Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Meet the Sackett's

Most of you who read my blog know me well, but you probably do not know my fiance's family so let's take a moment to introduce you to the Sackett Family! First things first, the Sackett's are huge Ohio State Buckeye fans (pictured above left to right: Sam, Dad, Matt, Aaron).
Let's begin with Sam's parents, Les and Marlene Sackett (a.k.a. Dad and Mom). They raised four wonderful boys and are enjoying retirement and spending time with their two grand-daughters and four (soon to be five) grand-sons. They are also members of the church choir at Christ's Community Church. Marlene is spunky, full of life, and an amazing cook! Les is a man of many hobbies, which include being a real estate agent for Caldwell Banker, going to antique car shows, farming, and the list goes on. Les and Marlene are currently helping us find our new home! Pictured above right to left: Sam, Aaron, Les, Marlene, Grandma & Grandpa Dunbar (Marlene's parents).
Sam's oldest brother, Dean, lives in Tokyo, Japan with his wife, Christine, and their three beautiful children, Luke (9 years old), Charlie (7 years old), and Amanda (4 years old). Dean is the Finance Director for Cadbury-Schweppes Japan and Christine stays busy taking care of their 3 kids at home. They enjoy taking family vacations to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina and they also enjoy snow skiing. I met Dean and Christine in December via webcam and Skype. They are so sweet and I cannot wait to finally meet them in person when they come to Arkansas in August for our wedding! I hope to post a picture of their family later this afternoon! The second oldest brother is Matt (pictured above left to right: Matt, Noah, Owen, Keri, Ella). You have probably heard me talk about his family a lot because I work and live with them. Matt is very funny and a great boss and I'm not just saying that to avoid being evicted and fired! He and his beautiful wife, Keri, have three wonderful children, Noah (7 years old), Ella (6 years old), and Owen (2 years old). Matt owns a sports and leisure insurance company, Leisure Sports Specialists, and Keri stays very busy at home taking care of their children, as well as owning a stamping business called Stampin' Up! Keri is one of the most creative and fun-loving people I know and she is also one of my bridesmaids! Their oldest son, Noah, attends Deer Ridge Elementary and enjoys swimming and flag football. This is Noah's first year to be on swim team and he swims like a fish! Ella also attends Deer Ridge Elementary and enjoys swimming, cheerleading, and gymnastics. Trust me, her cartwheels are awesome! Owen stays at home with Keri and he loves building towers with his blocks and reading books.
Dr. Aaron Sackett is the third oldest brother. He is a pediatrician at Pediatric Associates in Fort Wayne. His beautiful wife, Allison, is a very successful pharmaceutical sales representative for Sanofi-aventis. She has won tons of sales awards and once you meet her you can easily see how she is so successful. Hard-working, driven, caring, and detail-oriented are just a few words to describe her! And did I mention she is pregnant with her 1st child! (pictured above left to right: me, Allison, Keri) She is having a boy and, as you can see from the picture, is absolutely glowing with joy! She will be a great mother and Aaron will be an equally amazing father! Baby Sackett will be here before we know it! (pictured below left to right: Uncle Aaron and Owen at Owen's 2nd Birthday party)
Sam and I have 9 nieces and nephews (soon to be 10) and absolutely love having such big families! I hope you have enjoyed getting to know Sam's family a little more! Look for pictures of the Tokyo Sackett's soon!

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