Introducing...the Hunsicker Family!

So, one thing I realized that might be cool...I know a lot of you don't know my family...and well...I love my family...even though they may be a little crazy...I love them...and I want to introduce them to you. I will also tell you a little bit about them.

First of all my Dad (Carl David Hunsicker):


My dad is a one legged 57 year old, and is completely crazy. He was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, and pretty much lived his whole life there until his family moved to Florida around High School age. He went to Bob Jone University for two years, then went to some community college that I can't remember, before finally ending up at Baptist Bible College in Springfield MO. He says he got right with God and attended a Baptist College...haha! Gotta love my dad's sense of humor! He graduated from BBC with a bachelors in music, and moved to Ashtabula, Ohio where he started directing music at Bible Baptist Church. This was where he met my mom, and they eventually married in 1980.

Now I'll introduce you to my mom (Kim Patricia Barnes-Hunsicker):



I'm not going to tell you how old my mom is because she would kill me. She is actually 7 younger than my dad, but she actually looks older than my dad...she makes my dad grow facial hair because his facial hair is his grayest hair. She would even kill me for saying that much...but she doesn't read my blog so I think I'm safe. Anyways...my mom had a rough childhood filled with abuse and neglect. She started going to church through a bus ministry at a local church...and I think got saved at around the age of 16 if I remember correctly. Like I said she met my dad at the church she was going to. They were married when she was 21, and my dad was 28.

Next I'll introduce my eldest brother (Caleb David Hunsicker):


My brother was born March 26th, 1981, in Ashtabula, Ohio. Caleb has had his struggles, but has been doing better within the last couple of years. One of my favorite memories with Caleb was when we were little, and were sharing a room. We had this "Adventures in Odyssey" cassette that we used to listen to all the time. Well...Caleb memorized my favorite adventure...when I say memorize...he knew it word for word. Anyways...whenever I couldn't sleep, I would ask Caleb to tell me the story...I can't remember a single time that he didn't do it either. It was so special that he took the time to do it. I think many times I would fall asleep while he was telling it. As you would know from reading my blog...Caleb's girlfriend recently had a baby boy...can't wait to meet that little guy! Oh, and Caleb lives in Telford, PA...back near where my family used to live.

Next is my eldest sister (Rachel Elisabeth Hunsicker):


Alright, so I had an extremely hard time finding a picture of Rachel. I had to snag this one off of one of my sister's friends Facebook. I actually really like this picture of her. Rachel was born June 25th, 1982, in Philadelphia, PA. Rachel has always been kind of like that 2nd mom. She's always taken care of me, and I don't know where I would be without her. She listens to me better than most...I can honestly say that Rachel is my sister, and my friend. She graduated last year from Pensacola Christian College with a masters degree in Elementary Administration. She currently works at a Christian school in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Finally is my next eldest sister (Sara Ruth Hunsicker):



Sara was born April 19th, 1984, in Philadelphia, PA. She is my crazy sister. A friend who I can cut loose with and be strange. She keeps me laughing at times when I feel down, and I thank the Lord for her. Probably some of my favorite memories with her were when we used to get into huge fights, and afterwards just laugh about it and make up. I don't think it would even be possible for me to ever not get along with Sara.

And finally in my family...there's me. If you want to know all the details about me, just read my "About Me" block on the side...or you can read even more in my "About Me" blog that I did back when I started this blog. I think it was actually my first blog.

Okay so I'm going to end with posting a few random family pics...


Rachel and I raking leaves at my grandma's house...oh, and that's my cousin Brandon in the red coat and blue hat.


The four of us at Disney with Eeyore...way back in the day.


Again the four of us...way back in the day.


I had to throw this one in...this is Sara at Disney. She was mad that they were taking the picture of her.


Boot camp graduation weekend, Great Lakes IL, September of '07. This picture was actually taken right before they had to leave. I wouldn't see them again for another 3 months. Caleb and Rachel couldn't make it because of the distance.


Thanksgiving Day...again...way back in the day.

Well, I think that's it...I hope you enjoyed this post. I know I was kind of sentimental...but living so far away from your family...tends to make you act like that.

Anyways...I hope you all take the time to thank the Lord for your family today!

Comments

Debbie said…
Great post, Jason - I enjoyed reading it and getting to know your family a little bit! So glad you have such good relationships with all of your family members! And I loved the part about Caleb reciting your favorite Odyssey adventure to you.
bug said…
I was wondering why your dad started growing facial hair...I thought it was kinda random but the story behind it is hilarious!! Only your mom! :P
When do you think you'll FINALLY get to meet little Connor?
Thanks for all the pictures and stories!
Well, I'm hoping to be able to go home in June for my friend David's wedding...so possibly then. I really hope it works out!
Katie said…
That's awesome, great idea to post about your family. I might have to steal the idea and do a post about my family. I hope you get to meet the little one soon!
Rosebud said…
Thanks for the post! It is nice to finally know more about your family. :P

Sidenote - last week I met someone from PCC who knows your sister Rachel. The Christian world is a small one. :)
Sara H. said…
Such a great idea!! Although my fondest memory of you is when we had stuffed animal wars with Caleb, but then that wasn't just with you...I know!! When we had our camp-outs on my bunk-bed with the blankets hanging over it!! Those were some good times!!
Yeah, good point! Those are good ones too. I remember when we did the tent thing, we would always pretend that I was a Chinese guy, and you were my daughter, and you would translate for me. Remember?