinary assistant or something along those lines.
- Davey (16), joined our family when he was five years old, and is one of the most content people you will ever meet. Just so happy to be alive. He is bouncy and can play with toy cars or legos all day if you let him.
- Jeremiah is 15 and he is a thinker. He loves YHVH(God) and is growing in truth and love. He is in his first year of High school and can be a complainer about his schoolwork sometimes but he is smart and a quick learner.
- Joshua is my laid back 14 year old. He is the chicken whisperer and he loves turkeys and his pet bunny. He is a big help with the farm work but sometimes has to be reminded to finish what he was working on. He struggles in his academics but this year he is really trying.
- Next comes Zachery (12). Zachery is my school bug. He loves learning and reading. He is kind of a smarty pant and sometimes has to be told to watch his tone. He is an independent wanderer, often preferring to do his own thing even if he is alone.
- My funny Stephen is next, age 10, too smart for his own good at times. He can be a little annoying but his imagination is out of this world fun. He loves to sing, act, and play with his goofy sense of humor.
- Then we have our Mary Kate (age 9). Mary joined our family 4 years ago and has been a joy since day one. YHVH(God) has worked a miraculous hand in her life. She loves Yeshua(Jesus) and desires to please him with her life. She is very smart and loves to color and make crafts or messes both make her happy.
- Christianna (7) is a princess and cutie pie. Her first couple of years were a challenge, but now she is a true joy and we are so grateful for her. She walks on her toes and is the cutest little dancer. She can be a handful sometimes but, most days she is happy to learn and play with her siblings.
- Benny (5) is a super busy boy. He is rough n tumble all boy. He is extremely clever with puzzles and electronics. He can use a phone better than most his adult siblings and definitely better than me.
- Last but not least is our baby, Adam (almost 2) He is a cutie and definitely the baby of the family. He has a silly and curious nature.
That’s all of us. Now you know who we are.