Geoff's folks are house parents for a children's home in Abilene. It's an incredibly demanding job and hardcore ministry, but it does come with a few perks. They live in a large house designed to accommodate all the kids they care for, and during their days off when the kids are gone, it is the perfect place to host their large family.
Geoff is the oldest of 7 and as siblings grow up, marry, and have kids the family just keeps getting bigger (and better, I might add as an in-law). Two were unable to join the festivities in Abilene, however. They were in Africa. Geoff's sister Amber moved to Liberia in October with her family as mentioned in this past blog. Caryn and her husband Carl traveled the globe to join them for a little family Christmas all the way in Africa this year. For some brief time on Christmas day we were able to spend some precious time all together via Skype.