About Us

Kristin is a Southern Georgia belle, who graduated from UGA as a veterinarian May 2010. Carter grew up in NC, went on to seminary, became an ordained pastor, and has completed his doctorate of ministry. Carter resided in SC for about 7 years (4 of these years with Kristin), and we now reside in FL. After about a month of emailing, asking questions, and going through the steps of eharmony.com, we were full of excitement and became very eager to meet one another face to face. October 25, 2009, we met and enjoyed every minute together. We had no doubt God was going to strengthen our relationship with Him as well as with one another. Carter proposed August 9, 2010 on the boat in the middle of Lake Wylie at sunset. Kristin said "Yes" after some happy tears. We got married April 2, 2011 and what an amazing beautiful day that was! God has continued to bless us throughout our marriage. We look forward to see what He has in store for us each and every day. We are super blessed to be down in Boca serving the Lord. God is constantly surprising us with new callings!

WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!!


Before I kick off this post, I want to say that we don’t regret one bit following God’s lead to FL. Some amazing things happened there personally, spiritually, emotionally, relationally, ...  The Holy Spirit led us every step of the way, and we followed despite the fight from others.

Those who know us best know that our true home is back “in the South…” Much closer to family. What a difference it has been to be back!  Parenthood continues to be a blessing for us; Micah is still the most joyous little boy ever.  You should see him and “Pup Pup” together now. They are the best of buds. (More posts to come later about that.)


Back to differences we have really noticed and didn’t know we missed so much while in FL:


Driving...instead of being honked at constantly, folks actually wave their hand in a kind way to let you merge into traffic.  Horns don’t blow as soon as the light changes either or when you actually yield at a yield sign like you are supposed to.


Friendliness in stores...smiles, friendliness, and conversations with strangers take place.  Micah can wave and speak, and he’s not ignored. You don’t get run over by a grocery cart or honked at for actually moving a buggy (that you didn’t put there) out of parking spots so folks can park there.


Church...this will have other posts later but it’s really nice and a blessing to be able to worship together, to be able to church hop and explore, Sunday after Sunday. God has placed a new ministry in our laps (more to come later).  Prayers are definitely being lifted as we sort through options.


Back in the south...everyone told us that FL wouldn’t be “the south,” and they were right. Until folks experience the differences, they don’t understand completely.


Please and thank you...boy is it super awesome to hear these words again...constantly.


Yes Sir; Yes ma’am...simply out of respect, these words are used from older and younger folks.


Smiles...smiles get met with another smile or a simple “hi” or “how are you” or “have a good day,” not a glare or being ignored.


Holding doors open...men and women hold doors open for one another. Most of the time, if it’s a woman holding it, a man will walk up and hold it, and let her through. Southern gentlemen.


Cow boy boots... Yee haw!!!!! Not only do we have seasons here but those boots are worn any time of the year. With shorts, skirts, pants,... I love it!


“Thank You Jesus” signs in yard...you see these out year round.


Seasons...in FL, we were in the ocean practically year round swimming and diving. It remained that warm! Being outdoor people, we loved that.  I don’t think we realized how much we missed having four seasons though. Needless to say, we are still outdoor folks, whether it be cooler or warmer temperatures! We are enjoying fall colored leaves as we speak.


I could go on and on but for now, I’ll wrap this up. Yes, I will say, we miss our buddies and majority of our FL church family, but boy are we blessed to be back in the South...back home. We can’t thank God enough for the doors He has opened for us since returning as well as the blessings he keeps showering upon us.


P.S. We continue to thoroughly enjoy our vacations and visits back to FL.
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