Meet the Sheaffer Family...
Fresh out of college, he started his career with a gun, a badge, and a uniform. At the police academy, he buffed his shoes, stood up straight, and earned the Physical Fitness award for his class (he actually enjoyed those uphill mountain runs). He soon discovered that a life of "Us vs. Them" wasn't for him so he switched careers and put his B.S. in Psychology to work as a Case Manager, working with the mentally ill in a busy metropolis.
With time, his restless heart yearned for something more. He read more books and wrote more papers than he ever thought possible and graduated with a M.A. in Leadership from Hope International University. For the past 5 years, he has worked on-staff as the Connection Pastor at Vail Christian Church, a growing church plant in a suburb of Southern AZ.
Skilled with his hands and the hardest worker this side of the Mississippi (and probably the other side too), Tim brings his best to any project. He's not afraid to get dirty, to use tools, or to wake up early and stay out late for good causes. He can fix pretty much anything - from a computer to a car to a bad day. On top of it all, he genuinely cares for people and he has the uncanny ability to make (and keep) friends. He's not really the hugging type, but don't let his lack-of-touchiness scare you off. He's definitely a tough guy, but he also has the tenderest of hearts.
His sold his off-roading jeep and his CRF 450X dirt bike several months ago, but he still counts 4-wheeling and biking among his hobbies, along with hiking, photography, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
In high school, she was student body president, homecoming queen, editor of the school newspaper, and a straight A student. She said she'd probably get married after college. But then a green-eyed boy in Algebra asked her to go for a hike and out to ice cream. And she said, "Yes."
By age 20, she had a wedding band in her finger and her B.A. English degree in her hand (Yes, she did graduate summa cum laude in 2 years - she's a nerd like that). A lover of books and academia, she went to seminary for 1 semester, but then transferred and got her M.A. in Counseling.
After several years as a high school counselor, she became a mother and now revels in the everyday chaos of life with two tinies. She has also worked from home as a PR/Communications Specialist for an excelling school district for the past 4 years, managing social media efforts and working to engage the community on educational topics. She is also the founder and blogger behind Metropolitan Mama, one of the Top 50 Most Influential Mommy Blogs as designated by the ABIE. In her spare time, you'll find her reading books (mostly non-fiction), tweeting, running in 5Ks, and dreaming up a way to get her PhD w/out leaving her family.
She's brave. She's beautiful. She's one-of-a-kind. She can ride bikes, go on hikes, sing the alphabet, and memorize books. She wakes up almost every morning and says something like this: "Can we do something fun today...something new that we've never done before?" Her favorite things in life include: listening to chapter books, eating cheesy cheesy macaroni, going to the park, playing with kids, exploring in the forest, and doing arts & crafts.
She's peaceful. She's pretty. She's one-of-a-kind. She can walk quickly, sing sweetly, play duck duck goose, wave bye-bye, blow kisses, and smile on cue. She also has a mind of her own and exercises her right to say no by shaking her head side-to-side in the cutest possible way. Her favorite things in life include: rocking baby dolls, wearing dresses, being held by mama, and reading books about babies.
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